Friday, October 19, 2018
A Litany of Complaints
My tooth is bothering me again. Ugh! I know! Just when I thought I had that problem solved, after the root canal I got in the spring, I may need to head back to the dentist. The tooth and jaw are achy and I suspect it's because the crown still isn't fitting correctly. I'm on the fence about it but I suppose ignoring it will only make it worse.
Also, Olga's stitched areas on her legs, from her recent surgery, were seriously red and inflamed last night. It looks like she'd been running through some brush with the dog walker, because her belly was scratched up, too. I'm hoping it's a temporary thing, like maybe she ran through a patch of nettles, and she's not going to need more veterinary attention.
And I need to mail Dave's ballot, which he just finished filling in last night. Hell will freeze over before he gets it to the post office himself.
And that's basically my life this morning. Clearly I am in a cranky mood.
Some of you asked to see the results of our library bookmark competition. Here they are. I realize you can't grasp all the detail but you can at least see the variety. Not bad for a bunch of 5th and 6th graders, right?
We ultimately chose just two winners -- the pink one in the top row, which you probably can't really see but which has a girl superhero character blasting off beneath the words "Power of Reading," and the flowered one also in the top row, which says, "Reading is like walking in an undiscovered garden." But because we're so wishy-washy and many of the entries were so creative, we decided to copy and distribute 11 of them. Yesterday I made 50 copies each, so we're definitely stocked up on bookmarks for the foreseeable future!
(Top photo: The back of a church in Salisbury. I loved those carefully lined-up watering cans.)