The last few days have been a bit gloomy. My teeth are not good and I had to leave work early on Thursday for an emergency dental visit. My new and very charming dentist spent a long time examining and tapping my teeth and blowing air over them while I squirmed miserably in my seat, expecting to shoot through the roof with pain. I didn't. The dentist then told me that my gums are a little inflamed but my teeth are fine. Then he asked me if there was any stress in my life. We had a little chat and he concluded that I need to floss more and relax. And not grind or clench my teeth. I officially have a stress related dental condition. Who knew there was such a thing?
Sooz and Suse. It's funny meeting someone you feel you've come to know through their blog. Not bad funny, more curious funny. Today while I was dusting and thinking, I figured out why that is. There's a moment of catching your breath while you match a written voice you've come to know so well over time, with the actual person sitting across the table. Then before you know it, you're sitting around said table drinking tea and eating cake and chatting and looking at sewing like you've been doing such things for ages. It was lovely and delightful and I left feeling that there was still much to say. Ever since Suse put the idea out there, I've had in the back of my mind that it would be fun to organise a Melbourne lady bloggers picnic some time in the New Year, after the holidays perhaps?
(and wrote out the recipe), which we started on for afternoon tea today. We don't do afternoon tea everyday, only when we have visitors or we've had a particularly grinchy housework day. I'm starting to feel as though the house needs a very, very thorough clean. You know, the sort that involves emptying cupboards and shelves, moving furniture and bleaching plates. This may well be teeth/stress related. So this morning as I ran around doing the Monday tidy which precedes the Monday supermarket shop (bananas $6.94 a kilo!), I tried to think of how I could allocate a room a day. Then I realised we have nine rooms in our house, counting the small ones which can be tedious to clean, and there's no hope of finding nine days before Christmas that have lots of space in them. So I did some windows in the front of the house. Maybe if I get around to the windows I can ignore the rest.