I am attempting to make time for some knitting and reading each day.
Life just seems to get in the way most days.
Today for example...
an unplanned trip to the dentist...
I hate going to the dentist.
Today I decided I need to change my attitude.
My dentist really is a nice guy.
He does his very best to make the experience positive.
So today I say to him...
"I heard the suicide rate is high among dentists."
to which he replied...
"Yes, it is."
Of course I had to ask him,
"Do you feel disliked?"
"Numerous times a day I hear how much people hate coming to the dentist....so yes, I do feel that way."
I asked him if he had 'thick skin'.
After a pause, he said he didn't think so.
Then he told me to open my mouth and he would keep the drilling to a minimum.
it didn't turn out that way.
Was it pleasant?
Did I survive?
(Mr. Dentist did apologize for the extended drilling and length of my appointment...he didn't know until he got started the extent of the work involved.)
I sure didn't feel like talking when I got up to leave.
But I wasn't about to let my last words be condemning.
So I told him, "Enjoy the rest of your day...
and don't let the meanies get you down.
Wow....after that huge sidetrack...
I joining up with Ginny and friends this week.
I am reading a historical novel, which opens on the eve of the Civil War.
Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine - and eager to run away from recent heartbreak - Mary travels to Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.
I have just started the book....but so far it is a very good read.
I am also knitting a simple basket weave scarf.
Knit 2, Purl 2 for two rows,
Purl 2, Knit 2 for two rows.
Winter in Minnesota is just around the corner!
Now if I could just learn to knit socks like the pair Christine gifted to me in my previous post....