Actually got some stuff done this weekend. The last couple of weeks have been kind of rough. I developed allergic reaction to one of my medications and have spent the last couple of weeks wrestling with the resultant problems. Trying to control my blood pressure with one less weapon in the arsenal. Trying to take enough to keep things under control without taking so much that I fall over. A big waste of time. Two weekends in a row with a long list of things to do and none of it gets done. I’m very conscious of time slipping away from me these days. Time is our only truly non-renewable resource and wasting it just pisses me off. I’ve got things to do!
On that irritable note, I felt fine this weekend and actually did things. Went to see Mom on Sunday, and took Chinese food. She always likes that, and she ate quite a bit of it compared to some things we get.
I planted the Wonderful Spouse’s hops. Since I was putting in pots I wanted to make sure I had everything ready to go, with the drip irrigation set up. I didn’t want to get them into the pots and forget to water them one day and lose them. Hops are kind of hard to come by. Since they need to be planted from rhizomes the supply is pretty limited. I guess you can start them from seed, but I tried and I’m just not a good enough gardener for that.
I live for this time of year. The weather has finally warmed up and everything seems to be in a hurry to bloom. The front yard is a pile of flowers.
The hummingbirds are battling over every square inch. Bees are busy everywhere.
Personally, the last couple of weeks have been a trifle difficult. I developed an allergy to a medication I’ve been taking for a very long time. One that’s pretty essential to my long term survival. There was itching and scratching and more itching. And then there was wrestling with blood pressure. Trying to take enough medication to control it without poisoning myself. Or falling asleep at odd places and times. Oh, and losing my voice at around 10:30 each day. Got an appointment with my nephrologist next week and I’m hoping I can get at least a few new choices.
Despite our up and down weather extremes, I’m having a good year for orchids.
I hate my dentist and I love my dentist. I’m a very impatient person. I like to get things done now. And my dentist does not do that. He takes his time. Most procedures take multiple appointments. Something that just drives me up the wall. It drove me so crazy that I went and started seeing another dentist. He got things done in one appointment. I was happy for a little while. Until I started suffering from not-so-hot dental work. A cap the wrong color (no big deal) and the wrong size (very big deal.) An implant so poorly place it had to be dug out of my jaw and started over.
So I went back to my slow dentist. He still drives me crazy. Most procedures still take multiple visits. But damn he does good work.
Had another implant done on a tooth that was damaged when I was a kid and has been loose forever. One in front this time. I wanted it to look decent. And fit. And it does. I can’t tell it from the rest of my teeth. My bite is perfectly aligned. It has been so long since I’ve had a functioning tooth in that spot I’m still getting used to it. It’s wonderful.
Now when I go to my dentist I keep my impatience firmly tamped down and take the largest mental pill of chill that I can manage. Good work is worth waiting for.
I always have a lot of things on my desk; some of them a little unusual. Right now there are foreign coins waiting to be made into jewelry, a printed circuit board that I’d like to use in a design for a ring, orders to be mailed, finished pieces to be photographed and a few […]