Fallishness and Phobia
Isn't fall just the most perfect season ever? I am so glad for the cooler air for walks and knitting, of course.
The hawthorne using The Plucky Knitter MCN Worsted
This hawthorne was such a quick knit - it was less than 9 days - and that's not steady knitting - it's knitting during Mad Men-season 1 knitting.
Then I have finished my second Waving Lace sock - yay! And I think I can safely say I have committed these to be my first finished holiday gift. I may even just wrap them up, so I can't see them beckoning me to wear them, little sirens.
So I went to the dentist today - I think I have lamented about my fear of the dentist before - but seriously, I would rather have a baby then go to the dentist - sick, I know. I am generally pretty tom boyish, but when it comes to the drill, I'm such a girl. I have a sense of humor, I was imagining flames of hell licking the doorway when I was walking in, and that I would be greeted by the devil - smiling to myself. However, in reality my doc is an adorable little blond woman who really tries to reassure me I am not a mental case. Even when I need to be re-numbed because I am genetically retarded in some manner so the first shot is never enough.
Well, my point, I tried nitrous oxide today - I have never been treated to "happy gas", unless you count that one time at a house party in college... It was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders when I learned the office was willing to jack me up with some gas for a dreaded 4 fillings - two new, and two repairs. The doc told me I could have even taken my valium too (specifically prescribed only for flying and dentistry, I am also a pansy-flyer) So, next time I'll have valium, the gas and the novacaine - maybe the dentist doesn't have to like a trip to hell anymore! I was even brave enough to get a referral for the oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth grabbed. I always felt special to have been able to keep my wisdom teeth, like I was super in some way, I was raised to believe that you have to appreciate what you got, even if it just 4 entirely pointless teeth. I have learned that they are the culprit, squeezing my teeth together causing all of this havoc.
I read, during my research on "sedation dentistry", that 90% of people are anxious about the drill and all that comes with it. I'd love to know what you guys do to help allay the fears - because why be in this alone?:) Get gassed!
p.s. - sign up for the Through the Loops Mystery Sock-A-Long for Socktober - starts Friday!