If you give a mouse a cookie…

Yesterday was a day of dentist appointments.

First, Big T had his first cleaning with a grown-up dentist–this is the guy who’s been my dentist from the time I was an adolescent until now, and who has treated my parents for 25 years too. When I told everybody that “this was Pete’s grandson” there was much rejoicing–my dad is a pretty memorable guy.

So, T goes in to have things sonically comboobulated, and I sit down, and pull out my iPod and pull out my Spring Forward sock which requires a little concentration, and I start to knit and ‘write’–plan what I’m going to put on screen the next time I get my computer and some peace. (Or not so much peace–writing with 4-5 other people in the house is like writing at a coffee booth in Times Square.) And it’s good–in fact, it’s REALLY good–it’s the most time I’ve had in my own head since school has let out and my morning commute has gone bye-bye. And have I mentioned this colorway is frickin’ gorgeous? Yes? Would you like pictures? Too bad… (Seriously–I’m planning to take pictures later today, but right now, I’ve got 20 minutes to blog before people start waking up!!!)

It’s a good thing I liked all that silence, though, because I had to do it all again when Chicken got her braces taken off!

She gave me a hard time, too–as I was getting out of the car she told me to “C’mon, mom, move your big butt and your seven socks of doom!” For her information, I was only wrangling four socks yesterday, but I did get the point–she was anxious to get the braces removed, and sure enough, she now has a perfect smile. She should. It cost as much as my first five cars. Anyway, there I was–my iPod and my sock. I did take some time out to pimp knitting to a charming and handsome young EMT who had broken his hand in his transport door (OU–UCH!) and was there to fit his own retainer–he was a fun chat, actually–but other than that, me. My iPod. And my sock.

And I get to do it all again today.

Because Big T has to go back in this morning for fillings. And even worse? They were able to move the date of my OWN cleaning to today as well. Which is why I don’t really have time to get you pictures.

But I WILL have time to work on my sock.

*sigh* It really is a good thing I LUUUURVE that sock.

0 thoughts on “If you give a mouse a cookie…”

  1. As long as the sock is really mindless you can knit and have your teeth cleaned at the same time.

  2. Catie says:

    He’s going to want a glass of milk

    Yea Chicken! and as a side note, I love the book “If you give a mouse a cookie” so much that I bought a copy for myself just a few years ago – and no, there are no kids in my house, nor are there kids that visit even once a year…

  3. TinkingBell says:

    What a great thing – knitting and dentists!! My dentist is also the kids’ dentists – he gives them cow balloons (what you get if you blow up a latex glove and tie a knot at the wrist!!) – they get stickers. They think he’s wonderful. So do I!

  4. Galad says:

    The satisfaciton of clean teeth and a good sock should not be underestimated. Sounds like a productive day all around.

  5. roxie says:

    Imagine how tedious this would have been without knitting adn the wonderful world inside your head!

    Since I do idiot knitting while I’m getting worked on – (I hate going to the dentist. Knitting soothes me) my hygenist has hired me to knit a baby blankie for her new grandson.

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