Blood donors are wonderful people: they have saved my life!!!! Now The Labradors are being blood donors for sick dogs at the Animal Hospital. Dr Tim broached the subject yesterday and today when I was out my phone rang with a request for a sample for cross matching. Harki went in and there must have been a surfeit of fuss because when she came back a few minutes later she went right past the room and she was off for an explore out the back of the Hospital!!! She has a little shaved patch and a tiny hole from the needle, but no other side effects. I am glad to do this and Harki is very happy too. I am not so sure Peri will be still and calm, but we will see.
I was out today at the Dentist, indeed I almost titled this post: The Girl Who Cried Tooth!! Last night I thought I had broken my tooth. It felt very rough and 'bits' were apparent. The dentist squeezed me in, but to my relief and embarrassment it seems that just a little bit of filling had detached itself. My filling was smoothed out and there was no charge. What a nice dentist!!! I, of course, feel as if I panicked for no reason.
We have just experienced the Autumnal Equinox here, though Autumn officially starts on March 1st. I wonder what they call this day in the USA: Fallular Equinox??? Daylight Saving ends this weekend too, so we gain an hour's sleep. Hurray!!! I will be able to harness the extra hour to knit 6 more rows of the 4B: Big Bad Baby Blanket. It takes 10 minutes, on average, to knit a row, so with 20 rows to go and the moss section, that's about 400 minutes or 6 hours and 40 minutes. I must knit more quickly. I am surprised that the blanket looks quite good. The squares of purl and plain and the moss edging are perfect together. Of course it will need a good wash, as Harki and Peri can't stop themselves from helping me!!!
They helped themselves when I went out. Helped themselves to their food. I fed them before I went out and in my pre-dental haze I just put the food in a container on the dining table. Bad. Idea. Peri assures me that she had nothing to do with the food eating. Harki certainly didn't. It must have been Mr Nobody. Luckily they only scored one day's food, but there will be more vegetables and less dry food for the next few days. That's what they eat: 2 or 3 cups of mainly green vegetables and one cup of 'diet' dry dog food, as natural and as reputable as I can find!!!
Ms Stash lent me Season 1 of The West Wing and since Tuesday afternoon I have watched 16 episodes. I am addicted. MrsDrWho is looking into the purchasing of seasons 1-5. Meanwhile Season 7 is drawing to a close on the ABC. I am looking forward to the new Robin Hood. It is coming in April, no fooling!!!
Our political strife continues, but it makes me feel safe when the centre is falling apart to see that there are no violent protests, but rather witty ones: a comment on our Mickey Mouse dilemma by singing new lyrics to The Mickey Mouse Club song, everyone resplendent with ears!!! Even when Kerr sacked Whitlam, there was not a shot fired, but we had some rousing speeches and Norman Gunston. Who could ask for more???
I like numbers and look at this wonderful paindromic example!!! 107701 I have more news, but it's 26*C and we're all too hot. Did I mention it's Autumn???