Today was a good day. My dentist appointment went really well (as usual). I wasn’t expecting it not to, but it’s always comforting to know that I’m doing well on the oral hygeine front. They actually changed my scheduling so that I’ll only have to have the xrays every 18 months rather than every year:).
Had breakfast with Mom and hung out there for a long time! There’s nothing like drinking copious amounts of coffee and laughing loudly and unceremoniously in a restaurant full of old people and a grumpy manager;). Mom is so my best friend. Dad too. I’m pretty freaking blessed with my parents.
I had lunch at Eastland Mall with Mom and her best friend Bobbie; I purposefully schedule my dentist appointments on Wednesdays so that I can have lunch with them two or three times a year. I found a new knitting pattern to work on while I was there; it’s a lacework cowl, but I like the pattern so much that I’m toying with making it into a scarf. I’ve never made a successful cowl, though. I’m using a really deep greyish teal worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles. It’s not knit in the round, but is knit flat and then seamed at the end with some kind of bind-off method I’ve never tried before. Looks like I’ll be hitting up the Knitting Help website soon!
Tomorrow’s going to be pretty hectic; I ended up spending most of the night tonight finishing up Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison…good book. It was a little more crass than what I generally like to read, but I think that the message was pretty incredible. And, as usual, I had to have the obligatory cry-fest because it seems that nothing that we read in grad school has a traditionally happy ending. At any rate, tomorrow will now be the day that we do the rest of what we need to for the camping trip.
So, all of this stuff today has left me with a jumble of thoughts and emotions, trying to figure out where I am now and where I’m supposed to be, and whether that’s going to involve writing, or music, or frugality and preparedness, or animal rights (from the Christian perspective) or Christian vegetarianism, or all of the above…..I have to believe that all of the restlessness of spirit that I’ve been having lately is more than just a sign of being mildly disillusioned with my current life position. It has to have been more than that. Otherwise, I think that it would have ebbed by now and I would have fallen back into my normal routine of thought patterns. Something’s there. I’ve just got to seek it out, or wait it out, or whatever. It’s funny how, with God, lots of times you don’t know whether to do one or the other, or whether you need to figure out how to do both at the same time.