Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Things that cut into my yarn budget: The Dentist (plus a meme and a freebie)

Things That Cut Into My Yarn Budget

Today I went to the dentist. Again.

Since my dental insurance rolled over again, and I have my FSA, the bill wasn't as bad as it had been before.

Still, I owed $52 for the last trip. (I paid $50 before. I had to wait until they knew exactly how much insurance would pay.) This round will cost about $240. I paid half this time, and I will pay the other half when I get my permanent crown.

I'm also worried because I still hurt from last time. Also, if I have problems like I did last summer, the office will be closed from Thursday until the end of the month.

The dentist said I strained my jaw muscle. He recommends warm compresses, followed by stretching my jaw and bananas (for the potassium.) He said it was like a cramp. Does a cramp last for a month? If it weren't for the Advil, the pain would be constant.

I really don't get how he makes a living working four days a week all year, and taking frequent vacations. I also wonder about his staff. Are they paid for a forty hour work week? Are they ineligible for health insurance because they work less than 40 hours a week?

This is all pure speculation. I'm going to stop before someone calls me an anti-dentite.


I don't know if it's full yet, but Hill Country Weavers is having a free class on Thursday.

Here are the stats:
mmm... it's delicious!
free class and pattern

HCW is launching it's NECK CANDY CAMPAIGN to raise money to fight breast cancer.

SHELLI WESTCOTT of KNITTERLY will teach us how to create our own original piece of NECK CANDY.
Join us for this free class on June 19 at 10:00 - 12:00 or 6:30 - 8:30.

Treat yourself and consider knitting an extra to donate to the HCW CANDY JAR!
100% of the proceeds from selling your NECK CANDY will be donated to fight breast cancer.

RSVP 707-7396
Drop off your CANDY from now until the end of October!
The scarf pictured is a somewhat short one with cables and a ruffled edge. I think it's supposed to look like a breast cancer awareness ribbon. The one in the picture is pink.

I'll need to bring about 100 yards of worsted yarn. Decisions, decisions.


I saw this on Staci's blog, among others. She's be amused that one of her pictures came up (along with one of mine.)

1. Sally Lightfoot Crabs, 2. Pizza Porn, 3. LBJ robot, 4. Blue Purple Iris, 5. Michael Nesmith, 6. Homemade Ginger Ale, 7. Stitches West 2008, 8. mmmummm..mummm...mmmmummmmumumum, 9. 365days, day 144, 10. Jules, 11. quixotic impulse., 12. rsz_P3120791.jpg

Directions if you want to play:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.


Needles said...

Hey Sally, love the way the Kiri is going to look in that yarn. patience, patience. It will come.

The yarn for that sock was dyed to be Fair Isle I think. The way it looks, the way the dye appears on the fibre makes me think this. But is an awfully well thought out little dye plan.

Wendy said...

I so wanted to do the game, but I'm to stupid to figure it out.