Foxglove on the flower clock. Lupines and Queen Anne’s Lace and the first wild sweet peas in the disturbed areas. A sure sign of summer.
Did I mention that last week I watched all 13 episodes of coverage of the Chelsea Flower show? I was dreaming flowers for a few days. Much interesting discussion of “Cheese” plants among my yoga students. It is a term we don’t use here and if one Googles it from the U.S., (as someone did during class) one gets entries on plants made from cheese. No.
There is apparently a type of marijuana by that name, so it took me awhile to get down to the fact that these plants are what we call Mallow. They do grow in Macau. I found a poem by a trans woman of Fiji and Macau origin that mentions cheese plants. It is, after all, Pride Month.
Yesterday I had the first phase of the current round of dental surgery. I had infection in my jaw and quite a bit of bone loss, so it was good to have had it done. I used the ice pack for about 3 hours after I got home and am thrilled to have minimal swelling and bruising.
I haven’t seen “my” Periodontist in about four years. He is the best. He is kind and thoughtful and skilled and thorough. We talked about the pandemic, and he had some useful insight into why my students are more anxious now than they were a year ago.
It is kind of ironic that my Fitbit thinks I am sleeping when I have had these procedures because I assure you, I was not asleep.
Other than a truly bad dream last night everything is going well, no complications. I get my stitches out in a couple of weeks. I did notice that I am more resilient and more energetic than I was when I was having surgery before during the awful job and teaching at the church. So that is a positive.
And now I can heal. It is good overall for my system to get the infection cleaned up. Kes and Most Honorable are coming up tomorrow and I am looking forward to hanging with them and having their laps available for cats.
It is so hard to believe it is almost midway through June! Wow. Just wow.
Last updated June 11, 2022