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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-03-09 02:55 am

These motorway exit gates are calling to me dearly and I need a place to go

We did not see the dentist today. It was no go even on an emergency basis. [livejournal.com profile] derspatchel has an appointment at the end of the week and I understand that having one's name on a cancellation list only helps if another patient actually cancels, but neither of us is thrilled. I celebrated International Women's Day by wearing one of the three red items of clothing I own—my T-shirt for Octavian's Legio VI Victrix, a gift from [livejournal.com profile] rushthatspeaks—and performing a lot of emotional labor. This does not feel especially fair to me, although possibly emblematic. After dark, we got out of the house for about an hour, walking almost to Sullivan and then home by way of Union Square. My flat cap needs repairing again; I will have to go into Jamaica Plain for it. I had wanted to make a post about female characters, but what with one thing and another I did not get the chance. Autolycus spent most of the evening on my lap. He's here now, as a matter of fact. Hestia is sleeping beside Rob, as she has been for the last two or three hours; it is a well-known fact that the proximity of a small ferocious black cat who melts into belly-petting mode before reverting to her natural Venus flytrap encourages the immune system and the healing process. They are very good cats.

I am back to having the kind of political nightmares where I don't feel safe putting them on the internet. Last night's was especially bad. It is probably the reason I am still awake at this hour despite having slept a cumulative total of maybe six hours so far this week.

I wanted today to be a much better day.
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-03-09 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
*support support*
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[personal profile] alexxkay 2017-03-09 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Sympathy.

It's a bad week for teeth. I spent yesterday at dentist triage, getting a temporary filling (which, after the anaesthetic wore off, turned out to make the pain *worse*), and am now working my way through bureaucracy trying to get a root canal scheduled.

it is a well-known fact that the proximity of a small ferocious black cat who melts into belly-petting mode before reverting to her natural Venus flytrap encourages the immune system and the healing process

Sadly, I am allergic to cats.
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[personal profile] alexxkay 2017-03-10 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-03-09 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oy
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-03-09 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Let me know if there's anything I can do.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-03-11 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
We did not see the dentist today. It was no go even on an emergency basis.

Also, wtf.
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[identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope things get much better, flat cap, teeth, nightmares and all. At least the cats are a strong and constant comfort.

*hugs*

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope things get much better, flat cap, teeth, nightmares and all. At least the cats are a strong and constant comfort.

Thank you. The cats are. Also the reason your cap has not yet returned to you is that I am wearing it while I arrange to get the flat cap fixed, which is something my ears have appreciated in the recent cold snap.

*hugs*

[identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I am glad that little black hats as well as little black cats are helping you.

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
That's terrible that even when he has a tooth disintegrate, they can deem him so low priority. I'm really sorry. I'm glad Hestia is doing her best with cat magic.

The dream I partially remember from last night wasn't a nightmare, but it was unsettling. It involved very powerful but inscrutable space aliens and fumbling-in-the-dark attempts to deal with them. (This sounds a lot like the movie Arrival as I write it, but it felt different in the actual dream.)

Today is windy. May it blow at least some of the badness away and bring fresh strength.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
That's terrible that even when he has a tooth disintegrate, they can deem him so low priority. I'm really sorry. I'm glad Hestia is doing her best with cat magic.

We couldn't get seen by the dental ER—which urgent care recommended us to—the first night because he didn't rise to their level of a dental emergency; we couldn't figure out what did, unless it was life-threatening in which case why are you wasting time in a specifically dental ER rather than just running to the nearest hospital stat? And we live in a state with decent healthcare.

They're just wonderful cats.

It involved very powerful but inscrutable space aliens and fumbling-in-the-dark attempts to deal with them. (This sounds a lot like the movie Arrival as I write it, but it felt different in the actual dream.)

If you get the chance to write something out of it, it sounds evocative to me.

Today is windy. May it blow at least some of the badness away and bring fresh strength.

Thank you. It's sunny, too, which is good.

[identity profile] gwynnega.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry about the tooth, the nightmares, etc. I'm glad the cats are providing such comfort.

[identity profile] sovay.livejournal.com 2017-03-09 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry about the tooth, the nightmares, etc. I'm glad the cats are providing such comfort.

Thank you.