30 November 2012

almost december.

once upon a time 6/7ths of us were steamrolled by a post-thanksgiving flu, and then just about the time i could stand without a perilous case of jelly legs, this oral surgeon stopped in and wrenched out my wisdom tooth.

or actually, i went to his place and paid to have it extracted, but the whole thing still feels crazy, like here, let me trade you $350 for a double helping of misery. with a side of nausea and swollen gums. and for dessert, nearly passing out.

i am on day three of empty socket pain, and i am possibly being a baby about it, but i'd have to say that on the outside i am quite stoic and respectable. you, however, dear blog readers, get direct access to the Inner Workings of my Soul, and in here it's all about the whining and the passing out.


in truth, i think the main problem is that i didn't expect it to hurt much. it's like when you go to watch a nicholas sparks movie thinking it's going to be sappy and horribly predictable, and then when it's halfway decent you're mildly dazed with how not-bad it was. (theoretically. i don't know that this has ever happened in actual real reality, but it could.) (ns fans everywhere, i'm sorry for my feelings on the subject.) so that. it's like that, but in reverse.

also, one more thing and then i promise i shall scoot along to greener pastures: it tastes like a sweaty lemon walked into my mouth and died. why is that? the percocet? the saltwater washes? it's unclear.

but moseying along.

it's that time of year to print your beloved a pair of tea towels, bake up some gingersnaps, or buy them a flock of sheep. it's also that time of year for me to have a christmas sale in my shop, so if you're hankering after a map print, do stop in.

shop sweetTea. sale code: MERRYANDBRIGHT

and while we're talking shop, etsy has a fresh batch of beautiful somethings this season. once in a while i find a gift that is just perfect for someone i know, but mostly my etsy sifting serves up inspiration to dig in and make that little something.

[links here]

okay, so most of those somethings? i probably couldn't pull off. but i could totally learn to make them, in an alternate universe with 60 hour days and a more talented version of me. either way, i'm excited that we've hit the season where i get to make people stuff, and they get to smile and say grazie (translation: what is it?) and wear it around town as if it's their favorite thing ever.

and mostly: i'm glad for the wonder thick around us. for the marvel of God with sinew, lips, elbows. for grace brought close to live with us and die for us.

It's still a mystery to me
That the hands of God could be so small,
How tiny fingers reaching in the night
Were the very hands that measured the sky

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Son of God, Servant King,
You're here with us


amy luella said...

glad you are coming out of the pain. it sounds grueling! sweet, sweet prints. love your shop. would love to get one of your "wake up" prints if you make more. love.

Joy said...

sweetness. you and i will be the best of friends in heaven one day. also, hopefully in africa one day too. because god can do both.


Brandee Shafer said...

You can be her BFF in Africa, but I get you in heaven. ;)

Brandee Shafer said...

P.S. Hope you feel better soon!

Unknown said...

oh dear, the sickness. and toothache. wishing you well soon. off to click around the shops.....

Farmgirl Paints said...

poor thing...feel better. that wisdom teeth thing can be a hard thing. everyone's different. i did it in high school, but i'm imagining it being much more difficult as an adult.

Carolyn said...

My mouth had a miserable week too but not doubled with the stomach yuck. Hope everyone is back on their toes soon.

Katarina said...

I hear you, I am so glad that today is December already so that the November sick days are behind....hopefully...those cards are TDF!!!!

Heather said...

Oh, it's so good to get all that over with before the true holidays, isn't it? :)
Bummer for you, regardless.
Much knitting going on over here by all four girls in our house. 'Tis the season for making stuff. LOVE your style, Nic. Hoping our recipients wear our gifts proudly as well, lol!

Captain Murdock {Godwilladd.com} said...

I get so intimidated and incompetent feeling when I look at etsy. That's why I try to stay away.

And, I had my wisdom teeth out a couple of years ago. When I saw the white jaw bone in the mirror and realized it was BONE, I fainted on the floor. True story. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jorth said...

Ouch! You poor, wisdom-toothless thing. I seriously sympathise with you - I was bedridden - BEDRIDDEN! - for a week after getting all four of mine our. Good times ;)

grey rose (they/them) said...

oh, nic! praying for your pain to cease.
i wish i could come help out, and keep you company during the blasted empty socket misery.

love you!