Yesterday I went for my six month check and teeth cleaning. I remember a few years ago, when I complained to my friend Lisa, a dental hygienist, that my jaw had been achy after I'd had an appointment with my own gal, Lisa said that was a good thing because it meant she was doing what she needed to do. And yes, yesterday afternoon, a couple hours after the cleaning, my jaw was achy again. No big deal. What I didn't expect was that today, the day after the cleaning, my shoulders, neck, and the back of my head would ache. It took me awhile to relate it back to the cleaning, but it finally occurred to me that what probably happened was that while she was working on me, I must have tensed up my muscles without realizing it. A day later, and those same muscles were as achy as could be!
So I took a couple doses of Tylenol IB throughout the day and I may have had a margarita at lunch--for purely medicinal purposes, of course. Again, not a big deal. But I wondered how on Earth I was going to be able to sit down at the sewing machine and quilt all evening with all that achiness going on in the same body parts I'd be using for the quilting. Ha! I needn't have worried after all, because as it turned out, all that achiness finally wore off by the end of the work day, so quilting was no problem at all!
I could quilt AND I could do it with clean teeth! And thank goodness I don't have to return to Frau Scraper for another six months. Woo-hoo!
I think I'm pretty much on track to get this done by sometime this weekend--hopefully before Sunday. Tonight I finished quilting all of the center up through that first turquoise ribbon border. Tomorrow night I'll move onto the bunny corners and maybe even get out to that final border.
Now, though, I'm going to go soak for a little bit in a hot bath. Because even though I started the evening without any serious aches, after quilting for several hours, a few of them have come back.