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Monthly Archives: December 2004

>Yesterday, while walking down the fields to the river Shannon, we observed that several trees apparently believe (do trees have faith?) that it’s spring! Today, some of the smaller birds seem to follow suite, judging by their general behaviour and singing. Is this a good sign, or is it really bad?

As it’s Midwinter today, let’s celebrate the shortest day of the year and that all Gods in Valhalla will help us to set things right in the world.

>Still in pain. X-rays didn’t show that it would be justified to start drilling today. But, I had a very interesting experience. The dentist knocked on the teeth trying to determine which one was the actual problem, taking both my feedback (Ouch!) and what she heard from the impact between steel instrument and tooth.

A little research clue like this makes life more bearable when one is told to Go Home and take Two Painkillers every four hours.

>We had a great night out yesterday evening. Most of IDC showed up. The Tailrace Bar in Parteen has the most horrible old piano I’ve seen in a long time. We had a great session anyhow. I felt increasing pain in my lower jaw throughout the evening and today I finally got down to getting an appointment with a dentist. Yuk! Better get it done before Xmas…

>I’ve neglected my blog for some time. Sorry. I’ve been too busy with non-cyber life, including travelling to Glasgow and back. The last week seems to have just disappeared in meetings. Well, I’m back – writing and scribbling. My to-do list is almost endless with research reports long overdue and gazillions of people requesting help or a response. Today, Sunday, I’ve written a list prioritising things, hence if you get my response over the last few days, you’re one of the lucky ones. If not, you might as well forget it, as I intend to do.

After thinking about things this way, my blood pressure is better than in a long time and I intend to keep it that way.

Mona is gearing herself up to surgery, hopefully in January. It’ll be tough but if her quality of life improves that’ll be great.