Friday, February 22, 2013
friday book review and yet more about teeth
The book: I am reading Wool by Hugh Howey which is completely un-put-able-down-able.
If you loved The Passage or The Twelve you WILL love this.
No vampirish creatures, just thousands of people living in an underground silo because fresh air has disappeared due to pollution.Generations have lived this way - then it all starts Going Wrong.
The way these writers of post-apocalyptic fiction ( science fiction?) create whole worlds of history, culture and civilization just amazes and impresses me so much. I get totally lost in the plots. Fabulous reading.
I've spent a lot of time reading over the last couple of days while also tending to my poor girl.
Her four wisdom teeth came out on Wednesday.
This was all good and straightforward: into hospital at 7.00 a.m, surgery at 9.00 a.m., sitting up cracking jokes and eating an icy-pole by 11.15 a.m., home again by 12.30.
She spent the afternoon watching a movie with her boyfriend here on the couch, reading magazines:
had another icy-pole, apple juice, a small bowl of soup, a Milo cup (ice cream). Cheerful. Went to bed after taking two pain killers, slept until 6, took 2 more, back to sleep until 10.
Then the poor thing proceeded to have a terrible day: she could keep NOTHING down, until 7.30 last night she managed half a Weetbix ( made into baby food with milk).
She is still asleep. Hope today is better for her. Doesn't matter if your kid is nine days old, nine years or nearly 19, it's horrible to see them so miserable and in pain.
Wisdom tooth painting by Emily Winfield Martin