Last week was a rainy week. And today evening it just poured for more than an hour, with thunder and lightning. We do not know whether they are pre-monsoon rains or rains due to a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. I always wonder how cyclones in the east coast bring rain in the west coast. The weather had been very hot and humid and we welcomed the rain.
On the 8th we attended a thread ceremony function of my husband’s cousin’s grandson. It was nice meeting our relatives after a long time. There, I bit a piece of jalebi and felt a sharp pain in an upper tooth. I knew something had gone wrong. I am having root canal treatment for two teeth and had been very careful while biting anything. On the 12th I had an appointment and my doctor said one tooth was fractured and it had to be removed. I got an appointment for the next day. Why is it that a visit to the dentist fills one with apprehension? My husband is a dentist😊. Ours is a teaching hospital and he has worked here from 1981 to 2017. My doctor was very good and he had the tooth out in five minutes. And that was something to smile about 😊. A third year under- graduate student was assigned to watch him at work. He was telling her the whole process patiently and in detail. I too learnt something that day. The student was very good too. She was answering all his questions. I was happy to see a teacher willing to teach and a student happy to learn. I have to go again after a week to get the suture removed.
We had started our book club in 2009 and we met every month but now we have not met for more than two years. Some of us were talking that we needed newer and younger members. Some of them also said that they are not reading much now. I too have lost interest in book club. One of our members has retired and is returning to Chennai, her home city. She and her husband are doctors. Their elder son and Aravind were classmates from kindergarten. My husband and her husband were hostel mates 😊. We had a farewell party for her. All of us got something to eat and we had a good time together.
Saturday evening we went to Endpoint for our evening walk and yesterday near our home. Writing about walks, I have started doing walking exercises early morning, four days a week. It is fun and I am enjoying myself. I came to know about it from Kim’s post. Thank you Kim 😊.
I checked in YouTube and am liking this by Lucy Wyndham.
I am reading a fascinating book by Anirudh Kannisetti, Lords of the Deccan. And I am also listening to The Secret Garden in Librivox😊.