The sky was clear and blue this morning, but despite the lack of clouds, we still had a steady trickle of snow all morning. It was one of those times were the air is so cold and dry that the snow really does come down in 6-pointed flakes (which I had never seen before I came here...Seattle snow is usually too wet and clumpy), and because it was backlit by the sun tracking low in the south, it just rained diamonds all day. It just glittered and sparkled, and every drift of snow outside, upon close examination, was a heap of frozen stars.
I stayed home, cleaned house, wrote a letter, and watched the little birds figure out my new suet feeder.
Gosh dang, I love Joni Mitchell. Her lyrics are original and beautiful, her voice is sweet and real without being overpowered with a lot of flashiness, and she could sing. I think she had a range of four octaves. Gads, I wish I could sing half as well.
I have a virus in my body that makes canker sores crop up much more often than they do for average people. It was hell when I had braces, because more often the not, the sore would be right on top of a metal bracket, which was agony. I once had a big one in the back of my mouth where my headgear clipped in that hurt so badly I couldn't eat for a week. I lost 10 lbs.
Right now, I've had about two sores in my mouth at a time since Thanksgiving. Listerine numbs the pain a bit and helps them heal faster, but it doesn't stop new ones from developing. As soon as I lose one (takes about 9 days), another one develops. Most have been in relatively benign places, and they're minor as sores go, but they're still painful and aggravating to the point where I feel compelled to write a bitchy LJ post about it, because my patience with having constant sores in my mouth ran out last month. Argh argh argh.
Oddly, I've never had a cold sore.
Feel free to share your canker woes or miracle cures.
On a different note, I'm currently working on the pretty stamps to decorate the save-the-date cards for our wedding. I'm extremely pleased and satisfied with the way it looks.