After many, many, many weeks of not being able to polish my nails. . . TA-DA!
I won't wear polish until all my nails are "long enough." Vain, and silly, I know.
The mitten there is one of a pair I made with every intention of putting them in my etsy shop. However, they turned out really nice, and I decided to keep them for myself. Greedy, I know. They're made from 100% Icelandic wool, and are pretty scratchy, and may be too thick for much wear here in the sunny South, but I like them.
Something else that's re-entered my life is a bite plate / dental guard thingy. Over the years, I've had all sorts of devices to treat my TMJ and severe teeth-grinding. I've had custom-made ones, ones made out of just about any possible material. I've bitten through every single one. Tons of money down the drain, I know. It eventually dawned on me that a plastic mouthguard like football players and boxers wear would probably do the trick, and I started buying them at sporting goods stores for, maybe, 99 cents each.
For some reason, I decided a while back that the guard wasn't necessary. Jaw, tooth and headache pains followed, and back to Academy Sports and Outdoors I went. There was never a "break-in" period for the guards with me; from the first night, I had no problem at all sleeping with them. I'll see if the assorted pains ease now. Optimistic, I know.