Saturday, January 26, 2019

Questionable Decisions

This whole post can be summed up by the phrase: adult braces are terrible.

Ugh. I don’t remember braces being so painful the first time around. When my kids had them they said their teeth only hurt for a day or so after an adjustment and then it was fine. That had been my experience too. 

This time (at this age) I’m going on a week and I feel like I’m constantly being punched in the face. I have no idea how I’m going to put up with this torture for two years.

I’m frustrated at myself. Because if I knew at 11 when I’d gotten my first pair what I know now, I would have worn my retainer every day for the rest of my life.

And here I am.

Not that I have to justify my choice, but this isn’t cosmetic. My bite is so off that I broke twelve teeth at the root. Let me tell you, the lovely experience of having them fixed and knowing it’s only a temporary solution if I didn’t fix my bite, was enough to push me to this. I had an epiphany that braces might be the way to go (like all the dentists I’ve seen for the last ten years have told me) instead of losing my teeth.

UGH. But now I’m wondering if it really is worth it because THE PAIN IS AWFUL.

Yes, I’m being a big baby and I do not care if you know it.

But the questionable decisions just keep happening.

Me: I keep making questionable decisions and I can’t seem to stop.

Husband: What decisions?

Me: First, the braces that tore up my mouth. Then I decided I needed a waterpik that tore up my gums. And then for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to use a mouthwash.

Husband (horrified): Oh, Heather.

Me: I KNOW! I cried for a half hour.


Monday, January 14, 2019

2019: the year of the blog resurrection.

I honestly don’t know how to blog.

It used to be easy. I would chat about my kids, which I can only do now in a closed forum and only after I get permission. And I lived overseas, so that provided lots of fodder for blogging.

Now… meh. My life is boring.

For example, I could blog about the craving I had for Nutella at the end of last week. I’m revising (second draft) my current project so it’s not surprising. I asked my husband to pick me up a jar on Friday. I specifically said, “Don’t get me the largest and don’t get me the smallest either! Get me something small-ish, though. Because I have zero self-control.”

He did as directed and picked me up a 13 oz jar. It should surprise NO ONE that I finished it today.


So yeah, that’s the kind of stuff I have to blog about.

Or the fact that I bought a treadmill desk. And Oh. MY. GOD has it changed my life. I live in the desert because I love the heat. I had no problem getting up at 5:30am this summer and walking in 100 degrees. But when the temperature started dropping to 40 this winter, I was OUT. Forget that biz. I have no idea how those who live in snow do it.

That started my hunt for a treadmill.

I found one on Craigslist and let me tell you, the dude who sold it to me was shady AF. He wouldn’t text and he couldn’t figure out the correct address of the storage facility (even though when we were standing next to the sign with the address clearly labeled and he said the wrong address again!). He rents several (over 10) storage units filled with things at that facility. The one he opened for us was loaded with BRAND NEW treadmills. The treadmill I bought had the packaging material on it and the instruction booklet.

I don’t know what kind of shadiness he has going on, but it was weird. And I’m also convinced that he had a body (or four) hidden in the other units. 


Anyway. Treadmills are AWESOME. Especially a desk one. I can keep up on my YouTube addiction quite easily now.

All this to say, I really AM going to try to resurrect this blog in 2019. And it’s going to be full of this kind of quality content: as in don’t expect much! Haha.

[The picture is from my Instastories. I had to lock the account when the kids at my kids' school started taking screen shots--as they do to everyone. And then they play their version of Hot or Not. Which no, not going to happen. So if you are interested in my Instagram, request to be added.]



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