Figuring It Out As I Go…

{October 2, 2007}   Protected: My New Hole

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{September 20, 2007}   Silent Tears

I’ve been getting a lot of these the past couple of days from the girl.  Her eyes fill with tears when I turn her expander, then they start falling.  There is no drama involved, just her silent tears.  It breaks my heart that I’m causing her physical pain, even though I know it’s for her own good.  So I hug her, I comfort her, I let her eat ANYTHING that she can because everything hurts, and I call her at school to remind her to take her Motrin to stay ahead of the pain she’s currently feeling in her mouth, head and face…We’re scheduled for 28 turns.  We’ve got 6 under our belt.  Yes, we are counting down!

In other random news, my mom has been calling me all night.  I’m not answering.  I don’t remember if I blogged about this, but before I left for MN, she started using again.  At my house.  While babysitting my daughter after her oral surgery.  I have nothing to say to her.  How DARE she put my child in harms way when I’ve entrusted her to care for her AFTER HER ORAL SURGERY!!!!!!!!  She’s my baby dammit, and this is my home, and how DARE she disrespect it!  But it makes my heart beat a little bit faster every time her number pops up on my phone.  And it makes my mind start racing every time she hangs up without leaving a voice mail.  Damn her!

Work is going really well.  I’ll be making my trip to our corporate office in MN somewhere around the first week of November.  I’m excited and scared, and so happy that my boss is trusting me being her second on this project!  I really do love my job, and have learned recently that there’s nothing outside of my job that could make me leave it!

Speaking of love, I haven’t said recently how much I love my friends.  I have a great group of friends, both on here and in real life, and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you guys!

I have other stuff on my mind tonight, but my mind is a bit jumbled…I’ve been keeping a running outline in draft form for my passworded post, so watch for it.  Again, I’ll email everyone the password.

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

{September 18, 2007}   The Girl…

Got her braces and palate expander in today.  She did better than I thought, and is handling it better than I thought.  She’s hard to understand right now, and can’t really chew, but she’s drinking a milk shake and playing on my laptop here at work, so she’s in good spirits 🙂  She has a Yahoo email address, and we use Yahoo here at work, so I signed her into messenger so she can talk to Kristen and my boss and I.  It’s making her very happy, and my boss and Kristen both just love her, so it’s fun for everyone.  Nice way to break up the monotony of a Tuesday 🙂

So, without further ado, the pictures!

The Braces


The palate expander that will slowly break the roof of her mouth (AKA the RPE)


And the spikes she’s had for almost 2 years now…mouth full of metal?  Nah 😉

And as a bonus, this was my drive to work yesterday morning:

I’ll write more later…I still have the long juicy post I promised ya’ll. Oh, and I’ve decided to just password posts when I need to, because there’s no way in HELL I’m going back to Blogger!!!!

{September 16, 2007}   Privacy Problems

So apparently in order to go private with WP people have to be registered users. I really don’t want to have to go back to blogger just to be able to go private…so I’m a little torn right now. I’d have to have all of my readers register on here, and then I’d have to have their user names…so I may just keep passwording my posts, or I may move back to blogger, YUCK! I’ll keep you guys posted.

Sounds like a great day huh 😉 It’s really a book I’m reading…

I can’t believe I forgot to post my lessons learned in MN! My cute little Dash…yeah, it’s durable! It flew off the top of Katie’s car at 50mph! It’s fine. In one piece. Scratched. No big deal. I almost cried though! I mean, seriously, this thing isn’t even paid for yet! So yeah, great phone, and VERY durable!

My Aunt Betty and Cheril have been down here all week. I love it. I’ve gotten to spend so much time with them! We had a BBQ tonight for my cousin Nathan…he’s 31. Damn that’s old 😉

I took Frankie to the vet…he was coughing. $270 later, he had an antibiotic, antihistamine, and was updated on his vaccines. My wallet hurts though. Damn expensive ass dog! Andrew brought up a good point though: It’d be hard to explain to the kids why he was dead 😉

I watched Georgia Rule tonight. Great movie!!!!! It even made me cry, which, let’s be honest here, isn’t hard to do lately. Speaking of, I have a brain dump coming…I’m going to password it though. I’ll email ya’ll the password when the time comes, and if I don’t email you, feel free to email me

Oh yeah…I’m stealing the send me your address idea. I realized tonight when I was picking up my bedroom that I have a ton of postcards lying around from the trips this summer. So send me your address (if you trust me) and I’ll send you a random card or post card. It’ll be a fun way for us all to wrap up summer and get through winter, which I know can be very long for some of you! And if you don’t want to email me your addy, that’s fine too. I’m easy peasy tonight. Could be the vicodin I took for my ankle. Whatev.

Oh, my ankle. Yeah, it’s fucked. And by fucked I mean I may have to have a pin put in it. I’ve been doing physical therapy twice a week for a month, still going. I have a brace that they special ordered me that I have to wear 24/7. It’s fun. Only not. Oh, and did I mention it hurts like HELL! Yeah. It does. So there is no running in my future…I can ride a bike though, which I’ve been doing almost every night. I LOVE it 🙂

Ok, that’s all for now. I’m going to go read blogs like a good little girl. Oh, check out the pics in my flickr. Got a cute froggie today 🙂

{August 9, 2007}   Password

Ya’ll know the drill. Email me if I didn’t already email you the password 🙂

{August 9, 2007}   Protected: It’s A Blast!

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{June 27, 2007}   Doodle Faces

Conversations before coffee:

“I was so happy when I bought this bag of bagels; there were 7 instead of 6 in there!!”
“Do 7 fit in a bag?”
Looooooong pause…..
“No, the extra one was just sitting next to the bag!”

Yeah, I needed coffee 😉

Pedicures are fun…pedicures with a friend are MUCH MORE FUN!

No, we don’t have too much time on our hands…we just make time for the important stuff 😉
Thank you for serving our country DM, you rock!!! Glad you’re back safe and sound!

I’ll give a brief update so I don’t have to password this post. We talked, we agreed, and things will be acceptable as of NOW. I feel better. Thank you all for being so supportive and offering to help scramble eggs with me 😉

Amy is coming to visit!! Well, she’s coming to White Water Raft, but whatever, she’s coming to visit me, and I’m so excited! Can’t wait to meet that girl!!

Leaving for San Diego Friday!! Can’t freaking wait!!!

Oh, and last but NOT least, yesterday Sarah came home to a dozen red roses from her hunny for their anniversary! They’re so cute it makes my teeth hurt!

Alright, I should work now!

{June 26, 2007}   Passwords

*Edited again…I’ll use the same password each time, so you guys don’t have to email me everytime I protect a post :-)* 

*Edited to add, all of my regular readers and the people I have linked are more than welcome, and encouraged, to get the password and read it!!*

I decided to put a password on my previous post, and I will be putting a password on those like it in the future. There is a time and place for everything, and I don’t need the whole damn world knowing things like that, considering I have some creepy unknown lurkers around. So email me if you’d like the password.

et cetera