Friday, May 13, 2011

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Got my teeth whitened yesterday. I've been dying to do it for years but never wanted to spend the money. I have whitening trays and tried Crest Whitestrips, but have longed for the instant white an hour at the dentist's office could create!

So, when a Groupon came up for Zoom Whitening for only $150 I jumped on it as a Christmas present to myself. Yep, that was last December. It took me 3 months to get around to scheduling the appointment and then another two months to get in.

Do I have whiter teeth? Absolutely! But, oh, the pain! I really think it was worse than being in labor. The last 15 minute session I counted down the seconds, clenching my fist until it was over. Oh, yeah, I could take the electrifying zings that zapped through each random tooth like that arcade game where you hit the mole over the head. I would pay that price for pearly whites.

But did I know it would continue for the rest of the day and into the next? No, I didn't and I wouldn't do it again. My gums were not sore. They were carefully protected. It was my TEETH that felt literally raw. If it were air or cold, I would just keep my mouth firmly clenched shut. But that didn't help. 400mg of Motrin did not help. 400 more mg helped take the edge off. I finally rubbed Clove oil (Thanks DoTerra) all over my gums and teeth and then I could manage, but barely.

Today I'm still sensitive but it looks like I'll survive. What price do we pay for beauty? Pain is definitely not a price I'm willing to pay again. Yeow!! Zing! Zing!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


The mannequins at The Gap are clearly overworked and underpaid and going on strike. (I think it was a mistake to show off those happy-go-lucky Old Navy mannequins on TV. You knew sooner or later the other mannequins would find out about it.)

Two new playgroup friends joined the other three after lunch today. "You guys eat like pigs! Look at the floor!" They exclaimed as they walked in. Good thing I could blame it on the lunch bunch. Think I might hire those Gap mannequins to give me a hand around here.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

NIcholas' Spring Sing Concert

More Mother's Day

My Mother's Day bling and the kids who made it for me! Love my family! Puzzle broach from Courtney when she was in 2nd grade. Necklaces from Marty and Christopher when they were in Kindergarten and a scarf from Nicholas when he was in preschool!

Happy Mother's Day!

I love this photo of me and my mom.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Love you so much! You are amazing and strong! Thanks for encouraging our independence, giving us unlimited amounts of self-confidence, being an example of positive thinking, nurturing our intelligence, forcing us to practice the piano, and teaching us to read, load the dishwasher properly, speak some Spanish, be kind, choose happiness, tell the truth, work until the job is done, make healthy choices and enjoy whatever life gives us! I am so grateful for you!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Likes and Dislikes

Patio furniture out from storage!

Giant piece of tooth cracked off this morning: