Archive for January, 2009

Dental Follow-Up

Jan 23rd, 2009 Posted in Angela, braces | no comment »

Yesterday was another routine visit to ortho. Nothing really that remarkable. He tightened the uppers and lowers. Dr. B added elastic to the few front lowers. I did tell him I was concerned that the gap was taking so long to close. He responded by saying that the progress was as expected. I requested pink elastic ligatures this time since Valentine’s Day is approaching. Next time I will go with purple (my fave color). Of course today I’m in discomfort so no calamari salad for me (as I had hoped) =(. The most tender spot is the right side upper big front tooth. As the day is wearing on, the discomfort is subsiding. It was another round of soft food tonight. I nearly jumped out of my skin this morning from brushing over the tender spot =(. Luckily, my lowers are not nearly as tender. My over-bite seems to be gradually disappearing…WOOHOO… A small first victory… Here’s a pic of my yucky teeth. It’s hard to hold that mouth position for a picture to be taken but I do try my best. ‘Til next month…

P.S. I’m not sure if I ever posted this but it takes me tops 10 minutes to clean my teeth at night and just a few minutes in the morning and after meals. It didn’t take me too long to adjust and I’m sure that it’s the same for anyone else who is adjusting to braces. If you are reading my blog and are planning to get braces, just remember– no big worries.

January 22, 2009

January 22, 2009

My Creative Retreat

Jan 21st, 2009 Posted in Angela, Decor | no comment »

Besides the obvious, like good-lighting and a cozy organized space; I also thrive on:

the scent of fresh linen soy candles
easy-listening, alternative, meditation/spa, or classical CDs
a small vase of pretty flowers with green fillers
my fave curios and wall art around me

Dreaming of Spring

Jan 10th, 2009 Posted in Home & Garden | no comment »

It’s been snowing all morning. I miss seeing green even though I love the look of newly fallen snow. I’m planning ahead and would love to get whimsical garden stakes for my little backyard garden. Maybe bird themed? and just the right garden gnome figurine. Any suggestions? Please write me.

*Photocredit: Acacia

Music Which Inspires Me

Jan 6th, 2009 Posted in music | no comment »

This is only a small handful. I’ll never forget the time I walked up to a Tower Records counter and the salesperson exclaimed how “eclectic” my musical taste was (I think I handed over Bjork, Limp Bizkit, Suzanne Vega, etc.- something like that). At that time, I really thought it was me just being me. What would my life be like without music? I couldn’t picture it.

*Photocredit: Amazon