Tuesday, March 22, 2011


First of all, I read over yesterday's post and I felt stupid for writing that I wanted to "curse at the alarm clock" that was waking me up for church. I hope you didn't mistake the word "curse" for "cuss". I'm not a cusser aside from the occasional stub-your-toe "shoot" that surprisingly has a way of coming out with a different vowel sound because of the way the mouth is clenched when the body is in pain. 

(Try it.... clench your teeth, crinkle your nose, and form your mouth as if you have a fake smile. Now say, "Shoot!" really fast three times. It doesn't work, right? I'm not making it up. It shocks me every time I say it.) 

So, .....what I meant by "curse" was Webster's definition #4: a cause of great harm or misfortune. I don't like alarm clocks. I prefer to use my natural biological alarm clock which usually wakes me up between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. Basically I just wanted to say "Darn you, alarm clock! Go away!"

So, my apologies. (I deleted the sentence, in case you were going to read it.)

I had a dentist appointment today. I was so dreading going because I knew for sure I probably had cavities.  The hygienist scraped my teeth, poked my gums, and polished my pearly whites. The dentist looked at one molar I was concerned about because it has a dark spot on the side. He said it wasn't a cavity, but it was a very narrow groove that is hard to clean because it is narrower than a tooth brush bristle. Because it's hard to clean, it can get stained and possibly get some decay. So he said he could "take a diamond and smooth it out" (whatever that means). I have a similar groove on the other side of my mouth that he will do as well. He said by doing so, it prevents decay.  I totally don't know what he is talking about, but I like my dentist, I trust him, and it will only cost me $18 per tooth because my insurance pays 80%. 

I also asked him about this giant silver filling I have on one of my upper molars that I had done 10 years ago. I had a small filling in the tooth from my teenage years and when I was in my early 20's, I bit down on a popcorn kernel and it totally broke the tooth. I was devasted. I didn't have dental insurance at the time, so I just let it go for a few years. It didn't hurt and you couldn't see it when I smiled, so it wasn't a big deal, except that my tongue always wanted to go there and feel the jagged edges of my broken tooth. Finally, after Emily was born, and while I still had dental insurance from my previous job while I was on disability, I decided to get it fixed. 

I feel like I can taste the metal and I was wondering what it would take to get it replace with a tooth colored filling. Only $29! I was so excited. I think I'm going to get it replaced. I wonder if I get to keep the silver? I might break even. Is it even real silver? I don't know.

So that was my day. We had our Jello tonight. We postponed our Family Home Evening until tomorrow because my husband unfortunately had to work late tonight, but the kids and I had fun the eating Jello.

Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle. I couldn't help myself.  I must share 5 seconds of my Airplane! humor:

"Surely you can't be serious."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."

I think the Jello made Rachel nostalgic for her infant nursing days.

Bradley sprayed a bunch of whip cream on his Jello and slurped it off. He didn't like the Jello. All the other kids called him crazy because who doesn't like Jello? 

For some reason everyone thought you were supposed to eat the molded Jello directly off the plate. I tried it too and it was actually fun and it was seven less utensils I had to wash.

Emily holding her hair back as she ate her Jello off the plate.

Jason enjoyed his Jello and whip cream. I also introduced him to Cool Whip, or as he called it "Clue Whip". He liked that too.

During all the wiggling and jiggling, I accidentally put the leftover fetucini, that we had for dinner, away in the cupboard. I think I'm losing it.

Other News?
George falls asleep at random times and in random places.  I really need to get him on a better nap schedule and location.

The pollen is out in full force. It's delightful for those with allergies. I don't get allergies that bad, but when it's this heavy, I can feel some irritation in my throat and sinuses. I can't wait to rinse the porches.


  1. I just went to the dentist myself and he said that silver fillings hold up better on molars and back teeth than the porcelain fillings because the porcelain fillings tend to leak into the tooth and cause cracks and discoloration and eventually decay. I have one in my mouth right now that I need to have replaced with a silver filling for that very reason. So, just something for you to keep in mind. Plus, the silver fillings are less expensive so it might cost you...I don't know, $28 dollars or something. :)

  2. Thank you for the advice! I was wondering about that. The reason she put silver in was because she thought it would last longer. But my dentist said yesterday that the the material they use now for the tooth colored fillings it much better and stronger than it was ten years ago. I don't know. Maybe I'll keep it. I just hate having a giant silver tooth.

    I'll lighten up, Mary :) It was just when I read it, it made me cringe. :)