I am now on the third day with my retainer. I am no longer gagging and my teeth are very excited. They get brushed about 4 times a day, and are moving around as I speak. I am talking pretty good but it is very obvious that my "lisp" will be the brunt of many jokes, since I have heard quite a few so far... sufferin' suckatash ... a saying I never say, has become the theme song for my new way of speaking. Should be very interesting when I am answering the phone at school!!!! The kids won't even notice, because I will join the ranks of half of them whom are all wearing "appliances" as well. After wearing braces for a year, and a retainer at night only (without any real side effects) this retainer wearing, 24/7 has shown me how much I "pop" things in my mouth and it could be the answer to my thick middle and thunder like thighs. I chuckle at the amount of times I "pop" the last little bit of what ever I am chopping into my mouth. Also, with Xmas season in full swing, and all the little bowls of chocolates (thanks Lynn, Kitty & Deb), homemade skor bars (thanks to Suzanne), Bits and Bites (thanks to Kelly), I can no longer "pop" anything in my mouth without serious complications!!! I think I could go on the Shopping Channel and sell that idea to millions. How to survive the Xmas Season and not have lift a finger of exercise!!! ~~~~Retainer"onna" ~~~
The death of a gingerbread house.
Well, the tree came down today.... it is usually something I do on New Years day, but today was a good day, as it was snowing so much outside anyway. The tree was stripped, dumped outside in a snowbank and everything put back where it belongs. Then I rearranged the decorations in their old storage space and pulled out some snowman stuff that I haven't seen in a while.