Monday, January 29, 2018

chickens in the morning, chickens in the evening...

Had an enjoyable breakfast date with a felow Valley Girl. This was one of my first attempts at eating something other than soup. It was tricky but cutting everything into tiny pieces helps.
After breakfast, we walked around the little village which is known for it's abundance of (abandoned) roosters. I lost cound after 37...
In the pink room, I hung more chickeny goodness...again, just don't look anywhere else...

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

i really don't need random things...

 But look at this! Loooooook at this! It's ridiculous and maybe a pen cup and who really needs a pen cup but there's something about this I had to have. Actually, it all began with a yellow one. I swooped it up from HomeGoods and it literally made me dance and then I found this one and...
 this one! Eeee! A blue one!
 And another green one! Holy smokes! Ridiculous in rainbow colors. So yes, I bought them all. YOu can see the yellow one down below.
I found them at HomeGoods. The company is Plum & Punch. It's a Hallmark company. After searching hashtags, I discovered there is a PINK one! I must find it. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

hello brace face

So, do you remember when I was going to get major reconstructive surgery on my jaw and then braces to fix the wonky, wonky bite but my insurance couldn't guarantee coverage so we went on a roadtrip for three months instead? I went to see a few more orthos and not a one would touch me without sugery. Eight years later, my dentist tells me she can mouth won't be perfect but we can get things moved around enough for my tongue to fit where it should instead of getting the crap bitten out of it and maybe it will stop pushing down those bottom teeth...can you see them? All swoopy like that? Oof! She's also going to bring the duet of teeth that dance along the roof of my mouth forward! I have no idea what to expect.

Before my dentist even tried anything, she took molds of my teeth and shared them at a convention of over 200 dentists so they could brainstorm a plan of action. The braces are a six month dealio but I will most likely be wearing them for twice as long if not more. Eeps!
I've only had them on for about a week and I'm getting a wee bit tired of soup but this pureed mushroom soup with a drizzle of Trader Joe's General Tsao's hits the spot!

Monday, January 08, 2018

the very last bag of my favorite tea

I picked up this tea from Blue Q years ago...two boxes of it, and yes, I may have been swayed by the packaging as I am a complete fool for packaging but the tea? The tea was surprisingly good. A black tea with Jasmine? Now what am I going to do? Pinkies up!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

how cool do I look?

Okay, let's do this! It's time to ever-so-slightly fix my wonky teeth...that said, I was super nervous but it seemed to be a piece of cake. My mouth is slightly sore and if I bite down on anything it is not fun so it looks like those pureed soup recipes I looked up are going to be in heavy rotation. Sigh.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

christmas on new year's aka fun with the family

Everybody except for us was out of town so we had Christmas on New Year's. I get my braces on in two days and had hoped ot have a last hurrah body however was still reeling from whatever ick I brought back with me from L.A. so I ended up eating a fresh hot pretzel...go me.

Monday, January 01, 2018

photo diary: december 26-31

december 26: back at my brother's; garden old; brothermade tea;  wahoo's old...
decmeber 27: reading while I wait; hello old friend; old happy; still life with sponges...
december 28: coffee for the road; in thevalley; dagla's date; home sweet home...
december 30: sick in bed (the 29th is lost to illness); sick jek; joyful friend;  lunch and dinner...
december 31: getting the buttons out again; time for diy-ing; making family gifts; all wrapped up for xmas part  2...