Thursday, May 30, 2013

Theme Thursday: Self Portrait

Another week gone by and another Theme Thursday arrives. Joining Cari at Clan Donaldson for some fun, you should too.

Back in December I got braces. Yes for the first time, and Yes they were sooo uncomfortable! I was promised they would be worth it in the end. So far, so good. I have seen such a drastic change in my bite already.

My hang ups:
1. I feel like a prepubescent teen!
2. I have build ups on my bottom molars so it is very difficult to eat!
3. Food, Ugh, Love Food! Not so much when it's stuck-in-my-teeth-GROSS!
Floss, brush, rinse, repeat and repeat and repeat. Still...feel...gross.
4. P-A-I-N...Oh, bring out the bottle of Whine... The-P-A-I-N
5. Limited on what I can eat. I love food and not being able to eat what I want when I want really stinks. I would like to say I have been and exemplary model in temprense. But I won't. Because I haven't. I've just changed up my eating habits (I tell my self it's out of necessity) to all things soft and bad for you... which is really an oxymoron, in my opinion. Soft things like, brownies, danishes, pancakes, milkshake (I know liquid, but still soft) banana bread, and Monti Christo sandwiches. Oh, the good stuff that is so bad for ones body, especially for ones eyes. My poor eyes... they have to cast themselves upon the scale number hovering over the same number for the last few months. No improvement on loosing any more of that baby weight since the braces have been added. UGH...Exasperated sigh of discontentment and total unfairness!

On the plus side:
My husband loves them. Truly. He says he enjoys how the edges of my mouth are always turned upward, so it looks like I have a constant smile.

I sorta envision a less creepy version on the Cheshire Cat.

What do you think?

My selfie??

Taken with the IPhone (again) because I could turn the camera around to see what I was doing.Which was a necessity to the success of NOT dropping the baby I was holding. Sneaky sneaky... I had to crop his cuteness out of the picture. Honestly... I can't go to the bathroom alone, let a lone take a picture of myself sans babies.

Anyway. Enjoy this number for 2005ish! Smile Like You Mean It... Robert used to serenade me with these lyrics.


  1. Well done, you look great and I'm sure your baby did too.

    Tip on the teeth cleaning, we bought a water pic for my son when he got braces and it saved his teeth, much cheaper than fillings!

    1. Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check that out. And yes, are all babies the most photogenic.

  2. I love your smile too! I had braces for 5 loooong years, but it was worth it!

  3. I agree- I love the way your lips turn up at the edges. Very cute.

  4. It looks like you know something important that you aren't telling. I like it. :-)

  5. You look much prettier than the Cheshire cat :)

  6. You look great! I love your hair! It's so beautiful!

  7. Thanks for all your kind words ladies! See ya next week.