Thursday, May 31, 2007

All Smiles

Wow, this is terrific! I can't stop smiling and I keep having to go to the mirror to check myself out!

Oh, but getting braces off is almost more painful than getting them on. For some reason, the cement liked me and really was fine with being there. The brackets were so hard to get off it had me in tears and finally the orthodontist had to saw them off. He said my braces were particularly tough to remove. Figures.

But the most important thing is they are off. Four years and I have a braces free mouth! Wow! Neighbor said I have movie star smile (how sweet) and I mostly think I've got the slipperest teeth around.

Any which way you look at it, I'm one smiley girl today.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


The braces come off tomorrow morning at 8.30. To say I'm excited would be a huge understatement. Four years. But finally.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wishing for Calmness

I did 3/4 of a mile without stopping. I want to be able to do a mile and then get faster. Will let son put me in training then. Heh.

The emotional swings are just about killing me. I was doing all right this past weekend, including getting a ton of things accomplished around the house. Yesterday morning I even felt at peace. Unbelievable. And then today I was anxiety filled all day. I just want to be calm all the time. That's all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I've started running. Nothing like a little running to highlight how out of shape one is. However, since that is the reason I started, I guess it is okay.

Part of the fun of running is coming up with the playlist for my iPod. It has to be the right mix of good beat and energetic. I'm still struggling.

Anyway, I'm getting there -- still can't do a mile in a row before my lungs start to explode, but I'm close. And honestly, the first bit is the hardest and once I get going, I do get to a rhythm and it gets a bit easier. Until I stop breathing. Then it isn't so good.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


The fatigue is amazing. Unlike anything I've experienced ever. Is it possible to die of exhaustion?