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TBT from a #TBT 

“I never said most of the things I said.”~Yogi Berra, American athlete Here’s a look back to 2010.  Good stuff. Sad stuff. It’s nice to know it happened.

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Remember December

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician It’s the middle of the month. Right about now, resolutions are falling faster than snowflakes.  Mine have been sidetracked by one nasty, … Continue reading

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This sucks!

“There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.”~Joseph Roux, French Catholic priest Today is a bit of both. After spending 35 months in clear acrylic braces, I … Continue reading

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Tangling on a Thursday

What an exciting day! Christmas cards are mailed. My car turned 123,456 today just as I got off the highway. I was able to pull into a parking lot for this pic. It was raining out, so flashers on the … Continue reading

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Give yourself permission

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”~Stephen King, American author New retainers = tight = sore teeth = hot tea. After much pain and suffering (*dramatic sigh here*), I spent an afternoon in Barnes & Noble reading mixed … Continue reading

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WoW! Guess what I did March 1…!?

…I bit into my first apple today. Delightful to feel the sweet moist juice flow down my chin, my tongue unable to catch it.  Wonder-full! To add to that thrill, registration for MegaMeet Scrapbook Convention opened an hour ago.  Within … Continue reading

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Leap into a tangled WoW for Feb. 29

“We convince with our presence.”~Walt Whitman, American poet I realized today that, without my braces, I can eat BBQ ribs again. Maybe that was inspired by the rare Leap Day of February 29? Today I got away from my desk … Continue reading

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Retained but not restrained…WoW!

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”~Carl Reiner, American comedian A storm is expected to roar through Michigan tomorrow. As a kid, I adored crossing the street to slide down the … Continue reading

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THON past and Zentangle today

It’s been two weeks since my braces came off.   My teeth still  hurt.  The retainer is cumbersome, but yesterday I had my teeth whitened.  Zoom whitening.  If you’ve never had it done, it goes like this:  A horse-style chomping bit … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for a one week WoW

“Freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet It’s been one week without braces. My reaction? Retainers suck. Literally. Like biting your fingernails or chewing gum, I find myself … Continue reading

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WoW: Dominatrix Di v.2–or not?

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”~Julia Cameron, American author (The Artist’s Way) Diva Challenge #56 makes me ask the question: am I a dominatrix? According to dictionary.com, she is “A woman who dominates.” That’s obvious; women rule … Continue reading

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First February WoW

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.”~Robert H. Schuller, American pastor Hey, I’m just counting down the days until I get to eat an apple again. Official … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for WoW on January 31

“I like to see life with its teeth out.”~Janet Frame, New Zealand author I would just like to see life with my eyes and my own teeth.  Now it is official: My braces come off February 2. Groundhog Day. Didn’t … Continue reading

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It’s The Final Countdown

My Official Unofficial Braces Off countdown: 7 days. Can I get a Woo-hoo! In honor of this occasion, as well as Joe Paterno’s public memorial service today, I share a partial “Paterno by the Numbers,” courtesy of Penn State Intercollegiate … Continue reading

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My relationship with food

I hate eating food. Soft protein, like ground beef or scrambled eggs, gets stuck in my braces. Hard, crunchy foods like carrots and apples hurt my teeth. Healthy, delish snacks like popcorn get stuck between my teeth, and that’s tough … Continue reading

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Di’s WordsOfWisdom for August 31

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. “–Clifford Stoll, U.S. astronomer

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