Sunday, August 10, 2008

Girls Night Out and Broken Wires

For the last 3 (maybe 4) years, a few women in our neighborhood have been getting together for a "girls night out" type of thing. It started out with 6 of us, and we would bring cards to make and exchange. It turned into 14 of us, and sometimes we exchange premade cards, but the most important part is the dang good smorgasborg of food we eat and the chance to have some adult conversation.

This month was my turn and everyone brought their wedding albums for us to look (and sometimes laugh) at. I also e-mailed all of the husbands some questions and we played a "newly-wed" type of game. The answers were very entertaining and we had a good time.

We borrowed my in-laws big canopy and stayed under it during some serious rain, but we were dry and having a good time without being interupted by children asking for snacks.

I'm grateful I have such good friends in this neighborhood and that our husbands let us get out once a month!

The only bummer is that I broke my permanent retainer eating some good crusty bread with artichoke dip!

This of course happened on a Friday night. It didn't feel too bad so I went to bed. The next morning I went to the cannery and by the time I got back there was an one inch wire sticking into my tongue.

Our dentist (and good friend) Josh Bell of course had to be on vacation. The only dentist I could find was in the mall, and they were open until 2 but wouldn't answer their phone. I drove over there only to find that they had a power outage and were closed for the day. I then drove to about 6 other dentists offices to find them all closed.

I arrived home close to tears because I was in so much pain and didn't think I could wait until Monday for relief. You wouldn't believe how much pain a teeny wire can cause.

Tristan told me to stick some chewed up gum on the wire, and that kind of worked, but was still annoying. And then the answers to my prayers came! I have a custom made plastic tray for teeth whitening and conforms to my teeth. Heaven sent answer! I don't think I would have made it through this weekend without that. It is making me having a diet this weekend as no food is worth the pain of having the tray out. Anyway, we will see tomorrow if I can get some relief somehow.

That was my exciting weekend!


  1. Thanks for the picture of me stuffing my face! It was a great time. I appreciate your hard work. Glad you found a fix for the wire, good luck getting that fixed in the morning!

  2. I love girls night out--if our schedules would work out I would love to do it more than once a month. I am sorry about the artichoke dip that ruined your retainer. I guess at least it tasted yummy huh???

  3. Girls night out looks fun! I am sorry about the wire. I hope you survived your weekend! How rude of Josh not to be available when you really need him!

  4. Looks like you had a great time! Glad the tent worked out for you!I agree with Joy. I'm not really into card making, but I would love to have a scrapbook night once a month.....

  5. Carson has a ton of wax for his braces...and walmart sells it by the pharmacy department, if you ever (hopefully not) need it again.

  6. Sounds like it's a lot of fun. I didn't know that Josh is a dentist. How cool. Sorry to hear about your mouth. I bet that hurt. I'm glad you got it fixed.


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