Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ouch, dreaming, projects.

Hello my wonderful friends. It sure is a gray day here today. The trees are brown, the grass is brown, the sky is grey. Everything seems so dark, dull, and gloomy. There is a good reason though. We have ANOTHER snow storm on its way here. It is supposed to start snowing around 5am-ish tomorrow morning and snow hard all day long. One weather person says 4-6 inches another says 5-8 inches. Well I guess we will see.

I have been on the go so much lately I feel like I don't have time for anything else. I did manage to get some housework done last night. Lemme tell you it was way past due.

Also, I have been dealing with my new smile. My upper plate is awesome. I had a couple sore spots up under my nose where it was too long up there. Adjustments were done and they were perfect. I don't have to use an adhesive or anything but I do for my own self-assurance. My lower piece..oh my goodness I want to throw them away. They have been adjusted because they were too low in the bottom lip, because they were putting too much pressure on my gums. They were rubbing sore spots (oh terrible sore spots) on my gums on the inside in the back (That one is a little hard to explain). I am hoping they are a-ok now because shew I am tired of my mouth being sore.

As far as eating. Well I have been eating perty good because I haven't been able to wear them because of the sore spots. I had to let them heal. I was able to eat some Chicken salad with crackers, lettuce, tomato slices, hard boiled egg slices, and cottage cheese yesterday for lunch. It was wonderful to finally be able to chew. Today I am toothless letting the sore spots heal a bit. They developed pre-last adjustment.

Oh do you wanna see another snapshot of my smile?

 I am still trying to learn how to smile. I have always had kind of a crooked smile anyway so if I want to show any teeth I really have to stretch it out there. I love my smile now and I know once all the adjustments are done with and I get used to them, Everything will be wonderful again.

Oh and with new teeth come new self-confidence and new hair and makeup. So here ya go....
 Can you tell what I did? I died my hair a nice auburn red. My hubby actually picked out the color. I absolutely love it. I will have to take more pictures in better lighting with my camera. This is an old cell phone pic.

 All of this grey, cold weather has me dreaming of spring. I miss sitting on my front porch or in my gazebo, or on the back deck. I found this picture in my photos and decided to look at it and dream and wish and hope for spring and warmth and sunshine to please come back so I can go outside and play.

Do you see this hat? I forget where I saved the picture from but I want to make one so bad. I haven't gotten around to it yet because I have several projects waiting in the wings for me. I am still working on my blues and browns granny stripe blanket for my youngest son. I have ran out of some of the colors so I have to get to my LYS to get some. I also need to finish my hearts baby blanket, start a blanket using the color red for my oldest son (it will also be a granny stripe), start a blanket using pinks for my youngest daughter (it will be a big granny rectangle), and start a blanket using purples for my oldest daughter (also a granny rectangle). My sister-in-law wants me to make her a blanket as well. Honestly, it has been a little while since I picked up my hook. Been too busy and just kind of blah with all this horrible weather. At least my smile is bright right?

Well that is enough for today. I hope you all are well! Thank you for reading and as always, Be Blessed.


  1. Hi Erin, I love your new smile and your hair color... good for you! I'm with you on wanting Spring to come. My daughter is moving to Ohio for the sun, so it was interesting to read how your weather is. :-)

    Sounds like you have lots of crochet to do! Fun!! Hugs, Teresa

  2. Hi Erin!
    It's always good to have a push up on self confidence! wheter it comes from new smile, make up, hair, clothes, yarn... whatever works!!

    The hat is called City Girl Cap, you can find the pattern on Ravelry... it has been in my queue for a long while!

  3. Stay safe in the snow, i hope it isn't as bad as they think it will be

    Love the new hair colour!

    Smiling back at ya!!

  4. Love your smile and hair color!!!!! xoRobin❤

  5. Who needs the sun with such a smile and haircolour?