On Thursday, we joined some great friends for the March of Dimes Winefest that is held out Union Station. The event is centered around Kansas City restaurants showcasing food and wine makers offering tastings of their wine. We all had our favorite wine and had a great time!
I really, really hate my smile with braces. One month down, 23 to go!
Ken at dinner. Love those blue eyes!
The chocolate sack. I did pretty well, but still...
Defeated, I just could not finish it, which is odd for me when it comes to dessert!
Since our anniversary was on a Wednesday this year, we waited until Saturday to go out to dinner. Ken was kind enough to take me to McCormick and Schmick's on the Plaza. It was so yummy! We both had a different kind of tilapia, a bottle of Pino, and dessert. For the first time ever, a dessert defeated me. I was not able to eat the entire chocolate sack like I thought I could. I did give it a great effort! It was very tasty. I did not get a photo of us together before the camera battery died!
After having my teeth extracted on Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting the orthodontist on Wednesday to have my top arch wire attached to my braces. What does this mean? It means my mouth hurts yet again!
My husband mentioned last night that I was grumpy. Grumpy, gee, I wonder why? Do you think that it is because I cannot even take a bite of a Nutrigrain Bar without screeching pain in my mouth? Once again, I am popping Advil like they are Skittles. I realize this whole braces thing is self induced, but it still hurts. :)
Sunday was a gorgeous day for a run in Kansas! There was little to no wind, that rarely happens!
I ran 12 miles on my hilly route. It was such a great run. I had no time goal in mind and just ran. It was the longest run I have had since the St. Louis Marathon. It was FANTASTIC.
Now, on to more exciting things, I had two teeth extracted yesterday. What fun, right? I knew I was going to have to have them taken out. My orthodontist that I had as a child wanted me to have them removed, and to continue on with braces for a few more years, but after four years of braces, I was over it.
I currently look like I reside in the state of Arkansas. And not the Northeastern corner either, I am talking deep Arkansas!
When I visited with the Oral Surgeon a few weeks ago he told me that I had two choices, be awake or go to sleep. Um, let me think about this for a second...I will go to sleep. He continued to talk about the benefits of me choosing the sleep option. Um, yeah, no sales pitch is needed doc, I will take being put under any day over watching you come at me with metal objects trying to rip out my teeth.
My husband was sweet enough (who am I kidding, when you are married you have to do these things) to take me to the surgery yesterday. It was really no big deal. We all know that I love to talk and I hate more than anything when I cannot. I had the laughing gas mask on and the RN's were asking me about running (I was wearing a marathon top), I hate not being about to respond with full sentences. Oh well.
I got the IV (which I was really nervous about) and went to sleep. The only thing I remember about waking up is drinking Sprite. I thought it tasted so good. I even asked the nurse what it was and if I could have some more. Really Sprite? Maybe I thought it was white wine? I was wheeled out to the car and off we went. I was a little disappointed that Ken left me in the car when he went in to the pharmacy to get me Advil. I guess he did not feel like babysitting. :) He made up for it when he cruised thru Dunkin Donuts and got me a donut. I am pretty sure that was not on the list of items that I could eat, but you know, you can never turn down Dunkin Donuts!
Yesterday was a day of rest at our house. We watched movies all day (Ken really struck out on Redbox selections this time) and caught up on our DVR. It rained all day, so it was the perfect day for us to relax at home. Ken even made me Spaghettios. He said that they looked gross, but you know if I am going to look 15, I may as well eat like I am 15!
So far so good today. I think I feel worse today than I did yesterday. I have a weird taste in my mouth. and it feels weird to talk!
Last Saturday, Michelle, Melissa, and I participated in the Kansas City March for Babies. Michelle and I arrived early to volunteer. It was such a great turnout! Here are a few photos from the event. Thank you Melissa for the pictures! We missed you Jill and Heather!
Me, Melissa, and Michelle. Do you like the braces? This is the first photo I have had of them. I think I look like a teenager again.
Ken and me. Once again, I look like a teenager, especially next to Ken since he is so tall!
Thank you to Michelle, Melissa, Heather, and Jill for raising money to benefit the Kansas City March of Dimes Chapter!