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I'm so glad you have come across my little nook in the cyber world. Here I strive to be real and inspire. I talk about my walk in faith as a Christian, motherhood, the loss of my child, and anything else that crosses my mind. Join me for a minute and relax?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who-ville Hair Day.....

  This week is Read Across America Week. Today is a rather fun day. Lil Miss's school sent home and event calendar where they asked the students to do different things each day. Well, today's event is Who-ville Hair day where all students are asked to wear their hair like a Who-ville citizen. I just loved the outcome of Lil Misses look and just had to share it with you. Take a look:

I loved this. It's so much fun but she wasn't impressed or excited.

I couldn't get her to wear a different pair of shoes.... but other then those... How do you think we did?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Emotional Basket Case

If you've been following along with my story, you know I recently got a full mouth of dentures. This process has been less then satisfying. I haven't wore them like I should. As a matter of fact, I really haven't worn them. Today's been the longest which has been six hours so far. I'm trying to keep them in until the adhesive gives.

At this point, most of the pain is gone. I was having bad pain with just placing them in my mouth. But I had an adjustment done yesterday. They feel a lot better. Although I think I may need to go back because I think they need to be adjusted again.

I'm not really sure how to feel about this. I want to look like myself again. But I feel I look different. Like weird, different. I was hoping for so much and I'm scared that I may be disappointed in the end. At this time, I really can't eat with them in.... and that's a shame because it's one of the reasons why I needed to get them. Even soft foods are difficult. In all honesty, it's really hard eating food you can't feel on the roof of your mouth. Drinking liquids aren't so hard. I've pretty much mastered that.

So, anyone with dentures....I have a question... How can I begin eating foods I love? I wanna eat a steak.. but have no idea how I'm going to get there.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Come and Share.... Exciting

I'm inviting everyone over to my Facebook page to share..... whatever they long as it's not misleading, spam, or inappropriate. If you have a blog post you'd like to share... post a link.... the same with your website or your own Facebook page. I'll be accepting the posts up until Sunday.

Perhaps adding in your link and checking out others .... you can find a new blog or page to follow... and hey, you may even make a new friend.

Come on over and start posting. :) RaeBeth's Corner Facebook Page

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To You from Me

Wishing everyone a day filled with love, hugs, kisses, and laughter. I hope you have a great day. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Writing World...

Hey there,

As some of you have probably noticed, I haven't really posted much within the past week. This is due to me launching my new/old blog called The Writing World. I created this blog last year to use sort of like a journal for my journey to being published. I've made some more recent changes. I'm now doing book reviews there. I'm looking for Authors who are interested in doing guest posts, interviews, or join in for an Author Spotlight.

I'm looking into doing book giveaways, while you're there please answer the poll to add your opinion.

If you're interested, please take a moment to check it out. I'd love to hear from you.

You can visit The Writing World here.

Also, if you would, Please visit The Writing World on Facebook to keep up to date on all posts, learning more writing tips, and support me in my journey.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Smile.... not so easy now.....But it will be!!

I didn't get to post yesterday because....... I got my dentures!!!! Man, this is different. I'm having mixed feelings about them. There nice and I like them. But the adjustment process may take me a while. I didn't keep them in all day yesterday. I had some bone shaved down in a spot which made it really sore. As of today, I've had them in so far for a half an hour. Which to some wouldn't sound like an accomplishment... but to those who know what I'm going through for the complete first day... each hour is an accomplishment that I'd love to celebrate. The first day is the hardest.

Man, I feel like I'm a Saint Bernard. I'm slobbering so much. (LOL) Yes, you can laugh because I am. The dentist said this is normal and will last about a month depending on my body. I'm trying not to use the adhesive right now. I plan on using it once I can wear the dentures all day. This way I'm not wasting the adhesive.

I haven't tried to eat with them yet. Not sure really how to do this one. I was told to start with soft foods and work my way up. I'm not sure if I'm ready to try eating with them yet. Like yesterday when I came home, I was thirsty. So, I grabbed something to drink... yeah... that didn't work out so well. The drink ended up all over me instead of in my mouth. I was like "WTF???" These were supposed to help. LOL Thank God it was a little bit of soda and not hot coffee. That could have been bad.

To give everyone an idea of the steps I went through.... here are some pictures:

Here is what my teeth looked like before my surgery...

Swelling after surgery

Waiting for my gums to heal....

Trying them on ... although they weren't completely finished.

The finished look... taking them home to start the adjustment phase of this journey.

I want to thank everyone who has passed on their tips and suggestions to me. Thank you for being so kind and offering words of encouragement. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments I have gotten over the past few months. I must say.... I have some pretty awesome people reading my blog!!!