‘s’es are so over rated

got my bottom braces today.

and my plate to keep my new braces from being knocked off by my top teeth.

and – as an added bonus – the plate also keeps me from saying any word that includes the s sound, the th sound, the g sound, the h sound, the x sound, the z sound and i’m sure many other letter combinations i have yet to attempt.

the kids think it’s hilarious.  c14 said, “wow, this is better than a new toy.”  isn’t he nice?

on our way home from the orthodontist office the car breaks down.  won’t start.  we can’t convince it to go.  it’s dark out and we really don’t have any idea of whom to call.  as much as michael hates to he calls a lovely fellow, i’m gonna call him g, from the compassion office.  and michael is trying his hardest to give g an idea of where in the city we might be located.  something that might pinpoint it better than there’s a rice field by us.  since michael is really, really bad with directions he hands me the phone, so i can tell him where we are and what route we took to get here.  and michael and the kids can sit back and laugh.

my directions included landmarks like the “deven hundred year dadium” which i got to repeat many times.  and finally g, says, “are you saying the stadium?  the seven hundred year stadium?”  “yed”, that’s exactly what i was saying.  several times i got to use the word “dreet” and say that we were “eadt” or “wedt” of this or that “interdection”.  it all went very well.  and i was helped out by the fits of laughter from my other family members.  real shake forgetters confidence builders, they are.

g contacted another compassion employee, who lived closer to our location, and sent him to locate us.  and then once he located us they sent a mechanic.  who turns out to be our mechanic – not too big of a coincidence, we found him through compassion.  the mechanic sends us home in his car and has his technician begin work on our car.  in the dark, in the rain.  so they can get it back to the shop.  tomorrow we’ll hopefully know what’s wrong and it will be a quick fix.

and now i’m going to attempt to edit my vocabulary to exclude any words with sounds i can’t pronounce.  did i mention that none of my teeth connect with each other.  that might interfere with my ability to chew.  the orthodontist said i’d figure it out…

9 thoughts on “‘s’es are so over rated

  1. Awww, pretty smile. Good luck and God bless. It will get better, it just might take a while!

    I hope there’s nothing major with the car.

    i got the hot pink ligatures on my bottom. makes me feel all young and sassy!! (but i think using the word sassy makes me sound not so young and sassy.)

  2. when is that book coming out? you make may day I can always hop over to your blog for a good laugh!

    thanks. you’re such an ego booster!!

  3. I’m sorry for you, but I agree, it made me laugh too. How long do you have to endure? It was 16 months of torture in middle school with trying to play the cornet with braces!

    three years. hopefully, it will be shorter but they said to plan on three years

  4. Lullibell says to avoid chewy bread—like bagels and starburst candy—those are the two things that ripped her pallet expander out!

    She also says to embrace the talking funny thing—remember her favorite word to say when she had her pallet expander was “chartreuse”!

    no need to worry about the chewy anything – my molars don’t touch. mushy is going to be my style!

  5. Nice tin grin! Are you wearing a sweater?

    funny thing is i could be wearing a sweater. at least this morning, it’s very pleasant, a bit chilly even…

  6. Noodles…lots of noodles, any shape or size. : (

    This too shall pass, but in the meantime at least the kids are having a good time with it.

    we had spaghetti for dinner. or, rather, michael and the kids do. the skinny spaghetti noodles wouldn’t cooperate. but for lunch today i had a lovely soup with tofu. no problems!

  7. Can’t wait to see upp i mean hear u soon. … hang in there.. the pain will get better!

    i love to provide all the entertainment i can!! 😀

  8. Hi Monica. Your mom stopped by yesterday and gave me the web site address of your blog. I opened it this morning to look into a gaping hole that is your mouth. I’m glad to know some things never change. I really do miss you and your ……mouth!

    Seriously, I am glad to know you and the family are doing well, and I will attempt to follow your blog, it really is quite entertaining!

    Talk to you later!


    bob! wow, big surprise!! yes, i’m all for the status quo!! how’s things with you? probably better asked in an email, i’ll get right on that!!

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