This morning, I had a bunch of cavities filled. The worst part not being that I had cavities filled, but that I have to go back in a couple weeks for more.
To be honest, it wasn’t that bad. It was an hour of slight discomfort, made curious by my first-ever experience with laughing gas.
There was one point, as I peered over the gas mask resting on my nose, that I noticed the muscles in the dentist’s forearms were bulging as he was drilling on one tooth for a particularly long time, and I thought, “Hmmm…this is probably going to hurt later on!” It turns out I was right. It has been a little sore.
In fact, the numbness was starting to wear off and the ache already starting to set in when I returned home.
As Charles was telling me about how great the kids were while I was gone, and how Jack had entertained Claire with rides around the house on his new favorite toy (the battery-charged four-wheeler Memaw had brought with her when she last visited), I opened my email on my phone.
And then, quickly interrupted Charles with an exclamation of delight as I realized one of the emails was from an editor at BlogHer – and that they were going to feature one of my posts on BlogHer Moms!
Dental work is a lot easier to swallow when it’s followed with good news, and I’ll remember yesterday as the first time I had a post published on BlogHer rather than the first time I had a bunch of cavities filled.
Slowly, but surely – things are starting to move on this blog.
The post that was featured was a post I wrote a few months back when I accidentally bought some mom jeans, and then wore them out in public (only kinda/sorta realizing they were “mom jeans” when I got dressed in the morning). If you’d like to read it, you can find it here.
And one little piece of advice: when it comes to fillings, don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today (cavities can spread, guys…and it’s not pretty).