Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 14 Of Braces

Two weeks of braces coincides with my two year anniversary with David.

I love you, Davey. You are my best friend and mean so much to me. ♥

PS: Don't get jealous, Laur, you're my other number one. ;)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 10 Of Braces

No pain in my mouth today. All is relatively calm.

Last night, David and I exchanged gifts for our anniversary. I got him Iron Gym but apparently, it didn't want to cooperate with David's door frames. My dad came over to look at the door this morning and is coming back here next weekend to install a block of wood so that the Iron Gym can sit properly.

I also gave him a bottle of Glenlivet Scotch Whisky. Yummmm!

David gave me a really, really beautiful necklace.

David had to help me with this one:

And there you have it! We're going out for groceries now. Bye!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm really excited for this weekend.

David and I are going to be celebrating our two year anniversary. January 28th is a Wednesday, so we're moving our festivities to the prior weekend because the next weekend is UFC 94 (which should be AWESOME).

Today I spent the afternoon with true blue bud, Lauren. We had lunch and did some serious shopping. I bought two sweaters and am going to return one because I had a case of "looked good in the store but not good at home." Don't you hate that?

I am looking forward to Shabbat dinner and then a quiet evening tomorrow night. :)

I've been really stressed out with this strike and the worry of when we'll get back to school. I've also been doubly stressed out about grad school. I feel sick to my stomach just thinking about it. I should have been doing it months ago, but I just felt too nervous about it I kept putting it off to let Future Rachel worry about it. Now, Future Rachel is definitely worried.

Hopefully I can get it taken care of tomorrow. I have quite a few errands to run tomorrow so I'll be happy to get them all out of the way.

I can't wait to see David. ♥

Update on the Braces:

Food got stuck in them for the first time today. Definitely not used to that. Thankfully, I had floss on me and solved the problem swiftly.


I really want sushi.

I do not know how to eat sushi with braces.

What could go wrong?

Well, for starters, there's the seaweed, the tempura, and the sticky rice.

These three are likely culprits to make my sushi-eating far more difficult than it need be. For, my braces are a haven in which all three could get seriously stuck.

My advice to myself: just stick with the sashimi. Salmon sashimi is so soft that I needn't worry. However, I do love me some rolls. Perhaps a roll with rice on the outside would be easier to chew. Who knows, I'll have to try it one of these days. I'll let you know what happens, then.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 6 Of Braces

There is still discomfort but not really any pain, unless I'm eating (still a bit hard to chew) or flossing.

I've been having a really hard time with flossing because my teeth are so tight together from the braces. I went to Shoppers yesterday and bought Oral-B Superfloss "ideal for braces" but the floss was too thick to fit between my teeth. Instead, I've been using Oral-B Satin floss because it's thin enough that it actually fits in the really "hard-to-squeeze-in" places.

There were a few dental flosses at the store for "tight teeth" but nothing said for braces and I was worried that they could damage the wire if I pull the floss upwards with too much strength.

Oh well, soon my teeth will be perfect and the only metal left in my mouth will be a small metal retainer behind my four front teeth. I am also really happy because I think having braces is really going to improve the care I take of my mouth - flossing, brushing, tongue- and cheek-cleaning, and mouthwashing. My mouth and teeth feel a hell of a lot healthier already.

I encourage everyone to try, for at least a couple days, to floss their teeth before going to bed!

Oh, one last thing...
A Wish From Rach: Happy anniversary, Laur + Josh!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 5 Of Braces

Still hurts to eat. Nothing else new to report.

I have a terrible sushi craving but don't feel like I'm ready yet to try it out of fear that I won't be able to properly chew yet. I'm having great difficulty with biting into something using my front teeth - they still feel incredibly weak and I'm terrified of breaking them.

Only 360 days left of wearing them. Only 360 days...

Sunday, January 18, 2009


David's cat is the cutest cat in the whole wide world. I love her so much.

She's 17.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy half-birthday to me!

I almost forgot.

Today, I'm 21 and a half.


Day 3 Of Braces

Today wasn't so easy, either. Woke up with terrible mouth, gums, and tooth pain and wanted to punch something.

Poor David, had to listen to me complain all night and day. Spent the day with him. We went for groceries, watched a movie, and I ate Jell-O. We had a fun day and it was pretty successful at distracting me from the pain. Now he's watching UFC (I am too sort of, behind him and watching over his shoulder). Figured I'd update. So yeah, hopefully the pain is much better by tomorrow.

PS: I'm brushing my teeth like I never have before, it's so weird. Four times a day, baby. Gimme a kiss.

PPS: I forgot to add that the face that David's making is a joke and he does not ACTUALLY smile like that.

♥ Rach

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 2 Of Braces

Okay, so yesterday my mouth wasn't really bothering me. Today, the braces are killing me. My mouth is very sore and it reminds me of how it felt when my wisdom teeth were pushing through in the back of my mouth and causing me pain.

Last night was my first adventure with flossing and brushing. Flossing with braces is incredibly hard - or maybe it's just me. Since my teeth are so overcrowded, the metal brackets are so close together that it's really difficult to get the floss through. I've been using one of these special contraptions to loop the floss under my braces so they don't interfere with the wires.

As far as food goes... Today, I had puddings and macaroni and cheese and that wasn't so bad.

For dinner tonight, I'm having soup with egg noodles and squash. Hopefully I can start chewing more easily soon. I've been practising my chewing.

No picture because there's no real change. Catch ya later. ♥ Rach

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I got braces today.

There's about a pound of metal in my mouth. It's only on my bottom teeth, though. My top teeth aren't the best, but they're good enough that it isn't worth thousands of dollars to fix 'em.

I'm going to update with new pictures of my braces every so often.

I opted for the neutral colour wires because I don't want to stand out -- especially cause of how crooked my teeth are.

Anyways, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I have been told I am difficult to shop for...

I have decided that the next time someone asks me what I'd like, I can just refer them here. Or if you are like me and people don't know what the heck to get you, please use this list as a guide!

Now, I'll begin:

Rachel's List of Gift Ideas

♥ a bath robe

♥ slippers

♥ a magazine subscription to Women's Health or Cosmo

♥ food and drink assortments - teas, biscuits, fruit, cheeses

♥ gift certificates to the shopping centre

♥ flowers!

♥ alcohol. I like dry white wines, chocolate/coffee/vanilla liquors, beer, drink kits, recipe books

♥ makeup or face products

♥ pretty shotglasses (I have a collection)

♥ jewellery! I like necklaces, watches, rings, earrings (though I have to get my ears re-pierced...), and hangers (I really need a place to hang my necklaces)

♥ chocolates

♥ cookbooks

♥ digital camera (I've never owned one and just never got around to getting one)

♥ nice hand soap or hand creams

♥ clothes

♥ purse/wallet - I can always use a replacement.

♥ a donation in my name to a charity

That's all, folks.

Welcome to my blogspot.

This blog will contain rants, thoughts and wishes and the stories of my life. Enjoy your time!

♥ Rach