It was a week of hot days and sweaty nights: I collected my new retainer from the orthodontistI collected those lamp shades from IKEAI met my Swim Ladies for a coffee and cake 80th birthday celebration 🙂 (I am the youngest in our group by about 15 years)The Boy finished school for the SummerThe Boy … Continue reading Me on Monday
One way or another, it was an emotional week: I visited the orthodontist after breaking my retainer for the second time. :(The Boy and I had what was hopefully the final appointment about his toe. :)The Brainy One and I met up with my SiL for lunch.I bought more bedding plants for our front garden.I … Continue reading Me on Monday
Week 41: I collected my new retainer from the orthodontist. Autumn has arrived in our favourite local park. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together. We celebrated the twins' birthday over Zoom. Week 42: I popped into the salon to get my eyebrows done. 🙂 Not shown are the haircuts three … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 41 and 42
Week 39: The week began with a visit to the orthodontist. I dropped off a lot of donations at Oxfam. Autumn had arrived, but I remained sockless. The PM addressed the Nation for a second time and he left me frustrated and annoyed. Week 40: I met up with my friends for a socially-distanced chat … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 39 and 40
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 21: Snapping my retainer has proved to be costly. 😦 Day 22: Covid-19 restrictions are likely to be in … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020, Days 21-25
Here's a confession ... I mostly read the Cup of Jo blog for the readers' comments. And in reply to this recent post, What Do You Like About Yourself?, the comments were amazing, funny, poignant and thought provoking, all rolled into one. Here are a few of the things I like about myself: I'm resilient. … Continue reading What Do You Like About Yourself?
I'll be honest here ... I lost some of my enthusiasm for this project after I began this year's 100 Day Project. That said, I've written 10 letters over the last three months. Less than the first quarter, but still a reasonable total. All were delivered by the Royal Mail. I wrote three letters to … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 2nd Quarter Review
A host of golden daffodils Listening: to radio plays of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They're surprisingly addictive. Reading: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein. Planning: a few trips away. We would ordinarily have one or two family trips booked by now, but we've held off because the the Brexit debacle. There's also … Continue reading Right Now …
I can't stop smiling. I can't stop showing off my newly straightened teeth. I wish I'd had orthodontic work sooner.
When I began wearing braces in March 2017, the end goal was always to have them removed before the end of May this year.That goal was achieved last Monday, a mere 14 months and one day after they were fitted. During those 14 months, the same two questions were asked of me: Were they worth … Continue reading The (Nowhere Near) Million Dollar Smile