No, I didn't get any new jewelry (well, I did actually order two pairs of earrings that were in my shopping cart and happened to show up in yesterday's Anthro sale), but that is not the bling in which I'm referring. Yesterday I got braces. Brace Face, Metal Mouth, Tinsel Teeth. That is ME. I've always been accused of being younger than I am, which is a good thing now that I am reaching my mid-30's, but now I feel like I look 14...that is until I squint or smile and you see my crow's feet. I really thought I had escaped these in my adolescence, but much to my surprise, I was wrong.
No, I'm not in any pain, they are just annoying and giving my jaw/gums an annoying light-dull ache. I want to rip them off, much like you want to rip off constricting pantyhose or tights at the end of a long day. I want to eat an apple and popcorn and rolled tacos (yes, I would even eat it all at one sitting if I could), but I had an issue eating sushi last night, so I think those items are out. I'll have these darn things on for about 2 years, but the Doc said if I'm a good little patient, it could take less time (fingers crossed). 729 days to go......... but who's counting?
Everything feels different: kissing my husband, putting on lipstick/gloss, brushing and flossing my teeth, eating (obviously) and smiling (and getting my top lip caught on the hook so I look like snaggle tooth). I know, teenagers across America have gotten used to these things, so I know I will too.... I just hope it's soon.
Shirt: Anthropologie Soft Spectra Top (now on sale)
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind Dojos
Bracelet: Anthropologie Mountain Avens Cuff
Earrings: Anthropologie - gifted Christmas 2009