Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vegetarian Thanksgiving and CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!

First, my mouth is still killing me. I think I'm having a reaction to the sutures and I am not liking it. Second, WOW!! Thanksgiving is this week! Where did my November go? I mean really now! Suddenly I have absolutely no time! Well, we are having a completely Vegetarian Thanksgiving this year. A first....ever. No Turkey will be harmed just because we want to celebrate how thankful we are. I am thankful for all those Turkeys that will be spared this year because people are waking up! I'd make this a Vegan Thanksgiving, but my skills are not good enough for that yet.

Speaking of Vegan, I think I have pretty much solved the issue as far as been a cheese-a-holic. We went to this little Vegan diner in Fort Worth the other day called Spiral Diner & Bakery. We'd been meaning to go and just never made it there up till now. This was right after I had my mouth done so I needed mushy(still do unfortunately). I ordered the Tofu Scramble and the Butternut Squash soup. Great combo, huh? Man, being on an almost liquid diet, this was just what the doctor(or dentist) ordered. It was fabulous! The flavor of both was very nice on my palette and really hit the spot after eating nothing but yogurt for 2 days. I also had a strawberry banana smoothie made with Almond milk. To be honest, I was afraid of that. I know people have said they prefer Almond milk over soy, but I was skeptical. No longer am I so. I was impressed COMPLETELY! Hubby had the Philly Cheez steak sandwich made with seitan and Daiya cheez. That's where my cheese solution comes in. I asked him what kind they were using after I tried it and they said that they are now using Daiya since it is now available via wholesale to retailers such as themselves. Well, there ya go! That will be my cheez of choice. It was absolutely wonderful! I mean the texture, the flavor, it was CHEESE, just not. My cheese problem solved by Daiya! YAY!!!

So, I'm thinking I might post some Thanksgiving recipes on here this week. Share all of the goodies that I plan to make come Thursday and then take plenty of pictures on Thanksgiving day. We will see as I just signed on a couple of really great clients and I need to feed my amazon habit. We all know I don't step out the door to go shopping on Black Friday. All those awesome deals people want to kill each other for are pretty much available online! HAHAHA

Well, till later, LIVE, LAUGH, and LOVE!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Ok, so after years and years of bad teeth, I have finally taken the plunge. Yesterday, I went in and had 16 teeth removed; 14 on top, 2 on bottom. I also got my temporary set of dentures. I went in last Friday(or was it Thursday?) and had the check up, they told me how much it would cost, and they did the impressions. At that point, I paid for everything up front that way I was less likely to actually NOT show up and, well, Alan wouldn't let me not go anyway. I've been looking forward to this for quite some time but, currently, I HURT!! The bleeding has ceased so that is good. I have sutures that I have to go in and have them removed next week. Then go in the next week after that for the 2 week checkup and all that.

It took so long for me to have this done as back 5 years or so ago when I went to the dentist to get them fixed(instead of removed), the guy had the nerve to ask if I was a meth head. Sitting right there with his hand in my mouth! I was completely thrown aback as I have never done a drug in my life. I walked out and hadn't been back into a dentist since that day. Probably not the smartest move, but I just couldn't bring myself to go back at that point. I was all willing to spend $26,000 back then to keep my own teeth and I found one of the true jerks out there to go to evidently.

Well, when I walked into Denture and Dental Services in Arlington, Tx last week, I was completely blown away! The people are absolutely awesome. They get you in and they never once talked down to me. And, out of every dentist I've ever been too, they are the first to say that YES, bad teeth ARE hereditary(as proven by the fact that I have generations of people in mine with the SAME problems). So, they made me feel so comfortable that I set up the procedure for yesterday and will continue to go with them for ALL of my dental needs. They are truly the absolute best!!

Ok, so, I've got a million and one things to get accomplished today still. It hurts to talk, I can't eat much of anything(soup is my friend) and I'm really sleepy, but I really like the smile. I'd forgotten what that looked and felt like and my husband had never actually seen me smile EVER. He's liking it a lot I'd say. Still haven't seen the kids but will see them in the morning when we make the 2 hour drive back home.

Well, have to sign off now, but until later, LIVE, LAUGH, and LOVE!!

This is NOT a sponsored post of any kind. Just me and my rambling and the recommendation that anyone in the Arlington, Tx area who needs dental work needs to go to Denture and Dental Services!