Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Alright, I tried to be clever after a run and it didn't work. Regardless, my braces anniversary is tomorrow! I think I'll celebrate by eating soup. And more soup. Ooooh... and oatmeal!

A year ago tomorrow morning, I was waking up and late... which ended in only getting half my braces on. While my jaw and teeth were not functional at the time, I never really had a problem with a tight jaw (unless I chewed gum for too long or chewed a big piece of steak), I never got migraines from my jaw, and while it clicked and popped a lot, it didn't really bother me, per se. I decided to get braces because my bottom teeth were so crooked that it affected my clarinet playing (plus, I hated the look of my crooked teeth).

What a year. And what a year ahead of me... Maybe at this time next year we'll be looking at de-bracing dates! Whoa.

Oh... and I decided to do the half-marathon, but I think I'll postpone my surgery into the first full week of July. I'll run, I'll work a bit at Starbucks, I'll chair shop, I'll blend and make soup (blegh) and be nice and prepared. I'm sure that I COULD do it and have surgery two days later, but I want to make sure my body only has to worry about my bones, not the rest of my body, too.


changes911 said...

sounds like a good plan there! July is right around the corner! You work at starbucks? I freakin love starbucks!

Michelle said...

OMG, a whole year. Where does the time go? I can't believe I haven't chatted with you all since July. Shame on me! I miss you guys. It's good to hear that everything is going well.

funkyrhodes said...

Wow, you have more patience than I...I'm anxious to get this over with! Good luck with the marathon...

Katherine (Kate) said...

Happy Anniversary Steph!!!
Oatmeal too? Oooow careful not to get too crazy :)