Coffee Talk

Good morning! I’m back with my weekly Coffee Talk post and general life update. I almost didn’t post today because honestly, I have nothing much to say except to complain about my mouth, but here I am, typing away! (For anyone not following along, I had my last two wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday, and it’s not going very well.)

Having a blog is a funny thing. If you keep it happy-go-lucky all the time, you have people saying you don’t keep it real. And if you mention the not-so great things going on in your life, then you’re told you complain all the time. I’ve been told both, go figure.

So if you’re in the anti-complaining camp, you can just click away right now. Oh, hey! LOFT has a 50% off sale going on today! It ends tonight. Happy shopping!

Loft 50% off Friends & Family Sale

Oh, you’re still here? Perhaps you already shopped the LOFT sale, or you don’t mind a little complaining every once in a while. Well, you’ve been warned.

I’m just going to say it right now, getting your wisdom teeth out at 45 stinks. I’ve had so many people tell me they did it in college and went out to eat the next day. WHAAAT? I can’t even chew on the left side of my mouth yet. They say it’s worse when you’re older. I can attest to that!

The bottom tooth came out easily, but evidently my top tooth had really long, curved roots and it was hanging on for dear life. He was hammering at one point to get it out. I mean, hammering. I will remember that sound for the rest of my life. (This is why people get put out for this, I guess?) I had no desire to be put under so I did it with novocaine and a little Ativan to calm my nerves.

Then, when he was done, the nurse informed me that the cap on the tooth next to the lower wisdom tooth had popped off so she was going to glue it back in. I don’t think she got it on quite right because my bite is off, which happens every. single. time. I get a cap or a cavity filled. No one can never seem to get my bite right, and that can be quite painful in and of itself. I always have to go back in and have it adjusted.

All that to say, I think that’s contributing to the pain I’m still having, and I know I need to get that fixed, but I didn’t really want anyone in there messing around near the extraction site so I’ve been waiting for it to heal a bit.

I still think I have dry socket, but I called and they didn’t want to see me until my routine followup appointment on Tuesday, so I’m just popping Advil and trying to rest and eat things that are soft and bland. I tried eating pizza last night, and that was a BIG mistake. Evidently spicy sauce and open wounds do not play well together. #nowyouknow

And finally, while I’m registering all of my complaints, the corner of my mouth got all cut up (even though I applied Vaseline, hoping to avoid that) so that’s been extremely sore too. That spot is finally healing and feeling a little better this morning.

Suffice it to say, this whole event hasn’t gone as well as I’d hoped, and I am more than ready for it to all be over. To top it all off, we’ve been having the most glorious weather this week — the kind of weather runners wait for all year, and I can’t even enjoy a good run. #bahhumbug

Okay, I’m done complaining now. Really, I am. I know in the grand scheme of things, this is nothing. Just like the whole vertigo episode in the summer, this too shall pass. It is amazing, though, how being in constant pain can wear on your nerves. It makes me so much more sympathetic for people suffering from conditions that cause chronic pain.


I managed to get myself gussied up to shoot an outfit yesterday. I’ve had some requests for different looks with grey jeans, so I’m looking forward to sharing more of that this week. (You can get outfit details HERE.)

I also shot a couple looks with a local photographer last Monday before my surgery, and those pictures are ready to go. I’m planning to meet with her again later this week and shoot a few more. My husband does a good job, but he’s been busy lately with his day job, and it’s fun to work with someone else every once in a while.

Let’s see, what else? Oh, I finally finished the book I started over a month ago, The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. I had a hard time following the characters in this one, for some reason, but it was a good read. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how it was going to come together at the end, and it was definitely a bit of a surprise ending. I usually can predict, and I’m sometimes wrong, but in this case, I had no clue. It was definitely entertaining to the end.

Now I’m getting ready to start Marybeth Whalen’s newest book, When We Were Worthy.

When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Whalen

It sounds like a bit of a tear jerker, which I’m not a huge fan of, but I like her writing and I’m excited to read it because it’s getting good reviews. They’re actually comparing her to Liane Moriarty. I guess she tells the story from a few different perspectives, which is what LM always does. I guess that’s a trendy way to write fiction these days? It seems like most books I’ve read recently do that.

I sort of like it and sort of don’t. I feel like it makes the books harder to get into at first because you’re trying to figure out the different voices and stories. But then after the first few chapters, it definitely keeps me engaged because no matter whose perspective I’m reading at the moment, I start out anxious to get back to the other story, but then I get drawn in to the one I’m reading, and it’s a vicious cycle.

ANYWAY! I’m excited to dive into my next book. Sundays are a great day for reading because it’s the only day that I don’t work much on the blog or do any housework or cooking, and I can enjoy being lazy and self-indulgent. Ha!

Speaking of tear jerkers, where are my This Is Us fans??? I started and got caught up on Season 2 this week, and it does not disappoint. I know they’re TRYING to make it a sob-fest, and every time I tell myself I will not get drawn in, but I’m always wiping away tears at the end and lying to my kids about it. No, Mommy’s not crying. I just got something in my eye…

Okay, well, that’s enough from me. How are YOU doing???

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109 thoughts on “Coffee Talk

  1. i do hope your mouth issues resolve and that you will be back to feeling like yourself again soon! I have tooth extraction fears because it never seems to go well for me. And you’re right that it’s a good reminder and makes me more sympathetic to the pain of others. Thanks for the heads up on When We Were Worthy, it looks like a good book and I put it on my list of books to read. It does seem that the multiple character points of view is the current trend, and I find it a bit confusing at first too but then enjoy the different perspectives of the characters. Have a restful, healing Sunday! 

  2. I had my wisdom teeth out at 32 and it was HORRIBLE. If misery loves company, I’m right there with you. I forced my son to have it done at 16 because of my experience, even though the dentist said it was optional. It will get better! Hang in there.

  3. I’m sorry you’re still not feeling great.  But hopefully it is getting better – just not fast.  :-/  

    And I don’t think you complain too much.  I mean it’s life right?!?  We have ups and downs. So I’m glad you’re keeping it real.  :-). 

    Enjoy your day!  

    Still sending prayers your way…

  4. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed over the summer.  She was pretty miserable for a few days.  Hope you start to feel better soon

  5. What lip color are you wearing in that picture with the cranberry (?) cowl neck? It is very pretty! 🙂 Still praying you keep feeling better! You don’t complain too much… it’s just life! And I watched most of season 1 of This Is Us but kind of gave up b/c it made me cry every episode!

  6. Bless your heart!  It sounds like you have definitely had one heck of a week that you do not want to repeat, and fortunately, you won’t have too.  I appreciate you being ‘real’ with us.  Isn’t that what friends do with one another, and you still love each other.  I know you are anxious for your follow-up on Tuesday, and to start feeling like your normal self.
    I went out deer hunting with Larry last night.  We were in a big wood box stand on the ground, sitting in very comfy chairs.  It was not cold and I had on thermal underwear under my camo.  Unfortunately, we did not see one thing.  Well, I had a hummingbird come very close to one ear twice.  I guess it is still trying to migrate to warmer climates.
    I hope you feel a little better today!  
    Take care and God bless!

      1. Being in the woods, observing nature is very relaxing.  The chemo induced neuropathy in Larry’s feet is his biggest issue.  He cannot feel his heels at all, so he has very poor balance. The neuropathy in his hands is still present, but improved.  Hopefully, his white blood cell count will be higher when we have labs done on Wednesday.  Thanks for asking!

  7. Hi JoLynne,
    So sorry to hear that you feel miserable! I had 4 wisdom teeth taken out in college, but it was excruciating for what felt like weeks. I could have sworn that I had dry socket, but they assured me I didn’t. You are right, pain for days on end can make us grumpy and want to use plenty of “colorful metaphors”. And, it does give us compassion for people who suffer chronic pain. It just stinks! I hope it will heal quickly. Take care!

  8. I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was 18 and it was awful. I am 40 (still hanging on to it since bday is in 3 days) and can still feel the pain and nausea. I have recently downloaded When We Were Worthy but haven’t started yet. I hope it’s as good as her others books. 

    Hope you feel better soon! Looking forward to the new photos and outfit ideas!!

    1. I think you’ll like When We Were Worthy. I’m getting ready to download another one of her books – which one(s) are your favorite? I only read her first one and this one.

  9. I’m sorry about your sore mouth. If it makes you feel any better this post made me cringe and lol at your perspective and candor. Thanks for keeping it real! Who wants all roses and sunshine?! Hope you feel better soon! As you were talking about your soon to be college son last week, mine came home for fall break this weekend.  It makes a mom’s heart happy to have everyone home in their own beds. He loves (Loves, loves) college but I think he’s happy to be home and see his brother and a few friends that stayed in the area. In other quick news, I got a very part time job at a clothes boutique that opened in our local mall for the holidays. Don’t think I would’ve had the confidence or interest if I hadn’t found yours and Cyndi’s blogs and Facebook group a few years ago – so thank you! I am by far the oldest worker (including the owner)???? but I think she wants to 1. Have a reliable adult on staff and 2. Attract people closer to my age into the store. Either way the three shifts I’ve worked have been fun! We’ll see how it goes! Have a great Sunday!

    1. That sounds really cool about your new job! If I wasn’t blogging, I would definitely work parttime in a clothing boutique somewhere. I always enjoyed retail when I worked it back in the day. Glad your son is home and having some good family time.

  10. Jolynne! I am so sorry you are going through all of this! I am completely sympathetic and hoping it gets better soon! I went to LOFT yesterday and tried on their Legging jeans! Score! Fit like a glove. I also tried on their Performance Legging Jean, but I did not care for those. I felt like I was wearing tights that just looked like jeans. I may go back today and see what else I can find! Maybe some grey jeans!  Fee better! 

  11. Yes, I still have all four! They never gave me any problems so I’ve just never been able to make myself do it. I know that won’t last forever, though, and I’m the type that will wait until I absolutely have to, lol. I really hope your pain eases up soon!

    I started This Is Us toward the end of last season, and it took me all of a week of binge watching to catch up. I typically don’t like sobfests, but this show is just so well written, I can’t help myself! The characters are just so real, it’s easy to get drawn in and feel all the emotions. I do wish it wasn’t quite so heavy all the time though. Not that that deters me any!

  12. I feel your pain!  Going through mouth issues myself.  I alternate Motrin not Advil, and Tylenol.  Get better soon!

    1. Interesting, why is Motrin better? I think the Advil is starting to not be as effective as it was originally. Doesn’t seem to be taking the pain completely away, but I think overall I’m getting better so hoping I don’t need it for much longer.

      1. Had to respond….Advil and Motrin are both brand names for Ibuprofen, so they are all 3 the same meds, which are NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs). Also, it’s “easier” to have wisdom teeth extracted when a teenager because the teeth are not yet fully formed; the roots are still forming, while the crown are present. Your dental info for the day! 

        1. Thanks, Laura, that’s what I thought about the meds. I guess some people like one over the other even tho the active ingredient is the same? I figured they were all interchangeable. We usually buy store brand Ibuprofen but I always call it Advil. LOL. And that makes sense about the roots of the teeth. Mine were really long, evidently. Fun! Definitely doing to get my son to take care of his soon.

  13. I am so sorry it was so miserable!!  I hope u feel better soon!!  Make sure your son gets knocked out, being awake for stuff like that can make it worse????. And hello, u don’t complain all the time at all?!?????. Sending hugs and get well wishes!

    1. They are definitely going to knock him out – his are impacted. I do hope he has an easier time of it. I’d hate to see him go through this, and he is so skinny, if he can’t eat for a week, he will waste away to nothing. Thanks for your well wishes. 🙂

  14. Ugh! I’m so sorry about your mouth issues. It’s so true about the timing with these teeth. I had all 4 of mine pulled in college. Impacted and I was put out. Had some swelling but nothing more than that. My husband had all 4 out right after we married. Early twenties and he had quite a bit of pain but no complications. My boys had there’s pulled in HS with no complications. I guess these teeth do nasty things as they get older. I’m so hoping you are feeling better soon! I think we take for granted living pain free most of the time that it’s horrible when stuff like this stops us in our tracks. Prayers! 

  15. You poor thing! That sounds absolutely awful. The doctor/dentist should have seen you again right away and not pushed you off until Tuesday. That’s not good patient care grrrrr…

    If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been battling breast cancer for two years and was up all night sick as a dog from chemo. I do find myself occasionally rolling my eyes when people complain about petty things but your story is not at all frivoulous! I empathize with you. Pain and discomfort are tough to deal with. I hope you feel better soon! Keep us updated for sure. 

    And I love the sneak peak of that outfit!

    1. Yeah, I do think they should have seen me. I haven’t been terribly impressed with their patient care, to be honest. Oh, well. I am alright, and tomorrow I’ll find out what’s going on.

      And omyword, Annie, I do NOT feel better knowing you’re suffering with cancer. That is my worst fear. I have seen so many friends/family members suffer with it to varying degrees. I hope you are feeling better today. xoxo

  16. I am so, so sorry about how the mouth thing is going. I was really hoping you’d have an easy time of it. It does seem like there are two experiences among people. Either it goes great and the pain meds make you happy and you are eating in two days, no big deal. Or…..disaster. I had disaster, so I can sympathize. Mine were all four out in my late twenties. I do think age makes these things harder to weather. But even with my disaster experience, after all sorts of misery, I did wake up one day and it was like a magic wand had been waved and I was SO much better, so hopefully that’ll happen for you and quickly! After all that hammering, I’m sure you’re bruised. On a brighter note, I ordered my husband a couple pair of those Bonobos pants–hope they’ll fit on the first try because I know he’s going to love wearing them. Love that burgundy sweater in the new picture, and look forward to the gray jeans ideas because I love mine, but do get stuck on what to pair with them. Love fall fashion!

  17. I like that you keep it real with us! So sorry your wisdom teeth removal continues to give you pain; that’s no fun at all. Isn’t This Is Us just the best? My husband & son enjoy it with me & we look forward to it every week! We’ve also been watching a new show on ABC–The Good Doctor. It is excellent! The main character, Dr.Shawn Murphy, has Autism.  We all love it! Feel better soon.

  18. I like that you’re keeping it real. Life is not always sweet nor kind to us. And, here you are blogging. You’re a trooper! 
    I had my wisdom teeth out in my early forties. Because one needed to come out, my surgeon suggested we remove both. Well, the other was still up in my jaw and tore a hole in the side of my nasal cavity that had to be repaired. It was painful and my jaw wouldn’t open so I couldn’t eat anything. Even a teaspoon would not fit between my teeth. I ended up stacking tongue depressors throughout the day to gently pry my mouth open. Not fun!
    Hope you feel better Jo-Lynne.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I definitely agree the recovery is harder when you get older. I recently had a dental procedure (sinus lift and bone graft) to prepare for an implant (I’m 51). Three months later I’m still recovering from a severe infection and I probably can’t even have the implant because the infection destroyed the bone graft.  Lots of pain and complications, all for nothing at this point. I wish you well in your recovery process.

    1. Oh my goodness. That is horrible! See, and I’m complaining about a stupid routine wisdom teeth procedure. #iamajerk I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope you can get it all sorted out.

  20. I’m so impressed that you did this blog. Take it easy today. I love This is Us. I’m on current episode. Hope you wake up tomorrow feeling much better.

  21. Whiner! Just kidding. I think your “voice” on your social media is perfect. You can’t please everyone! You really put yourself out there and it is appreciated. Hope and pray you heal up the rest of the way quickly, that you get your cap fixed properly and that you can enjoy a run very soon in the pretty weather! And you added a book and tv show review and a weather report, and a shopping sale! Wow!! Now rest. 🙂

  22. You poor thing, don’t teeth just suck??? I hate them…I know we need them but I hate them anyway…remember everyday your healing and moving towards a day when you’ll feel good again…I hear ya on the bite…I had work done several months ago and my bite varies day to day???? how can that be? How does ones bite vary day to day even hour to hour…strange…but I won’t bore you with the hell that is my teeth!!  Feel better girl…god love ya for your strength to keep blogging through all your teeth challenges????????

    1. I am right there with ya. There are no words to express how much I detest teeth, dental work, all of it. I’ve had more fillings than I can count on my fingers and toes, several root canals, caps, wisdom teeth extractions… everything, and nothing ever goes the way it should. I brush every day, floss most days, and I don’t drink soda. I will never understand why my teeth are so rotten.

  23. Oh geez, I hope your teeth get sorted out quickly! You sound miserable 🙁 I’m so glad you mention what you are reading, I love to read while in sitting in car line, dance class and wherever I find myself sitting. I hope you start feeling better really soon.

  24. You have had a week!  I had two of my wisdom teeth removed in my younger years and it took me a few days to bounce back.  Hang in there!


  25. I cannot believe you have continued to keep up with blog posts all week when you were in so much pain. Girl, you are dedicated! The mouth pain sounds horrible, but not being able to run…also torture…. I hate missing my morning run…
    I can’t wait for the outfit posts coming up next week!
    I so hope these next few days bring better health. I’ll be praying.

  26. Oh my goodness dear! I’ll be praying for you that each day will improve with your pain and healing. I always think that anytime we are ‘ill’ or ‘something is not right’ from the neck up is so awful- simply because all of our senses reside from the neck up. Ya know? No matter what it is, when something is ‘off’ in that region, it’s just awful! I do like to hear what you’ve been reading because it gives me ideas for my ‘to read’ list! Have a restful day!

  27. sorry about the tooth nightmare. My husband had to get a few pulled a couple years ago and he was complaining a lot and I thought he was just being a baby, now I feel bad ha ha. Stop tempting me with these LOFT sales girl! I really think their Fall line is the BOMB and I have been shopping there WAY too much!

  28. You are entitled to complain all you want for as long as you want about teeth. Makes me realize my teeth-aversion issues are shared. I had four bicuspids pulled out in my early teen years and my asthma doctor refused to let me be fully sedated. I remember every single crunch and pull and yank and vowed never again to go through that. So as an adult, I shut up about the asthma and pay the exorbitant amount to be put out and its worth every penny.

    1. LOL! Lesson learned, right? I had those bicuspids out in high school too, but I don’t remember much of it. I am more afraid of anesthesia than I am of the sounds of them working in my mouth. It’s that novocaine needle that terrifies me. I have to get thru that part, and then I don’t much care what they do to me. But when he was hammering, I was thinking it’s a good thing that sort of stuff doesn’t really get to me. Of course, I also had Ativan in me. ha!

  29. So sorry you are having a rough time of it. I say pamper yourself!!! Try pain meds, warm chocolate pudding and ice cream. Feel better soon!

  30. Sorry you’re under the weather ! I had all four taken out in my thirties and all impacted plus I had small children and it was AWFUL!   I was swollen and then the sides of my face turned that awful  yellow bruised look.  Not attractive!  I recall my husband talked me into going to a business function and I couldn’t eat hardly at all.  Why didn’t I have them out in my 20s!  Lol
    Hoping you heal quickly 

  31. My 24 yr old had just one removed on Thursday.

    So “we’re” suffering right along with you.


    I remember having mine removed in college.  Did it the cowardly way.    Found them a few days later rattling around in the dryer.   They had tucked them into my pockets!!!

  32. Completely appreciate your complaining…I had the worst experience BOTH times getting my wisdom teeth out. Two out at 20 and then the last two out at 30. I waited 10 years because the first time was so awful! I’m so sorry you’re still feeling pain and I hope you are back to yourself very soon. The upside is you NEVER have to go through this again! Yay!
    And me too with This is Us…totally cry every episode lol. Have a great week!

  33. Not to rub it in but ……. had my wisdom teeth out one day and went to work the next!  The uppers were slanted outwards and my dentist suggested removing them as they were difficult to brush effectively.  The roots were practically on the gum line so easy to remove.  So, now realize how lucky I was.  Praying for you to feel better soon.

  34. Sorry that you’re still struggling after having your wisdom teeth removed.  Your experience brought back memories!  Three of my four wisdom teeth were impacted so I had oral surgery at age 29 to remove them.  My dentist told me that I should have them removed before I was 30, because the experience gets worse the older one gets.????  I’m now 58 and have learned that this is true for many things.????

    Take care & hope you’re feeling better soon!!

    1. Yes, I wish someone had told me that! I had dentists that kept filling them and telling me to keep them as long as they were healthy. Oh, well. Live and learn! My son’s dentist wants him to have his out, and I think we’re going to do it within the next year. He’s not looking forward to it after seeing how miserable I’ve been, but I keep telling him his will go much easier. #hoping

  35. “Oh, you’re still here?” ???? I literally laughed out loud!!  I’m sorry you’ve had such a hard time.  Try to take it easy and maybe even pamper yourself a bit ???? until you’re all healed up!  Enjoy your Sunday. 

  36. So sorry about your dental issues, but I think at some point in our lives we are all destined to experience some sort of issues. I had my front teeth (crocked front teeth replaced with crowns when I could finally afford it) and boy what an ordeal it was. My temp crowns made me look like Bucky Beaver and I had to where them longer than I wanted to because they couldn’t get permanent ones right. ????!
    Anyway, I am a BIG “”This is Us” fan and got my husband watching it as well ????
    Do you know if Cyndi is okay? I haven’t seen her post since Thursday and I know she usually does a Sunday Spiritual post? She’s certainly allowed a break from us, just hope all is well or maybe I just didn’t get the emails? 

  37. Complain on Girlfriend! I’m a wreck when I go for a cleaning. Hope you feel better soon. Such things do make us appreciate our health. Pain is exhausting. 

  38. Sorry about all the tooth problems.  Hope you feel better soon!  I had all four removed many years ago when I was 19. I ended up with dry socket which was extremely painful.  I still remember just lying in my bed in so much pain.  It was a very intense, throbbing pain.  Two of my children had theirs out when they were teenagers. Luckily, they didn’t have dry socket and were only mildly sore a couple days.  A couple weeks after my son had his out we noticed his cheek starting to swell up in one spot. I took him back in to get it checked out, and apparently a tiny food particle got lodged in the hole and was stuck in there when it healed back over and had become infected.  They were able to take care of it easily but it was still weird.  

    1. Yikes, that sounds scary. I have tried really hard to do everything – rinsing with salt water and all that. I don’t even chew over there yet so hopefully I won’t have any of those issues. I am still swollen, but it’s slowwwwwly going down day by day. I’m sure I’m on the mend, it’s just slow going.

  39. Yikes!  That stinks about your extraction.  How you get over that hump quickly.  You are such a great writer, I just love your Coffee Talks, a little bit of this & a little bit of that. Keeping it real, as you say.  And that makes your blog so relatable.  I love both the color & style of the cranberry top you’re wearing.  Hubby & I are on vaca in Maine!  The trip wasn’t without excitement at the get go.  I was driving I-84 just before the PA/NY border, when a huge buck jumped over the guide rail & hit the front corner of our SUV, making me swerve. My husband saw it go rolling off the road.  By the time we could safely pull off the interestate, I was pretty shaky.  No major damage, but our front bumper is broke, we’re missing a running light, part of the side grill is loose and he hit both doors!  We were shocked!  The front passenger door is so dented in, the paint came off.  Once we got to our destination in Maine, we had to purchase duct tape and tape the side bumper in place!  Life is such an adventure!   We said a prayer of thanks that no one was hurt, other than the poor deer….

    1. Yikes!!!! I have hit a deer twice. Once it almost totalled my car (small sedan – I was in college in Massachusetts) and the police had to shoot him. It was such an awful sound. Then a few years ago in my minivan, but that time the deer got away and my car wasn’t damaged. There are tons of deer around here, and they cross the road in front of us a lot. Glad your car is still drivable and that you are all safe!

  40. Not much to add but {hugs}. That wisdom teeth stuff sounds horrible. I had mine out as a teen and honestly can’t remember all that much about it. Must not have been too bad, I guess? I hope you’re feeling much better soon! At least the weather is nice and fallish after a long, hot summer. That always makes me happier! 🙂

    1. You are one of the lucky ones! 🙂 Yes the weather has been so pretty this week, but I feel like I’ve missed it. I’ve been inside most of the time. Oh, well! There is more pretty weather to come at the end of this week, by the looks of it.

  41. Oh, I hope you feel better soon! I’m 2 episodes behind on This Is Us, I feel like I have to mentally prepare to watch each episode, too much feels! Take good care, I hope this week is a great one for you!

  42. Hey JoLynne, It’s been B E A Utiful in Berks county too. I’m done with it though. I am so wanting the colder fall weather and I swear summer just wants to linger till December. I was wearing shorts today and a short sleeve off the shoulder top, I’m like ok its cute but I’m confused, is it Fall or Summer?! Anyways, I actually have to get a tooth pulled and it should’ve been done a long time ago. I’m gonna be put out cause I remember that sound and pain all too well when I was 18. I feel for you. Just be careful with the dry socket thing, my son had some issues with his wisdom teeth sockets and he was sore for a good 2 weeks. Take this time to take it easy, even though you want to stay busy I’m sure! But you’ll be better in no time. Love the outfit.

    1. Yeah, this summer into December weather is odd for sure. I kind of like it tho. #donthateme

      Thanks for the encouragement. I have really been taking it slow – maybe babying myself too much. I need to get out and about today. I’m going a little stir crazy. 🙂

  43. I’ve always thought you were the hardest working blogger I know and you continue to show us that every day! I’m so sorry you are still in pain. I had my wisdom teeth removed in college and I’m so glad I did. Not sure if I could handle that now! My husband and I started watching This Is Us and we both end up in tears at the end EVERY TIME! We try to hide it from each other but our red eyes betray us. I love reading your blog and I hope you feel better soon! Thanks so much for sharing your real life with us!

    Cathy V.

    1. Thanks, Cathy, the blog is a great distraction when I’m not feeling well. 🙂 I’m not sure I’m a hard worker, more likely just obsessive. Haha! I have to drag myself away sometimes and make myself do something else. 😉

  44. Bless your heart! Its good to share, might even help you to do so. Your online friends care about you, want to know and pray for you. Your sweet heart easily shines through in your writing. Take good care and you’ll be better soon.
    Yes, How do people live with chronic pain? I get irritable from a headache. A short walk in someone else’s shoes…empathy.

  45. Sorry to hear about your teeth:( Tooth pain can really send a person thru the roof! I remember the dentist had my bite off when I was a teenager and I still remember how painful it was!! Amazing how something that seems harmless can give a person so much pain and discomfort. Hoping you get some relief soon! And never worry about complaining–you are human!

  46. I’m so sorry this whole tooth thing has been so rough for you. I hope it resolves soon! I only have one wisdom tooth, and I haven’t had any removed. I was only born with one! I guess I should count myself lucky with that, but my dentist has been bugging me for a couple of years to get it out, and stories like yours is why I haven’t been able to bring myself to do it! The tooth doesn’t bother me, but it’s halfway grown in, so it makes it easy for food to get stuck in there. I clean it really good, but the dentist said it will only be a matter of time before I end up getting it out in an emergency situation. UGH.
    Anyway, thanks for keeping it real. I look forward to your emails every day. Hope you’re back to yourself soon! God bless.

  47. You poor thing, I feel your pain! I had my wisdom teeth out at 33 and I was shaking uncontrollably from fear before the procedure, but luckily my experience wasn’t too terrible. However, I am currently dealing with awful pain from a pulled quad muscle and like you, it makes me feel terrible for people who live with pain on a daily basis. Sending healing vibes your way!

    P.S. Just read your five favorite lipsticks post and you have convinced me to finally buy Mac lipliner in Spice, so thank you!

  48. I’m a bit late to the party but hope you’re doing better. I had a few traumatic experiences with the dentist as a child and I have absolutely despised going ever since. In fact I didn’t for the longest time; I was in high school and the only reason then was because I had a terrible cavity that needed a root canal and I was in so much pain I didn’t care. Whine all you want about it as it’s life; you’re one of the few bloggers I appreciate for the fact you keep it real and are down to earth. As far as This Is Us I’ve watched it from day one and absolutely love it. You definitely need your kleenex though.

    1. Thank you! I’m feeling better but only b/c I saw the doc and I DO have dry socket, so he put the medicated packing in and now it is feeling much better. I still need to see my dentist about my bite tho. I woke up in the night with that pain, so I had to get up and take meds. But thanks for your encouragement. 🙂

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