Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wisdom Teeth, Smishdom Teeth!

Not only have I been sick for the last couple weeks but last week I was woken up in the middle of the night with the worst sort of mouth pain. It wasn't just a tooth that hurt it was my entire jaw and throat on the left side of my face! I wasn't excited about going to the dentist but I knew I had to make an appointment when the pain was so severe I couldn't eat!

Yesterday was the day I would take on the dentist chair. See, I still have my wisdom teeth and I was pretty sure those pesky little things were to blame for my jaw pain. My appointment wasn't until after lunch and I forgot to bring my toothbrush to work so I used one of these:

This is one great invention. I always carry some in my purse, you never know when you will need a fresh mouth;)

I also popped a few DayQuil in hopes of stopping my cough for the 10 minutes my dentist would be checking out my mouth.

It also helped that the views from my dentist chair are pretty amazing:


As suspected my wisdom teeth were to blame. I can get my wisdom teeth taken out or use a homemade mouth wash everyday. I'm going with option #2 for now but who knows what will happen in the future.

I also must mention the fact that my dentist is awesome! I've hated every dentist I've ever come in contact with EXCEPT for my current dentist. If you are in the Chicago area and need a good dentist contact me and I will get you his information.


After a long day at work Patrick and I walked to our voting location to do our civic duty. When we were finally able to get home I was exhausted and did not feel like cooking anything. Luckily my husband is good in the kitchen and he stepped up to the batters plate.

Spicy Broccoli Stir-fry Over Rice
  • Frozen broccoli
  • White rice
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Schezwan sauce
  • Olive oil
  1. Put a bit of olive oil in a pan.

  2. Add broccoli, red pepper flakes and schezwan sauce and cook until broccoli is to your desired texture.

  3. Put broccoli mixture over rice and enjoy!

After dinner I wanted something sweet so I decided to put some frozen cookie dough in the microwave. Turns out it wasn't such a good idea:

Not only did I burn the heck out of the cookie but I turned our condo into a chimney. Smoke was everywhere and now all my clothes smell like burnt cookie!

Told you I wasn't in the mood to cook tonight;)


Did you vote on Tuesday?

Have you ever burnt anything in the microwave?


  1. Those little toothbrushes are great for traveling too! We had them in Haiti and they are perfect when the water situation is...sketchy!

  2. Actually, I used Sesame Oil


  3. Oh gosh...wisdom teeth are no fun. I hope the mouth wash works out! Stir fry is one of my most favorite fast/go to dinners. Whoops on the dessert ;) I haven't burned anything in the microwave but one of my college roommates did put a metal coffee mug in there one time- that was interesting

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment :)

    I hope you get to feeling better! When I was in Chicago I had a dentist I loved, too. Now...not so much!

  5. That's nice that you like your dentist so much! Mine is pretty awesome but there are ZERO windows in the room so the view isn't even close to as cool as that view! Wow.
    I really had zero problems getting my wisdom teeth out. It wasn't bad at all! Just saying....

    Sorry about the cookie, yikes. I have done that same thing with popcorn, several times. When we lived in an apartment the fire alarms would go off whenever I burned popcorn (at least three times in the 3 years we lived there...) Not fun.

  6. Sorry about the wisdom teeth dilemma! I got mine out a few years ago. No fun, but not too bad either.

  7. Awww! How cute that toothbrush is! Where did you get those, sweetie? And I love to look at that meal; looks sooooo delicious! You really deserve such a treat, after an amazing dentist trip!