Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Reflections

The month of January ends tonight. So how did you do with January's resolutions?

Here's my report:
I feel that I've got healthier teeth now than I did January 1. I think I've started a habit that will be good for years to come. Admit it, you will never enjoy flossing. But it's a necessary evil, I guess.

I have posted a blog everyday but one this month. What have I learned? I've learned that pressure sometimes has to be lifted for creativity to come. I really enjoy writing. I really like exploring humor in everyday situations.

Now, onto February! Water only and a picture a day. I will post my pics to That's What She Said but I know you could set up a Flickr account or some other photo blogs.

Ready? Set...GO!!! (And remember to keep us updated with how you're doing. You can leave comments.)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What you've all waited for...

Get off your pins and needles. February's resolutions are here.

Remember the deal? Pick one, pick two or pick none and just follow. It's simple.

Resolution #1: Drink only water everyday. You may think, "I need my coffee in the morning." Fine. Drink your coffee but only drink water the rest of the day. I want to see how much of a difference it makes.

Resolution #2: Take a picture of something meaningful to you everyday. You can post it on your blog or just know in your heart that you've done it. It could be a person, place or thing. It could be a location. You pick because it's your resolution.

Are you in? Think about it and comment if you're with me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So how's it going?

How's the blogging going? Truth be told, I missed a day. I had my post written but our internet wasn't working. So I guess I failed. But I'm not too worried about it.

How's the flossing? I'm getting the hang of it. I wanted so badly to keep it up every day that one night on my way home from a late movie I flossed in the car. But sadly, I skipped this past Monday. I was beat and went to bed at 8.

Maybe this little project will teach me to not be quite so hard on myself.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Month...So Far

Six days in and here's what I've found....

About flossing -
It doesn't hurt as much to floss now as it did before. The floss tape is better than regular floss. Brushing after flossing seems to help. Rinsing in cold water helps as well. I read that women in their 30s (yes, I'm less than a year to that place,) 40s and 50s especially need to floss. Gum disease can lead to other health problems, none of which you want.

Have you been flossing?

About blogging -
This has been a good exercise to get my creative juices flowing. I love blogging, but the fact that I've set myself a goal sometimes makes me not want to achieve it. I know that's weird but it was the same with reading (a possible monthly resolution.) I hated reading in school. In fact, I only finished one book during my whole educational career (at least high school and college) and that was Lord of the Flies. However, the first year I was out of school I read over 10 books. I loved it...couldn't get enough. I think it's the same thing for blogging. It's hard when you have to. It's not when you don't.

Have you been blogging? How's it been for you so far?

Perhaps the word of 2010 for me would be discipline? Nah.

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Floss Findings (and I'm not talking about the stuff between my teeth)

After the 3rd day, I've now ruled out the old type of floss. Days 2 and 3 saw the regular store brand old-school floss get stuck between my teeth, forcing me to go to drastic measures to extract it. Today I've moved on to the tape floss. It seems to work much better.

The problem I've always had with flossing has been the gums. Mine always bleed and hurt for days. It's the same problem I have with working out. I can't get over the pain threshold. So now that I have to, I'm finding it's not so bad. Three days in and my gums only bleed for a minute (awesome visual, huh?) and my mouth hasn't been sore yet. I think it's because I am flossing at night before I brush my teeth, then rinsing in cold water. That's all I can come up with.

I've also done pretty good with the blogging. Granted, today's post was just a video but sometimes that's just going to have to be good enough.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Can you hear that? It's the sound of my gums...crying.

Maybe the Kroger brand of dental floss is not the best to start out with. It is like I'm pushing a razor blade between my molars. I didn't make it to the store yesterday to get my myriad of flosses. That should be a stop in the Civic tomorrow.

In other news, don't judge me. I now own a Snuggie (or Cudlee) and I like it. You can read about the evolution of my opinion of the Snuggie.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January Day 1

Today has been a pretty lazy day so far. Amber came to visit for a few days (remember That's What She Said?) and we've watched 3 movies to ring in this new year.

What's the plan? Well, I'm blogging now and then on to the grocery to get a variety of flosses. Tapes, braids, name it, I'm going to try it. I fear my gums are not prepared for what lies ahead.