Monday, August 18, 2008

A new way to lose weight.

So I just read a few blogs and I feel much better. Apparently I'm not the only one who's been too busy to write much lately. What ever happened to the lazy days of summer? I'm seriously looking forward to the days of lying by the woodstove.

Today Elijah and I took our once-every-six-week trip to the orthodontist, and since it's a long drive, I filled the car with gas before we went.


We've been excited to see the price of gas dropping here lately and it's finally down to $3.56. But not too far down the road we saw it for $3.43. Makes me want to carry a 50-gallon drum in the trunk so I don't miss a good deal when I see it.

Elijah's been pretty antsy about getting his braces off. It's been a little over two years, and he's had his longer than any of the other kids did. Last visit he got a rubber band on one side. Today he got a thicker one on that side, and another thick one right across the front of his mouth, from the bottom of one side to the top of the other. Honestly, the kid can't even open his mouth.

Now this does have possibilities, but I'm trying not to joke about it since he seems a bit distressed by the whole thing. And the fact that these rubber bands come in flourescent colors doesn't help.

And since he's a teenage boy with accompanying appetite, distressed quickly became panic-stricken when he realized he couldn't eat or even drink through a straw. I assured him he could take it out to feed what we lovingly call the garbage-gut, then put it back in when he was through. His problem is that he never really finishes eating, so he foresees a lot of taking out and putting in in his future. I should try this as a new diet - you know, sort of like stapling the stomach, only closer to the source.

Be thankful ~



JenIG said...

poor little braces fellah.
PS I answered your RS question on my blog pg.
: )

Mark said...

Don't feel bad about the gas. We ran out of gas at work a little while back and had to buy 3,000 gallons. I think it was about $4.15 a gallon.