Monday, September 14, 2009

best baby book ever

Hi there! I thought I'd write a little entry about a product both of my kids were wild about. It was a cute little board book that had a built-in rattle/teether that could be linked to a stroller, etc (so the toys don't fall on the floor). Anyway, this awesome little board book was one of my older daughter's favorites, and her little sister was really digging it also. But, since the book was purchased in 2004, it was pretty beaten up and getting yucky. I was planning to get a new one, but before I could shop for one, my younger daughter spit up all over it. In the garbage it went. I went to a couple of book stores to try to find a replacement. No luck. I then figured I'd order it online. WELL, here (finally!) is the point of this blog entry: the item has been discontinued! There is nothing quite like it on the market today. Darn it anyway. There are tons of books by the same author/company ("Priddy Books" really is an empire these days) but none quite as perfect as those little rattler/teether ones they no longer make.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Invisalign: prologue

This afternoon, I'm being fitted with my first trays of Invisalign, the clear and removable alternative to braces. (further explanation, visit My dentist recommended it at my last cleaning, and I decided to do it. Growing up, my teeth were always straight. I never had braces or needed them. But as I grow older, (I'm almost 36 now, gasp!) my teeth are crowding and starting to "turn out," as Dr. Gordley says. Or is it "tip out"? Anyway, they're crowding and have some crookedness. I don't have a mouth full of snaggleteeth, but my four front top teeth do bother me in every picture I see of myself. I'll let you know how this all turns out. It seems like it might be uncomfortable, and I'm not looking forward to "talking funny." Oh well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

choosing "many many pennies"...

Hello, invisible/nonexistent audience!! Welcome to my new blog! I wanted to call this blog "4cents" because I intend to use the blog to share way more than the proverbial 2 cents, but the name was already taken. I thought, ok, how about "many pennies"? Like, pennies for your thoughts. Taken. So, here I am, with "manymanypennies" which is an accurate description, but not as short and sweet as I had wanted. Not bad though. Unless people confuse it with a phrase I happen to hate: mani-pedis. I can say for sure that there will be NO TALK about manicures and/or pedicures here. Certainly not many mani-pedis anyway!