Clean Teeth and Grassland Walls

Growing up, my dentist’s last name was Moeller (pronounced molar) – hilarious, right? He was destined to clean and fix people’s teeth. Dr. Moeller was graced by my presence two times a year, thanks to a diligent mother, and the importance of my oral care continues now. Despite needing eight cavities at age seven and HATING the bubblegum flavored fluoride, I looked forward to seeing Dr. Moeller.

I still look forward to visiting the dentist, especially because I like my hygienist, Diane, so much. Funny story: I randomly started walking with this lady with a yellow lab at the dog park. We chatted, and our conversation led to our professions. When she said she was a hygienist at my dentist’s office, I made the connection; she had been my hygienist there before! Small world. She is a sweet lady who talks through the entire appointment but doesn’t make you feel like you need to contribute by awkwardly saying something with your mouth open.

My dentist office is in an old, Victorian house that greets you with pretty flowers. Maybe this puts nervous patients at ease? Or maybe my dentist has a green thumb?

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For my first day of Spring Break 2012, I was very productive.
7:30am: dog park
8:30am: school work, grading
10:00am: vacuum first floor
10:30am: shower, hair, makeup
11:00am: eat lunch
12:00am: dentist
1:30pm: Sherwin Williams
2:30pm: paint hallway
4:00pm: run three miles, BodyPump class
6:30pm: make dinner
7:30pm: eat dinner
8:00pm: sit on couch with Brody, blog, and watch The Voice

One aspect (of many) that Brody and I both take advantage of over my breaks is trying new recipes for dinner. I turned yet again to Jenna from Eat Live Run for a quick, simple meal and stumbled on 30 Minute Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken. I realized I had everything but chicken and lemons. Believe it or not, I went into the store for three things (chicken, lemons, and root beer for pulled pork), and didn’t get anything else! Are you proud? I am.

I followed the recipe but may have pounded my breasts out (sounds a little wrong) a little more than Jenna did, as mine cooked in twenty minutes, not thirty. They had a unique but delicious flavor, but if I made them again, I would use less lemon zest. Cheesy broccoli noodles (from a package) and roasted green beans (with Garlic Gold) accompanied the meat.

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Brody and I slept on the paint colors, and after looking at each of them in different light at different points of the day, we agreed on the Grassland. I am very happy with how it looks so far, so if any of you (Bridget?) are thinking about painting, I highly recommend getting the samples. I will post pictures of how it looks tomorrow.

Have a nice, relaxing Tuesday night.

Questions:
Do you like, put up with, or hate the dentist? Painting?

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