Monday, April 25, 2011

My 1st Trip with Laughing Gas

Today I had to get 2 fillings. Something that was totally new to me! In my 22 years, the only thing I had done with my teeth was braces and get some teeth pulled. So I was nervous!

The last time I went to my dentist, they asked me if I'd like to have laughing gas for my filling procedure. To help with any anxiety. I said sure!

Joey has had laughing gas and he said it will make you feel tingly and as if you were a little tipsy.

**Disclaimer: None of this is my dentist's fault! I started going to this dentist...well the 1st time was the cleaning where they said I need fillings. However Joey has been going to her for years and loves it! I really love this dental office! The people are so sweet! The dentist goes to my church and we both know her really well! Plus the staff  know you by name! Yes, it's that nice! :)

Ok I just wanted to say that so no one thinks I have a crazy dentist!

Let me remind you this was my very first time to get laughing gas.

I get the laughing gas thing put on my nose. She told me that some people feel tingly and some start to giggle.

Here are my thoughts that followed:

"Wow, this is nice, I don't feel nervous!"

- Then I started feeling tingly.
       "That is kinda weird"

- Then it gets to the point where I am sleepy. I have a hard time keeping my eyes open, but when I do I see them working over me.
      " This must be the closest thing to getting abducted by aliens feels like." (Just seeing glimpses of light and them standing over you while you seem to be strangely sleepy)

- Then it got scary! I couldn't feel myself breathing. I knew I was, but I couldn't feel my stomach moving.
       My thought: "I know I am breathing because it is impossible to just stop without something else being wrong. You can't just hold your breath and die, your brain kicks in and you start breathing again."

At that point I couldn't really feel my limbs. I would move them around a little and I could feel the chair. The nurse helping told me to just keep breathing in and out and I'd feel normal again. The dentist asked if the gas was too high, I nodded and she turned it down. That was the 2nd time it got turned down.

She was close to done when that happened. So I think they basically turned it to the lowest setting. They were just doing the filling cement stuff part.

I guess a nice thing about the laughing gas was that while she was drilling was when I had the scary "I don't think I'm breathing" moments. So I didn't even feel it! She only had to drill in the enamel, so I didn't have to get the numbing shot! (yay!)

It took about 20 minutes for me to get 2 fillings done!

I was so happy to hear that she understood why I had a little freak out. She said that some people get really scared when they don't feel in control - referring to the gas. Which I think is what happened to me!

This post was just to record my crazy laughing gas thoughts! :) To remind myself, if there is a next laughing gas for me!

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What a Life!

I get to look at these cuties everyday!


Have a great Saturday! :)

*Edit* I am linking my cuties up to Debbie's pet partay! Check out her adorable pug! 
Joey and I decided that if we ever get a dog, it will be a pug bc they are so cute! :D

My Plate Wall

A few months ago I put together a plate wall in our house. In the formal dinning room we had a wall that was just perfect for one!

I had a silver fish platter, and the two free church plates I have posted about before. But I wanted 2 other plates to go with them.

This is the placement I thought of doing before I got the other plates.

So one day my friend, Evelyn, and I went to Red Queens Attic. They have a little room that is full of old plates/dishes, teacup saucers, and salt and pepper shakers. I started digging and was so happy to find 2 plates that had the same type of look as the church plates. So I held onto them. I think I paid $5 for both.

I liked them because their picture was similar on each. Plus the rim has a beautiful raised pattern on it(which is hard to photograph).

Once I brought them home I did a mock-up of how I wanted them on the wall. I wrote on them what each plate was.
It's a little hard to see. Oops!

I moved the pieces of paper around until I though it looked level and good.  I measured how far down the hanger was so I would get it just right. Then I measured on the paper, marked it, drove the nails in, pulled the paper off...Wa-La! 

Here's my final product:

I had a hard time hanging that platter, it is heavy, so I couldn't use a regular dish hanger. I found this iron holder thing at Hobby Lobby! Gotta love that store!

Overall I am happy with it! The plates on the sides are pretty close to the side of the wall and I wouldn't want to put any plates lower than where they are now. So I would have a hard-ish time adding plates to it...eventually.

I am happy that it turned out so well though :) I think it will be a good while till I want to add plates. I was nervous about this plate wall, but I took the risk and I love the outcome!

Next on my list: a small,wall gallery of picture frames opposite of these plates.
I have the paper hanging on the wall already! 

The lesson I learned with this, take a risk. It's your home...the worse you can do is not like it. Then you can always fix it back if that's the case! (Of course this is applies to smallish changes...not like knocking down a wall...but I guess you could always build one back) :) 

One side note: just make sure that risk is something that your husband would be okay with. I would not advise surprising your husband with an all pink bedroom/bathroom, unless he loves that color! Honor him with your choices. Ask yourself, Would he like it too? My husband is not too opinionated on decor, so I went ahead and did this plate wall. If he would have said he hated it, it would come down because I love him and want him to like the home he's living in. 

That being said, take a risk...get new pillows for the couch, rearrange the furniture or decor, hang that picture that you love, make that craft you are nervous to create. It might just turn out better than you expected!