Teeth Cleaning and A Very Happy Birthday

Towards the end of the week, I started feeling something caught around my permanent retainer on my bottom teeth. If that’s a confusing sentence.. it looks like this:

I tried flossing, brushing, scraping with a toothpick.. and I still felt like something was there. THEN! I was reminded that I live with a dental student! (Three actually but you only need one for minor procedures)


We formed a make-shift dental chair… (Basically, I lied down on my back and Shane put a pillow on this lap for my head. It was very high tech) …and Shane put on his loupes. Loupes are special glasses that dentists use to see things in greater detail.

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This is a patient’s eye view haha You can see his loupes have a light in the middle to help Shane see.

Things got serious:


He even wore the right uniform for the job!


He got my retainer all clean! Just some calculus that had hardened on the bar. Maybe I should floss more often… (nah)

That night, Shane and I went for a little stroll around the neighbourhood – that restaurant Hog’s Breath has a car! … If you can call that a car…

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There was a surprise on the counter when we got home..


An all caps text message was sent to the house chat! Haha – I won’t sell out whose socks they were. 😛

The next day I did some reading for an online book club that I had joined. We read “The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica which I would honestly not recommend. It was a debut novel by Kubica and there were a number of problems with the character development and resolution of the mystery. I reviewed it 2 stars out of 5.

In the middle of reviewing, I had the highlight of my week!

It was my all time favourite, big-sister’s birthday! The family had gone for dinner earlier that night to celebrate and I was lucky enough to share in the celebration with a FaceTime call!


Despite it being the highlight of my week, I was sorely disappointed because the birthday hat didn’t make an appearance! Luckily, I was able to dig up photos from years past.

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For Candace’s birthday was celebrated in style up in Whister (or Whis-la as they call it here) with the sisters and some very dear friends. A few came from as far away as Colorado and Victoria! Lovely ladies.

I wanted to post some photos of Candace and I in honour of our 26 and a half years together. (She had to sadly wait a few years before being blessed by my arrival hehe ><)

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So I’ll end this post with that! A great week but one that made me dearly miss my big sister and family back in Vancouver.

Love you all and a big happy birthday hug sent from twelve thousand four hundred and ninety-five kilometres away.

Miss you all lots!!



3 thoughts on “Teeth Cleaning and A Very Happy Birthday

  1. Ashleigh

    Tell Shane if he ever feels like testing out his teeth whitening skills, I know someone 😉 Such awesome photos Carmy!! We miss you lots ❤


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