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by Meghann on May 28, 2010

Life Lesson #423084: Always go to the dentist on a full stomach because you have no idea when you will be able to eat again. :/

This morning I was finally made it back to the dentist office after last Friday’s waiting room fiasco. The goal was to have two fillings done and be back at my desk within the hour. Goal completed.

Only problem was my appointment was at 10:00am and by the time lunch rolled around my mouth was still numb from the novacain. :( I waited as long as I could, but my grumbling tummy forced me to eat my lunch with a numb tongue.

I may not have been able to really taste how good my food was, but my tummy didn’t care either way. Food is food to my tummy, whether it tastes good or not. :)


It really is a shame my taste buds were numb because my lunch included an extra special surprise that was delivered yesterday.


I was the lucky winner of Heather’s Cherry Chocolate Scones in Bobbi’s Bake sale for a cause the other week.


Heather was sweet enough to send a few other goodies in addition to the scones.




I brought a scone to nibble on at lunch.


From what I could taste this scone was crumbly and chcolately, but I hate to give any real opinion until my mouth is in full working order. 😉

I also had a big beautiful salad of spinach, artichoke hearts, beets, mushrooms, and cheese.



Raspberry dressing for fork dipping.




No tongues were lost in the eating of this meal.;)


Eventually my mouth came to again and I treated myself to a small piece of office birthday cake. I was happy I could actually taste and enjoy this. 😉


Strawberries in the middle = my favorite! :)

T-minus 2 hours until the three day weekend begins!!! Yippee!!!

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth May 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Aww boo I hope it wears off soon! Those scones look delish! I can’t wait for the long weekend either.


2 Jenny May 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Yum! What a great giveaway to win:)


3 britchickruns May 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Gah, it sucks being numb after the dentist! I once ate when I was numb, and I chewed a big hole in my mouth – VERY painful when the injetcion had worn off!
Have a great time at SATC tonight :)


4 megan May 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I seriously love office birthday cake. Well, the icing anyway. I wish I didn’t, but I look forward to it every time we have it!


5 peanutbutterfingers May 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

that looks like a publix cake to me! that’s my favorite kind that they make!


6 Carolyn @ May 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

My husband allowed me to eat pizza after having a root canal (and having 3 Xanax). I blame him for the bitten lip and tongue.


7 Melissa May 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Glad you finally had a successful appointment!


8 hundredtenpounds May 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Guess that means you get to eat lots of pudding, ice cream and milkshakes!


9 lowandbhold May 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I hate numb tongues! I always bite it like 50 times and then my mouth is sore for dayss. The scone looks delish tho!


10 Kelly May 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

The last time I had two fillings done, I was numb from the time I got my novocaine shot at 4:30 until 9:30 at night. It was awful.


11 caronae May 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Cherry and chocolate is one of the best combinations in baked goods! Have fun at the movie tonight :)


12 Evan Thomas May 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Too bad about the dentist, but the weekends almost here and that’s good, right?


13 Anna May 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Ahhh, office birthday cake. The best part of working at an office, right? :-)


14 fitandfortysomething May 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

that is a good life lesson! it is true……almost the weekend! yaay!


15 Kellie May 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I love scones. Blueberry are my favorite.


16 amystartstorun May 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I just had the exact same thing happen to me this week. I chewed up my lip and part of my tongue. No fun!


17 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Oh man, were you drooling like crazy?


18 Mama Pea May 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I’m with you girl. I worked out this morning, got my novacaine at 9:30 and only had a smoothie on the way there. It’s 1 now, I’m still numb and STARVING. I’m waiting until it wears off, though. I’m not wasting a meal on something I can’t taste :)


19 Erin May 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Ack, it’s the worst feeling to be completely trapped and hungry!


20 Tina May 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Hey! I found your blog through Julie’s and I knew I had heard of it before. I just wanted to say hello and that I really like your style.

Glad the dentist appt went well. Sorry you didn’t get to taste your food though.


21 Julie @ Pickley Pear May 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

When my mouth is numb, I drool everywhere!! Your lunch sounds amazing, I’m sorry you couldn’t taste it. Have a great weekend!!


22 theprocessofhealing May 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm

YUM!!! That cake looks delicious!!


23 Katherine: What About Summer? May 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

happy three day weekend! I have no patience for waiting room issues. I’ve been working in a waiting room check-in to make things efficient (nerdy engineer here) and feel so bad when people have to wait because the doctors are behind


24 runningwithsass May 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

what’s bad too is when you have a cold and your nose is so stopped up you can’t taste anything. this happened to me recently and we went to PF changs which I was so excited about, and I literally could not taste a thing. i was so frustrated!


25 runnerforever May 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I hate having chipmunk cheese and numb mouth after the dentist haha.
Man do those scones look aaaaamazing!


26 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Those scones you won look amazing!
There is nothing good about going to the dentist, including the numbness that follows! But you’re right, the tummy doesn’t care!


27 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt May 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

The scones AND the salad look wonderful. Good combo!


28 missyrayn May 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

So cute that she included other little treats. I hate the lower level nerve block for cavity fillings. The upper numbing is interesting too because my nose goes numb.


29 Erin May 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Office birthday cake… THE BEST!


30 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 29, 2010 at 2:29 am

That’s an awesome package of goodies! That cake does look good, glad you could taste it. 😀



31 inmytummy May 29, 2010 at 3:50 am

I love those Boston Baked Beans. I got some at a gas station the other day.


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