November 4, 2011

TGIF: Gumby Edition

Welcome to....

Go HERE to read all about how this came to be.  Basically, it's about ending your week on a positive note!
To participate
1. Write a post about something good that happened this week (or if you don't blog, tell me by leaving a comment). It can be anything. Just keep it positive!
2. Grab the #TGIF button and include it somewhere in your post.
3. Come back here and link up.  Linky is open all weekend (even if I publish a new post).
4. Visit other linkers, leave comments and consider giving them a follow.
5. Share posts on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc, if you are so inclined!
6. TGIF is now open to guest posting!  If you want, instead of just linking your post to mine, you can be THE poster here.  Just let me know by Thursday of the week that you want to do it, and I will happily step aside and let you take the floor!  Be warned, if no one volunteers, I might put you on the spot and you will feel obligated to do it because you love me!

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Do you guys even know what/who Gumby is?

This guy.
The reason I am calling this the "Gumby Edition" is because that's what my FIL called Mark in a voice mail he left.

Why did Mark's dad call him Gumby?

Well....because Mark has been gummin' it all week since he had all his teeth pulled on Monday.



Oh calm down!  Mark laughed too.

Are you now wondering just how old my husband is?  He turns 43 on Monday.

Happy almost birthday to Mark!

So he's not all that old, but he's always had bad teeth.  He was born with weak tooth enamel, and then Type 1 Diabetes didn't do him any favors.  He's had plenty of dental work done over the years, but since last Fall when Mark had bypass surgery, his mother has been nagging asking him to do something more because she knows how tooth decay can lead to other medical issues like....heart problems.

Mark opted to get rid of all his crappy teeth and go with dentures.  The cool thing is, he'll finally have nice-looking teeth.  While he's happy about that, he says there will be a new kind of self-concious feeling because his teeth will suddenly look good.

Changes.  They always have their pros and cons, don't they?

But all in all, this is a Terrific and Important thing for Mark and I'm Grateful that he will have a healthier mouth!

One less thing to worry about, right?

For something funny, I give you...

What GOOD things happened in your world this week?
Link up or comment, and make me smile!


  1. I was inpsired by your post and blog design for WMB so I came back to have a look around your blog.

    Your life, your struggles, your positive outlook - truly inspiring.

    Some great posts and I love the TGIF idea. I may be back to participate in that as well

  2. Hahahah, gumby! So when does the toothless wonder get his brand spanking new teeth? ;)

    Just a little word of warning . . . don't unexpectedly blow in Mark's ear now. My sister did that to my grandpa and he teeth came flying out and landed on my dinner plate . . . hilarious yes . . . did not make dinner seem all that tasty though. :)

  3. YAY I linked up! Love Gumby. I am glad that you guys don't have to worry about that anymore. One less thing to worry about for his heart!

  4. That's a funny sign! You'll have to post a picture of Mark's makeover!

  5. I wish I had read your post before I published my own today. I have a great/silly thing to share for TGIF. Next week.
    Here is something positive for you. Reading about NaPoBloMo on your blog inspired me to give it a try. See you next week.

  6. I'm so happy for Mark! He's got a lot to look forward to now: good health, good teeth. My dad had his teeth pulled in his late 20s purely to avoid dentist appointments! They did that back then in the stone ages...

  7. I love Gumby! I used to have one. I wonder where he went...

    Yay for Mark's new teeth!