gettin' my smile back

As you might've picked up by my silence throughout The Internets this past week, I've been out of commission. Last Tuesday I had a freak snow-tubing accident that involved my teeth and the back of someone's head.

The head made out with mild injuries. Like a nasty goose-egg and a headache that didn't let up for days. Which makes it mild only by comparison.

My teeth, on the other hand, got "jacked up" (to quote my friend).

My top front teeth bent so far backwards that I couldn't even close my mouth.

After a trip to the ER and two emergency dentist visits, my teeth are back to normal.

The dentist described my treatment as though I had a broken bone---which had to be set twice---and it's now being held in place with a split. I'm on a diet of soft foods and pain relievers till it heals. Maybe a month.

God's hand has definitely been evident. Things could've been a lot worse. I could've broken my nose or lost my teeth entirely. He surrounded me with friends' loving care and His provision was so clear in the free dental work I received. (Which, by the way, made me cry more than the pain did.)

I'm slowly starting to try to catch up on all I've missed. The only thing rivaling my overflowing inbox is my growing to-do list.

So my plan this week is simple: Be more productive than last week.

Shouldn't be too hard.

Especially since I can already cross write a blog post off my list.