A Little Life Update

Hey, everyone! 😀 It’s Madison here! I usually don’t do posts like this, but something unexpectedly sprang up and so my posts will definitely be delayed, as my scheduled posts can’t be moved for reasons explained in this post. You totally amazing readers deserve to know and not be left hanging, wondering, “Where’s Madi?” So let me give you a very long quick explanation. 🙂

First, I’m getting something called Invisalign!

It straightens your teeth like braces, but it’s like a retainer and it’s invisible.


(Me in 2014 – see how HORRIBLE my teeth are? Mainly that crooked one in the front. :P)

I’m SO excited to get my teeth straightened. Imagine having five year olds come up to you and ask what on earth is wrong with your crooked tooth or why I haven’t pulled my “loose tooth” yet! LOL!

But to do that, I had to get two teeth (two bicuspids on the top on each side) pulled.


I have a very long history with dentists. And it isn’t pleasant. 😛 I wasn’t looking forward to getting my teeth pulled. I mean, who wants to have their teeth pulled out?! Especially me, because I tend to overreact about everything under the sun.

We had to go to an oral surgeon to get it done, so I expected it to be a couple of weeks away and right before the day I get the Invisalign put on (the 26th).

I was wrong. 😛


Friday, driving to the consult. (My hair was super frizzy… :P)

We had a consult on Friday, which I was unhappy about because I had this big post planned and needed all the daylight I could get to take my photos. (I’m still not done with the post, and it’s taken more than four hours! O.o)

But it’s alright, I concluded to myself. The consult will be quick and easy, and I’ll be back home just in time to work on the post with the lighting I need.

“We can do it today,” the nice oral surgeon lady told us at the consult. “But it will be a long wait.”


Behind-the-scenes! This was super fun (and super hard :P) to set up! I can’t wait until it’s finished. 😀

I rapidly shook my head at my mom, thinking of everything I had to do that day. Nuh-uh. No way. Serious time crunch here. I’m crazy busy. Long waits and pulled teeth were not on my to-do list today.

“Okay, then,” the lady smiled. “We can do it tomorrow at 9AM. Does that sound good?”


img_5064Noooooooooooooo! Saturday is a busy day, too, I groaned inwardly. I have to finish up the first part of the big post, then begin and finish the other big one, and get it all typed up and schedule it to post on Monday since I can’t do anything on Sunday (crazy Church service schedules). Getting teeth pulled will totally demolish my plans and will set me massively behind!


Wednesday – Very deep in thought and feeling the beautiful winds of the oncoming Hurricane Matthew.

😕 But my mom knew it was now or never. Saturday was the only other time they had, and if we didn’t get it then, it would be massively pushed back – meaning the Invisalign appointment would be pushed back, too.

Laughing gas (which is what dentists usually put me on because I get so nervous) costed $277, and my dad was willing to pay it, but the dentists said it wasn’t necessary.

Unnecessary? For me? UH, YEAH, IT’S NECESSARY. 😛

dealDeal? What deal? I’m listening. ?
But my dad made a deal with me. >:) I can’t tell you my end of the deal, because it involves something big for Delightful World of Dolls coming up. 😉 If I didn’t get the laughing gas, he would pay for… I can’t tell you. 😉 If I did get the laughing gas, no problem – but I’d have to pay for (can’t tell you! 😉 ) for DWOD instead. Which is what I was going to originally do anyway.

Usually I would never do something like that without being under laughing gas, but I would also never pass up a deal like that. That’s another $100 I could use for other things for DWOD!

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(This morning at 8:30AM)
So this morning, jamming out to This Is Our Time on loop and riding shotgun, I was feeling pretty great.

Try it – this song lifts your spirits every single time. I think I’ve listened to it about fifty or more times since Friday, when my brother bought it. ?

This Is Our Time (Live) by Planetshakers

In fact, I was feeling on top of the world when I took the picture of me above. I texted some of my friends, giving them updates and prayer requests, and was practically on cloud nine. Not nervous, a free thing for DWOD, I could be brave without the laughing gas, and God had me in the palm of His hand.

In the waiting room, I plugged my headphones in and kept listening to This Is Our Time, feeling a little more nervous, but everything was okay.

Right up until the time they called my name in the waiting room, that is.


2015 – right before my knee treatment.

See that face? That’s the face of someone who is very skeptical about doctors and what they are about to do to you, and that’s pretty close to the expression I wore as I walked through the doors back into the office. Except it was more freaked-out.

Immediately I went into The Crazy, Hyperventilating, Breathing Hard-and-Fast, Heart Sledge-hammering, Eyes Widening, Insane, Freak-out State ahem Nervous Mode. Because I overreact about everything. ?

I was breathing so hard and fast that they put me on laughing gas anyway, despite my protests!

“Why don’t you want it?!” They would ask, and I would have no idea what to say. I breathed in that expensive air, and with a sinking feeling realized, There goes my free thing for DWOD…


Lyrics by Chris Tomlin

And I was growing more and more nervous by the second, which is no way to live. I made a few quick freaking-out prayers in my mind.

Lord, you’re right here with me. Jesus, help me. God, you’ve got this. OH GOD HELP ME!!

The nice oral surgeon wasn’t there, but even with her there I would still be freaking out nervous.

And it didn’t help that my oral surgeon was SO mean!

The first words he said to me were, “Open up, kid.” -__- He made fun of me being so nervous, and they all thought I was fifteen and acting that way! *rolls eyes* When he gave me the second shot in my mouth, it hurt so terribly that I clasped my hands together so I could squeeze something. The oral surgeon thought I was praying (I was, in my head, LOL) and he made fun of me then, too, while giving me the third and fourth shots! >:(

When he showed me my first tooth after he pulled it out (it felt weird, but didn’t hurt, thank God and numbing medicine. 😉 ), I tried to say, “Oh my gosh!” (it looked interesting! :P) but my mouth was all numb and I couldn’t say words right at all. He thought I said a cuss word (??? NEVER!!) and told me he would tell my mom, and then he laughed in a fake way, “Just kidding.” *rolls eyes again*

-__- UGH! I never want to go back to that guy again. I miss my old dentist in Texas – he was SO nice, and a Christian, too! He would NEVER have made fun of me for praying. Not that I even care at all – it’s just really uncool to make fun of a patient while they’re undergoing a surgical procedure! Especially when they’re really, really nervous. Not cool.

phewBut it’s over! I walked out of that office with my brother asking me how it went (to which I replied numbly, “Mmm hmm mmm muh.” XD), glad it was done yet very disappointed they had given me laughing gas.

But guess what? They didn’t charge us!

And in the waiting room, there was a Bible on top of this wooden bookshelf thingy with books for little kids. Both, we think, are little signs God gave me to show that He had me in the palm of His hand. 🙂

My dad just paid for the thing for DWOD as I wrote this post, and I can’t wait for its debut along with the other even bigger thing (that I am paying for :P).

I just finished the most delicious chocolate milkshake from Chick-fil-A, and for the rest of the weekend I get to do research for my novel (AKA watch movies relating to its subject ?) and just rest. ? The second day after the procedure is the worst, one dentist said, so I’ll be laying on the couch watching movies most of my Sunday. :'( Hey, maybe I’ll get ahead in my Bible reading plan…

Now, why did I tell you all this?

Well, because it was just plain fun to write. 😛

But really, to let you know what’s going on in the life of me. Because I need to rest (doctor’s orders :P), I can’t finish the big post I was preparing in this photo:

img_5058Which is lame, because I wanted to have both of them finished by Monday. They’re smash posts – err, more about what that is when I post it. 😉

Couldn’t I have just posted a quick, “Monday’s post will be delayed because I’m under doctor’s orders to rest and recover”?

Totally! But this was way more fun to do. ? It makes me want my own personal blog even more now, just for things like this. I take so many pictures, I could post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while keeping up with DWOD every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! ;D

img_5056On second thought, things would get even more hectic. And I’d probably not be allowed to get a personal blog anyway, just because of how busy I am. 😛

That’s what’s going on in the life of Madi.

I hope this was a valid, adequate excuse for no post on Monday. 🙁 I have a few drafts completely ready to be posted, but they are scheduled for later this month. Now, I could have moved them up, but I need them to be where they are so I can stock up on scheduled posts for Campmeeting. (There is zero chance of having time to prepare blog posts when you have crazy long services every night and day for eight days and three hours of sleep each night. 0.o)

The big post I was working on will be hopefully posted on Wednesday instead, which is really not what I wanted to do, but sometimes you have to be flexible. 🙂 In the meantime, I’ll be working on one the upcoming big surprises for DWOD – it doesn’t require a bunch of activity, so I think I’ll be fine. 😉

And sitting at the computer is pretty restful, so don’t worry, I will still be replying to your comments and be commenting on all your posts (If you are one of my followers whom I follow)! ?

Well, stay tuned for Wednesday, which is when I will hopefully have the big post finished! 🙂



By | 2016-10-09T23:00:23+00:00 October 8th, 2016|All, Behind-The-Scenes, Updates|52 Comments

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  1. Clara October 8, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Wow! I’m glad you’re okay. That’s too bad about the dentist… people like that shouldn’t be working with kids! 🙁 I can’t wait to see what’s coming up on DWOD! Yay! 😀

    -Clara <3

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Clara! Yeah, he was super rude. -__- Thanks! I’m super excited for it. ?

  2. AAG October 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh Madi! That dentist is a little bit weird, why would you make fun of someone praying? And anyway, YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA, WHERE HURRICANE MATTHEW IS?!?!?!? Stay safe! I’m praying for you, ????

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Exactly! I wonder why they would hire someone like that for a children’s dentist. 😛 I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, though – maybe he was having a bad day.
      But still! 😛
      And thank you SO much, AAG! Hurricane Matthew missed us by miles, thankfully, and we got cooler weather, lots of wind, and a bit of rain yesterday. It was pretty cool to go outside and feel the change in the weather. ? Thanks again!! 😀

      • Alyse November 5, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

        One time, when I was 8 I went to a kid’s dentist, and she said “Your brother goes to speech therapy here” and I said “no he doesn’t, I am homeschooled so I would know!” and it turned into a full blown argument. For the rest of the visit she was extremely rude to me, and at the end the dentist was supposed to give you a prize, but she didn’t give me one.

        • Madison
          Madison November 5, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

          Wow! That’s so weird! 😛

  3. Christian Homeschooler October 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed reading your post, though I’m sorry about your bad experience. It sounds like that surgeon was quite aggravating. 😛 Why did they think you were 15?
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to all your big surprises. I wonder what they are! 😀
    ~Christian Homeschooler

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christian Homeschooler! 😀 I think it was because I was so tall, and/or the nurse heard me wrong when I said “thirteen.” O.o
      Thanks so much! I’m so excited to share them with everyone. ??

  4. Grace (The Girl Upstairs) October 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad your appointment went well! Ugh, I *hate* (I am going to use hate here even though it is not a nice word) it when people who are paid to do what they do are rude and mean. :\ But I’m glad you got through it alright!

    AND CAN I JUST SAY HOW PRETTY YOU ARE?!?! LIKE AHH!!! I need to a face reveal… 😉

    And HOLY CRUD MUFFINS I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW SURPRISE I CAN’T EVEN CONTROL IT RIGHT NOW LIKE AHH!!! *takes deep breaths* I’m thinking maybe DWOD birthday? Hmm…what could cost money? 😉 LOL! XD

    Let me just say…I LOVED this post! Thanks for letting us know! And again, I’m so glad everything went well! Stay amazing and eat a milkshake for me! XD
    ~Grace <3
    P.S. HA! That poor milkshake… 😛

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! ? And ugh, I know. It’s super uncool. :/ Thanks again!
      And aw, shucks. ? 😉 Thank you so much! ? ? Yeah, I was wondering if you were ever going to do one of those… 😉
      LOL! I’m super duper excited too. Hmm, good guess about the DWOD birthday/anniversary… 😉 ?
      Thank you again! 😀 It was super fun to make. ? Haha, consider it done! 😉 No, really. The milkshake was devoured quite quickly. XD
      P.S. LOLOL! ? 😛

  5. Marilyn October 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Hope you do not have too much pain. Rest You arei my thoughts and prayers.

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Marilyn!! 🙂

  6. Marion October 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Madison I hope you are feeling better soon. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much, Marion! 😀

  7. Light4theLord October 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    So sorry you had to go through all that! 🙁 Still, at least you get to watch movies! We’ll all be looking forward to your posts, but more importantly when you get better! ( I had two teeth pulled too and it was awful. :/ But I did get dibs on my grandmother’s Kindle for the rest of the night!) Hope you get to being better soon- I’ll be praying!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Aw, thanks so much, Light4theLord! (Ugh, I bet! 🙁 Haha! 😉 ) Thank you SO much again!! ??

  8. Staff October 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Okay before I say anything can I just say how pretty you are! I mean you look super pretty in all the pictures!

    Wow that orthodontist was weird… I totally get what you mean. My youngest brother got a root canal (though I don’t know why) and the dentist kept insulting him because he screamed because it hurt!! Dentist’s are scary O.O

    I will be praying for you! – Staff <3

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Staff! ???
      Yeah, he was. O.o Aw, that sounds horrible! I’m so sorry your brother had to have a root canal and that his dentist was mean. 🙁 If I was a dentist, I’d be super nice because I know what it feels like to be nervous. 😛
      And thank you SO much, Staff! ?

  9. samanthadolls October 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I was watching TV while reading this post and I had just seen a commercial for invisalign! I was cracking up! But I stopped when I read what the Oral Hygienist did to you. (Not Cool.)
    I’m so excited for the post and the surprise!

    • Madison
      Madison October 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Haha, really? That’s so cool! LOL! And yeah. :/
      Thanks, Samantha! I’m super excited, too. ?

  10. Cherry cola22 October 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    OH MY MADI! I’m glad you’re fine! I know exactly how you feel! I’m sorry about your dentist! I had to get a root canal in 2014 cause my dentist didn’t get out all of my cavity! I also had to get my tonsils and adenoids removed when I was 8. I’m glad you made this post! I’m sorry that you can’t make your post.

    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Kiki! ? Aw, I’m so sorry you had to have a root canal and your tonsils and adenoids removed! 🙁 😮 Dental work is definitely no fun. 😛 Thanks again! 😀 Yeah, I was pretty disappointed I couldn’t finish it, but I’m excited to finish at as soon as I can. 😛

      • Cherry cola22 October 9, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

        You’re welcome!? It didn’t hurt to bad. I had to get my tonsils and adenoids removed because that’s how bad my allergies are. I’d get sick at least twice a month. The doctors said my tonsils were gray and bruised! Isn’t that creepy?!? No it isn’t! You’re welcome! Yeah, I’ll be excited to read it! ?

        • Madison
          Madison October 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply

          Oh my goodness, that is so creepy! 😮 After having them removed, do you get sick less often? I hope so! 😀 🙂
          And thanks! ?

          • Cherry cola22 October 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

            I know right! Yes! You’re welcome!

            • Madison
              Madison October 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

              Yay, that’s great! 😀

  11. Gracie October 9, 2016 at 1:08 am - Reply

    This post was quite enjoyable to read!
    Aww, that’s too bad about the pulled teeth and mean dentist (that’s awful!! D-: )
    By the way… You Are So Pretty, Madison! 😀
    Oooh, I am looking forward to upcoming things!!!

    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Yay, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
      Yeah, it was pretty awful. :/ I’m glad it’s over now, LOL. 😛
      Aw, thank you!! ??
      Hehe, me too! I’m going to be working on one of them today… I’m super excited. ? 🙂 Thanks again! 😀

  12. Maddie October 9, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Wow, what a story! Although, I can totally relate to this in the end. I recently got Invisaligns too, and a couple years ago had to get 4 teeth pulled….not fun. LOL. So I know what you went through, I was soooo nervous when I was getting my teeth pulled. I was literally sitting in the lobby stuck watching spongebob. And I hate spongebob (I’m not really into those cartoons) so….not a very good start!!! Then they had this syrup waiting for me to drink. (I think it was an alternative to laughing gas) and I wouldn’t drink it….so the lady said, would you rather have a shot? And that’s about all I remember! It was quite a long time ago…I also feel your pain about the whole mean dentist thing…they are just scary!

    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      That’s so cool you have Invisalign! I’m super excited to start. And aw, I’m so sorry you had to get four teeth pulled! That sounds awful. 🙁 I’ve never heard of drinking a syrup instead of laughing gas before, wow! 😮 Yeah, definitely NOT fun. 🙁 And yes, dentists can certainly be scary! 😮
      Thanks for your comment, Maddie! 😀

  13. Maddie October 9, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Btw, your hair is beautiful! The glasses really make it pop 🙂 I think the lip gloss is a nice touch too 😉

    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much! ? Haha, I do indeed like my lip gloss. 😉

      • Maddie October 10, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

        Haha I know how you feel 😉 I’m not a huge make up person, but sometimes you just need that special touch!

        • Madison
          Madison October 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

          Yeah. 😉 Me neither! And exactly. 😀

  14. Madison
    Madison October 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hey guys! If you see some weird stuff pop up, like random posts labeled “This is a test” or stuff like that, don’t think this site has been hacked. I am… working on one of the surprises. ?

  15. M&M October 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    that was a mean dentist 🙁 I’m glad your okay though 🙂

    I’ve had teeth pulled before…it isn’t fun!


    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Exactly. 🙁 Aw, thanks! 🙂
      Yeah, definitely no fun! 🙁 Sorry you had to get teeth pulled before, too. 😛

  16. samanthadolls October 10, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Madi! I’m doing an article about mini dolls, and I would love to interview you about you Mini Dolls, and Mini Doll Monday! Do you have a contact page? Or maybe you could shoot me an Email at agdollawesome@gmail.com? Thanks!

    • Madison
      Madison October 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      Wow, really?! Thank you SO much! I’ve always wanted to be interviewed! ?Actually, I’m not allowed to email back and forth over the internet, so I’m not sure how we would communicate… do you think we can comment back and forth on an old post instead?

      • Madison
        Madison October 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        Never mind, I just got permission to email you! I just sent you an email titled “Mini Dolls”. Thanks again for wanting to interview me! I’m super excited. 😀

  17. Misty October 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Ahh you are SO pretty, Madi!
    Oh my goodness! That sounds like quite the day. But I just have to say that you and I have very similar thinking patterns. xD That was basically my braces experience! Besides the fact that I have an awesome orthodontist.
    I will be praying for you and your Invisalign experience! I hope it all goes well. I wish I had been able to get Invisalign instead of braces, but I had a huge overbite. Meh.
    Also, I hope there wasn’t any serious damage to your home after Hurricane Matthew! My family had to evacuate, but thankfully when we returned there was no serious damage to ours.
    I’m excited to see what post you’ve been working on! Loved this post!


    • Madison
      Madison October 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Aw, thanks so much, Misty! ?
      Thanks so much for praying for my Invisalign experience! I’m super excited to get them put on. 😀 So you have your braces removed now? 😀
      Thank you so much! It actually missed us by just miles, and it was fun to feel cooler weather and winds. I’m sorry you had to evacuate, but so glad there wasn’t any serious damage to your house! 😀
      Thank you so much again!! ?

      • Misty October 11, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

        You’re welcome!
        No problem. Yes! And no, my braces aren’t removed yet. Sadly. But it’s less than a year before I get them off, so I’m more than halfway through. 😉
        Oh, that’s good! Yes, the cooler weather was a bonus, haha!
        You’re welcome, Madi! 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison October 11, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

          That’s awesome you get your braces removed in less than a year! I would be very, very impatient. LOL. ?
          And definitely! I’ve been so tired of hot temperatures. 😛

  18. American Girl Doll Artist October 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    First off, I think you are super pretty and I love your glasses. 😀
    That’s so horrible about the dentist! I bet you are glad it is over and done with now. That dentist is so rude. I can’t believe he acted like that. 🙁
    And I can’t wait to see what your surprise is! I love surprises.
    I mean, I like knowing about them and not waiting for them. 😉

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you so much! ? 😀
      Yes, I’m definitely glad it’s all over! I can’t believe it, either. ?
      Thank you! 😀 And LOL! 😉 ?

  19. Gina October 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Wow Madi sounds like you’ve got a lot going on! And I think that inept dentist should get fired?. You’ve sucked me in to your stories too much though…how can I wait?…

    • Madison
      Madison October 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      LOL, yeah. 😛
      I hope the dentist was just having a bad day and that he’s not really like that all the time… 😛
      Hehehe! I’m so very glad you like them, Gina! ?

  20. ginnie October 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    No fun at all! I hope you are feeling better now! What a jerk that dentist was! My dentist is so sweet and kind. Dentists should not make fun of their patients. That’s ridiculous! I am just glad that it’s all over and that it went okay. I am glad that you did end up getting your surprise from your Dad after all. God is definitely on our side! 🙂 I can’t wait to see the surprise! So exciting!

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

    • Madison
      Madison October 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 I’m feeling way better now. Thank you, and yes, He is! ? Hehe, I’m excited for it, too! 😉

  21. Dave April 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Hey there. I’m a headgear wearer as of today. I was just searching for people who have it and can help. Do you mind if I ask you some questions about it? Thanks so much!

    • Madison
      Madison April 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Hey there! I don’t currently wear any headgear, but I do have experience in Invisalign treatments and Propel procedures if you have any of those questions. 😀

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