I ran out of toothpaste this morning.
I was in Laramie, getting ready for Linds H.'s baby shower and I used the very last drop of my Crest Whitening with Scope - which I am a devoted consumer of beyond any other brand out there.
"Don't forget to get more when you get into Cheyenne," I told myself.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize this until about 30 minutes ago when I was on the phone with my mom. This was at about 8:15 p.m. with me already in my PJs and no desire to go back out. (I agree, PJs at 8:15 p.m. is pretty lame, but I am really tired after not sleeping well last night!)
Without skipping a beat, my mom asked if I had any baking soda.
I do, and as unappealing as it sounded to concoct my own toothpaste out of baking soda, I wondered to myself how I had never thought to do this before.
I mean, I don't frequently run out of toothpaste or anything, but on the occasions I have I usually just brush my teeth with mouthwash and go immediately to the store the next morning. Using baking soda had never crossed my mind.
I decided to use mouthwash to mix it up instead of plain ol' water - maybe it would be more like real toothpaste and less...gross.
It was a good idea. There is a reason I am not an Arm & Hammer or Tom's natural toothpaste kind of gal.
But I made do, like I imagine pioneer women of the past did, and brushed it up.
Tomorrow it's back to Crest Whitening with Scope. All the way.