Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stretching out summer

Thanks, everyone, for your best root canal thoughts. It really does help me to manage my horrornervousness over my impending dental work this week. I'm scheduled to have the work done on Friday morning, though the pain of my infected tooth is getting worse and I actually found myself trying to beg the (not very friendly) receptionist to squeeze me in earlier. Fingers crossed. So this morning I found myself a little obsessed with all things teeth, and I followed Alyce around while she brushed those gorgeous teeth she inherited from her father. Shira also followed Alyce around, her new favourite pass time.

In the middle of this root canal chaos, I'm trying to make the most of what will likely be one of the last weeks of just hanging around the house with my favourite people. I am working hard on the job search and I really hope to start a job before the end of the summer. Of course I'm feeling conflicted about leaving my current position as charming stay-at-home-mama, but when it comes down to it, I need to start this new stage because I am really excited to try something new (and support my permanent residency-applying American husband who is unable to work here yet). But for now, in between applying for work and nursing my sore tooth, I am loving that I can lounge around in our new backyard. Shira, too, enjoys this time spent lazily around the house (she has a lot of walking to practice).

This time sort of reminds of those weeks before having a baby. You know the time is precious and will be a rarity in the not-so-distant future, and you want to make the most of it. Just like getting used to a new wee one in your life, and the craziness that comes with that new person, I know that transitioning to full-time work after all this time spent at home will be a bit overwhelming. And by overwhelming I mean you might find me sobbing again in some corner, as you have found many times before. So for now, I'll enjoy the rest of this summer and all that it can throw at me. Like peaches, which will be in season here any minute now. I am already dreaming of the pie I will make.

What are you looking forward to as this summer keeps moving along? Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. You might be able to get the dentist to give you a prescription for some Tylenol 3s to get you through the next few days until your procedure. I know that when I had a bad toothache needing a root canal that Advil and Tylenol on their own were just not getting the job done. Hang in there! The root canal will be a blessing, believe me! :)