The dentist...yeah exactly as bad as I had thought. I go tomorrow for my consultation with the oral surgeon who will be removing four, yes FOUR, of my wisdom teeth. AAAGGGHHH! The good news though is that I will be happily sleeping in lala land while the surgeon works away! Some people I have talked to say that they were fine afterwards and then others have told me horror stories so I am not quite sure what to expect afterwards. It is kind of like birthing stories where some women have great stories to share and I could include myself in that one with Zoe, but then there are others who still cringe when they are telling the story 10 years later, and that would include me with Dylan. Anyways, don't you worry about having to wonder how it really is though because I will be sure to tell you the truth, and nothing but the truth so help me God, about how I feel!!
Tuesday was probably one of the worse days I have had in a very long time. My mom called me in the afternoon to let me know that my dad had been admitted to the hospital with chest pains and shortness of breath. In all my, almost 30, years my dad has never been in the hospital so I went into a slight panic mode. All ended well though and he was released the following day with no signs of having any kind of heart problems and passing his stress test with flying colors. They are still not sure what the pains were, but are going to look into maybe some kind of pulled muscle or maybe a reflux problem. He goes back to the doctor next week so hopefully will find some answers then.
Of course on Tuesday when my mom called I was just finishing a 3:00 meeting at work, heading to another school for a 4:00 meeting, going to Dylan's art festival at his school at 5:00, and then going back to my school at 6:30 for a PTO meeting. I got home around 8:30 and saying I was exhausted would be a huge understatement. But, just when I thought the day could not get worse it did and while I cannot go into details in order to respect a friends privacy I would so appreciate all the prayers you can send my way. Pray that I can find the right words to say and bring comfort to my friend during this time and pray that my friend can find strength and peace during a very uncomfortable situation. JUST PRAY!
Through all of this, I also have parents getting antsy with report cards coming out, trying to become a model classroom for a reading program (more about that soon I am sure, especially if my class makes it!!), finishing report cards, and dealing with 21 students who are getting very excited about the holidays and Thanksgiving break.
Psheww, it was nice to get that all typed out!
And now seeing how Thanksgiving is coming quickly let me share some things I am thankful for in order to end on a positive note...
I am THANKFUL for my health and having a nice comfy bed to rest my exhausted head this week in order to keep me going!
I am THANKFUL for my hubby who has been right beside me this week and helping as much as he can. He is truly an amazing man and I have no idea how I got so lucky.
I am THANKFUL for my two beautiful, healthy, smart, and funny kids. They never fail to make me smile and laugh on a daily basis. They also always seem to know when their mommy needs a hug and cuddle which is nice.
I am THANKFUL for the friends that God has given me. When I was trying to wrap my brain around the thought of my dad being in the hospital they were right there encouraging me.
I am THANKFUL for my laptop so that I can sit here in the quiet, in front of the crackling fire, smelling my pumpkin spice candle, and just get all of my thoughts out there. With my computer comes all of you bloggy friends too who even though you have never met me in real life I am thankfull that you all are still always ready and willing to leave an encouraging comment.
and on a less serious note...
I am THANKFUL for my Philosophy Cinnamon Bun body wash...it is heavenly!
Happy early Thanksgiving!!