But when does life ever really go according to plan? I have no pictures from this weekend because I didn’t take any. So I’m sharing photos from Friday. I can feel your shock through the screen….but there is a very good reason.
I’m having major tooth problems. There have been pains off and on for months now, but Friday night I was in tears. I didn’t sleep that night and tried to find a dentist to see me Saturday. Funny thing(not really)the kids finally have insurance(yay!), but The Husband and I do not. I have no insurance and not enough money to pay out of pocket for the procedures. So here I sit with my jaw massively swollen-looking like I’ve been in a really bad fight. You should hear me talk….I’m a little hard to understand.
Thankfully, one of my friends dropped off some clove oil-it works like orajel but lasts a little longer. She also put some activated charcoal in the bag to help draw out the infection. And I’m popping pain pills religiously every 4-6hrs.
My dad sat with me for a while Saturday and he said I dozed off for about an hour. Charles came home a few hours early and I went to sleep.
This post isn’t all about my dental woes. The kids attended the birthday party with Charles while I stayed home to try to sleep. They rode with one of my other friends over there. I’m sure I’ve made mention of my great friends before, right? I really do have some great friends.
They had a really good time and Charles came back with pictures and video for me.
Shortly after the kids came home we had to break the news to them that Pocoyo-our guinea pig had died. Nakiah(7)took it the hardest, and I knew she would. She just loved him so much. There was a small funeral for him in the backyard. Kiah cried off and on last night and again this morning. She asked me if my pets ever died and I told her about my guinea pigs and hamsters that were buried under our grapevine in my backyard. And that I was always sad when one of my pets died.
We’re going to research other low maintenance pets. The girls have asked for hamsters so we’ll see about that.
The best part of my day happened this morning…..all three kids were in bed with me after Charles left for work. Kiah came in first asking if she could get in the bed, then came Ava a few minutes later. I soaked all of that up. It was a really great way to start this Monday.
I would really like to skip over the not so great moments….instead focus on sisters making up each others faces with marker. Making stick people, watching movies, enjoying the warmth of the sun, watching the kids kick and toss leaves around in the little strip of sidewalk they call Fall, laughter, and good times with friends.