Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Crazy Few Days

it's been a whirlwind around here.

The tutoring just keeps coming as students frantically try to pass classes at the last minute. I get these "emergency" phone calls from parents whose children are in impossible situations, and I try to step in and work some magic. We'll see how all of that goes. I do enjoy the challenge, though. I have one student who has a 65 right now, and he needs a 70 to pass. For the record, he had a 35 when I arrived for the first tutoring session, so things are looking up. We have added and calculated and worked the numbers every way possible, and all we have come up with is that it is going to be close, and we won't know until all the grades are in. He has worked his tail off here at the end, though, so I am hoping he pulls it off.
I was over at this same student's house yesterday, and his mom mentioned that his school is hiring a high school English teacher, and then she started trying to talk me into applying for the job. To be honest with you all, it is my dream job, really. He attends a private Christian school that seems to be the real deal. It is a very new school, and there are only 18 students in each class (a tiny number compared to my overflowing classroom back at Pebblebrook. I had so many students in one class, that we would have to go next door to borrow desks everyday and then take them back at the end of the class period. It was quite chaotic.) I left his house with thoughts of the job weighing heavy on my heart and mind, and then I spent too much time today daydreaming about what it would be like. Fact of the matter is, nothing replaces being at home to raise my little Ada, so I need to replace all this daydreaming with some constructive thinking, like how to keep her from throwing things across the room when she gets frustrated;).
In other crazy news, I am headed home this weekend because I have to have a root canal done. I am quite attached to my Scottsboro dentist, and last weekend I went to a new dentist for the first time in my life. When they told me that I needed to have a root canal done, I immediately knew that I wanted the opinion of my old dentist. So, yikes, that is happening next week. I hate having dental work done, and I have quite the history of dental work, but I have certainly never had a root canal. I trust my childhood dentist, though, unlike the random guy who was looking at my teeth last week, so hopefully things will soon be back to normal. All you pregnant gals out there, be warned, pregnancy can do some strange things to your mouth, (did you know about all of this? I certainly did not.) so don't procrastinate about going to the dentist like I did. I have turned into a mouth cleaning nazi, and I even bought a whole host of products at Kroger tonight to make sure that I will never be facing a root canal again if I can at all help it. I had no idea how many flossing options are out there--I think I bought one of each.
I apologize for this insanely boring post. If you are still reading, thank you, and I will try to provide something a bit more interesting next time.
Like, information about the most efficient and effective work out I have ever done. Stay tuned.


Carrie said...

I had horrible problems with my teeth when I was pregnant with Noah too! The day we found out he was a boy I cracked a tooth on a saltine cracker, seriously. I didn't want to go in to have it fixed because I was still getting sick and didn't want to lose it on the dentist! So I waited. I ended up getting a root canal two days after Noah was born. The pain before having it done made labor look easy :) But the actual procedure wasn't bad at all. Good luck!

Ashley said...

Hilarious. No teeth issues yet. Funny you mention the job thing - this week (my last) has been especially emotional. I just have a whole lot of mixed emotions about leaving it and starting this "new life." I know it's what God has called me too, but the lure of the schedule/money/fame of a career is very strong - the world tells us that's what we need to be fulfilled. Not so...it's in Christ alone. We must keep that on our hearts...we are fulfilled by fulfilling our role He has called us too...whatever that is.

Stephanie said...

Awwww! My mom has had root canals...I don't think that they are too bad...you should be fine! Good luck! Ada is so cute! :)

Bethany said...

I would also like to add that fertility drugs will also mess your teeth up too! I had never had a cavity in my life and BAM! after 3 years of fertility...I had 5 cavities and now I seem to be fighting them left and right!

Ashley said...

Ok, hold up. I know i've been out of the loop but your dental hygiene comment to pregnant women makes it seem like you're pregnant. Soooo can I be really excited?? Or did I sadly misunderstand the advice.

LB said...

Ashley, sadly, no, I am not pregnant. I wish I could say that was the issue at hand. Actually, I haven't been to the dentist since Ada was born (I know that's horrible), so I am finding out all of the damage that was done while I was pregnant with her. I am trying to get it all taken care of before (Lord willing) I am pregnant again.