I Should Be Sleeping

Posted By on November 13, 2008

Oh hai there! So tomorrow morning, I start my new job. This is not the first time I have written a post like this. In fact, this would be the third time I’ve written here about starting a new job. Third time’s a charm, they say. I hope “they” are right.

I haven’t been unemployed for that long. It’s only been a little over two months. Not long compared to a lot of people out there right now. But let me say, I jumped right into the unemployed life with both feet back in September. That means I relished my days of sleeping in and watching daytime television and going to Target in the middle of the day. Hell, I’ve been there twice just this week.

And now, abruptly, that is all coming to an end. Well, not that abruptly. I have known about it for a week. So I’ve had plenty of time to get re-acclimated with being up during daylight hours and not staying up until 2 AM and being alert for hours on end. I have had time and I have NOT USED IT! Even today, around 2 PM, I got sleepy and debated taking a nap. Knowing full well that a nap would not be productive to me when I went to lay down my sweet head tonight. But I didn’t succumb. I fought through it by finally catching up on blogs.

Actually, I had grand plans for my last day as a sloth. I was going to get up at a reasonable time (I’m not insane people. It’s still my last day of freedom, I wasn’t going to forgo sleeping in) and then I was going to head downtown and do some shopping, maybe buy myself a new outfit for my first day.

Instead, my tooth had another idea. Because last night I started to get a dull ache in my tooth. The tooth I had the most recent root canal on. The tooth THAT HAS NO NERVE. Yes, the tooth with no nerve was aching. The day before I was set to go back to work. When I would no longer have oodles of time in the middle of the day. Oodles of time to say, SCHEDULE DENTIST APPOINTMENTS.

So I called my dentist. They said to call the root canal specialist I saw a few weeks ago. I pleaded with them and told them my situation. I think it went a bit like “I can’t be that girl that has to take time off within a week of starting her new job. WAH.” And they understood. Also, they asked me questions and figured out that my bite was probably uneven and because of that and because I grind my teeth at night (more so lately because of new job nerves) I was probably causing some pain to the bone.

They got me in right then. They fixed the bite (which, I won’t even point out was messed up when the LAST asshat dentist put the crown on) and then she filled it with more of a longer lasting temporary filling. So that I can wait until January 1, when I have dental insurance again, to get the crown filled. And on top of all this accommodating, IT WAS FREE.

Let me just say, I’m SO glad I sent the thank you note. I love this dentist! I wish they did more than root canals. (Case in point, when I came in, I was all “thank you so much for squeezing me in!” And the awesome dentist was all “of course! Thank you for not sitting around in pain.” Love. her.)

After that, I was too tired and too lazy to go shopping. So I came home and caught up on my DVR and just relaxed and enjoyed my last day off. It was a very nice relaxing day.

Now I should figure out what I’m wearing tomorrow and maybe actually get some sleep. So that I can actually be alert and awake for 9 hours tomorrow while I’m at WORK. At a JOB. Because I haven’t done that for quite some time.

Wish me luck!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


27 Responses to “I Should Be Sleeping”

  1. Kathy says:

    Good luck!!!

    As I read that I got such a sick feeling to my stomach! I’m getting 3 wisdom teeth removed NEXT Friday. One of them is UNDER a bone. Ahh!

    Then in January I have to have an implant put in!

    Good luck again!

    Kathys last blog post..HPV

  2. Good luck tomorrow, I know you’re going to be awesome and they are going to wish they had hired you months ago!

    Tokyo Cowgirls last blog post..hungover = worthless

  3. christa says:

    i want to hear about this new job. congrats, by the way. you’re so good. i’m sitting here with half a molar hoping it just regenerates back into a normal tooth. oh, the future …

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  4. Raven says:

    Good Luck!

    I can’t even talk about teeth right now.

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  5. witchypoo says:

    What? No new outfit? I suppose that danged tooth had better be grateful. Hope you love the new job.

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  6. Mahnee says:

    I’ll be thinking about you at the new job all day today!!!!!!

  7. Jenn says:

    Good luck today!

  8. OMG that tooth is going to be the death of you. I hope your first day goes well!

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  9. Katie says:

    Congrats! Good luck, you don’t need it but good luck!

  10. Woot! Good luck, have fun! Is it strange that you’re starting on a Friday and not a Monday?

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  11. I think you definitely found a winner with this new dentist! And good luck today! I can’t wait to hear how your first day went 🙂

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  12. moo says:

    well, my dear, I missed the original post, but I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! and that I hope this job works out the way you want it to.

    And I hope you get that goddamn tooth fixed once and for all because I have nightmares about the dentist just HEARING about stories like yours.

    Also? I want your dentist. The end.

    moos last blog post..karma

  13. Good luck on your first day! First days at a job remind me of elementary school. Don’t break a chair like I did on the first day of grade 5. It will haunt you forever.

    Amanda Nicoles last blog post..bad-mitten

  14. Good luck on your first day! You’ll be great.

    Oh, and not to worry about employment interfering with your Target visits; I’m employed and still manage to make it at least 2x week on lunch breaks. Actually, I wonder if I should be admitting this publicly. Hmm.

    Legallyblondemels last blog post..A Christmas Karma

  15. Noelle says:

    I want to wish you luck, but I’m so wickedly jealous of your awesome dentist, I can’t think of what to say. I’m sure you’ll have a great time!

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  16. Corey says:

    I bet you are working right now, so I hope it is going very well. Will you be working Monday to Friday? If so, maybe it is nice to start on Friday as a kind of practice of back to work life before doing a whole week stretch. You have the weekend to rest up for that!

    Your new dentist sounds marvelous! I’m so happy you found a good one. Tooth pain is absolutely no fun.

    Coreys last blog post..11-1-07 repeated 11-13-08

  17. Congrats! Good luck! Don’t fuck it up!

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  18. slynnro says:

    I wasn’t kidding about wanting to see your ass in the Working Closet you know…..

  19. Giggle Pixie says:

    I can no longer stand anything involving teeth or a dentist’s chair. And I have to go back again for two more repairs (two broken teeth due to jaw bone problems) on the day before Thanksgiving. At least it’ll probably keep me from overeating on Turkey Day! 🙂 Ugh…I hope your tooth problems are finally over with after this!!

    And BEST OF LUCK tomorrow at the new job!!!!

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  20. LarryLilly says:

    I was out camping this week in the wilds of Texas when you posted that you found a job.

    Congrats on that event, I know it took a lot off your mind.

    Well, that and Bacon, as he was beginning to fear what might happen to him if you stayed unemployed much longer.

    So what kind of job starts you on a Friday?

    LarryLillys last blog post..Great, now I am being told I am a woman

  21. Ree says:

    You don’t need luck – You’re going to rawk that house.

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  22. Julie says:

    Hope all is going well today! Best of luck!

  23. I’m glad you got it fixed.

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear about the first day.

    Jen on the Edges last blog post..Dental torture, part 4

  24. michele says:

    yay! new job. woo!

  25. Angella says:

    I hope the first day was awesome. Go you!

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  26. Rhi says:

    Did the dentist trip ruin your new outfit getting!? DAMN YOU, TOOTH!

    Rhis last blog post..Not a stitch to wear, NO REALLY