So I have a broken tooth. It is so badly broken, they cannot crown it. I am really really really mad at myself about it. I chipped a smaller part of it off, and I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE DENTIST RIGHT THEN. But, I didn't and it broke worse, beyond repair. I have 3 options: pull it (about $200), bridge it ($3000) or dental implant ($5000). Guess which one I am going for??? Listen, I don't think you can even see the tooth. I can't really imagine myself smiling that hard. After they extract it, I will post a picture and you can tell me if you think I need to refinance my house to buy a tooth or just move back to Alabama.
Back to school bull hockey has been such a RUDE interruption to my summer. I hate homework. I hate rushing. I miss my kids. I don't have any time for anything. Blah. I am wondering if there is a small island we can move to. The Canadian can take out fishing charters, and I will train dolphins and home school the boys. We'll live in a grass hut and eat pineapples and grilled mahi mahi every day.
Shark Week was fun. The boys had a great time having snacks and talking about the shows.
While watching an episode of some crazy scientists attempting to attract sharks, B told me that he wants to go down in a cage with the sharks. He wants to explore the world's oceans and discover new animals. I was delirious as my heart swelled with pride, but my Mother, who was sitting near by, looked green and swore she'd wouldn't have the heart to survive him doing that. I guess it will be one of those, "I can't know that", things.
I have been contemplating major changes lately. I feel trapped. In the education field, you really shouldn't abandon your career and shift gears or you lose some wonderful retirement opportunities. I keep wondering if it is just a midlife thing. Life seems so short, but that is a double-edged sword. On the one hand you think, it's short, so make changes now, don't live in misery. On the other hand you think, it's short, retirement will be here before you know it, don't quit now. Ugh. Still waiting on that book with all of the answers to fall from the sky so I will know what to do.
And Speaking of Books
Bloggy FriendsI am enjoying catching up with my blog friends. I miss the old days in Blogland! Several of us stay in touch on Instagram now, more so than on blogs. I guess you would officially call that "micro-blogging". I miss the weekly blog hops and other memes we used to participate in. Some of my favs in no particular order...unless you are listed first hahaha, Beth...
My Aunt asked me one time, "Kerri Jean, are these people really your friends?" Well, I feel like y'all are! I know if we were ever in the same town together, I'd try to meet up with you for coffee (Beth/Trish), or wine (Daphne), or Caliente (Traci), or McDonald's (Kerri and we could work on our book), or to try a new recipe (Ruth), or to learn to cook vegan (Sarah). Of course, truthfully, Beth and I practically live in the same town and we kinda know each other in real life so we don't meet up in person. That is