Friday, August 15, 2008


This has been a long week. Last Sunday I had every intention of being really good this week and working out every day and maybe even getting up earlier to do some of the things I needed to do before I left for work. Monday morning I woke up and felt like I had been hit by a truck. Okay, maybe not exactly like that...but not too great. Tuesday morning I woke up and felt like I had run a marathon and lifted 50 lb weights the evening before...of course I hadn't. I just felt bad like that. On Wednesday I finally started feeling better.

On Wednesday I got a phone call from the dentist I worked with for 9 months saying she had a question for me. That question was whether or not I would like to work for her at her new practice. These past 5 weeks at my new job have been really stressful. I have found myself saying, "if I can just make it through the semester here I can quit and not worry about it anymore." In fact, if we haven't sold our house by the end of this semester I would probably have to quit anyway because I am going to be taking a lot of science courses at school to try and get ready to enroll in school for dental hygiene. I doubt that this new doctor will let me work part-time so I will probably have to quit. My old doctor has actually been emailing me and saying I should really go for dental hygiene so I know that she won't mind if I need to work part-time while I'm in school. And, her practice is only about 10 minutes away from the school instead of the 30 or 40 minutes from my job now so I won't have to be in such a hurry. Plus, there will be another assistant there at all times so if I needed to leave before a procedure was finished, she could step in for me. At this office I am the only assistant and would have to just be late for class. And it will only be 2 or 2.5 days a week instead of 4 so that would be nice too.

What I'm saying is, I am planning to go back to working with my old doctor and I'm excited about it. I am not excited about putting in a notice with my new doctor, whenever that happens. I guess I'll get through it though.

I missed a lot of the Olympics this year. On Thursday though I did stay up with Holly till almost 2 AM watching the Woman's All Around Gymnastics finals. I was rooting for Shaun Johnson, but Nastia Luikin got gold instead. Shaun Johnson was just so much more smiley and energetic than Nastia Luikin. She seemed to really enjoy herself. But I guess it was really cool that she got silver at least. The other girl I was rooting for was from Russia. For some reason the Russian women are good gymnasts and ice skaters. And dancers. They're very talented. I got on youtube and looked up Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci. They were amazing! Their performances were just so much harder and still more flawless than the girls today. It seems like people become less-talented as time goes by. Does anyone else feel like that or am I just wrong? I like watching the gymnastics and swimming and diving during the summer Olympics, but I think I like the winter Olympics better. Every time I see them I want to learn to ski or snowboard or figure skate.
Actually, I went ice skating once and it was very painful. I went away from the skating rink with great admiration for figure skaters. I wouldn't mind trying it again though.

We met up with Rachel, Janice and Maegan at Daily Grind to talk about Campus Crusade. I can't believe school starts on Monday. I don't even have all my books. I am pretty sure that this first week with Campus Crusade won't be really smooth, but I believe that if we are serious about sharing the gospel with others on campus, God will bless it. It is exciting!

I don't think this post has any rhyme or reason to it, I'm just really happy that a long week is over!

1 comment:

PilgrimHeiress said...

Sounds like good things are happening for you. Isn't it nice to be wanted by your employer? Just be straightforward with your present dentist, thanking him for the experiences, but explaining you have another opportunity that will work better for you and your schedule.

It sounds like you have also made some decisions about further schooling -- congrats with all your news.

I hope the start of the school year goes smoothly for you.