Monday, June 8, 2009

When Life Kicks You in the Teeth. Literally.

So June descended with all the obligations I mentioned in my previous blog post. I'm tearing into revisions. I'm running around to various sports and other school-related events, I'm helping Daughter 2 with an end of school year party to be held in our back yard, day work is revving up, plans for home renovations are firming up, etc. etc. Everything's going along tickety-boo, when I get blindsided by a mind-numbing tooth infection that lays me up for two days.

Really, people? No, seriously. Really?

After the kidney stone attack that seemed to go on forever in May now June has to start off like this? So, like who did I offend in this universe to have this much physical pain within a span of four weeks?

Four days, a handful of anti-biotics and advice from Mom that boils down to 'be careful - a tooth infection could lead to a brain infection, you know' later I'm back on track and a few of the things on the to-do-list have been checked off while others are still to be accomplished. The most important check off for me is that I'm still on track for finishing the revisions to Illegally Blonde, thank God.

But it just goes to show you that even when you think you have control over your life you really don't. And for a control-freak like me, it's a not-so-subtle reminder to learn to go with the flow. Even when the flow seems to be doing its best to push you away from the shoreline you so desperately want to reach. But, no matter what, you can't let a little setback screw up all your plans. Like that great philospher Dorrie said on Finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…"

Sooner or later, you'll get somewhere.


  1. Oh, so sorry to hear this. Few things worse than a toothache. Takes over your mind. Get better soon!

  2. wow - that mom of yours doesn't mess around! glad to hear you're better!

  3. Ouch! I hate when one pain event follows on another (been there). It's depressing. So glad to see your spirits are high.

  4. Thanks, guys. I'm feeling better and hoping that the rest of June plays out pain free!

    And, Martha, my Mom is uber serious about two things - food and health. She sees either one being threatened and the big guns come out! Gotta love Portuguese moms!