Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I need to be a dentist

I just forked over $364 for four fillings. Said fillings took an hour or so to complete. And that was the copay, I'm not sure how much my insurance covered. Dear God! That must be nice. My dentist asks me, "Do you think I should start taking Fridays off?" Yes, yes you should. Because you were smart enough to study your butt off and land this cushy if sometimes nauseating job and you can afford to just take Fridays off if you want to. The only person who's had a nicer job that I've met was my orthodontist. He didn't even work on my mouth. He took a five minute look around, told someone else what to do and disappeared. Even his receptionist took a two hour lunch.

Don't get me wrong, both my dentist and my ortho were great. Really good at what they do. It just hurts to put that much down. But it was my fault. My kid is gonna have the cleanest mouth in the U.S. Brushing and flossing are so worth it. Do it now or pay for it later!

Thank God my dad felt very generous and ambushed us with a few hundred dollars. He can be a very sweet man.

That's all for this update.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wannabe Work at Home Mom

I just went on maternity leave. It's early but my job requires a lot of lifting, bending, standing and it had just started taking a really uncomfortable toll on my body. My Doc agreed that it was about time for me to take leave, so here I am. At home. And to make an embarrassing confession; I can't drive. I am horrible at it. So I'm stuck in the area. But I will learn how to drive when the baby is born.

Anyway! I've got my heart set on finding a way to work from home. I can't stand the idea of leaving my baby with someone else. And it really doesn't make any sense for me to go to work when I'll only be making enough to pay for the daycare.

But it's hard to find legit work from home offers. At this point we're thinking a) home day care. I've taken care of multiple kids regularly before so I think it would be doable. But with my very first child in infancy I find it a daunting aspect, quite possibly too much to handle. B) Data entry. Hubby says his sister is doing it scam free so we have to talk to her about the company she works with.

This is definitely the coolest and most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and I wouldn't give it up for every one of your anonymous lives ;) But it can be overwhelming. I mean, I'm standing here at the foot of Mt. Everest clad in California Casual sans climbing gear, and hey! Where the hell is my Sherpa?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

As the Belly Grows/Wolverine

My child has been super active the past few days. Which I like because it's fun and I know he's ok :p It makes up for how torturous it's been trying to find a name! Aidan is out. Kaleb is out.

Quinn is a possibility, but I don't think it's right. Oh well, the search continues. At least we have a few months until the day. I keep telling the hubby we should just name him Kid since that's how I refer to him now. It's a joke but watching him get all uppity is funny.

We saw X-men Origins: Wolverine the other day. It was fantastic (for the most part) and I hope they make a mini series thing out of it. It was very well done and I give it two thumbs up. You all should go see it.

I'm super psyched to see the new Terminator movie. It just looks like it's going to be superb.

Oh and if you will, wish us luck because we're going to be looking for a bigger place here in the next few days. One bedroom and 700 sq ft is filling up fast and we don't even have any baby stuff yet!


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