Work, Running, And A Trip To The Dentist

Not gonna lie. I want to do more complaining. I’m going to try to keep that to a minimum today. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

For real though I’m just feeling so burnt out. Monday-Wednesday for the past two weeks have looked a little something like this for me;

  • Wake up at 4 am.
  • Eat, get dressed, go to work.
  • Do cat litter related stuff for 12 hours.
  • Get home at 5pm.
  • Make dinner and then breakfasts/lunches for my husband and myself for the next day.
  • Shower.
  • Maybe do a few chores around the house.
  • Read.
  • Go to bed at 8pm.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Hahaha this is what my hair looks like after spending over 12 hours in a messy bun. πŸ˜‚

It’s been a hard adjustment so far. And I’m really not looking forward to this Sunday. I’m working that day which means I’ll be working 4 days in a row. Then eventually mandatory overtime is going to kick in.

I already feel like I have no life. At least on the days that I work. And it sure doesn’t help hearing everyone at the plant talking about how they don’t have time to do anything because they’re always working. Like, I’m already having trouble trying to run and keep up with everything else in my life. I’m not sure how I’ll be able to get anything done when I’m having to work more…

That on top of how bruised and beat up my body is. I don’t know man. Maybe the kind of money you make at this plant is worth all of that to some people, but honestly I think I’d rather be able to actually participate in life and have a body that’s not so beat up. But at this point I don’t have many options. I wish I did though.

Whew, anyway. I miss running. I haven’t been able to do much of it lately. I just haven’t been able to squeeze it in between this new job, my brother-in-law’s wedding last weekend and all of the shenanigans that went into that.

But since I didn’t have to work today, which means I didn’t have to worry about getting to bed early so that I could get up early, I was able to swap out my work boots for my running shoes and I got 3 miles in!! πŸ˜„

I think this run might make it onto my top 10 list of greatest runs. Every step hurt because my quads are on fire from the ridiculous amount of squatting down I did at work yesterday (it’s a long story. πŸ˜‰), and I felt like I was going to puke the entire time because I scarfed down a large bowl of spaghetti minutes before I hit the road. But I was running. And really that’s all that matters. I’ll take whatever amount of running I can get at this point though. No matter how short or painful it might be.

Anyway, not having to wake up at 4 am this morning was literally the best feeling ever! I slept in until 8, actually made myself a hog breakfast, and sat around and enjoyed my coffee. It was magical. πŸ˜‰

Later this morning I had to go to the dentist and get some fillings. 6 to be exact. That was less magical. πŸ˜‚

If you’ve been following me for a while then you know getting my shitty teeth fixed has been quite a process for me. I went 10 years without seeing a dentist because I just couldn’t afford it (how fucked is that? The US health care system is absolutely terrible…). Even though I knew my teeth needed work and that waiting meant that they would require even more work. And it’s not like I didn’t take care of them. I actually did and still do! But my mom and dad both have trouble with their teeth and apparently they passed that along to me.

But now, 3 years, 3 root canals, later I’m slowly but surely getting things taken care of! πŸ˜„ I’ve still got more work that needs done on them but after today I don’t have enough insurance to cover any of it. But luckily we’re pretty close to the end of the year so I only have to wait a little bit longer until I can get more of my teeth fixed!! 😁

The healthcare system in this country might be fucked but I do really like my dentist. He’s a very kind and compassionate man and he does seem to understand people having to work around all of our insurance stuff. And he does great work! My front teeth look soooo much better now! And now that they’ve got fillings they’re not going to get worse and need root canals or anything like that later on.

Hahaha my face was still very numb when I got home from the dentist but I was hungry, so I ate some soup. That was hard. πŸ˜‚

Ok then, that’s all for today!

Sorry for doing more complaining. I try to keep it real here and that’s how I currently feel so that’s what you get. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, happy Thursday!

~Ashley

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4 thoughts on “Work, Running, And A Trip To The Dentist

  1. breeandme4815

    I know what you mean about dental insurance… I am going to have to get braces as well as having my wisdom teeth out, but they are basically not covering the braces. I remember seeing a meme or something about how insurance considers teeth “luxury bones” that you have to pay extra for, LOL! So true.

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