Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Simply a moment...




I reach for my phone on the bedside table to check the time...4.20am...one again I have been woken by my toothache.  It's not as bad as it has been and I lie in the warm, snuggly bed for a while knowing I will have to step out and venture into the cold kitchen for some pain killers shortly.  I listen to the stillness of the house, interspersed by the sounds from the side of me.  Tony is not snoring but he is definitely breathing noisily!  I make a quick trip down stairs for the paracetamol and race back to the warmth under my duvet.  I am awake now and I count the days to my root canal treatment.  2 weeks today.  A bird starts tweeting outside. Surely not the dawn chorus already?

My mind wanders to the things I need to do today on my day off.  I jolt wide awake as I realise I have a job application to finish!  I need to get that done and ring about a few more.  It really is time for me to leave my current company.  More birds join in outside my window and I need to block them out.  I reach for my phone again to listen to a podcast to get myself to sleep.  I stick in my ear phones and tune into a Paperclipping Round table.  It is a discussion on scrapping those close to you called "I love you, Awesome Nerds!".  I think of my own "awesome nerd" and a layout starts forming in my mind to document the songs he sings around the house.  The pain killers have kicked in and I am relaxed again.  I nod off thinking of patterned paper and embellishments, songs and page titles...

If you would like to join in with Simple a moment, a meme started by Alexa of "Trimming the sails", then you can find more about that here

If you would like to tune into the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, "I love you, Awesome Nerds!", the link is here

And if you would like to offer me a new job then please place your comment below!

9 comments:

Liz said...

Oh poor you having toothache. I hope it isn't too painful in the next fortnight. The podcast seems like a perfect way to get back to sleep. What's not to like listening to something about pretty paper etc? :0)

KraftyKaren said...

Hope your toothache will be gone soon.

I could offer you a job as a live in cleaner and washer upper!! Payment would be in coffee cake and access to my Marillion CD collection LOL!!!!

Seriously hope you find something suitable soon xx

My simple life said...

hope you feel better soon and managed to get the application form filled out. Never knew there were scrapping podcasts!

Jo.C said...

Ohh poor you. 2 weeks is a long time to wait when you are in pain. Thanks for your kind words. We are all doing ok xx

Helen said...

good luck with the job search and hope the tooth behaves until your appointment.

alexa said...

You have all my sympathy for toothache, especially the sort that needs deep treatment, is just the worst, Hoping you weather the next two weeks and that something happens on the job front for you. Your writing is so very vivid, I could almost feel the cold under my feet. And I am intrigued by that super photo (?). Thank- you so much for joining in and linking up this month - delighted to read your moment. :)

Louise said...

oh no Julia - its not nice to be in pain. A well written moment...im not sure i could recall it so vividly at 4 in the morning x hope the treatment does the trick x

Sandra said...

You poor thing. Toothache is such a horrid thing to put up with. I hope you're feeling better x

Jennie said...

Oh I am so sorry for you with the toothache. Your moment is wonderfully writtne - I could feel the cold on your feet! Good luck on the job front. Thanks for sharing. J x

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