Somebody’s Home by Kaira Rouda EPUB & PDF– eBook Details Online
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- Author: Kaira Rouda
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- Genre: Women’s Fiction
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HERE’S HOW I KNEW SOMETHING ABOUT MY LIFE HAD to change.
I was sitting in the dentist’s chair, waiting for the topical numbing goo to
take effect on my gum so the dentist could jab a needle into the same spot.
My only choice for entertainment was to stare at the light blue walls
surrounding me or flip through the channels available on the television
suspended on the sea of blue. I chose the latter and discovered an
infomercial: Learn to preach in Spanish. The sincere narrator promised to
tell me how many souls needed saving, and what an impact I could have,
after I took their course, of course.
Maybe this was the answer to the problem I couldn’t name, the cause of
the sadness I felt just under the surface of my life? I could become a
successful Spanish missionary. I stared at the screen transfixed until Dr.
Bane appeared to administer the shot of Novocain.
Unfortunately, I missed the rest of the infomercial as my tooth’s issues
took center stage.
I was at my dentist’s office because, overachiever that I am—even when
it comes to grinding my teeth—I had ground down through a thick plastic
mouth guard and cracked a tooth. This, I knew, was not healthy, but it was
simply a fact of my life. Or was, up until that moment when I knew
something had to change. Which, as I said, was just a moment ago.
At age thirty-nine, just, and dreading forty, I have one gray eyebrow hair
that angrily grows back when tweezed, two adorable boys—a teen named
David and a tween named Sean—and a husband named Patrick. I also have
two loyal and trusty steeds: my dog, Oreo, and my car, Doug. I am in the
middle of life. In a suburb in the middle of America. And I cracked a tooth
because I am too busy being restless in my subconscious—“chewing things
over,” as Dr. Bane put it. And whatever that busy subconscious had been
doing at night, during the day it was drawn to infomercials about preaching
in Spanish even though I’m not particularly religious and I don’t speak
Spanish. I’m a mess, actually, but I have to say, especially compared to
some of my neighbors, I’m lucky.
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