Sunday, January 18, 2009

What day is it?

Since the first of December I've been doing two double shifts (evening/night) a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other weekend I do an eight hour evening shift on Saturday and Sunday. In the beginning, it wasn't too bad. Actually, it's still not too bad; well the actually working the sifts aren't' so bad, I mean. The thing that is proving to be my undoing is living a life in between the days that I work. I cannot fall asleep before 6 am on the nights that I am off so then I can't get up and get going on the following day. I feel like all I do is sleep and work. I hope I get this figured out soon. I don't think the cold weather is helping. Hopefully when Spring gets here I'll be more willing to crawl out from under warm blankets and get something done.

It's been the strangest thing though, I have found that I actually enjoy work more since I'm doing the doubles. I don't know why...I just am. Verry strange.

Because of my schedule, I can't seem to keep up with journaling and reading either. I miss getting around to everyone like I used to and I apologize for my tardiness. Hang in there with me, I'll get this all figured out eventually.

Sarah update: She had her second ultrasound this past Tuesday and everything is wonderful! She said she could see the baby swimming around and moving all over. They are so excited and we are all on cloud nine in anticipation of this little miracle making it's appearance in August. I simply can't wait to get my hands on that baby!!

Emily update: She went to the oncologist and was told that the LEEP procedure that she will have is absolutely NOT emergent. In fact, she told her to concentrate on her studying ( she's studying for her CMA exam, it's like the CPA exam only it's for Certified Management Accountant instead of Certified Public Accountant), she said they would do the procedure in May. Amazing!!!! Thank you God.

Patrick and Amber update: They are busy planning their wedding for October 17. I cannot believe that he's finally getting married!!! But I'll warn you all right now; the last couple of weeks before that wedding when I realize that he's not going to be here anymore, I'm going to be a basket case! I love Amber, am glad that they're getting married, but this kid has been my rock for so long that I can't imagine not having him around on a daily basis. He's such a doll.

Our new kittens are going to be 5 weeks old tomorrow and they are getting so big...running around and starting to eat cat food. I need to work on finding homes for them. I don't look forward to that.


Lisa said...

Hi Melissa,
Sounds like a lot of exciting things happening in your world and yes that schedule would take some getting used to. I started reading long hours late at night to "de-stress" and that through my schedule for a loop too. But I have read and enjoyed more books in the past year than I have in the past decade.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is a hard schedule to adjust to for sure. I know that like all things we eventually adapt to the circumstance, but it does take awhile. Your life is going to be busy this year with a baby and a wedding coming up. It was difficult for me to adjust when the last one left home and I was on my own to do everything. that took time getting used to also.
Take care and make sure you do get your rest.
'On Ya'-ma

Cindi said...

OMGoodness...I have been waiting and waiting...I feel like its a Soap...finally I'm tuned in to get the for sharing...take care of yourself...amazing all the work you are doing...what a trooper!...I did miss the episode on the kittens...brand new to me! any pics???? lol

kbear's heart 2 said...

What a busy schedule you have-whew! but hopefully you'll adjust to it soon. Happy to hear all the good news with the kids & kittens. thanks for droppin' us a note~kbear

Sugar said...

sounds like God is giving your household big blessings.

Missie said...

I am so glad everything is going well!

Enjoy your day!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Busy schedule and busy life, sure beats the alternative though :o)

Terri said...

Glad to hear from you...sounds like everything is going great!

I hope your work schedule settles down a bit where you feel like you are doing more than working and sleeping...I bet when spring rolls around that will help tons!


Beth said...

It sounds like all good news! You snatched joy from the jaws of despair! LOL

I know what you mean about working weird hours. I never did doubles, but for the past 10 years of my career, I worked every other weekend, with a day off during the week. That one day was never enough to really "decompress" from the stresses of work. I eventually got to the point where TWO days wasn't really enough! I hope things settle down for you soon. In the meantime, we'll keep the porch light on for you. :)

Love, Beth

Lisa said...

Melissa, good to hear from you, glad things are going good for you, Hugs Lisa

Leslie said...

Busy, busy.. I'm happy that things are going good for you and your family. I know you are excited for that first grandbaby!! I've been a slacker too.. glad you're joining me so that I don't feel so bad. lol.
Keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

it sounds like you are busy and everything is going well, which is AWESOME.

i have been thinking of you!

Janie said...

Oh Wow! You are working hard! God is sooo good with your children. So happy for you. Know that you will miss your son when he is gone. Sure hope that you can get some sleep. Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs, Janie

Janie said...

Oh.. forgot to say something about the kittens. lol Mine are almost 2 years old and still calling them kittens. Mine are little sweethearts! lol Hope you find wonderful homes for all of them. Hugs, Janie

emmapeelDallas said...


I've missed your posts but I totally understand, and as always, they are completely worth waiting for. :) I'm so excited about your grandbaby. That is wonderful, wonderful news. What an exciting year you have coming up...I wish I lived closer. Thinking of you always, my friend.