Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Morning Thoughts Before Work

Just a quick post to say 'hi' to everyone as I am off to work again here in about 15 minutes or so. I feel like I didn't sleep at all last night so this is probably going to be one very long day in the trenches at 911-land and I am so not looking forward to it. I can only hope that people feel good today and don't feel the need to go to the hospital!

I'm not sure why I slept so lousy, I didn't have any sort of caffeine anywhere near close to bedtime, but it seemed to take me forever to eventually drift off and when I finally did it was one of those kinds of sleep that feels like you never really went to sleep. Needless to say, the look I gave my alarm clock this morning when it rudely started beeping was not one of fondness and love!

Thankfully, yesterday was my last 16-hour Sunday shift as with the new schedule that goes into effect on the 4th of November I won't be working them anymore; I am trading them for 16-hour Monday shifts but will be off on Tuesdays so don't have to try to drag myself out of bed the following morning to drag back into work. I can't for the life of me remember the last time I worked a 40-hour week so even though it's going to hurt big-time financially, I am really looking forward to only working 5 shifts a week and having 3 days off. Gives me more time to blog!

Work wasn't too bad yesterday for the most part except that my weekend partner Jen, who is pregnant, has this new fixation with "The Food Network" and I got to spend almost 13 hours of our 16-hour shift watching all kinds of really delicious looking food - everything from a Pepperoni Sausage Lasagna to Halloween treats. Do you know how hard it is to do watch all that and then eat the tunafish sandwich you packed for lunch?? Exactly!

What would really have been nice while watching all those shows would have been some nice leather home theater seating to recline in and some snacks other than Munchos from the vending machine and an apple! Sigh ... I guess you can't have everything, can you?

Oh well, speaking of work, I'm out the door to go play with the ambulances for another eight hours. Everyone have a splendid day and I'll catch up with you when I get back!


  1. Is it just me or does playing with the ambulances sound a bit dangerous?

    May you have a quiet Monday...

  2. Do you know how hard it is to watch the Food Network and not COOK it all!?!?

    It's hard to create yummy meals when all you have in your house is old yogurt and frozen peas.


  3. Oog, I know what you mean about sleep. I was so so tired last night, but couldn't just drift off to dreamland. Yuck!

    I love Food Network myself.. I'm DVR-ing Next Iron Chef, and if I had my way, the TV in our bedroom would never change to another channel! :)

  4. If your new shift pattern gives you more time to blog then I think it's great!

  5. I've been sleeping tons, not sure why!
    Funny header cartoon~ very Edward Gorey-esque!

  6. I am wiped out today as well...but I know is cause I stayed up until the wee small hours DETERMINED to clear out my e-phn Reader to zero new posts.


    Nice to have three days off!

  7. Anonymous7:05 PM EDT

    I know why I didn't get any sleep last night...sick baby. *sigh* I'm with ya. Tired is an understatement.

  8. But was it a good tuna sammich? I luvs me a good tuna sammich.


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