Monday, November 24, 2008

Rambling aWAY ...

Finally ... a day off tomorrow after working every day since last Wednesday! The only drawback is that I have to get up WAY too early in the morning to drive Amanda over to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island so that she can catch her too-darned-early-in-the-morning flight to Philadelphia. She's heading down to her friend Darci's house for the Thanksgiving holiday and will be leaving me to my own devices for the next week.

The only drawback to that is that "my own devices" will include WAY too many hours of work as I gear up for a double-shift on Wednesday, evening shift Friday, double-shifts Saturday and Sunday, and finally a day shift on Monday. Did I mention that I was having The Work Week from Hell this week??

All of the work hours are due to the fact that I am WAY too dedicated to my job it seems and always find myself being the one to say "Sure, I'll help fill those open shifts!" With 32 hours of overtime scheduled for this week and the 16 hours from last week all in the same pay period, Uncle Sam is going to be smiling from ear-to-ear.

The reason for that is that I am going to have WAY too much money taken out of my paycheck in the form of taxes. It would be really nice if the company I worked for would give out separate paychecks for regular time and overtime but alas, that would probably be too complicated and take up a lot more time to get payroll done. Still it would be nice ...

Speaking of nice ... I will be going to my Mom's house for Thanksgiving this year and sitting down to dinner with my three brothers and my two sisters-in-law.  Obviously Amanda will be out of town and because I'm covering a shift for one of my co-workers on Saturday, he's covering my shift on Thanksgiving Day. Nice, eh? Oh ...

... while I'm thinking of nice ... WAY nice! ... Jamie will be coming home for Christmas thanks once again to my Mom and the fact that I was able to get a pretty good deal on Southwest Airlines. She'll be flying in on the 18th of December and heading back down to Tampa on the 5th of January. Amanda will be off cavorting in Puerto Rico with the same friend she's spending Thanksgiving with so that means that Jamie and I will get some one-on-one time and she's already promised me at least a few sessions of "Rock Band". I was thinking that she might not get the chance to come up this Christmas season but I'm glad I was wrong and she is. Yay!

Ah well, I should wrap this up as, like I said, I have to get up WAY too early in the morning to get to the airport. Amanda's flight is leaving at 7:10 a.m. which means we need to be in Warwick not much later than 6:00 a.m. and it's just short of an hour drive.

Good night, all!


  1. Enjoy your time off, Linda. You deserve it.

  2. wow you are working a lot of hours!! enjoy the day - go back to sleep after the airport run :)

  3. Horrid news about all that over time. Yikes sometimes paying all those taxes just ain't worth it... I clicked on OL" Orovo up there.. it just said Blogger not found... How Rude :) Hope you don't read this for about 15 more hours.. that will have meant you actually went to bed and dropped off the artist at the airport.. Wonderful news about you an Jamie getting some one on one time.. Hopefully you won't work to dang much.. Also take it easy you hear. Have a good time with your Mom and brothers on turkey day.. Woo hoo... there will be a whole lotta stomach aches that day I assure you.

  4. Sorry, Callie - reading this 15 minutes later than 15 hours later because I haven't been smart enough to go to bed yet but trust me, I'm going now!

    I fixed the above link, Lord knows what I had in there before! That's what happens when you blog when half-asleep as it seems I have!

    Now, I shall go to bed, get the kid to the airport in the morning, come home and take a nap, then get some pumpkin pie and stuff made for Thursday. How's that for a day off agenda??

  5. Anonymous10:26 PM EST

    Be safe in your travels...don't work to LOTS of turkey and pie. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  6. Me too... and we get to start our weeks together too n Wednesday. Joy!

  7. Have a safe trip!

  8. I hear ya on the overtime, Linda. However, I'm not working as much you are. Don't you just love how Uncle Sam likes to pretty much eliminate any profit when it gets over 4 hours of OT?! Well, at least the small amount of extra money will help with bills, and hopefully we can get most of that back after taxes next April!!

    Well, I'll probably call you for a medic sometime this week during our overtime debocle...LOL

    Sleep well and get some rest!

  9. Great news about Jamie. That's what the holidays are all about...

    Enjoy your time off and please enjoy this holiday season. I cannot wait to see what memories and beautiful winter scenes you capture with your camera!!

  10. Anonymous9:09 AM EST

    OY! You do overtime like Hank does! Be sure to schedule in some sleep...

    Happy Thanksgiving week!

    P.S. Safe travels to Amanda!

  11. My hubby is in RI & MA till tomorrow morning :o) You will miss him at the airport just by one day.

  12. So many hours of work. Eeek!

    I'm happy to read that Jamie will be home for a couple of weeks at Christmas. That is wonderful!

  13. Anonymous5:24 PM EST

    I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. I'm sad to say that I will be working that day...but at least my boss was nice enough to rearrange my schedule so I'll be going in an hour earlier and leaving an hour earlier than normal.

  14. Yay for Jamie being able to come for Christmas!! I know you were worried about not getting to see her. This is great news! I'm even more psyched that she gets to be an "only child" for a little bit too-alone time with Mom will be great for her...and you!!

  15. Anonymous1:17 AM EST

    Happy Thanksgiving. I'm glad that you'll be with family and that you'll have some much deserved time off too.

    Wonderful news about Jaimie. Something else to be thankful for as you enjoy your day and eat some good food.


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