Most people are never happy to see Monday come along but I've got to say that I don't have that problem with my abnormal work schedule - especially this week as the past week and weekend had some major moments of surrealism, drama, and stress that I was more than happy to put behind me.
Between coming to grips with the fact that Amanda won't be going back to Montserrat as a sophomore and being worried about what the future holds for her, dealing with some drama with a person that I thought was a friend who turned out to be lying snake in the grass who then had the nerve to send me text messages that grew increasingly suicidal as they went on probably thinking I wouldn't do anything about it, as well as working 40 hours from Friday at 3:00 p.m. to Sunday at 11:00 p.m. I was more than happy to climb into bed late last night knowing that I had at least made it through Sunday without additional stress and/or drama.
Of course, when I woke up this morning the worries about Amanda flooded back in along with residual disgust for a certain other individual as well as concern about the sore throat that Jamie has been having up in Canada (trying to play Doctor Mom long-distance is hard) but I'm going to do my best not to dwell on any of that or any other negativity today and just enjoy the fact that I don't have to be into work again until 3:00 this afternoon. Yay for 16-hour breaks!
Following today's shift and tomorrow's double shift I'll be on my days off and enjoying a mini-holiday up to Boston's North Shore with my cousin to attend a Red Sox game on Thursday after spending a night at my happy place - the Hawthorne Hotel. If that doesn't unwind my nerves, nothing will! We've got a few other fun activities planned in addition to the game and I'm thinking I might even leave the computer at home for a change - though the Nikon of course will be going along!
So ... if I have seemed out of sorts and negative recently, I sincerely apologize and hope to be putting on a more positive display of attitude here very soon. And may I just add that if you are going to send me text messages alluding to suicidal thoughts, be advised that I will call the police to do a well-being check on you no matter how much respect I might have lost for you recently and you may end up at the emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation whether you like it or not. I take that sort of thing seriously - I've been an emergency dispatcher for way too many years not to.