Here's the thing, just so you don't think I'm lazy. Which I can be. But not this time. This time I am tired because I work second shift and then get home at 2 a.m. and get to bed at about 2:30 in the morning. Then I get up at 6:30 to take the kids to school, because with this work shcedule, it's the only time I see them. I think we covered this in a previous blog post, right? Anyway...I may or may not come home and go back to bed for a few hours after getting them to school, depending on whether or not we have appoinments and how much house work needs to be done, etc. So I am not getting a ton of sleep. And my body and brain know it. They are mad at me and starting to shut down. So I've been walking around in a fog the last few days, trying to get my bearings. People think I'm stoned or stupid. I'm neither. Okay, I have been stupid before, but that's not the problem now. I'm FREAKING TIRED! So if I seem cross and grumpy? It's because I'M TIRED! As in NO SLEEP! And if I get an attitude? Don't take it personal. Just back off. Or offer me a pillow and a Snuggi.
My friend works 2nd shift. She's been doing it for 6 years. I asked her how long it took her to get used to the schedule. She said 6 years. Great. Only 5 years, 11 months and 2.5 weeks to go til I feel normal again!