Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How's Work?

Question of the week:  "So how do you like your new job?" 

Answer of the week:  "Ask me when I work out the sleeping part." 

Sleep consumes my thoughts now.  I wake up thinking about when I can go back to sleep.  When I'm sleeping, I dream about for a full 24 hours with no interruptions.  Sleep has become my new master.  Which is good in one sense, because it has replaced eating.  So, there's that bonus. 

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!


Kristi said...

I HATE feeling tired. But..I am never too tired to eat...ever. In fact...when I am really exhausted I tend to eat more because I am too tired to do anything else.

Wow...hang in there girl!

bandanamomtoo said...

Geri, Hang in there lady, hopefully it will get more manageable - you never told us what you are DOING exactly! What is the job?

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