Sunday: I had Sunday off, so I vegged all day and watched Christmas movies. All day. Did not get out of my pajamas. It was heaven. I even managed to read a few books Holly and Mistletoe by Susan Mallery and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novella “A Hard Day’s Night-Searcher” from My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding. I’ll comment more on those later.
Family: My step-brother had a heart attack on Friday night. He was flown to the hospital here, was in critical condition on Saturday, and then was sent home on Sunday. Not quite sure how someone can go from critical one day to being discharged the next, but whatever. From what I hear, he’s doing fine. I should call him ~ but unfortunately it’s one of those situations that when my Dad died we pretty much lost his whole side of the family. I should call ~ he used to be my brother.
B&N: I am so completely exhausted. When I interviewed last week, I said I’d be willing to work one or two nights during the week and one day on the weekend. Last week, I was scheduled for 25 hours; this week, I’m scheduled for 30. I don’t know how I can do that plus work my day job. I may end up having to resign ~ and it’s only been a week. But in a week’s time, it’s gone from being my favorite place to the last place I want to be. I talked to the supervisor about it last night, but it’s almost like she didn’t hear me. There are a lot of nice people working there and two of them I’m friendly with (they actually gave me recommendations to work there). So, if I quit, I don’t want it to reflect poorly on them. I just can’t do this pace. This week, I’m scheduled to work Tuesday until 11pm, I’m on call tonight and Thursday night to work until 11pm (I’m told it’s highly likely I’d have to work), I’m scheduled Friday until 11pm, and then Saturday from 11am-7pm. On top of these hours, is my day job ~ Mon-Fri 7am-5pm. One or two nights like that is fine ~ but all week? It’s gruelling.
Health Stuff (this sounds a bit like a whiny poor me type of post, so you may want to skip this one): I have doctor’s appointments tomorrow and Friday (so glad I can pay their mortgages since I can’t afford one of my own). Tomorrow is the hand specialist and Friday is the foot specialist. Someday, I’ll post a poor me rant about what’s gone on this year. It’s ugly. Anyway, I’ve been having problems with my left hand for about 10 weeks now. My regular doctor can’t find anything wrong with it so has now referred me to a specialist. Said specialist is talking about possibly starting me on cortisone shots. I’ll know more on that tomorrow. As for the foot doctor ~ I found out in October that I had fasciitus, basically it’s like carpal tunnel only it’s in your feet. I have inserts and they help, but I’m now finding out that I can’t stand or walk for more than 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours at the most without being in pain ~ and then I can’t hardly walk at all. I’m told to take Aleve or Tylenol as anti-inflammatories. Well, I take approximately 4 of each every day ~ and they’re not helping much. I tell you I sure feel a lot older than I actually am. And actually, I’m not sure with my feet the way they are, how much longer I’ll be able to work at B&N. Which, with as tired as I am, would almost be a God-send if the doctor told me I couldn’t/shouldn’t work there anymore.
Tagged: I was tagged by Izzy on a Meme. I promise I’ll get it posted soon! I’m on call tonight, but if I don’t have to work then I’ll get it posted then.
Currently Reading: Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman. I am loving this story! I just wish I had more time to read it.