@Mehrocco_Mole@RiotDemon Sigh. I’m jealous. So jealous. It’s in the teens here (with the windchill). It’s been a wild ride too. The first week of October it was in the 90s and now we’re in the middle of an arctic blast. Not sure what happened to fall.
Working every other week… just like the other 11 months. In fact I showed up today (Friday) for a 1500 to 2300 shift, and discovered I had been scheduled to work overnight as well (2300-0700) .
Can you say SURPRISE
@aetris our current scheduler SUX. One of the other nurses had mentioned I might be willing to do the double… but do you think that the scheduler would have contacted ME? Hell No…
I called her when I got to work and told her in no uncertain terms to NEVER change my schedule without letting me know/clearing it first, It’s a lucky thing I like my job and the people I work with (and over all, the patients…) or I would have told them to stick it and headed to the house at my regular time.
@aetris@fuzzalini… so, got thru it (relatively) unscathed.
worked 16 hours
off less than 8 hours
worked 8 hours then at the end of the shift the ER was a shitshow…
so didn’t leave for another 4 hours because …
/giphy just another day in paradise.
@Fuzzalini thanks for that… I actually truly enjoy my work and those last 4 hours flew by due to the (real) emergencies we had… Thankfully I live about 5 minutes from the hospital. Once I got home I fell asleep about 4 times trying to read just one page of the newspaper (the comics at that!) finally gave up and hit the sack at 0400.
Football, for sure! Hibernation won’t start until mid-winter.
(But I’ve got the feeling that football didn’t get many of the ladies’ votes here. In fact, I’d wager that Trump got more of the feminine vote than football did.)
@chienfou Believe it or not, my insomnia was a major reason why I didn’t even consider that I might have narcolepsy despite a lifetime of extreme fatigue (think having a newborn waking you up throughout the night, every night of your life because that’s basically how narcolepsy works) and cataplexy (the total loss of muscle use-like fainting goats, but without the ‘faint’, just the crumble). I haven’t had insomnia for some time now (up late because of my rigid sleep schedule and sleep med that makes my body go through the stages of sleep properly, knocks me out), but every once and while, when the anxiety flairs, insomnia kicks in. The actual diagnosis is narcolepsy with cataplexy and secondary insomnia. Ha! So you’re right!
@Gypsigirl213 I forget which mehmber it was, but someone here added led lighting to the top of their window frames to combat seasonal depression. It made it look like the sun was out longer. I wonder if something like that would help in your case.
the same as any other saturday the rest of the year, whatever we feel like. usually starts off with sleeping in followed by an ice coffee & ice tea run, i might make a nice breakfast or i might just grab bagels or donuts when i grab the drinks. sometimes we’ll go to the comic book store or visit family, or we might just sit around at home. partner just set up a new playstation last night so i’m guessing today will be the latter - he’ll game and i’ll do some crosswords before getting into my own game. (i was recently accepted into in an alpha for eleven giants, a recreation of the now defunct glitch the game). at some point i’ll make dinner, or we may take a ride over to chipotle and get burrito bowls. he’ll stay up late and i’ll retire early and probably fall asleep while attempting to catch up on whatever show(s) i’m watching solo.
of course if there’s a bruins game (not tonight but in general on a saturday) we’ll be watching that. he’s also on call this week so fingers crossed he’s not bothered by work.
I have to work today because the first (of many) clients who dragged their feet in their Windows 7 to 10 upgrades needs me to come out and do a bunch of machines at the same time. I have to move December 1, so I think all my other weekends will be spent packing.
For my boyfriend it’s football while he yells at tv and I keep asking every hour or so “are you talking to me” it’s so annoying. I do something useful like read, make crafts for my Santa shops, cook, or clean. When I’m bored I’ll go stand in front of the tv and mess with him lol