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Lfe is slippin' on by me....
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Cindi    Posted 11-24-2003 at 14:47:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
.....while I sleep. I went to bed this morning at eight a.m. and just woke up. What a bizarre way to live. Up all night stocking bleach and laundry detergent and sleeping all day.

I stood in the hallway peering cautiously into the living room. There's Fred and Jenny, and nobody else. I have no idea what's transpired over the last nine hours. The living room looks clean, the bathroom is clean... there's a note from Jill that looks like heiroglyphics but I get that she has gone to her boyfreind's parent's house for supper.

Here in a minute I have to make supper. Enchiladas. I've never had enchiladas for breakfast, but I know I can't talk Fred into oatmeal. I don't think. It's awful cloudy. Jenny is talking to me in her usual ticker tape machine manner and all I want is coffee so I can actually understand what she's saying instead of just pretending. For the time being I just nod and mmm hmm a lot.

Jake just walked up onto the back porch and tapped on the window. I glance at him and he holds up a wild turkey about twelve, fourteen pounds, it's neck swingin' around limply, and I have enough gumption to know that I should look real excited and that's what I aimed for, but judging by the puzzled expression on his face I may have looked mad, I don't know. I have to go catch up with him and make a big deal about his turkey and explain that I don't have sense enough right now to know how to behave.

Fred was watching the western channel on television before he went out to feed and there's some movie coming on. Now everyone is outside and I am here by myself listening to the sappy opening strains of this movie and it makes me homesick and lonely and I'm not sure why but now I'm all misty eyed. I'm going to let myself cry and feel sorry for myself for a minute and then I am going to start browning hamnburger.

On the upside, my first paycheck was sweet. I suppose eventually I will get straightened around but in the meantime, I miss my people.

BW    Posted 11-24-2003 at 21:09:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure what to say ,,,, I have worked nights / 2nd / 3rd shift now for some time , the list given below covers just about all of it ,,,, but for one thing you got to like the work .... IMHO, all the money in the world is not enough to make up for a job you do not like .... I hope you can get things going the way you want them and try to look at this as a learning experence....(riggght)
who knows you may just find something to add to your wonderful writting ablility...

Bill G.
From the night owl , have a cup or two of coffee ...

Red Dave    Posted 11-24-2003 at 16:52:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi, where I work we have shift workers working 24/7 365 days a year. I'll share a few of the tips they give.

Establish a schedule for being awake and sleeping and stick to it.
Make your bedroom as dark as you can get it while sleeping.
Turn off the phone
Threaten all persons with serious bodily harm if they interupt your sleep period ;)
Turn on a small fan in your bedroom while you sleep, it's droning noise helps to mask outside noises.
Don't "cat nap"

I've also noticed that guys who loved shift work as youngsters have more trouble with it as they get older, Not sure why. I know I would have a hard time doing it myself.
Good luck!

reminds me    Posted 11-24-2003 at 15:59:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
of plowin snow for the state- but if so tired then how the flip can you write so clearly, huh? Mike D.

Cindi    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:19:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was clear? Run on sentences and erratic plot? That wasn't writing, that was whining. I just don't think about it, whatever comes out, comes out. I really need to devote hours to writing anything substantial, and I am missing the time I had before to do that. But, typical of any selfish, self absorbed person I am going to find SOME time to do what I love. Probably tomorrow morning while I'm pre-baking pies and cornbread for Thanksgiving dinner.

*    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
you go girl- keep after it. you got some talent-
Mike D.

HE HE HE HE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Posted 11-24-2003 at 15:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
been goin through the same thing with wife workin nights she works from 4pm till about5am sun-thurs all she does is sleep and work.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................the boredddd shan

Cindi    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:14:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I had gotten up at four I would be a lot better off. Time to wake up and do some stuff. Your poor wife, I couldn't keep that scedule. No way. Poor you too.

sHan in TN    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:59:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey it works for me she sleeps all day and works all night im free....good thing i aint like i used to be or id be getting the big D:(

KellyGa    Posted 11-24-2003 at 15:02:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
:( Ohhh Cindi,

I hate it for you girl. Anybody that has been able to stay home and take care of the family, and not go out into that awful ratrace, and then go out into it, I feel for you. It scares me anymore. It's especially hard when you still want to be there for them, but you just can't muster up the energy for it.

How long you planning on doing this? I am thinking about you a lot. I am sitting home, folding laundry, doing dishes, dusting and mopping, cooking dinner. I guess if I had to one day, I would probably cart myself up to Walmart too. I would have to work at a different one than I shopped at though. That would drive me crazy!

Eat supper, give yourself a nice hot shower, and collapse. You deserve it. You are the Super Mom. :)

Cindi    Posted 11-24-2003 at 15:11:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I worked there for four days and then quit to go try out for the mine but flunked out on the physical. I just went back two nights ago. As far as jobs go it's not bad. I will be all right once I get straightened back around. It just shocks me that I slept away the entire day! Thanks Kelly. That shower is definitely on my list of things to do very very soon.

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