There is something so wonderful about sleeping at night like you suppose to. Waking up as the sun arives to greet you instead of going to bed and trying to ignore the sunlight streaming in between the blinds. Even if the day seems to be a dreary raining day like the one we are having in Iowa this morning. It is still morning and I do not have to work until next Thursday. Lovely, simply lovely.
I have been watching the dvd's Rick gave me for Christmas. I love James Herriot's books and the series is just like the books. I must have read them a dozen times and I still laugh in the same places. Laughing is good for me. I needed it as the holiday gave me the blues.
Working in a hospital the stark contrast between joy and sorrow is so in your face. And if you had a little pity party going on like I did it really makes you feel like a jerk. Upset are you that you didn't get cards or gifts from your sons you labored hard hard hours and days to produce, try watching your loved one suffer and then die. Mad and sad you can't watch your grandchildren open their presents? Try having your grandchild die 4 days before Christmas. It puts it all in perspective and cuts your pity party pretty short.
I have a pretty full plate the next few days. When next I work we go to our new uniform code. Navy blue or white uniforms...... how boring is that. So I have to wash and store all my uniforms. I am not getting rid of them as the next CEO might want us to dress brighter and cheerfuller. Then I have to go empty out my booth at the antique mall. Things just sold too slow there and you gave all your profitto the owners. Back to selling on line. Then I have to go get a couple of more uniform lab coats. I like lots of pockets. Sometime in there I want a couple of hours at the gym, either this afternoon or this morning. Now I should clean the house after my long work week, but I'm not going too until tomorrow. Then down comes the tree and I will dust and vacumn then.
Not much on the news front this week. AOL is going over the events of the year. Besides the war they seem to be focusing on the "stars" stupid escapade's. No wonder no one can take them seriously. Some of them are beyond stupid and would do well to keep their mouths shut except when reading lines. Now when I watch certain movies all I can think about is what stupid thing this or that movie actor did and it takes away from the enjoyment of the film.
I have some split pea soup in the making. On the slow cooker. With the left over ham it should be great. I have to have it at least once a year. I have chunks of potatoes, carrots and ham in it, lots of fresh ground pepper, yummy. But not for supper today. Tonight is Date night. I didn't get to go out with Rick on Monday. I want someone else to cook me supper, I want to sit across from Rick and giggle and talk and unwind. So the soup is for tomorrow. It always tastes better the next day anyway.
I was thinking of Latin after using it the other day. Here is another great latin line. 3 cheers to the first reader who translates it.
Homo nudus cum nuda iacebat
The new year? Not going out, dangerous out there on New Years Eve, staying up late to see it in? Probably not, getting old here. Making New Years resolutions......NO. Why set myself up. Just going to try and stay healthy, happy, and alive one more year.