Sunday, December 23, 2007

2 Days until Christmas

                      

        2 more days until Christmas.  Time is flying by.   I worked the last 2 nights.   I had to be charge so it went fast and was good to keep my mind occupied.  It is very nice to be earning some money again.

        My mental and physical exhaustion was getting better until during the night.  I have come down with the crud.  My son had it a couple of days ago so I was expecting it and am just grateful I am off for the next couple of days so I don't have to do anything if I don't want.  And I don't want.

      The house is quiet.  Rick is over at his mom's and my son is working.  I have slept most of the day and will probably go back to bed shortly.  I have a good book I am reading and am chilling so being under the covers feels best.

      It is bitterly cold in Iowa today.  Sounds like the entire midwest is getting slammed.  Take care all.

         My niece called me today.  I haven't talked to her in a few years so it was nice she called.  She is in California now and enjoying the lack of cold but feels you need the snow for a proper Christmas.  I have to agree.  But then that is what we are used to.

      I don't work again until Tuesday at 11 pm.  Then I have to work 2 nights and the next weekend also.  It will be a weird schedule with the holidays.  Some 8 hour shifts which seem to go by in the blink of an eye.

    2 days ago was the winter solstice.   The shortest day of the year.  From now on the sun will start being out longer and longer again.  That is big when you work nights.  I get home and it is dark and wake up and it is dark.  Sleep through all the daylight hours.  So this is a wonderful day.  I usually celebrate it but missed it this year.  Belated Cheers.

     Well, I can tell I am ready for bed.   Seasons greetings all.
          

10 comments:

venus905 said...

Julie, I have followed your blog for about a year now but have never commented.  I am so sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law, it's always hard losing a loved one and most especially hard during this holidays.  I pray that you and your husband find comfort in knowing you did ALL you could to make her comfortable and to make her feel loved.

It is 60 degrees in deep south Texas - we had a white Christmas in 2004, but it will never happen again during my lifetime, the last recorded snow in this area was 100 years ago.

You sound like you are relaxing today, be good to yourself.  Estela in South TX

madcobug said...

I hope you soon get to feeling better. Helen

jeanno43 said...

Hope you feel better soon and that you enjoy your time off.  Have a Merry Christmas

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cacklinrosie101 said...

Your schedule would almost be like living in Alaska where it's dark for months.  I bet you look forward for more daylight.  I can pass on the snow for Christmas these days.  Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!  Chris

jimsulliv3 said...

I hope you feel better, girl. From my medical experience in the U.S. Army, I had no problem understanding the medical terminology, "crud", from the latin, Crudeus Maximus".

The Rx is bed rest, vitamin C, fluids and a double shot of Johnny Walker Black. I am not encouraging the intake of alcohol, but that is what is prescribed from most of the doctors at my local bar.

Jimmy
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nightmaremom said...

hope you feel better and soon.  Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  May 2008 be full of good things
hugs
d

ukgal36 said...

Merry Christmas!
Lyn

springangel235 said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family...hugs and love,
Joyce

jckfrstross said...

Merry Christmas:)

Deb

rbrown6172 said...

Merry Christmas!  :)
gina