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.
Posted by Julie at 3:04 PM