It does suck. Really. Night shift. Much worse than night classes.
At least when Chief was in night classes, he was home at 8:30ish and I had him on Friday nights. Now he’s home at midnightish and I’m already asleep. The last couple of nights he’s been home around 8:00 because the weather has been too bad for flying, but he usually busies himself in other rooms trying to stay awake with projects until midnight at least so that when he DOES actually have to work until midnight he won’t be falling asleep. I get that. But it sucks. It’s almost worse having him around and not hanging out.
The absolute worst is my sleeping, or lack thereof. I have a devil of a time falling asleep without him, and then once I am asleep and he comes to bed around 12:00-1:00 am, I am instantly awake again. I’m such a light sleeper. Then I have a hard time falling back asleep. Then I’m up at 5:00-6:00 am, and the whole process starts over.
Being that yesterday was Fall Apart Thursday (since that’s my most emotional day it seems), I started letting myself spin into a downward spiral, and the only thing that saved me was that some sane part of my consciousness reminded myself that this will only last for four months. This too shall pass.
The other thing that didn’t help was last nights episode of Parenthood. Did anyone else watch that? I won’t go into details, because you know, spoilers and what not. But man, there was NO HAPPINESS to be had in that episode. I needed some happy. Thank bajeesus for Big Bang Theory.
On the upside, I’ve worked out at the actual gym twice this week, which is a hell of a lot more than I did in the entire month of December. I’m planning to go again Sunday. I would normally go tomorrow during after hours (because I’m working 9-6, which just happen to be the exact hours they’re open on Saturday), but I had to get a new military ID card and I haven’t set it up for after hours access yet. That needs to be on my list of things to do next week.
In more interesting news, there is someone new in our midst.
My boss (not supreme boss) now knows about the blog.
Don’t worry, it wasn’t an accident. She has long known that I kept a blog relating to my IF, but I hadn’t showed it to her yet since it started out as just a thing that only Chief and I knew about. But then I found myself talking to her about you guys all the time so I decided to just share it with her. She knows what a high honor this is and is trustworthy, so no worries there.
However, she is deeply offended she doesn’t have a bloggy codename like everyone else. Any thoughts? Her favorite color is orange, she hates cats (I know, I just don’t get it either), she likes Jesus, and sometimes talks like a pirate (she says “yar” a lot). See what you can do with that.
Happy Friday bleeps.