Monday, November 17, 2008

Have you heard that "40 is the new 20" stuff?!

Not so true when it comes to some things! Among them today let's just say that this 47 yr old body is doing okay with overnight shifts, but I remember doing them when I was 20 and used to leave work and go directly to the beach for the day. This is quite a bit different!

The job is kind of physical. A bunch of things are timed and graphed somewhere. They keep you moving, walking, lifting and adjusting. (If you haven't seen the post from the other day this is a seasonal retail job.) There's not time to get sleepy except for when they have you take a break! Yes, there was a point last night when I wished I could have worked through it just so it wouldn't slow me down!!

They say I'm learning well, and showing motivation. I feel like I might get flushed down the throne if I don't! They explain things and then you roll with it. I have to say that one thing that sucks is needing these stupid reading glasses Raising and lowering either the glasses or my head is a pain in the butt! It feels like a lot of focusing and refocusing that most everyone around me doesn't seem to be doing. Between that, hot flashes and I'm 1 1/2 weeks into Cha.ntix (stop smoking meds and probably going through withdrawal stuff) had a bit of an unsettling weekend. But it has been exhilirating?!

Now, totally off-topic here! I miss my graphics editor! I can't load it on this old computer and can't make goofy little photos or labels to add to posts withut transferring from an even older laptop to here. The darn thing shuts OFF with no warning, but if I do things fast before it heats up I can get a couple little things done! Cross your fingers for me that I'll be able to get something hooked up soon! I know my hubby will probably spend too much money on a new computer for me for Christmas, and then I'll want to strangle him for spending too much (but LOVE he computer so much I can't actually strangle him)!

So yes, this is a strange post today! This is what happens when you've had 6 hours of sleep in the last 72 hours! I have tonight off and go back tomorrow night. With any luck they'll offer me an extra shift on Wednesday or Thursday, which I'll take. They offered me one tonight but I knew that I won't have enough sleep because there's nobody else to watch Daisy during the day. I did stay an extra hour last night, so it's not like I just turn them own when they ask and I hope they remember that!

Think you would or could do it? After so many years of not changing your body's whole timing?

2 comments:

Kristin said...

Holy Cow woman! Get some sleep! :) Good luck with quiting smoking, sounds like you have a lot going on at once! Just remember, age is only a number, you are only as old as you feel....with no sleep I would feel about, well, DEAD! LOL! :)

Mimi said...

Hey Kristin! Nice to see you stopping by here! I have to say that your post ( http://stayathomesomething.com/?p=210 ) gave me some inspiration for my most recent post. Yes, call me a copycat and I hope you're more flattered by it!

Can you believe that I got about 11 hours of sleep yesterday?! I would never have gotten that much on a good day/night before all this nighttime screwy madness!