Friday, February 25, 2011

Checking In

Hey Y'all.
I. slept. 11. hours. last. night.

Amazing. That is what working third shift has done to me! Made me exhausted, because it is so very difficult to sleep in daylight for me. I work 10:30p-6:30a. I work in a new rehabilitation facility. There is potential for 15 patients on my wing, but because it is so new, there has only been 7-10. So, I have actually been BORED at work! I have been getting paid for 50% of my shift to READ! How cool is that? Although, it is difficult for me to focus at 3am.

Of course, with new work comes new fellow employees, with included new questions about myself. Including, "Do you have children?" This stinks sometimes, especially when people go beyond just accepting a "Nope, not yet." Unfortunately I often get some naive/inconsiderate questions/comments back:

~Are you and Colin okay with your situation?
~My youngest was an 'oops' baby.
~I wanted another (third, fourth, fifth) baby, but my husband just didn't want another.
~I have a young relative that is a alcohol/drug addict and on welfare and keeps popping out kids.

I'm sure there are more, I just can't recollect them. I didn't get sad or angry. I just wonder why people don't think before they comment on something that can be so heartbreaking at times.

I have one leftover ovulation kit (to test if I ovulated for the cycle). I think it is too late to test this month, since it is CD 14, but I will surely try to remember to test next month.

Other than that, no real news. Colin and I were real funny today and decided to drive about 35 miles for Starbucks! Ha! All 3 espresso cafes in our tiny town close around 3p, and it was almost 4. Oh, what we do for espresso. Speaking of espresso, do any of y'all have an espresso machine you would recommend? I am hoping to buy one soon to save money on elsewhere, and, well, to have it on hand 24/7!


  1. No advice on the espresso machine - I want one, too! I'm sorry you encountered another "open mouth, blurt out random thoughtlessness" person; I'm glad you were able to keep it in perspective. I'm still working on that. I tend to cry. A lot. :P Anyway, nice to see you posting again! :)

  2. Yuck on the insensitive comments- those are the worst. Hang in there!

  3. 11 hours! Wow, you must have really needed. Sounds like a nice weekend with Colin :)

    I can't believe the insensitivity of your co-worker...but most of the time, I realize it's not intended. They just really have no clue about how heartbreaking this is...they don't realize how it changes your life. So try not to take it personally. You seemed to have handled it really well anyways...

  4. I don't drink coffee so I am no help with the espresso machine, but I know there are lots of good ones people go nuts over!
    As for the insensitive comments - I get them all the time and it is so annoying, but I do my best to just shrug them off and try not to let myself get bothered by them, which isn't easy.
    Have you ever bough OPKs online? They are much cheaper and work!

  5. Not a coffee drinker here. Thanks for checking in so we know you're still around!