mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Get all that?)
This isn't even one of those times when I thought "Ugh, I'm tired, maybe I'll just post another day." I have not had more than thirty minutes to myself at a stretch since... um... *thinks* I think last week, maybe? Possibly? I don't quite remember. In order to get a proper LJ entry done, I generally need a minimum of thirty minutes, and those entries are usually not particularly long or in-depth.

My life for the past two and a half days )
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Sisyphus)
Wait. Scratch that. Reverse it.

I am sorely tempted to drive back to Montreal tomorrow for the sole purpose of doing yard work for a few hours before coming back here for tomorrow's overtime shift. I don't think I'll succumb to the temptation, because it would be downright insane. It's just that the yard is really bugging me, and I only have a day and a half in Montreal this week before going back to work. The only full day in town I have is Wednesday, but half of that at least is going to be taken up with car repairs, and I have someone coming on Wednesday afternoon, which means that not only will the yard not get done, but it won't get done before the guy comes over, too. I am more than a little chagrined at the idea.

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to leave work early on Tuesday. The last time they allowed me to take my "break" at the end of my shift so I could go home early. If that happens, then I'll rush home as quickly as I can and try to take advantage of the daylight to make sure that the yard is at least completely clear of the last of the dog poop (the aforementioned corner that's covered in gravel).

This week's to-do list, etc. )

Fake-out

Apr. 6th, 2014 08:00 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
My alarm went off at 3:50 as usual this morning, but after I dragged myself out of bed I felt mysteriously not tired. I went about my morning routine, got dressed and had breakfast and made my lunch, and still felt fine. I was awake and alert, and even bopped a bit to Simon & Garfunkel in the car on the way to work.

Was this it? I thought. Had I finally turned a corner? Maybe I'm finally getting used to the crazy schedule. Maybe I've plateaued at a reasonable level of functionality, and everything will be well from now on! For a few minutes, there, I was intoxicated with the feeling of power that came from not being tired anymore. It was glorious!

Alas, it only lasted a few hours, and I just realised about ten minutes ago that, no, I'm still tired. Whatever that was this morning, the feeling has faded and I'm back to being groggy and unfocussed. But having the fog lift for two hours or so was really nice, even if now the contrast is a little saddening.

Work has been a bit busier than usual this weekend because of this kidnapping that hit the news yesterday. Lots of messages flying around, that's for sure. I hope they can get everyone back safely.

The Overtime Fairy has visited this week for the first time in ages. I have to come back in to work on Friday, which means it's right in the middle of my days off, but I can't pass up the opportunity for double time. If nothing else, it will help to pay the vet bills. ;)

Right. Off to face the rest of the day. More updates as events warrant.

Guh.

Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:18 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Got pulled into overtime at work tonight. I cannot express how much I don't want to go.

Bizarrely, I only ever seem to be working the extra shifts of this one coworker who doesn't like me and is generally unpleasasnt with me unless she wants me to cover for her.

I don't know what that says about me.

Either I like the money, I have a really good work ethic, or else maybe I'm more of a doormat than I thought I was.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
I spent Valentine's Day at work. The Overtime Fairy is a bit of a misnomer, but I miss using that icon. I got my shifts messed with considerably because of the Olympics, so my weekends are basically toast until April, which makes me very, very sad. I have exactly two weekends off until then. Woe!

Ironically, I haven't been watching the Olympics. I think I might still be a bit bitter that they took away my post in Vancouver for the event.

Otherwise, though, life proceeds apace. I'm still puttering along, doing my thing, cuddling the cats, going to work and back, still chronically single, nothing to report, really.

The past couple of new episodes of Supernatural broke me. In a happy squeeing fangirl kind of way. SO freaking painful, but just gorgeous anyway. As a result, I have been humming "Hey Jude" for the past ten days.

I've managed to get some knitting done recently, too. I'm behind on all my baby stuff, but whatever. I figure if I'm at a stage when just the thought of picking up knitting needles fills me with loathing, then I'm doing it for all the wrong reasons. I think that after the next (and last!) baby blanket, I will turn to the knitting of socks, and see if I can get excited about that.

I've been listening to The Doors when I bother to have music on at all. It's been that sort of month.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
I am at work. I might be staying for overtime this afternoon.

Blaaaaaargh.

That is all.

P.S. I'm bored. Nothing is happening, and there are five of us working, soon to be seven, which means that I don't even get to answer the phone. Meow!

*confetti*

Aug. 20th, 2009 01:10 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Spontaneous Overtime!

WHEEEEEEEE!

*dies quietly in a corner*
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Am working a double shift today. This summer has been pretty good for overtime purposes: i.e., I haven't had to do that much of it. A weekend here, an extra four hours there, nothing terrible. Today is going to suck, however, depending on how busy it gets.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
So Excitable!Puppy is sick today, which means I have to cover for him until such time as a replacement can be found.

So far the potential replacements are 0 for 5. It's not looking good... I can't stay here all day, though, as I have another 12-hour shift starting tonight. I can't physically manage 32 hours straight, it would kill me. Not to mention that I have to feed the cats at some point in all this.

Erf.

May. 29th, 2009 10:54 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Dead Baby Possum)
Tired!Cat is tired.

This doesn't bode well for next week, when I get to do seven night shifts in a row. Tomorrow there's a wedding, which is going to be wonderful but not exactly restful. Oh well, after next week I have time off, so it's all to the good.

My supervisor called this morning and asked me to work overtime today, and I said no. Did I mention I was tired? 'Cause I am. :P

June is right around the corner. It feels really weird to have the year be half-over already. Time keeps going by faster and faster these days. Because it'll be summer and I always have a bit more energy in summer, I have made plans to get stuff done and start some new projects. Hopefully I won't be too burnt at the end of my night shift to get anything done.

If all goes well, June will be an exercise in balancing mind, body and spirit over here at Casa!Phnee. I have a few ideas about getting in more physical exercise, including getting back up on the bike, which has been neglected of late. Then there are a couple of creative projects I'm getting all cranked up about, and of course there's the ever-present nesting thing, which hasn't abated in the slightest even though I've stopped writing about it for fear that my entire flist will lapse into a coma from boredom. ;)

The trick will be to get enough sleep and still muster all the necessary energy and motivation to start on my projects and keep going with them. One thing I'll have to avoid is the television: it's a motivation killer. So I'm going to put a moratorium on all DVDs for the month of June, which ought to help in that department. No new DVDs (bought or borrowed) will mean no New!Shiny to distract me.


On a side note, to whom have I promised correspondence?

[livejournal.com profile] bodhifox, [livejournal.com profile] sirena73, [livejournal.com profile] chasingthenuns... anyone else? I'm making a list. I have Plans (Capital "P") for some of the correspondence, which is getting me all cranked up about it.

Did anyone else want a letter/postcard/something? If I forgot you, or you want in, let me know and send me your mailing address via email.

*headdesk*

May. 21st, 2009 03:28 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Revelation)
I have too many plans and not enough time. Even if I was working only forty hours a week, I wouldn't get it all done.

I should've bought a lottery ticket yesterday, clearly. ;)


I ought to make a list. Oh, wait I already have one. Crap.

:::ETA:::

I did some quick math, and figured out that I *really* don't have enough time.

Hours in Week: 168

Work: 60-80 (sometimes 40 if I'm lucky)

Transit: 7 (on average)

Gym: 4

Sleep: 49

Hours left over: 28-48

That's the time in which I get to eat, do my cleaning, cooking, shopping, seeing of friends, watching of the occasional DVD, and running random errands. That averages out to 4-6 extra hours a day, which I guess isn't bad, but it's still not all that much.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Go Away)
I have to run out to the gym. I have ten trillion things to do, and most of them now have to happen today, thanks to the overtime fairy.

My weekend is toast. There's a special project next week, which means my free time is further toast.

Maybe one day I'll have my life back.

Right now I would rather crawl into a hole for a few weeks, but instead I have to go out and be productive.

Namaste, all.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Guess who just got their weekend screwed over?
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (All Bendy)
The Overtime Fairy is only giving me work on Saturday and not both weekend days. That's not too bad. It'll give me time to get stuff done on Sunday.

I'm training my n00b full-time now, and so far today it's going better than last week. She's calmer, and there are fewer calls today, resulting in a lower stress level for everyone concerned. So, on the whole, win. It is really tiring to train someone. The level of mental drain is similar to when I was in training myself. I don't know how regular trainers/teachers do it. I figure we're in for another three weeks of this: right up until I switch to night shift. By then she should be ready, if her progress thus far is any indication.

I forgot how much I don't feel like doing housework after a twelve-hour shift at work. :P So my dishes have yet to be dealt with. I will do them tonight, come hell or high water.

I am feeling horribly guilty about neglecting the garden as much as I have. Maybe sometime this week I'll be able to get to it...
mousme: The face of a green woman forest deity against a black background (Green Woman)
I want to be in my garden. That was the original plan for this weekend...
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Cone sold stober)
[livejournal.com profile] jteethy's birthday celebration was yesterday, and much fun was had. I had probably one drink too many for my own good (apparently three is my limit these days... *sigh*), and likely caused a fair bit of amusement for the people there.

I am not hungover this morning, which is good.

Instead of gardening this weekend, I shall be at work. *sigh* Luckily for me, [livejournal.com profile] moonandtree and his father might be coming by to do some work in the garden. So far everyone has worked in my garden except me. It's very frustrating.

On the plus side, the Overtime Fairy is going to help me pay for some of this furniture I bought last month. While I'm not in trouble specifically, things are a wee bit tight right now. I'm expecting an OT cheque next week, which is all to the good, and after that there ought to be even more. My supervisor has made noises about my working next weekend, too. I told him I would do it only if we were otherwise totally screwed.

In other news I am officially the n00b's new coach, as her coach is down for the count with labyrinthitis.

Okay, off to work.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Aaaaand the Overtime Fairy strikes again!

My weekend is officially toast.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
Someone else is on sick leave, so the Overtime Fairy is visiting next week.

Gah.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Dead Baby Possum)
Today was made of planning fail. I got up late, and I think I've forgotten a number of important things I was meant to pack for my trip to the GFHW this weekend. Blast.

I forgot the novel I was reading. I packed an extra, so all is not lost, but I'm annoyed at having to abandon that story in the middle, just when a really good part was starting.

Gnarr.

I went to bed at a decent-ish hour, which is all to the good. I have to scarper out of here after work in order to catch my train, so I hope things don't go nuts the way they did yesterday. This week has been insane, work-wise. The Overtime Fairy has been coming around and whacking people with her stick, and it feels like the entire Division is working around the clock.

What doesn't help is that we had a major fraud bust go down on Tuesday. Locals may have read or heard about it: we shut down about 16 local branches of Western Union and Moneygram, for suspected participation in international fraud. Exciting stuff, but we worked REALLY hard.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Cthulhu)
I got home yesterday after fighting off a migraine for most of the day, feeling seriously out of sorts. That was after the Overtime Fairy visited. So Overtime Fairy + Migraine Fairy = Seriously Cranky Phnee.

I took a bubble bath (YAY!), with the intention of doing some tidying afterward, since the cleaning lady is coming today. Yeah. That didn't happen. I felt marginally better but still overall crummy after my bath, so instead I went to bed and set my alarm early.

Now, normally this is where my well-paved road usually goes to hell. I am not good at getting up early, especially when I'm tired. Today, however, appears to have been an exception to the rule. I got up when my alarm rang (okay, I hit "snooze" for 15 minutes, but that was part of the plan), and have been tidying for the past little while. I also made breakfast and had coffee, which NEVER happens when I'm on day shift, because I'm usually not up on time to have breakfast at home (I keep breakfast in my locker at work for just such contingencies).

Now I just have to tidy the front entrance, change the litter in the cat pans, and make my bed. Oh, and get dressed. :P I have exactly fifty-five minutes for this, which means it's all going to get done. w00t!

Tonight is Hump Night at Hurley's. Must remember to bring MacGyver for [livejournal.com profile] sorceror.


I think one of the non-work things I will do today will be to come up with a comprehensive list of names for my co-workers, to which I can refer if I want. Maybe a list of other frequently-used non-LJ names as well. That way I won't have to try to remember who I've already named and so forth.

Okay. The cat pans aren't going to clean themselves. Off I go!

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