Thursday, March 15, 2007

Running On Empty

So here's a re-cap of my week. Go to work on Monday. Start out the week a little tired from the not-yet-used-to-time-change lack of sleep. About noon my sister's daycare calls to say that Travis has pink eye and needs to be picked up but they can't get a hold of mom or dad. I'm next up on the emergency contact list. I try my bro-in-law only to find out that he's in Cleveland for the day. I know my sister is at home asleep after working the graveyard shift at the hospital but I can't get her to answer the phone. She lives about 2 minutes from the daycare. I, on the other hand, am about 20 minutes from the daycare. For a second, I contemplated just calling in a favor to the police department in her small town and asking an officer to go bang on her door to wake her up. My partner talked me out of that. He thought that'd be mean and my sister might have a heart attack. So I leave work early and drive over there. Of course, I have to get all the kids cuz Aunt Krista couldn't just get Travis. That'd be the crime of the century to them. So back to their house we go. Thank God I have a spare key. Carla was surprised to see us. We found that the phone had been unplugged. She blamed the cats. Yeah sis ...sure. So I hung out for a few hours entertaining them so she could get a couple more hours of sleep. I go home tired.

Wake up bright and early the next morning at 5am to get on the treadmill because I'm still chipping away at the new years resolution diet. Go to a special training class for work on interview and interrogation techniques. Then find out the guy who shares my second job is sick and asks me to cover his shift tonight. So my work day ends up being 10 1/2 hours long.

Same thing the next day except I sleep in until 6am. Today is my long day with the second job so I end up working for 12 1/2 hours. Still tired and it's not getting better. Oh and there's a huge thunderstorm ALL NIGHT LONG which wakes me up at least four times that I'm consciously aware of.

Wake up tired. Same thing the next day. BTW ... it was a 3 day seminar but at least I'm now better trained to perform electro-shock in order to ellicit confessions from bad guys. Relax you liberals, I'm kidding. Again the other guy is sick so I cover his shift at the second job. Another 12 1/2 hour day.

My arse is dragging. I haven't had the energy to get back on the treadmill. Tomorrow is my turn at the second job so it'll be another 10 1/2 hour work day. Then the weekend. But do I get to rest. Oh no. I'm working 8-9 hours both Saturday and Sunday on a special undercover assignment. I'd tell ya about it but then that'd defeat the purpose of it being undercover, right? (So if any of you locals happen to bump into me this weekend, pretend you don't know me. LOL!) The good news is it'll be much more fun than the average work day and it's all overtime pay. Woo Hoo!

I'm busting my arse for my baby girl. Every dollar I can save for the adoption fund is less debt for me when she finally does come home. Which means a more comfortable lifestyle for her. I'm tired but it's worth it.

I'm going to bed now. Nite y'all.

PS. To my fitness group gals (cuz I know you read here) nothing new to report. Down a couple more I think but too tired to post. I'll catch up next week. Keep up the good work. Rah Rah Sis Boom... awww the hell with it... I'm exhausted. :)


Kristen said...

I feel for ya... Hope you get some needed rest soon!!!

C.J. said...

The pic cracks me up.

Hey, does your undercover involve the use of a stripper name? Oh I wanna know!

Just wait till you find out what those @(#*@) cats CAN do. I believe your sister and will post why in a day or so when I get over wanting to make a meal out of my cat.

Go get some sleep! Snooze on.

Kathy and Joel said...

Get some rest, sweet girl and know that everything you are doing now will be so worth it in the end.
Have fun this weekend!!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Get some rest Krista!

Mark & Michelle said...

Try and keep your eye on the goal! Mind you, it is not like you are going to get any more sleep when Mia comes...think of it as endurance training!!

Joannah said...

What a grueling week! Get some rest, girl.

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds rough! Get some shut eye.

I admire you for busting your hump for a better future with your daughter.

And like Michelle said...this is good practice!

Keep smilin!

tracy said...

I'm sorry, am I supposed to say something? I'm way to entertained by the picture!

However, that's a full week's worth of work! Hope you get some rest soon!

Rhonda said...

I was thinking the same thing as what IS your stripper name? Hmm?

Get some rest!

Dannye said...

maybe the little amounts of sleep could be thought of "parent to be training"...hope you get the much needed rest soon.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Whew, I got tired just reading all of that. Yikes, you must be absolutely exhausted. Hope you get some good sleep soon.

Sam said...

Man! You sound like me!!! Hang in there. Maybe you should "accidentally" unplug the phone sometime and get some sleep! Two more weeks until SHOPPING!!!!!

Stacy said...

Hope you can get some rest.

In the movies cops on undercover jobs just sit around, eat donuts, and fall asleep. Isn't that what it is like in real life? LOL

What a cool aunt to pick up the whole gang. I am sure they were thrilled.

I'll be thinking of you this long weekend.

a&mg said...

My undercover name would be Busty LaRue, if I ever had to go undercover. Doesn't happen much teaching second graders.

I hope you get some rest soon!!

Donna said...

Wow...what a week. TGIF!

chou-chou said...

girl, you are definitely burning the candle at both ends.

how very glamorous it sounds to be on an undercover assignment!! when (if) you can tell us about it, i wanna hear all the about it!!

hang in there, try to take care of yourself.

Janet said...

I hope you get a good night's sleep and that your weekend is dull and uneventful. And full of sleep.

Cari said...

Get some sleep!!! I know, though, about working a gi-jillion hours at different jobs to pay for adoption stuff. blah.
Well, it'll all be worth it in the end!

Lee-Anne said...

Your baby girl will thank you for it! Happy 9, BTW!

Shannon S said...

The sad thing (other than your being totally knackered of course!) is that reading about your day(s) was the highlight of mine!! Way to go on the fitness program, you'll be taking over the stripper undercover role in no time!! =) P.S. Happy 9th LIDversary!

kris said...

Okay... getting the picture of your work now- I must say it sounds interesting to say the least!

Happy NINE months BTW... I just read your post below this one!!