Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Official

I heard from the scheduler at work today. She called and asked for a favor. She heard I was switching to days and wanted to know if I was willing to wait a schedule since the next one was already complete. I agreed. I figure, I finally get to switch, so I might as well compromise. I need to get off nights, but knowing that I will be switching in December, I am super happy and willing to finish a few weeks on nights to help them out. The schedule probably wouldn't have been done, except she is trying hard to get the holiday schedules done and out to us sooner than normal. That is nice as well.
So, I start working 11am-11pm on Sunday December 14th. I cannot wait. I know there will be a transition time, but in the long run, I think this will be better for me and my family. I will keep you posted on how it goes. For the next 6 weeks though, it will still be nights. Looks like I will also be working most of the holidays, but I kind of expected it since this is my first holiday here, so I kind of have NO seniority at this place in terms of holidays.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

No Word

Still no word on the new position (time change). I am assuming it is mine, but then I am not. I emailed my boss again tonight, so hopefully I will get a response this week about when I get to transition to the new time slot. I am hoping I don't have to do nights much longer than another schedule. We schedule ourselves one month in advance, so it might be almost December or early December before I get to switch. Which, I am OK with, as long as I know I get to switch. Nights is just getting horrible and it isn't fair to Shaun to have to put up with me. Of course, he says he understands, and isn't bothered, but I think he is. I would be. I hate being tired all the time, I hate being up in the middle of the night while he sleeps, then I get tired around 4pm and sleep until midnight. We are newly-weds and are supposed to be spending all our time together, not working opposite shifts all the time.

On another front. Christmas is in less than 2 months. I can't wait. Although I don't get to go home to WA for the holidays, I do have a house to decorate. I want to put the tree up now, but Shaun insisted on waiting until after Halloween. That is fine, I will probably even wait until closer to Thanksgiving. We are trying to get all our shopping done early this year-especially since we will need to mail all our gifts.
No for sure plans are set just yet, until we get our schedules, but we will probably spend some time with Shaun's family either here or up in NY. Plan to go home in January (after the holiday rush) and spend me and my sister's birthdays together. I turn the BIG 3-0 this year. Scary!! I can't wait to go home, it will have been 8 months since I have been home. I miss my niece and nephews. They are getting SO big. Matter of fact, my nephew Kyler was born just 6 days after our wedding. He will be 8 months old and I have yet to see him. I have pictures though! He is a cutie!

Grason is getting so big and growing up so fast. He started potty training last week and is doing great I guess. I can't wait to give him a big hug and tell him how proud I am of him. I get to talk to him on the phone, but I want to be there. Being away is super hard. I miss everyone so much.

I am at work now, so I had better get to doing something nurse-like. Hehehe

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Well, a new position opened up at work. I had been thinking of switching before, but decided to stay on nights. Now, an 11a-11p shift opened up. I am totally psyched to be able to switch. Of course, I am not 100% sure I will get the position, I am really keeping my fingers crossed that I do. The previous shift change would have been to 3p-3a, and it would have been worse than my current shift. Shaun and I decided we liked having our dinners together everynight. Now, we won't get to have dinner together every night, but we can have breakfast together, plus actually get to sleep in the same bed at the same time. Wow! What a concept, huh?
Other than that, I have been busy. I mean, I work, and sleep, and do some housework. In between waking up at 2am and being awake until 4pm (just in time for my hubby to come home), then I am zonked. I really hate, no HATE, nights!!!!
I am really struggling. I have been battling some minor depression lately. I think it is bad enough being on nights and not having any real order to my life, then complicated with my family/friends being across the country. I haven't even heard from my mother in a couple weeks. About once a month I will hear from a friend. Maybe. I am feeling a bit isolated and alone. It really sucks!
I have made a few friends here and there, but mostly just aquaintances. No real friendships.
Enough of my self-pity party. Of to do some laundry. Shaun is working a 24 hour shift today, so I won't see him until tomorrow night, right before I head to work for twelve hours again. Grrr. Never work nights if you can avoid it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In-law Visit

Shaun's dad came to visit this weekend. We had some fun mostly relaxed but played games each night. We got 2 cool games and played them for hours. First is a form of yahtzee. It is called yahtzee free for all. You try to get the same dice collections, but can steal from other players. It is way fun. Second game is called Pictureka. Funnest game ever! A collection of boards with a ton of pictures on them, you have to try to find things either before someone else does or a race against a timer. I won most Pictureka games, but lost most yahtzee games. It evened out.
Other than that nothing new to report. When mom and dad came to visit we had a great time. Very busy time, but great none the less. This time was fun too but way more relaxing. We did get our first wedding pic on the wall and framed. Technically it was from the engagement sitting, but the same photographer did them and they were
For the wedding. If you came to the wedding then you will remember it was the one sitting on the greet table with the sign in book. The pic finally came from the photographer and we sent it in to get framed. Wow, professional framing is super expensive. I am glad we only got one big pic to frame. The other stuff that comes with our package is a 15x15 framed storybook frame and an album. We still have to pick our pictures for those collections. We aren't moving very fast on the process but if will get done. I think we have a good idea on our favorites, I just have to narrow them down to 40 or 50 from like 80 to 100. I have my work cut out for me, they are all good. Matter of fact, we just got our Thank you notes that should be going soon.
Off to bed I go. Have a few more nights off before going back to work. I think I might pick up an extra eight hour tomorrow night though. Eights are little baby shifts to me since I am used to working twelve hours. Nice break!