Today has been a DAY and a half…
It really started last night. The weather is getting ready to change. I know – not because I watch the weather – because every joint in my body hurts. When I finally got to bed, I couldn’t sleep. It was a combination of too much pain and too much on my mind.
This morning I woke up from a fitful night’s sleep to have hands that wouldn’t close and pain everywhere. Standing under the hot shower chased away some of the aches.
Work was CRAZY. I would start to work on something only to be interrupted by several things – urgent emails, phones ringing, students, faculty, other people, and all sorts of issues to resolve.
I’m only six months into my job so I’m still at the “I don’t know but I’ll find out” stage. Most people are understanding but it means I have to figure out who to ask and then wait for them to answer. I have to say though that I’ve been getting some wonderful support from those I ask. People have just been super nice to me.
On a side note – I found out yesterday that I am off probation and now considered a permanent employee!!!! This is a relief in these difficult and uncertain times. I feel slightly more secure about my job being there every day now.
By the time I left work, I was ready to come home and curl up. Instead I’ve got a sick husband and daughter so I have to cook supper. I looked at my refrigerator and freezer and said… hmmm hash.. I chopped up a half of an onion that was in my fridge, left over ham, and hashbrowns. When it was done we topped it with some cheddar cheese and called it supper.
Finally I got to sit down to relax. I’ve been a bum tonight. Sat at my computer playing different word games I downloaded. Some were fun, some not. Overall, I’m glad today is done and I can go to bed soon…