It’s after midnight, and I’ve ended up getting out of bed to make a milky Milo drink … my eyeballs feel like someone’s rubbed sand in them and they smart like hell, I’m so over-tired. I was so exhausted this afternoon I did very little, except for a few grapes and a bit more backstitching on Bordeaux – the only reason I did that was because it was still on the floor stand, and I didn’t have the mental get-up-and-go to choose something else – plus I may not get chance for the SAL properly when Mum arrives, so at least I’ll have some progress to share this week.
I made the mistake of laying down on the sofa at about 6.30pm, after getting a bit dizzy from lack of sleep … I kept waking up regularly, then dozing off again, until 10.30pm – I’m surprised I managed to sleep at all in the weird and uncomfortable position I found myself in, I’m amazed my neck didn’t snap! Of course the problem since then is even though I’m still incredibly exhausted, and my eyes are literally burning, I can’t get back to sleep again – I’ve been tossing and turning in bed for over an hour now, and finally decided to get up and make a milky drink to see if that’ll help. I have to admit I enjoy the night shifts themselves, in that it’s more challenging because you’re on your own a lot of the time, but it’s also relaxed because you can wear your trackpants/jeans etc … but I seriously hate the effect it has on my body. I feel as though I’ve had a massive hangover all day, and I feel as though I’ve totally wasted the day itself, which of course I really have.
Oh well, I’m sure in a day or two I’ll be feeling a bit more human and ready to tackle a few projects I have planned …
Before I forget, for Carol – the Dragon’s nickname started at Mum’s work … one of her co-workers/friends starting calling her the Dragon, and even put a sign on her door saying “Dragon’s Den” in jest … and it’s just kinda stuck! When Mum retired they had a HUGE collection for her at work (she was a factory supervisor), and this is what Mum chose:
I also bought her a dragon figurine that is absolutely gorgeous, I just love it – I can’t find a piccie online, though, as I can’t remember the name of the makers, and I’ve given up trying to search for it.Anyway, I suppose it’s time for me to try and return to sleep again, seeing as it’s now 1.30am – here’s a quick couple of memes just for the sake of it to finish off …
|Your Five Factor Personality Profile|
Extroversion:You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.Conscientiousness:
You have medium conscientiousness.
You have medium agreeableness.
You have low neuroticism.
Openness to experience:
Your openness to new experiences is medium.
The Five Factor Personality Test
|You Are a Prophet Soul|
You are a gentle soul, with good intentions toward everyone.
Selfless and kind, you have great faith in people.
Sometimes this faith can lead to disappoinment in the long run.
No matter what, you deal with everything in a calm and balanced way.You are a good interpreter, very sensitive, intuitive, caring, and gentle.
Concerned about the world, you are good at predicting people’s feelings.
A seeker of wisdom, you are a life long learner looking for purpose and meaning.
You are a great thinker and communicator, but not necessarily a doer.
Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul
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Have a lovely visit with your mom! I am so fortunate that my mom only lives 5 minutes away from me.
I hope you can get some sleep!!
Gosh, I do hope you managed to get some sleep! Enjoy your Mum’s visit!
I love my Thursday 6.30-11.30pm shift – all is quiet, I can work at my own speed … it’s lovely 🙂 But I’m home and in bed by 1.00am which is manageable!
Hope you feel better by now ((hug))
Hope you’re feeling up to snuff soon, Anne! I’ve never done shift work, but hubby has, and he suffered for it to. Take care,
LOL! Still cannot figure out why they chose to call her the dragon – yet it is funny as heck!
You probably couldn’t sleep in anticipation of your Mum’s visit. Hope you have a wonderful time!
I can completely understand how you are feeling with the night shift. I have been working the night shift for 7 years and there are days that i cannot shake that feeling. It will get better though. Think of all the natural light you will be able to stitch in being off during the day!
Hi Anne, hope you manage to catch up on your sleep soon… No one can be happy without enough sleep! 😦 ((((hugs))))
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