Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the night shift aka the zombie walks

I just came off working three night shifts at the shelter in a row as well as my work at the church and the library. I like working nights shifts, but Monday night I pulled one after only about 3 hours of sleep. I worked Sunday night 11:30-8AM slept for about 3 hours, went to a church meeting, tried to nap and failed, worked at the library then went straight into another night shift. I survived the shift just fine, but after words, I slept for 18 hours. I woke up a couple times and went on the internet, even got up and said hi to roommate when she came home from work. Mostly though, I slept, from 10AM to 2:30AM.

But, now I'm awake, and I'm a little confused as to what I'm supposed to be doing. Church work I guess is the answer, but is it? I do not know anymore. I'm not sure what I should be eating either; I had some garlic bread (odd choice I know, but it was there), and now I'm eating some water melon and coffee... I think I may go for a sunrise bike ride. It could be nice. We'll might also be cold. I have a dentist appt at noon and then I work at the library 7-10. I think i need to nap after the dentist and stay up late tonight. I work nights again on Saturday, should I get my sleep schedule back to normal again? I'm so confused. Really, I need a call in to do either Thursday or Friday night - tonight I could do, but it would be harder... then things might work okay. I also need to do laundry. yay?

1 comment:

Nadja said...

Yeah, night shifts can do that to you. I've been working once night shifts for three weeks in a row. Then I confused night with a day and it was difficult to get back in my ordinary routine and when I did, I crashed and sleeped 12 hours daily for two weeks or so ;)

I like reading your new blog btw :)
Nadja (Amelie*)