Sunday, August 10, 2008

Well, I haven't posted for awhile because I'm not sure how personal I want to get on here. But here I go.

The last 2 weeks have been KILLER! Working 4 twelve hour shifts per week is crazy enough but then add life to it and Kaboom! You have CRAZY!

Last week began with the Quest recap and straight on back to work. Honestly, the days and nights are a blur. My kids are home and bored stiff and I have heard a few times how they would love to go right back to Quest. They wish it were about 3 weeks long :D
Last week I knew I was completely exhausted when I slept 12 hours on Friday night and then 14 on Saturday night. I missed church; I was feeling down....... like waay down. I told a friend that I had not felt that bad for years. I prayed a lot and my husband consoled me as much as he could. My boys are surprisingly sensitive and compassionate. After I slept so much and had several conversations with friends I could feel the fog lifting and I am so grateful to the Lord for his faithfulness in answering my prayers and supplying for all my needs.

This week has zoomed by in its own blur. I have been trying to keep up with 2 websites and some pretty time consuming changes on them while working another week of 4 twelves. I was only scheduled to work 3, but I got asked to work Wednesday night to get them out of a jam. I acquiesced and postponed my lunch with a friend I've been wanting to spend some time with and postponed a meeting to start redesigning our church's website.

I hung around the hospital to wait for HR to open so that I could buy some discount Schlitterbahn tickets and had breakfast with my coworker/friend. During the breakfast my sister called and said,"Bad news, we're not going to Schlitterbahn"--she went on to say that she was at the hospital and had been there all night and that she was about to go in for emergency surgery. You can bet I was shocked! I told her that I wanted to come down there and she told me to just go home and she would call when she got out of surgery. Her poor husband was exhausted and he was going to try to snooze a bit and they would call me. So--I went home and couldn't really sleep. I think I dozed off around 10 and then she called around 1 or so. I tried to go back to bed at 3 but only slept until 5 and it wasn't continuous. Needless to say, I called my work at 5 to see if they could put me on call or something because I felt as if I had been hit by a truck. Mercifully, they put my on call until 11 and when Bob got home I went to bed. I woke up at 9 and decided to just go on in to work.

I called my Sis to see how she was doing and she said she was all settled in at home and was having only minimal pain. She is so sweet, she was all concerned about Natie not getting to go to Schlitterbahn and the boys being sad that they didn't get to see each other. I told her I would bring them all and come see her in the a.m.

Once I got off work I waited until 10 working on websites to hear from her and then made plans to sleep for a few hours and then head down. I didn't go to bed until noon and then Jake was waking me up every hour asking me when we were leaving. At 3 I finally got up and took a shower and we headed out to get gas, flowers, and dinner for Heather and her crew.

Surprisingly, I did not get a headache and had a nice time with her and her family and Aaron & Addie & McKenzie came over, too. Before Aaron's family came over, Heather & I took the kids to the pool and we relaxed and watched. Later, we watched the Olympics opening and had Pizza and hung out. It is so cool to see it in HD! McKenzie is so cute when she walks!

Once we got home I fell asleep at about midnight--I can't even believe I made it that long--and I woke up around 3 or 4 today (Saturday). Now I can't sleep and it's about 2 hours until I need to get up for church. C-R-A-Z-Y

Oh well, I have another week of 4s and then------VACATION!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Jake and I are going to the Natalie Grant concert on the 21st, too!I am so excited! It's his birthday present to me (I have to work on my birthday-I traded it so I could have the 21st off :D )

I'd better try to get a few winks in before church.

thanx for visiting!