Sunday

well I survived my Sunday 5 hour shift at Fakewood it was NOT easy. I did feel nervous a lot of the time but fortunately I did not hyperventilate as I had on Friday. I did keep once again detailed records of Exactly what I accomplished during the 5 hours I was paid for:

12:10 pm. arrived and found the outside book bins are overflowing

12:15–1pm checked in 121 items after emptying one very full book bin onto the desk

1–1:15pm put away checked in materials on workroom holding shelves. filled out two A/V problem slips (cd and dvd containers returned empty of their discs) checked in and put newspapers out for patrons to read and checked in a meeting room key from the book drop

1:15–1:50pm shelved 2 cart shelves Non Fiction plus a handful of paperbacks and magazines

1:50–2:05 Break

2:05–2:20 put into shelving order a three cart shelf cart of large non fiction Art books

2:20–2:55 sheved 3 cart shelves of heavy art books

2:55–3:05 helped outgoing page get her checked in materials cleared from the check in area

3:05–4pm checked in 127 items and had all put away and check in desk cleared at exactly 4pm

4–4:20pm made pick up rounds of assigned areas

4:20–4:55 shelved 3 cart shelves of Non-Fiction DVD’s

4:55–5:15 performed closing duties. made sure all patrons exited the building. made sure the meeting room was fully secured. locked the outside door shortly after 5 pm. changed the Open sign to Closed. Made sure all restrooms cleared of patrons. Locked inside door.

I get tired just thinking about having to go back and do it all again tomorrow. Meanwhile, I am enjoying being able to get online and write and send on my old Toshiba lappy. Not sure when I will have the money to replace the power cord on the new Compaq lappy. AND I have picked up a small free lance writing gig. 5 articles, 450–500 words each, $25 cash by paypal. It aint gonna pay my bills but I suppose it is a start. Hope everyone’s weekend went well and I will keep you posted.

Yawn

I seem to be Really tired A Lot lately. It’s not yet 8pm and I can only just barely keep my eyes open and type this little post. I would think that maybe my blood sugar was messed up or something (I haven’t really been fully compliant on my meds for ages now) but when I checked my sugar was 96, which is to say normal. With seeing Staci on Tuesday and then maybe having a doctor’s appointment to take Ron to on Wednesday, I fear I won’t get much blogging or catch-up resting done.

So I was telling Ron that I was thinking of maybe taking some time off in September when Staci will be here and he reminded me that his (our) friend Sam will be here from Baltimore from Sept 2nd to October 4th. I am really looking forward to spending time with Sam, though I am still thinking that I will take some time off while Staci is here, though I’m not sure how much vaca I have coming since I took off a full week when Ron was in the hospital for his bypass.

And the really sad part about my anxious anticipation of taking vacation while these two dear friends are here to spend time with, is that fact that deep down I suspect what I am really looking forward to is merely the chance to sleep in.