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Bahrain – Day 3

WOW. i haven’t written since december.

i figured i’d share it here instead of facebook since this links to facebook anyways… not that they are long updates, but updates nonetheless.

So,

Day 3.

i woke up super early after having some really weird dreams – the one i woke from had Jennifer Aniston in it, and i upset her and it made me cry b/c she was so very mad at me….

yeah… in my defense – i watched a movie with her in it before i went to bed…

pondered going to the gym but talked to my husband instead ❤

normal day at work – it was TACO TUESDAY!!! so i ate more today than i have since i’ve been here… but, then – made up for it by not eating dinner…

i’ve been pounding water, but i have had a headache since right after lunch… it hasn’t gone away… i took a nap when i got back to my room, was woken by stupid people running up and down the halls screaming, now i’m perusing facebook and writing this update… i took some tylenol pm b/c i still have a headache, and will probably go back to bed when i get done here.

the end of the work day was a meet & greet for the new chiefs on base. . . there are two in the command i am working in, PLUS i got to meet the girl who helped me out when i couldn’t get my command to help me!! so that was cool… we won’t get a chance to hang out while i’m here b/c she’s going through the chief thing…

if you don’t know the story – it’s a sordid stressful affair in which a stranger’s help was a life saver… thank goodness for virtual friends!! and facebook is seriously sometimes a game changer!!

let me talk about the climate here for just a minute… since i have more space to do so…

ya know when you open an oven and you’re standing too close to it and you get that blast of heat?? well – the weather is like that – except it doesn’t go away when you move away from it… it’s hot. and super dry. and there have not been any clouds in the sky since i’ve been here… i’m not complaining – i’m just giving you a run down of how it is…

also – their work week is sunday through thursday… which means i have friday & saturday off… i want to do something interesting, but it’s a bit hot out – and well, there’s probably only one person that i can do anything with – so… we have to agree to what that will be…

so – that’s my update for day 3… maybe it is a good thing i am switching to this – i can go more into detail!!

happy day ya’ll 🙂

I miss WordPress(ing)

in about a week I will be on nights again…

maybe… at that point I can start blogging again… but I sincerely doubt it… our work computers have started acting all wonky when it comes to wordpress, and as that is where I will be spending the majority of my time when i’m on the computer, it remains to be seen about whether or not I can get back into the blogosphere…

*sigh* I also miss being able to read the freshly pressed posts… that’s one of the things that I miss being able to do also…

sugar sugar sugarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

so i was browsing around yahoo and such tonight at work (oh btw, right now my blog is working from work! woohoo!!)
and i came upon a news story interviewing a woman who quit sugar .
QUIT.
SUGAR.
she’s already my idol.
i need to lay off the sugar .
and – after reading what it’s done for her —
i REALLY need to lay off the sugar.
but sometimes i have such massive cravings… i can’t stand it!
i’m probably going to research more into this…
granted it’s going to be a bit pricey… but i’m sure i can get husband to support this cause
he hates how much i am addicted to sugar.
i might have to wait til he gets back to work…
**background — he’s currently out of work due to a broken thumb, he’s a liability on the work site so, he’s out of work til he gets medically cleared…
and we don’t have any short term disability pay with tricare, and my curiousity to check into aflac, was a little bit late…
so, we won’t be having any extra income for the next 2 months… his cast is on for 6 weeks, if he gets the medical clearance date of the end of that 6 weeks, it will still be 2 weeks before he gets a paycheck from the job he will start upon clearance…
but,
still.
worth looking into…
here’s the woman’s website.
check it out
http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/category/i-quit-sugar/

 

and here’s the news story i found that started it — my bad it was from huffington post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-cococcia/quitting-sugar_b_3348392.html

welcome to the arctic

so, in the shop – i think it’s about 40 °F

it’s freezing in here… so much so that it’s hard to function, and kind of making me feel ill.

add to this fact — i severely burned myself thursday…

((is it burnt or burned??))

i went tanning, not thinking about my plans for the day, and then, got home, and took mom to the beach…

COMPLETELY not thinking about sunblock… cuz hey, i just went tanning, i should be fiiiiiiine

um.

dumb.

it was windy, so i kept getting covered in sand, and i was offered sunblock, which i would have readily used if i hadn’t had sand all over my skin…

but i toughed it out cuz it was mom’s first time at the beach…

i’mpaying for it…

massively… it hurts to move… and my skin is still super red and hot… and even swollen in places.

i’m definitely going to have blisters… *sigh*

i took a bath with apple cider vinegar and baking soda today in hopes to cool off or at least reduce redness…

um. no… it didn’t help…

i then mixed some lavender oil with my aloe vera lotion… and it actually slightly helped… for a little while…

when that wore off, i took some witch hazel and dabbed it on and then some vitamin e oil and then the lavender oil & aloe again…

temporary fixes…

i need to try the tea remedy… but i had done the apple cider bath instead… so tomorrow i’ll do the tea bath… altho i’m afraid i’ll dye the bathtub… i guess i can just do a compress, but — it’s an entire body type thing…

((i’ve gotten all these remedies off the trusty internet – if you have a no fail solution – please, let me know!! and yes,  i know — if i’d used sunblock in the first place i wouldn’t be in this predicament… so no smart ass remarks about that!))

but anyways– i think the burn is contributing to the arctic like conditions my body is facing — altho everyone at the shop tonight will tell you that it definitely is frigid in here…

night shift

so, i started nights.

kind of tonight, but technically last week… i just took leave to accomodate some personal things… so, didn’t actually start it til tonight.

i didn’t take the necessary sleep schedule rearrangements… so i didn’t get much sleep today, but i did sleep last night…, so hopefully i make it all night…

one of the girls did buy me a monster (rehab – green tea) {yummm}

so… i’m sure i will be fine.

i also have a dr appt first thing in the morning FUN…

anyways

i’m ok with being on nights. for the most part.

there are a lot of benefits to it.

1. i get a LOT more gym time!!!

2. i don’t have to deal with a lot of the people that we have to deal with during the day shift

3. no spot checks at night (navy people know what i mean…) {ok, maybe just ETs}

4. a lot more laid back on nights (mainly due to lack of people)

5. more blogs! haha yes, i know you all are SO excited about this!!

 

it’s just in general a bit easier…

and i can do crafts!! 🙂

although, we do have a new policy that prohibits streaming now…

so i can’t listen to music…

booo 😦

and no one can watch movies either…

i know, i know… who complains about not being able to watch movies during work…

 

 

just a vent…

so, i’ve been told that i’m going to be given the watch supervisor position once our current one leaves…

which is cool right?

except – it’s not.

because in getting this position, i am getting all sorts of freedoms taken away.

i am going to have to be in 45 minutes earlier… and leave whenever the hell i get to leave.

i’m going to lose my gym time… unless i can find someone to take over for the time i am gone… but at that – my time will be limited to only an hour… which really isn’t all that long.

i can leave at 5 (for example) and be back by 6. but, um. it takes me 5 – 10 minutes to get there, a couple minutes to drop my stuff in the locker, and then i get started, have to be back in time, so i have to leave 15 minutes early so i can get back in the shop in enough time. soo… um… that’s about a 1/2 hour of work out time… it’s almost not worth the effort … i can stay later — but, that means even less time to see my husband… the earlier time i have to be in – makes it more difficult to get something prepared for dinner that night… and like i want to cook when i get home around 9 pm?? if that does happen to be the case- getting home at 9 — i won’t see my husband… he’s in bed early b/c he has to get up early and works his ASS off… his job is VERY physically demanding and he’s exhausted when he gets home… so him cooking dinner is usually out of the question… he’s just too tired…

so, i don’t want this position.

but.

i don’t have a choice

*sigh*

 

 

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