Friday, December 18, 2009


Okay, so apparently I was confused and Monday I was not off orientation, but will be tonight. Man! At this point, I really want to just be alone and not have someone looking over my shoulder, despite how convenient it is at times. I know I will make mistakes and stuff, but I feel like I'm well-prepared for the most part.

I honestly now feel like I have not been having very restful sleep, but I also have not been exercising like normal. Lately, I have no motivation or energy to drag my ass to the gym. That needs to stop!

Yesterday I got my first check from working the night shift and I must say, it was pretty damn sweet. It is about an extra $10,000 a year or $300-400 per check, which totally comes in handy. However, I do not want to get used to this money. I am strictly going to use it to build my savings and pay off my MacBook Pro and some of my car loan.

This year I have not been in the holiday spirit. I didn't even get a real tree!! But my mother let me borrow this 2-3 foot one and it looks cute in the corner of my living room.

 I suppose I am not in the mood for Christmas because I will be working! What's the point? That, and I have a lot of bills to pay off, so I'm definitely not in any sort of shopping mood and already told my family not to expect anything from me. Really, I'm not a scrooge; I just want people to be real about life. Who can really afford to go out and purchase hundreds of dollars in gifts right now? I cannot and honestly do not want to. It doesn't help that I've been having some problems with my family lately, either. Way too long of a story that no one would understand unless they've experienced it. Let's just say I will probably be distancing myself from certain people unless they change their ways, which probably will not happen. I cannot be around people who are using drugs and alcohol to pretend that life is all fine and dandy. It makes me sad and depressed, but I am lucky to have other positive people in my life, like Mirza, his family, and my sister. 'Nuff said!

Yesterday when I came home from the store, I found this little guy hitching a ride on my yogurt:

I think he must have been in my bag from the farm. Gives a whole new meaning to "slow food."


Eco Yogini said...

cute tree!!! :)
I hear ya on being a bit of a scrooge on xmas- what's the point of all the 'stuff'...

Hope your shift has some holiday spirit in it though!

Susan said...

Wow that's a lot of extra money for night shift! Our night shift gets a $2.00 differential, which only comes out to an extra $4000 per year! I get a $1.50 for evening shift, which is nice but isn't a ton overall. For the fifty cents more, I don't think it'd be worth it to go to evening shift!

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

yeah, we don't do 8 hour shifts, so there is only am and pm and pm gets $5.00 an hour