Saturday, January 10, 2009

Work, work work, scrub, scrub, shred . . .

It is nearly 3am. I am exactly half way through my shift and sadly I am also halfway (more really) through my energy level, and all the way through the caffeine I brought. Is that how you spell caffeine? See, 3am.

I have cleaned the house tonight. Not my house but the house I work at. Cleaned up after men, adult ones, some (not all) who are icky. And I feel icky after spending over two hours cleaning walls, windows, doors, floors, toilets (okay that should be singular) etc. etc. And soon the shredding will commence. I came in to a note that read, "Sorry graveyard." It was on top of 1 of 2 enormous piles of papers to shred. Yay?

I am getting tired . . . 3 hours and 58 minutes to go. I will shred like a mad woman and then vacuum and wash out mops. Wow, my job is SO cool. Hmmm. But I am also blogging and may have time to fit in some of a movie. I was planning on reading but I fear I may get too tired and I was told that there were 2 things I needed to do working grave yard: Clean & Stay Awake.

Hope you are sleeping well!


The Princess Abdicated said...

I have found that when working graveyard, the best thing to do is keep yourself occupied. It doesn't matter what you're doing as long as it keeps you moving. As soon as you sit down and start reading you lose any and all momentum and you fall asleep. This is so going to make you laugh but believe it or not Coloring kept me awake on long 12 hour shifts. I would color for hours I once went through 4 coloring books in one night, but it totally kept me awake.

Jenny said...

I didn't know you worked the graveyard.

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