First day after vacation

August 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

After a 24-hour shift plus a trip to the doctor with one of my clients this morning, I got home around 1 pm. Slightly tired.

Work was okay, but with this job it is a challenge. Each time I go to work, I have absolutely no idea what to expect. There can be drama, it can be easy going, or straightforward but strenuous. Yesterday was kind of a mix. Don’t know why, but by the time I went to bed, I realized all I’d done wrong during the day (no big deal, just my own perfectionist need), and felt like I’m just not meant for the job, not meant for life, etc. etc. I was just plain tired.

Don’t know if it had anything to do with the fact that the night before my daughter called me at 1 am to pick her and some friends up. I said “No.” She came home shortly thereafter and brought a couple of girlfriends to spend the night. I asked them to be quiet. Fell asleep for the third or fourth time that night, and all of a sudden, at 3 am I wake up again and hear voices — they are sitting out on the balcony talking. I couldn’t believe it! It was a Wednesday night, we have neighbors, and “normal” people have to get up in the morning. So I went out and scolded. Then between 4:30 and 5 my cat did his little meowing scene, which I’ve gotten used to by now.

Strangely enough, I’d specifically told my daughter I needed to sleep that night. It was the most disturbing night of the whole vacation. We still have to discuss it. So I was rather tired.

Today I got home and made a cup of coffee. That is my home-from-work ritual. It helps me start the day, and make the switch into the “real” world. I poured in some milk and … it was sour! And there wasn’t really anything to eat either. It took a while to get motivated, but I finally went to the store. Now I’m finally having my coffee — with some delay, and even found a packaged pastry I bought last week which expires tomorrow. Lucky me!

I look forward to a good night’s sleep. And tomorrow I’m going to that open air concert in Switzerland to see my favorite German punk band — Die Toten Hosen. That cheers me up.

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