I just worked 12 hours doing hearing tests at a local manufacturing plant, and am ti-red. Well...I did have a 3-hour break around lunch time, which I spent at the office working on stuff for my upcoming trip to Wyoming, but didn't really get any time to rest, so I'm not counting it as a break.
Yep, I'm heading to Cheyenne, WY tomorrow. On Tuesday, as I was heading home from a job in Price, I received a call from my office saying a woman had called from Logistics (the same company that hired me for the job in Colorado) and asked if I could work an "event" in Cheyenne this Saturday. (Logistics isn't known for its advance notice; at least, with us it's always been very last-minute.) Well, I thought about it for 2 seconds and called the woman with an affirmative reply. It's a really long drive, and I want to be somewhat rested when I start testing at 6:30 Saturday morning, so I'm leaving tomorrow after work and spending the night somewhere along the way. I'll finish the trip Friday, work Saturday, and come home Sunday/Monday. It'll be a long, tiring weekend, but I'm actually really looking forward to it. I've never been to Cheyenne, and I've discovered that I enjoy driving The Beast, now that I know what I'm doing a little bit better, so it'll be a good trip.
Plus, all this work I've been doing means extra money for me in the form of commissions! Yeah! That's always nice!
Sigh. Did I mention this has been one heck of a week? I've been working practically nonstop, waking up way too early for comfort (5:00am Tuesday and 3:45am today), trying to get over a breakup, and celebrating my birthday tomorrow. "Celebrating" is a loose term, really. Tomorrow, I'm finishing testing at the place at which I worked today, going to the office to finish getting ready for my departure and to tie up some loose bookkeeping ends (paychecks, pay some bills), then heading out of town. It's okay, really, that I'm not doing anything for my birthday. Afterall, I'm just turning 31, it's not like it's a momentous birthday. Plus, my family plans on celebrating it sometime next week, so it'll just extend the "celebration" a little longer. *smile*
Speaking of the breakup...I have good times and bad times, naturally. There are times when I'm so busy that I forget all about it. Other times, I'll be doing something so commonplace and it'll hit me like a freight train. Example: today, I was in the testing trailer packing up to go home for the day. I was chugging the remains of my bottled water and remembered that I don't have any cold bottles of water at home. Then I remembered the gallon of cold water in my fridge. All at once, I pictured all the times I've poured Anthony water from that (or similar) gallon of water and I missed him so much I almost cried. Isn't that weird?
I've got to say thank you to all of you who have texted, emailed, or called to see how I'm doing. It has really helped. There have been a couple nights when I was feeling really low and someone would call to chat and by the end of the conversation I'd be doing tons better. It's times like these that remind me how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life. Thank you!!!
I wasn't really sure what I'd end up writing; I just felt like writing. I have a couple ideas milling around in my head for more upbeat type posts, so hopefully I'll get them posted in the next few days (don't hold your breath). 'Til then...
P.S. Have you noticed that I don't post pictures any more? Does this make my blog boring? I admit, I'm lazy. It's easier to write than to worry about pictures. AND because the pictures were never pictures I actually took, just pics I found on Google that went with my post, I figured I didn't need them. Someday, maybe in the millenium, I'll start taking pictures and posting them. Again, don't hold your breath.