(or at least think a lot)
There’s nothing like a good solid cuddle with your best friend.
My fertility doctor has prescribed a new drug to deal with my seeming lack of ovulation. It’s called Femara, and it was originally developed to help women with breast cancer. How they figured out this side effect, I dunno. I’m supposed to take it on days 3-7 of my cycle. So, I run to the pharmacy near my house to pick up the prescription…and find out it costs 60 bucks plus. I open the bag and take out the pill container, and see five tiiiiiiny little green pills. We’re talking smaller than those mini altoids. Tic tac size, except round. BB gun pellet size, if it’s a bigger one. Some quick calculations in my head, and I figure out that each one of these little guys is over 12 dollars.
Imagine if my life depended on this stuff.
My baby brother got married this weekend! It was a fabulous event, and I’m so happy for him and his new wife. And lucky for me, I have a wonderful new person in my family.
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So, to continue. In all honesty, yesterday I was going to say that it just might…MIGHT… be possible that getting up early like that could be ok. But that was yesterday. These early mornings are starting to wear me down. I’m plain exhausted today, despite getting nearly 8 hours of sleep. And it’s more than just the early mornings…it’s the commuting. Having to commute back and forth through rush hour traffic almost every day seems to create a subtle shift in my quality of life. Before this move, I could go home for lunch if I wanted and relax on my back deck. If I wasn’t feeling well I could go home without affecting the work schedule of 2-3 other people as well.
Maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s not so much the traffic and commute time, but the fact that I am no longer free to come and go as I please; I have to consider at least two other people as well. And that’s on the weeks when I’m driving. The other weeks, I’m essentially trapped at work.
But what’s the alternative? Spending probably a third more time in traffic, and a lot more money in gas. Considering my reduced income thanks to the taxes I now have to pay, the gas savings helps. So I don’t know…there’s pros and cons to this whole situation, and things need to settle for a bit before I can tell how much this will affect things. But until then, I’m freakin’ tired!
So, now my job has moved. I used to work in a nice mellow small office, a state away (well, 12 miles) from Headquarters, 2 miles from my house, where I could waltz in anytime between 8 and 9ish. From the moment I left work in the afternoons to the moment I walked in my house, never topped 5 minutes, unless I had errands to run.
But now that is ALL different. The powers that be decided that I should increase my commute time by an hour on average, take a 10% pay cut due to the fact that I now have to pay state taxes to a state I don’t live in and increase my stress level exponentially – and all for the good of the agency. Phooey I say!
Well, in defense of this, me and my fellow movees decided to form a carpool to battle the insane cost of gas and other increased transportation costs. All well and good, you say. Riiiiight. The problem is these fine people decided that they want to leave – LEAVE – for work at 6:45. AM. In the morning.
Now remember, I’m used to waking up around 7-7:30 at the earliest. And they want to leave BEFORE that. What planet are they from? I’m a night owl! I’m used to staying up until midnight, fiddling with this and poking at that, until I can no longer keep my eyes open. This is normal. Waking up at 5am is NOT.
So now it’s been two days of waking up early.
And crap now they’re all looking over my shoulder. So I’ll comment on my opinions of waking up early tomorrow….
Check the link above (the title bar of this post, for those of you scratching your head) for pictures of my pals Scottie and Peggy’s camping wedding. We all went to Wallowa State Park out in the middle of nowhere and had a great time. There was also some pretty scenery to be had…perfect for a wedding backdrop.