For those unfamiliar with shift work, there’s a thing that happens when you do a back shift. You don’t sleep well the day before the first one, the second one is better if you can sleep and are prepared for it. Thing is, if you don’t do back shifts all the time, you’re body never really adjusts, and at about 11 you start waking up. And it’s a struggle to stay in bed until you can legitimately get out of bed with the following thought: “if I stay up from now will I vomit at 4 am?” If the answer is no, or even a shakey maybe, I’m out of bed.
But this is my short week, so I only had one back shift. Not to bad right? Eh, I still end up with the inevitable hangover. I’ve been awake and out of bed since 1230, but it’s going on 2 now and I can’t focus on tv, I can’t focus on tumblr, youtube doesn’t interest me and the thought of accessing higher brain function to knit is making me slightly nauseous. I have book ideas running through my head and they’re rather interesting dreams right now. I don’t have the wherewithall to sit down and type them up, but perhaps I could at least jot them down.
A nap though, would be awesome. And I might just have one. ideas and maybe a short later.