I almost let a month slip away without posting something! What was a I thinking!
I really don't have much to say. Or maybe I do.
We're still on a break. Probably til March or April.
We're dieting. Well, I like to call it changing our eating habits. But yes, we're dieting. We're on the Nutri-System wagon! Monday will be 3 weeks. It's going well. The food is good and you get to eat all day and even get desserts! I lost almost 5 pounds the first week, almost 2 the second week and I'll brave those scales again on Monday for week 3s results. I wanna lose 20 pounds.
We bought an elliptical machine. I love it! Great investment!
I've got drama at work and it just sucks. For the past 11.5 years I've worked as a 911 dispatcher at the same department. I have also, for those 11.5 years, been on a permanent shift. Dayshift. 7 am - 3 pm. 8 hours a day. The PERFECT shift! M works 8-4, so it all works out well. Well, all that's about to change. Our dispatch center is basically being sold out. We are "merging" with a neighboring jurisdiction to save the city some money. I am, we all are, so NOT happy. Not only do we have to work with new people(some of which I know and do not like at all!), learn a whole new city, a whole new computer system and for most of us drive further but we have to work rotating, 12 freaking hour shifts! 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am. How does one have a life working rotating 12 hour shifts!?
I will say that I am very thankful to still have a job but this sucks! And there's so many other sucky things about this move that you just wouldn't believe. Here's one. I have around 250 hours of sick leave. Not a whole lot but still more than most in my office. I had to use alot when my parents were sick but other than that, I don't waste my time. I've had and still do have plans for that time. But get this....when we "merge" I only get to take 80 hours of it and they will pay me for the rest! I don't want the freaking money! I want my time! I have plans for that time! Ugg! And what's 80 hours when you work 12 hour shifts!? Not even 7 days! Geesh!
As you can see, I'm not a happy camper.
Oh and since we're talking about work let me tell you some more exciting news. In the past week and a half I've heard of 3 different officers in my department who are expecting. All unplanned. Surprises. Nice huh? I mean, yes of course, I'm happy for them to be blessed with a child but 3 in a week and a half and all of them unplanned!? And one of them is tossing around the name Hunter. That's OUR name!
I'm not mad, I'm just hurt. I guess I feel like I've been slapped in the face.
Thanks for the "thinking of you" messages. We're still around...just taking a little break.
Oh! I almost forgot! This new department that I'll be working for doesn't allow cell phones in the office and they have NO internet!
Shoot me now, please! :o)