Well, I’m not sleepy in the least. I have to get up for work in the morning but I can’t settle. Too much going on in my head. I had hoped this post would be a mass review of Martha Long’s 3rd-6th books (which were phenomenal, no surprise to me), but I can’t focus on getting it written. I know what I want to say but can’t say it the way I want to. I’m having major focus problems, no doubt due to back pain, hormones, blood pressure fluctuations and the whole passing out at work thing that happened today. Yes, I passed out at work. Started feeling dizzy and sweaty (diaphoretic) in the middle of a procedure and was fortunately able to complete it. I then excused myself to the bathroom where I got sick, dizzy, and fell forward giving myself a nasty knock on the head. I’m feeling better now, but my brain is literally going a mile a minute. Not to worry though, I’ll get the review finished, it should be my next post. I have a lot to say about these amazing books, and I can’t wait to share with you all what a remarkable life Martha Long has led. Her next book is out in September and I don’t know how I’m going to wait that long! Fortunately I’ve found some other subjects I want to read about, and Carol Burnett’s book Carrie and Me: A Mother Daughter Love Story comes out April 9, so that should fill some of the time. I although I already own the first edition, I am also eagerly awaiting the mass market edition of Ma, I’ve Reached for the Moon An I’m Hittin The Stars to be released in May for reasons Martha knows ;). But it’s only being released in the UK and Ireland. I MUST obtain a copy of it. How will I be able to do that?
Anyway, I thought I’d spend this time blogging about something else. Vacation opportunities. I have a friend, Melissa, who may be coming to visit me during my week off in May for a trip to see Little Rock and Dallas. I haven’t shared this with anyone as it just developed about an hour ago. We realized she could fly into Dallas relatively inexpensively and we are beside ourselves excited thinking about the possibility of her visiting the South and us having Barbara Stanwyck and Carol Burnett marathons. Why can’t I have more friends like her who live close to me?? I was also able to find very inexpensive tickets to New York if I wanted to visit her instead. I haven’t a lot of money, but I’m getting a tax refund and the price would barely put a dent in it. Mom and Dad, I know you don’t think I should spend my money on a vacation, but I want to splurge just a LITTLE with it! I will still be able to pay for the things I need. 😉 I need something fun to happen, it’s been such a crazy, sad, stressful, overwhelming 6 months. I need something to look forward to…
On yet another note, I’m afraid I’m going to have the arduous task of job hunting again. My back has been injured yet again, and although I love where I work, I can’t continue working in patient care if I continue to injure my back. My spine is sort of necessary for walking, functioning, etc. It’s always been my worst nightmare to leave patient care and enter some kind of desk job/administrative position. I have never had a desire to work in that branch of nursing but the reality is, it’s going to have to happen and soon. I imagine I’ll need to talk to my boss soon. They are probably fed up with me hurting myself and getting sick, losing loved ones and all the other horrible things that have happened in my short time working there. I’m not sure what in the world I could do…or if I’ll even stay in nursing. I’m very upset about this whole situation but am trying not to let it drag me into the pit of despair I seem to find myself in quite frequently lately.
So, anyway, be watching for my Ma series review coming soon. I’m really looking forward to sharing it. 🙂