Once more, with feeling
Monday afternoon. I'm at work today. Many of you are probably at work today, too, and I wouldn't complain about it but for the fact that I got called in Friday night for an hour at 8pm, I got called in for 4-1/2 hours on Saturday at 9am, and I got called in for 1-1/2 hours at 11am yesterday. I've been here since 8:30am (it's almost 3pm) and, since I'm exempt from OT, I'll get paid the exact same thing that I do every other week. I will, however, be able to take a floating holiday sometime between now and August 1 in lieu of MLK Day, which is nice. As for the hours I put in over the weekend, I will, no doubt, work a few hours short of 40 in a week a few times this year, so it's more than likely a wash.
I think the main source of my crankiness is that...(loud fanfare)...I'm finally feeling good and I'm stuck at work! Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time since December 13, 2003, I don't have any symptoms of a cold. Thank you, God! You really cannot appreciate the boring blandness of feeling well until you have it taken away from you for the better part of a month.
Chris, however, is not feeling well. He's got a tooth, one of his molars, that's causing him a lot of pain and will probably need to be removed. I hope he can get an appointment tomorrow because I just can't stand the thought of his being in pain long term. I guess that's how he's felt while I've had my cold misery, huh? It's especially hard when you're so far away from each other.