|10:18 pm - Feels the way it used to feel|
The great advantage to being pulled out of sweet slumber to come be someone who forgot they had a shift is that you don't read Facebook until the evening, and can believe for eight hours that the world is still a rational place. The drawback is that, though you have your travelling meds in your bag and eventually get to take them after you've had a cracker or so at snack, you don't have the stomach coaters that precede the breakfast you didn't get, so insides are unhappy with the meds you take full doses of throughout this achey day- because of course you don't get to do your mandatory stretch and strengthen exercises either. Or not till the afternoon, when there's finally space and quiet enough to lie down on the floor. But alas again- crawling infants find supine adults irresistible and come looming above your face with a Watcha doin'? drooly smile. Clearly you're here to provide a climbing structure or cruising bar, and your extremities will be used for precisely that.
This after an evening's babysit, or rather girlsit, to midnight; to be followed by same tomorrow night. If I'm MIA, that is why.