Late night

Last nite I ended up working until just after midnight. I had such a headache last nite that it made me sick to my stomach. I had a hard time sleeping but at least I got to sleep later today and not come in until noon. I still don’t feel quite...

Sleep aways escapes me

I’m so tired today that I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. I wish I could take a nap. Thankfully the day at work is almost done for me. I needed to go get an oil change in the car but I decided to blow it off and not call to schedule...

Good friends visit

Last nite, Kristine came by and brought me dinner and kept me company to help keep my sanity since I’m trapped in the house while recovering. It was nice to have company since I’m starting to get cabin fever big time. She brought me...

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