It's 5:30AM, and I am awake, and showered. I've been awake since around 4am. Lucky for me, I have some work-related training to go to this morning...to learn how to be a good mentor and stuff for new hires/grads. If you ask me, I don't think it's a good idea to give me a new grad to train. I would probably scare them right out of the nursing profession. But hey, I get 8 CEU's for going to this class. And I get paid for it. Which means come Saturday, I will be in overtime.
Last night, the neighborhood was filled with the lights and sirens of 4 fire trucks. Virile firemen in full gear charged into the building across the street. I didn't see any smoke or fire, neither did the other 100 people who stepped outside to watch. After 10 minutes of trying to figure out if I needed to move my car, I got bored and went back inside to read more news.
(On a side note: I had a feeling that Karr guy didn't do it. Sure, he looks creepy in a Chester Molester kind of way, but something just didn't feel right. Meh, he probably did something really naughty in Asia and needed a quick escape back to U.S. before anyone found out. Claiming to be the culprit of a high-profile cold case would be a fairly efficient way of getting that accomplished.)
My stepdad called me last night. I feel guilty because I never call him and I should. Whenever I talk to him, he bears no grudge towards me and my brothers, and he hopes we don't hold any bitter feelings towards him. He is a good man, and all I want for him is to be happy. At any rate, he called because he was called and asked why my mother's Jeep would be impounded. I suggested repo, but she's been making her payments. Baffled, I still wonder what is amiss, especially since I haven't been able to reach her at home or on her cell. Vehicles can be impounded for 597,000 reasons...and none of them good. So, I will try to call her today during breaks and such while I am at my class. It does make me wonder what has happened. I did talk to her Friday, and she never indicated something was wrong...unless she got pulled over for something Monday and hauled off to the clink.
I don't know how you normal day-shift working folks manage to get up this early on a regular basis. Lots of coffee? Do you go to bed at 7pm? Turbo-charged Wheaties breakfast? This is horrible. I suspect I will go have a toaster pastry and finish getting ready for my day.
It's going to be a long day.