I have one more day of work then I am on days off. Maybe I am speaking too soon but I am actually really enjoying my new position working days. Though more hectic, I am off in the early afternoon. If I had chosen an afternoon position I would be driving around in the dark and rain so working days is awesome in that aspect. It is sad though because the other day I was at the office and I overheard a new staff member complaining about having to work nights. That was my position! They are getting casuals to work nights now. It is a shame because patients that need night workers need consistency in care and they won’t be getting that with a causal worker. This worker was not happy about having to work nights which is also a shame because who wants someone caring for them while they are dying who is not passionate about what they do? At any rate, it is out of my hands and I think the powers that be that made the decision to eliminate full-time night staff are going to regret it. At the end of the day (or night!) it is the patients who are going to lose out. Anyway, so far I am enjoying my day shift as long as I can be asleep by 9:00 p.m. An added bonus is having time to go swimming everyday after my shift is over. This week alone I swam six hours. Anyway, I am still out there making a difference and making someone’s life better.
I have a new boyfriend. I call him Grover. Grover is who I want to marry if my current marriage fails. Grover is my G.P.S. and oh, he is always so reliable and patient with me. Whenever I am lost, which is almost all the time he takes me to exactly where I need to go. If I go past an address he patiently tells me to turn around when I can safely do so or he plans a whole new route based on what I want to do and where I am going. I have a hard time trusting Grover because I have always been independent and relied on maps or memory but Grover is so precise and has not made a mistake yet. Yes, sometimes he tells me to go a direction that I don’t think is the best route but so far I have not missed a destination. If you ever considered getting a G.P.S. I highly recommend getting one. I have a TomTom.