It may have been the 1990’s, but I remember laughing and singing the Happy Happy Joy Joy song to my children at the top of my lungs. Yesterday, I found myself singing it silently deep inside myself as I had lunch outside of the friendly confines of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. It was a beautiful, sunny, […]Read more "Happy Happy Joy Joy"
Horrible weather has befallen upon my city, and it’s a good thing. Record setting low temperatures, windchills of astronomical proportions and 500 shades of gray. The snow has fallen all night atop the previous snow and it’s over one foot deep. I prepared for the first snow by filling my red plastic 5 gallon gasoline […]Read more "Snowday, Winter Weather Advisory"
We are at the Doctors Office this morning and I’m waiting. We’ve checked in with the receptionist and were told to sit and someone will be right with me. There are half a dozen other people here waiting, some are patients and others are presumably drivers, caregivers or loved ones. We are all waiting. I’m […]Read more "The Waiting Room"
So it’s another new year, this one is 2019. I’ve finally gotten around to blogging my goals and resolutions by the tenth of January, proving I’m really revved up about the new year as 2018 was very sketchy at best.Read more "Happy New Year … again"
“Me” time is more important than physical health. That’s my simple statement that could have experts debating for years. I find in my world that using the #toilet is about as much “me” time as I’m going to get some days. This last full weekend of summer in beautiful #Chicago I found myself spending an […]Read more "Me Time"
It’s been a while and I’ve got to pick it up. The original intention of this blog was to share how my second shift job made it difficult for me to balance life, family and a job in a traditional 9 to 5 world. Since my last post I’ve lost that job to a computer […]Read more "Picking it up"
Daylight Savings Time means spring forward. It also means early school programs, late school programs, no sleep, less sleep, dark and saggy eyes…Sleep deprivation is to shift workers as the early bird is to the worm. Now withstanding the loss of an hour behind me, I’ve adjusted-ish. I do really enjoy the change of seasons and all […]Read more "Spring is in the air"
Ah vacation. Nothing is sweeter to this second shifter than a vacation away from the office, the people and the job. I had planned my first vacation for the new year for a late winter getaway to the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas. My wife had a business conference to attend at the […]Read more "Staycation, Vacation and returning to ShiftWork"
“Summers here, and the time is right, for dancing in the street!” Martha and the Vandellas Summer has befallen unto this shift working dad and the last thing I can find time for is dancing in the street. However, the time is right to rotate the garage of snowblowers, ice melt and holiday decorations for garden […]Read more "Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Some, Summertime…"