November 19th, 2007 (12:51 am)
current location: studio
current mood: calm
current song: dead can dance
Honestly, I've been doing nothing but working on my career. Hence my abscence from any lists or anything. Sheeit, I'm so out of touch it hurts.
Why did this happen? Well, actually mixed circumstances, good and bad. The boss who drove me nuts gave notice. And lots of people in the nursing department left or were fired due to some bad blood coming to a head (sad but it happens in healthcare; we're all drama addicts, and so there are personality clashes). It didn't effect me personally, but we were working pretty thin to make sure our folks still got the best care possible.
And then-- someone up there likes me! -- the person who is now my new boss is the one co-worker, who, when I saw her car in the parking lot, I knew that my day would be that much easier 'coz she was there.
Did that make sense? I'm sorry; my brain is still fried. You see, with the change of personnel, this new boss and I had to work extra shifts, crazy shifts and split shifts and any other kind of shift in order to keep the department together. We worked hard and kept our folks happy and safe, and now I'm tired but very very very happy.
For the last month, I did nothing more than work, sleep and eat until just a week ago when my vacation started, and then it took me this long to recover. I spent a week in my pajamas reading Wodehouse and eating chocolate chip cookies and now emerge a rested and wiser Spike.
I am now in the middle of the first two-week vacation I have had in my adult life, and finally, once again, able to crawl back into myself and get back in touch with my online buddies to whom I sincerely apologize, particularly all the good folks at Holmesslash. I have been slogging about four or five weeks' worth of posts, laughing and crying, and I will try to comment on what I've missed, but no doubt I'll miss someone's stuff.
So as an apology to my fellow slashers, I offer a few more screencap scenarios. Some are good, some are lame, some can only be dismissed as the imaginings of a deranged mind.
And while I'm sharing pix, here's some artsy shots, taken sometime during the flurry of shift changes. These are all literally in my back yard. Yeah, I'm in Vermont, where the trees are fucking fluorescent. We do FOLIAGE, dammit!