Monday, June 23, 2008

Making the Rounds

For those of you impressed with my scary, demanding job, let me just say that I am currently blogging from work. I have filed everything which can be filed, checked recycle bins, rooms, linen closets and more, and am settling down till the next room check. Which is in eight minutes. Dang it! After this point (1:30-ish), the morning drags till about 5:30 AM. I've nearly finished a Jodi Picault book in two nights reading here. So things speed along for a bit, then slow down. There's one last burst of insanity just before I leave, as everyone is getting up, being weighed and taking vitals.

There's another group of women upstairs here, further along, and I check their floor every couple of hours. Can I just tell you I get spooked every time I do? The lights are either all out or dim. Everything's terribly quiet. So about halfway around the floor I get the heebyjeebies. Walking faster and faster to the door and the stairs. I hate that.

Oop! Room check. Hold on please ...

Okay, seriously. Do any of you know how to make a sneaker stop squeaking? At size 11, I can't call my shoes little, but they are cute and comfortable. And tonight they're squeaking worse than before. Argh! Girls toss and turn as I enter the room. It doesn't help any, either, that my mother hips find walls and furniture in the dark, making their own noises. And I feel like I'm spying on my teenager.

I really am off to make rounds now, but this time the rounds of y'all's blogs. See you in a bit!

Until I write again ...

Flea

14 comments:

The Sports Mama said...

Have you seen the movie Girl, Interrupted? That is the first thing I thought of when I read about the lack of lighting and squeaky shoes. :)

Jan Parrish said...

I must have missed the post that said what you are doing working late at night. Girls dorm? Hospital? Interesting.

I'm just not in bed yet. Yeah, I know it's 2:10 am. Just checking in on you. :)

The Casual Perfectionist said...

At least with squeaky shoes, you shouldn't have to hold a mirror under too many noses. I would think a toss and turn would make your job easier. ;)

Mental P Mama said...

Have you found anything weird on one of your walks? That would freak me out. And mother hips? LOL. Totally hear you on that one!

asthmagirl said...

Laughing (wheezing) at the mother hips! I hope the late night thing is going okay for you. Are you able to get enough sleep?

Harmony said...

Yeah..how are these late night shifts treating you, sleep wise. For whatever reason, after reading that you were at work posting...I read the rest in a complete whisper. Maybe I got up to early...

Karen said...

I'm not sure I could handle that job. Kudos to you, squeaky shoes and all.

MUD said...

It is when the sneakers get wet that they lose that little layer of dust that keeps them from squeaking. Try a very small amount of talcum powder on them and see if that doesn't cure it. Why do gym shoes squeak so loudly? Because they get hot and the rubber sticks to the floor. Heck, most teams even have a little rag or box with rosin in it. You need to break up that friction some. Dust, talcum powder or something. They might be able to track you but you should be able to stop that squeak. MUD

noble pig said...

Blogging at work...sounds like my kind of job!

April said...

I HATE squeaky shoes! Been there, done that.

Tammy said...

Spray WD40 on the soles of the shoes, it'll stop them for squeaking.

brneyedgal967 said...

Lord I can relate to the mother hips. Squeaky shoes, not so much. I've had them before, but I think I just quit wearing them. I don't think WD-40 will work, but hey, worth a try!

Karen Deborah said...

I hate night shifts! i never have figured out squeeky shoes, I usually can em. Croks work really well for medical work. Does the psych unit depress you?

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Thanks for the glimpse into your work life, I am thinking that my mind would be working overtime too. At least the squeaky shoes offer a bit of a distraction to break the tension. hehe.