Friday, February 18, 2011

Our loss

Our loss is heaven's gain.

I lost my Uncle Eddie last weekend. He was my mother's older and only brother. His funeral was last night, and I learned so much about him that I wish I'd had more time to get to know him. He was the type of man that you had no doubts what he believed, because he lived them. He was a true man of God. He was loved by all, because he loved by all. I want to be more like him, because he was like Jesus.

We got in about 11:30pm last night, the funeral was in Syracuse NY about 2 or 2 1/2 hours from here, and we were back up by 5am because we had to work. I couldn't get any time off from work, aside from being let out early, because he wasn't immediate enough family (uncles don't count!! wth?!) AND they had to have proof that I was there and where it was etc. I don't know if that is company policy or just my supervisor not believing me. Whatever.

So we're dog tired right now. Gonna relax for a while/

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Long Week


What a long week that was.

I'm so beat. Of course, it doesn't help that I didn't sleep at all well last night and because Justin had to go to work, the alarm went off too early this morning and it took me forever to get back to sleep.

Wednesday was the longest day because we had that storm and a lot of people called in. They made us work a full day anyway. We were in our easy grades almost all day, which equals slow and boring and cold. Packing meat is cold work anyway, but when you're not pulling that much a off the line, it really gets to you more.

Mom had a macroplastique done yesterday at the hospital. The doctor injected chemicals around the top of her urethra in the hopes to puff it up to stop the constant leaking. She'll know probably by tomorrow whethe it worked or not, the nurse said she shouldn't be upset at any leaking still because she has to give those parts time to settle down from being poked. I hope it works because if it doesn't, the doctor will try this again - no big deal - but if that doesn't work, I don't like the other alternative he suggested. A colostomy bag, but for urine. I don't know, maybe it would make Mom's life easier to do that. She wouldn't have to worry about wetting herself because she can't get to the bathroom in time. Maybe the infections would finally clear up and she could have her knee surgery done. I don't know.

Like I said, Justin has to work today. Hopefully just till noon. Their day didn't go well on Wednesday either. They were only able to run 2 out of 5 lines, so they weren't able to get as much work done. It was originally going to be just volunteers, but something changed so that everyone in MAP had to go in. Too bad they couldn't have just brought in the half that called off on Wednesday.

Well, I have to go scrounge around and find something for breakfast. Probably my last two eggs and maybe coffee if there's enough left for a pot. I'll probably try to sweettalk Justin into letting me buy some food. He can be kinda stingy about that sometimes...figures as long as we have burgers we don't need anything else! Oh well.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.