Friday, August 26, 2016

This Could Only Happen to Me

It's been a long week. I recently started working with two new families, families who can only meet in the evenings once they have finished with work. This means that I now work until 7:30 three days a week. While this also means that I can continue to take Fridays off-without using my comp time-it does make for a really long day, three days out of the week.

I tell you this so that you have some sympathy for what I am about to tell you next.

Or, so that you will at least feel somewhat bad about laughing at me for what I am about to tell you. Because you're going to laugh. It's ok, I forgive you.

Anyhoodle, yesterday afternoon, I hit a wall of exhaustion. I was so sleepy, I actually nodded off at my desk.

You know that thing we all do when we nod off unexpectedly? The thing where we inadvertently jerk our heads back up because our chins have bobbed onto our chests, startling us awake? Yeah, that thing. Well, I jerked awake with such intensity, I wrenched my neck.

Now, I can't turn my head to the right without experiencing a shooting pain down my shoulder blade, and, I want to cry when it happens.

Do you know how often I am required to turn my head to the right? A lot, apparently. More than I realized prior to injuring myself while taking a nap.

Jeebus H. Cripes.

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