Tag: shift work

We were in the fight of our lives and we won

We were in the fight of our lives and we won
12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.   Ephesians 6:12  (ISV) I rarely start my blog posts with Bible verses, but today, it is most appropriate to do so. Last night, my husband and I... Read more »

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning

I didn't get to say goodnight to my police officer husband, and he might not come home in the morning
I didn’t get to say goodbye or “I love you” to my husband before he left for work tonight, and he might not come home in the morning. That’s the reality I live with as the spouse of a police officer. Especially today. Especially considering that in the last month 16 officers were killed or... Read more »

What my Fitbit Surge says about why I am always tired

What my Fitbit Surge says about why I am always tired
This blog post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooz-hour. The entire ChicagoNow community of writers receives a topic to write about at 9pm. We are to write, edit and publish our pieces right at 10pm. Click here to find all the posts from tonight’s event.  Last Friday, I totally splurged on myself and bought a... Read more »
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My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life

My whopper of a mistake and how it changed the direction of my life
I am human. I make mistakes. Most of the mistakes I make are minor – inconsequential in the grand scheme of life. There was one mistake I made, and although no lives were lost, and no humans or animals were harmed, it changed the course of my life. From the time I watched my first... Read more »

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future
This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow bloggers event called Blogapalooza. All bloggers are invited to receive a topic at 9pm, write and edit on that topic in one hour, and publish right at 10 pm. Click here to read all the other great posts from tonight. Life is finite. There is nothing we... Read more »

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife
              Tonight is New Years Eve. In a couple of hours, millions of people will be blasting noise makers, dropping confetti, drinking champagne, kissing their significant other, and celebrating a brand new year. As a cop’s wife, my New Years Eve looks much different; you see, my guy is... Read more »
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Change is the only true constant in life

Change is the only true constant in life
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about living in the routine of life – walking in the status quo, as it were. The reality, though, is that change is the only true constant in life. Status quo, life without chaos, is a good thing. It allows us moments of rest between the... Read more »

10 reasons why I must be Supermom

With all the superhero movies coming out these days, I decided to review the abilities of all superheroes and compare my skills and abilities to them. According to this comparison, I am definitely Supermom, a superhero. Here are 10 reasons why I must be Supermom: 1. I can fly – on a broomstick. You do... Read more »

8 hour shifts to 12 hour shifts - I'm NOT a happy camper

Last August, I wrote a piece called Living well when your spouse works weird shifts. My opinions and view points in that piece were based on our experiences with 8 hours shifts, with set, and/or rotating days off. We had lived with and worked around those 8 hours shifts for years, and finally, about 5 years... Read more »
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Claustrophobia: No I am not afraid

Claustrophobia – an abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces. I do not have claustrophobia, and I’m grateful. I come from a fairly large family. Growing up in a household of seven people, sharing a bedroom with a sister and a bathroom with 4 other people meant there was very little privacy for... Read more »