10/25/05

A "Crappity Crap" & a "Yay!"

My schedule at work is changing. I'll be doing the same days of Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday but my hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. So I'll get to see Sweety in the evenings and go to bed with him every night. Yay!

But...

This change happens October 31. Which totally craps on my Halloween plans. I'd traded shifts with a girl at work and she was working Halloween for me and I was working her Saturday. With my new schedule she won't be able to and I can't find anyone who will trade with me now. Crappity crap. If I'd have known that the new schedule was going to start on Halloween, I wouldn't have even bid on the new shift. The boys and I have been planning this Halloween for the last freaking YEAR and now I can't go with them. Shit. I'm sure they won't need therapy for this later on. I may though for the guilt that is squashing me right now.

One nice side effect of the boys being home yesterday because of the hurricane was we got the house clean. So I can just vegetate today. We didn't have any huge problems with the hurricane. The electricity went off and on a few times but that was it.

I'm going to go lay in the dark and feel like a guilty stepmom now.

9 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

DRAT! What lousy luck that is! I hope you are able to figure something out so you and the boys can enjoy Halloween. Glad to know you survived the hurricane so well.

scorpy said...

You know what? I bet you'll still be a hero to them if you can make their Halloween happen as planned. Can you find someone else to take them/make it happen? And have them take lots n' lots of pictures, for you?

Chickie said...

Sweety's going to take them but I was really looking forward to it because it's the first Halloween since I've been here that I'd get to go with them. I did make BB's day by finding a completely horrific mask for him on ebay and we'll get tons of photos. It's not the end of the world, I suppose!

bekah said...

Can't you call in sick? Here's how you do it... you start coughing TODAY and then complain to coworkers about "Man, I feel like crap" and then take the day before Halloween and Halloween off so it looks like you really are sick!

bekah said...

(On a side note: it took me three tries to post that freaking comment because of the stupid blogger letters you have to type in and the letters DON'T LOOK LIKE ACTUAL LETTERS AT ALL!)

shannon said...

Sorry you won't be able to go with the boys, BUT it will be such a great time for just the three of them...And think, the boys may just open up to Sweety and tell him how cool you are!! :)

And Bekah, go get your eyes checked...I can read my word quite well. : P

Chickie said...

bekah - I was planning on that but when I found someone a couple of weeks ago to work for me I used my "sick" days. This is my punishment.

I have a problem with the word verification thingy too. It usually takes me 2 tries to post a comment.

shannon - This is true. I don't think Sweety's taken them in a few years. I'm sure they'll have an interesting story for me afterwards!

Midwestern City Boy said...

It sucks that the new shift starts on Halloween. But, I'm sure that they'll remember all of your preparations leading up to the event. And they'll have some good quality time with Sweety.

Chickie said...

mcb - I know they'll have fun and I am glad that I got to help them pick out their costumes. I think that's the part that's the most fun anyway!