Criminy, I don't know what my deal is, but I just feel wiped! I'm not sick, and while I could stand to get more sleep, it's not like I'm staying up until two in the morning. I think it's just the recent stress at work. There's just a lot of work to do, and it's unnerving to feel like you just can't get it done. One of my coworkers has broken out in hives because of the stress, poor thing. I'm not sure if I can explain it well, but I'll try. I can usually handle a pretty high workload, and I can organize well, but if I get overtime, that means it's quite busy. That means a day of concentrating really hard, focusing all your energy on prioritizing your tasks, and our work isn't a matter of pushing a button and getting a result...we have to work through the appropriate way to handle a culture, we have to correlate all the results and make sure that the antibiotic susceptibility results make sense for the organism, we have to remember which clients want which antibiotics, all the while keeping in mind that we are dealing with patient care and it is our ethical duty to give them quality care. It all adds up to a bona fide brain drain.
Whew! I'm plum tuckered just thinking about it! Well, two more days, and then I have a day off. I hope I'll be a little more motivated than I was on my day off this week! And you might have noticed my little countdown clock to the left. Yahoooo!
So did everyone watch the debate last night? I'm thinking probably not. Some of us were talking about it at work, and my cousin (who also works there) said, "There was a debate last night?" Ha ha! It sounded like I was the only one there who watched it. Ken and I thought it was fairly even--no one made a major stumble, but no one scored any major points, either (which I guess makes Obama the winner, since he's the front runner). I'm also thinking that Clinton needs to drop the plagiarism junk, because she got booed for her "change you can xerox" comment. I don't think people are buying it. Speaking of xeroxing, we have printed out Obama's detailed plan from his web site, and I'll look over it when I have time. It's almost 60 pages, so I think the "all talk no substance" line doesn't really hold up.
The New York Times is catching plenty of flak for their McCain story. I'm afraid it's just too vague,and seems to be criticism without corroboration. Until they produce someone who actually saw something, or any kind of proof, it's a non-issue for me.
It looks like my new can opener is here, so I'm going to go check that out. I was planning on having leftovers tonight, so I don't have any cans to open, darn it! Hmm, maybe I can open the other end of a can from the recycling bin....
Have a great weekend, everyone! More tomorrow.