Ugh, what a week it’s been, filled with ups and downs. My father “popped” a vein in his leg the night before last. he’s go circulation problems and this will happen every so often. Usually, it’s no big deal.  he keeps supplies on hand to deal with it. This is the first time it’s happened since he went on blood thinners though, so the normal measures weren’t enough. I was, of course, at work at the time, so he ended up driving himself to the emergency room (the hospital is less than a half mile from our house) when he realized he couldn’t get the bleeding to stop.They have a pressure bandage there with coagulants built in, so that did the trick right away. Unfortunately, he did bleed all over the house while he was trying to take care of it himself, so I got to come home after work and spend several hours cleaning up bloodstains. Now I know why Dexter always lays down plastic first. Man, what a chore. It doesn’t help that it’s been literally years since dad or I have given the floors a good cleaning. I was on my hands and knees with a scrub brush first, then mop, then mop again…. and it still needs more. Now that I’ve gotten through the first few layers of grime, I’m going to have to use a day off to do a real job on it all. While I’m at it, I should clean my room….

So, doing all that put me short on sleep before working last night, which didn’t make me happy. At least tonight I don’t have to be in until 11:00, so I get an extra hour. That’s good because tomorrow is going to be another big day, but in a good way this time. Tomorrow I have orientation for my return to school! Yep, you heard me right, I’m going back to college! Whoo hoo!! I’m going to be a Marketing major at Raritan Valley Community College as of September Second. It’s going to be rough, as I plan to go back full time, so I’ll be working full time and going to school full time, but hey, who needs to sleep anyway? At least working nights allows me some flexibility on class scheduling. I’m going to try for all morning classes though. That way I can go to work, then to class, then home to sleep…. In theory. As long as I don’t stop moving, I should be fine 😉

So, more details after orientation tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me!