July 17, 2009

Vacuity Is My Middle Name

I admit that I found "vacuity" when I was looking up "nothingness" in the Thesaurus.  I wanted a word that started with an "F" but there seems to be none that conveys my meaning.

  1. Total absence of matter; emptiness.
  2. An empty space; a vacuum.
  3. Total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind.
  4. Absence of meaningful occupation; idleness: "the crew, being patient people, much given to slumber and vacuity" (Washington Irving).
  5. The quality or fact of being devoid of something specified: a vacuity of taste; a vacuity of emotions.
That is how my brain is right now.  Work was so utterly boring today that I thought I was going to lose my mind.  We are usually very busy this time of year and especially on Fridays.  This is not good and does not bode well for my idea of hiring another person.  I need a vacation so very badly but feel nothing but guilt at the thought of taking any significant time off and making Ceci, my co-worker, work open to close for a week or more.  She doesn't care about having to work so many extra hours but that is not the point.  It is mind-boggling to me that my bosses think it is okay for someone to work 10 to 12 hour days for 5 days in a row at any given moment short of a crisis.  I have done it for years and I will not do it ever again.  I don't care if every employee suddenly dies, I will NOT work those hours.  Yup, I've had enough and now that I'm 50 I won't take it anymore.

Okay, food talk.

I love "Brown Cow" label non-fat vanilla yogurt...it is like vanilla cream but guilt free.  I had blueberries, yogurt and granola for breakfast.  Yum!
Dinner was "Amy's" Broccoli Pot Pie with kalamata olives and Stone Mill Bakery french bread.
I will be following that up with Almond Peach Pie from Java-Jacks bakery while watching "Mad Men" season 2/disc 1.

Now, drug talk.

I am on Prednisone and it is supposed to make you hungry, cranky and (some other side-effect I've forgotten).  It has done none of these things.  I think the hunger feeling is just stomach upset that people mistake for hunger.  How would I know if I'm cranky since I'm always a bitch?  Since I can't recall the other thing, then it is meaningless.  So, the next time you need to be on steroids for a short period of time, don't hesitate..it's better than scratching until you bleed!