I know that things have been all merry and bright over here lately. But I'm going to digress today. Maybe it's my S.A.D flaring up. Maybe it's that I'm overly tired. Maybe it's because I've eaten too much white chocolate popcorn and am recovering from a sugar rush. But lately, a few things have been bothering me. Well, not so much bothering as they are annoying. Just little things, really, but things that I find myself thinking way too much about.
-The discontinuation of my favorite facial moisturizer. I've used Dove's facial moisturizer for years. It's cheap, it really works, and it has SPF 15 protection. Well, I guess I should say, "it had." Because Dove has stopped making it. I tried a couple of other lotions, but everything has made me very dry, my face start peeling, and I've broken out a lot lately. I need good moisturizer, I need SPF protection, and I have very sensitive skin apparently. Any suggestions?
-Styrofoam egg containers at Wal-Mart. Why does Wal-Mart use these instead of the traditional cardboard? We don't shop at Wal-Mart very frequently anymore, but there are times when it's just easier. And anytime we get eggs, they come in this new Styrofoam package. Which our recycling program does not accept. So I just have to throw it away. It drives me crazy.
-Captchas. Some people still have captchas on their blogs. I have such limited time to read and respond. The extra time is, well, annoying.
-Call. Maybe I'm growing soft. I haven't done a 30 hour shift since April, and doing them now just kills me. At midnight, I'm just fine. At 2 am, I'm starting to feel it. At 4 am, I'm really tired. And by 6 am, I'm slurring my speech and unable to walk a straight line. Let alone be coherent on rounds at 8 am. Yuck. And I have to do that 3 times next week. I'm definitely annoyed.
-Snow post-call. One of the only things worse than working 30 hours is having to dig your car out of the snow after 30 hours of work. Blah.
-Cord spaghetti at my computer. We have a ton of different USP connector cables. Ones for iPods, cameras, PDAs, game controllers, SD card readers, etc. I organize them, try taping them down, remove some. It doesn't matter. Two days later, I have an electronic cable rat's nest at my computer. I've given up.
There is nothing I can do about almost any of these things. I like to fix things, perfect things, work on things. Instead, I'm coping by being annoyed.