The fog - 02/18/14

Confession time:  I've worked in television news for 16 years.  In that time, I have only ever worked the night shift.  The 2pm-11pm shift.  However, becoming a mom changed things.  I have two sweet kids ages 4 and 5.  Working nights would mean I'd send them off to school in the morning and really not see them again until the next day. 

Our move to Nashville was a choice.  A choice to be closer to family and a choice to work a shift where I could spend more time with my children.  I love my job and I am beyond thrilled to be in Nashville working with this team on a brand new journey.

Having said that... here I am.  I'm trying to adjust to this new morning schedule.  Always, in the back of my mind, I remember WHY I'm doing it.  It's for my kiddos and my family.  I made the right choice.  But sometimes, I find myself in this strange fog.  Twice in the past week I've fallen asleep waiting in the car at the bus stop.  Twice in the past week, I've driven right past my exit on the interstate.  Almost daily, I find myself feeling downright goofy after I leave work.

I know there are a lot of you who work odd hours.  Heck, when I worked nights those were odd hours, too.  If any of you are on this morning shift with me... help a girl out and share your secrets for getting out of that fog!  Do you have any tips for eating, napping, or exercising?

Hope you have a fog-free day :)

 

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STOLEN CART-PROBATION VISIT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man in Albuquerque, New Mexico drove straight into trouble while trying to show off his hot new ride. KOAT-TV reports (http://goo.gl/Y6F69T) 18-year-old Michael Johnson rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer. When the probation officer asked Johnson where he got his new set of wheels, court documents say he admitted to taking it from a Walmart. Johnson was arrested and charged with larceny and receiving stolen property. He also violated his probation when he was arrested and was ordered held on a $500 bond. Albuquerque police say the cart is worth more than $1,800.

TOPLESS RALLY

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A group of women want the right to bare... their breasts. The Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1rlQN5B) reports a topless rally is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Park in the downtown retail and dining area. Rally spokeswoman LaDonna Allison says the event is designed to promote women's equality. Her group believes laws and social stigmas against women who are topless in public are unfair. Allison says, "what reason do they have for saying it's OK for a man but not for a woman? I just want to be treated equally." The first rally in 2011 drew an estimated 2,000 people, and has declined in recent years to several hundred people-- including about a dozen women baring their chest.

SHOPLIFTING MEAT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Where's the beef? Police say a man stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon. They say 53-year-old Barry Sanders was caught on video hiding meat in a shopping cart at least 13 times in July and August, before leaving the grocery stores without paying. KOIN reports (http://bit.ly/1vhdtBU) Sanders was arraigned Tuesday on theft charges in Multnomah County Circuit Court. He had not entered a plea yet on Wednesday.

NAKED MOTORCYCLIST-CHARGES

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Most bikers love the feel of the wind blowing through their hair. But one man took it a step futher: riding in the buff. Arlington County police say a drunk, naked man crashed into two cars while riding a motorcycle before fleeing into some woods. Authorities say 42-year-old Roland Hitchens wasn't wearing any clothes when police found him close to the scene in Arlington Friday night. He was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt. Police announced Tuesday that Hitchens has been charged with felony hit-and-run, indecent exposure, driving under the influence and other offenses. He was ordered held without bond.

 
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