We had an uneventful morning; a good day at school; and then Michael and I worked the dinner-to-close shift at the Inn so that he can have time off tomorrow to visit with Jake and Stephanie after they get home. Michael’s still going to work the breakfast and lunch shifts; but then we’ll be able to spend the evening with his brother and sister-in-law. We’ll be sharing them with the rest of their families, and I don’t even know how they’re going to work that out other than that there’s going to be a family dinner at the Inn; but I’ll have those details in the next report.
For tonight, we had a busy shift at the Inn; I went home with Michael and we sat out by the river while winding down with drinks, snacks, and some quiet cuddle time. While I was busy, our house was party central for the rest of my family – a holiday weekend pre-cooking party that included dinner and some play time for the kids while the parents were busy. The grandparents took care of kid control since I couldn’t be there to help out, and from what I heard while trading bedtime stories with Mom and Dad after I got home; the grandparents were more tired out than the grandkids by the time they all went home for the night.
Dad missed out on a lot of that before he got home from the city, but Violet and Dillon missed all of it while they were busy with more wedding work. They’re looking forward to having their best friends home again too; but I’m not sure how much time they’ll get to spend together between now and Isabelle and Andrew’s wedding. Add in the extra work that Jake and Stephanie will be putting in at the Inn on the holiday weekend; and the four of them might think that they spent more time together while Jake and Stephanie were in Europe – unless they keep up with the video chats they’ve done together over the past year too. ;^)
I’ll get to spend more time with Jake and Stephanie by spending more time at the Inn; which is a bit funny when that won’t be true for Violet and Dillon despite the fact that they’re living in the room next to mine. Ehlana will spend lots of time with Dillon, though; and she’s already started doing that this week. She’s been at the lab at least a half-day for the past three days; and I’m sure she’ll be doing that sort of thing from now until Violet and Dillon head back to college in August. Ethan will be happy to spend time in the archives while Ehlana’s playing in the lab; but his work won’t really get started there until all of the archives around the world have been brought here – and that project won’t be completed for another couple of years.
It was a bit after eleven by the time I got home, and it was only that early because Michael needs to get some sleep ahead of his breakfast shift. Ethan and Ehlana were already in bed by then, but Mom and Dad were in the sunroom and winding down from their long day; so we had our bedtime chat there before we all came up to bed. Violet and Dillon are still out as I’m writing this, but I’m not planning on waiting up for them just to have a little chat with Violet too. We can do that in the morning, and while I’m not working at the Inn; I do have a long yard work day to look forward to so we’ll have the house and yard ready for the long weekend. That doesn’t sound very exciting, but the reunion with Jake and Stephanie is going to be the best part of the day tomorrow anyway; and I really need to help Mom and Dad tomorrow after not being much help from Mom this week while Dad’s been away.
Okay, that’s it for now, and I’m past-ready for some quality nap time; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!