I’ve had a very long, tough day, and I’m writing this while taking a break between movies that is going to lead to a sofa sleepover with Michael; so this is going to be a short update that skips over most of the news of the day.
My morning wake-up call came too early; I hurried to get ready for the breakfast shift at the Inn; and then I met up with Michael for the walk to the Inn. We worked with his Dad and the rest of the early-morning crew to get everything cooked up for the first filling of the buffet tables; and then Michael and I switched to clean-up duties for the rest of the morning until we were set free for first break at nine-thirty. That was our long break; we went shopping with a gang from my family that included Mom, Dad, and the twins; and we had Olde Bakery treats for our snack break before heading back to the Inn by eleven to start the prep work for the first ‘regular’ buffet of the day at noon.
Life at the Inn got busier from there; we could barely keep up with the clean-up as we moved deeper into the afternoon and needed to do the full turnover of the dining room for the second and third buffets. I missed out on the family dinner for the second buffet, and also missed out on the family play and work time at home before they all came to the Inn for that meal; but Michael and I took our main afternoon break once the third buffet was ready to go out to the tables and that allowed us to say goodbye to most of the Johnson and McEwan visitors as they left town immediately after the buffet. The third buffet started at five, but we had an extended meal for that one because we had quite a few families join us for that after parents or kids were finished working in the stores. That’s why we kept the food coming until about a quarter-past seven; and we ended up with closer to three and a half turnovers of the dining rooms with the extra customers we fit in as tables were cleared and could be used again.
The clean-up seemed to be never-ending tonight; and it was past-ten by the time we were able to head home. Michael came home with me; we found out then that Ethan and Ehlana had Naomi and Aiden spending the night with them; and we joined the four kids in the lounge for a movie in progress. It was near the end of that show, so we’re up-to-date to right now; and I’m multi-tasking while getting changed and cleaned up a bit before we get to that second movie. I really do have every intention of keeping Michael with me for that sofa sleepover, and likely won’t last a half hour into the second movie before crashing and napping; but I’ll keep you posted on that with the next update.
We are taking the day off except for chores around our houses tomorrow, but I’ll write about that next time too. For right now; I’m just ready to get to that cuddle and nap time with Michael; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!