Okay, I’m officially wiped out; so this is going to be a micro-report.
I spent the morning with my family; we had some play time and a bit of shopping to go along with the packing up for the trips home that our weekend guests needed to deal with before heading to the Inn for the noon buffet. My shift at the Inn started at eleven; I worked through that first buffet while my family was having that last blast of fun; and then Michael and I took a break to see them off – and to grab something to eat before getting back to the clean-up from the first buffet and prep work for the second sitting at three o’clock. Mom, Dad, and the twins had company at the house for the football bowl games after that, but it wasn’t an official party; and they didn’t have a big group – though they did have drop-in visitors that mostly stopped by to wish them a Happy New Year and visit for a while before moving on to other entertainments.
While it would have been nice to do that instead, Miranda needed all of the help she could get; and Michael and I only took the minimum breaks while helping to keep up with the buffets. We did at least have extra time between sittings with them spread out at three-hour intervals, but that also made for a very long day; and it was going on eleven o’clock by the time I got home again. Michael and I did our goodnight hugs and kisses on his front porch before I moved on to my house; mostly because we’re both exhausted.
That’s also why I’ve only done the basic bedtime computing; used a time phase for all of it; and multi-tasked the soak in my Jacuzzi that I really needed after all of the hot kitchen work today. Getting off to sleep before midnight is still an option if I hurry, and while that is really just an arbitrary number when it comes to how much sleep I’ll actually get anyway, I don’t have anything else to write about that’s more important right now that my need for down time; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!