I’ve always been a Goody Two Shoes.
Even now, I have a difficult time NOT following the rules.
So years ago, when my mom taught me if I can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all, it stuck with me.
And that’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I’m having a hard time coming up with something nice to say. All I really want to do is whine and complain about how tired and busy I’ve been, but then I think about what my dad used to say….
“If you don’t stop whining, I’ll give you something to whine about!”
Of course, I don’t want something REAL to whine about, so again, I chose not to blog.
But then I remembered, I am an ADULT now, and I’ll whine if I want to. *hmph*
So here I go. (You’ve had your warning.)
I am sooo tired.
Work has been insanely busy. Which I love! I think.
The city is holding a huge convention of educators from all over the world, and they’ve been arriving the last few days. Which isn’t that big of a deal, but we’ve been oversold the last few nights. Being the supervisor, the balancing of rooms has fallen to me. I’ve spent the last few days calling other hotels, checking their availability, asking them to hold rooms for me, and then calling arriving guests and begging, coercing, groveling at their feet, until they agree to stay at a different hotel for free.
You’d think most people would jump at a chance to stay a night for free, but usually it involves some inconvenience. Our hotel is located very near Busch Stadium, where the Cardinal’s play, which is a big draw for us. If the guests stay at a different hotel, the walk to the stadium becomes the issue.
More begging, more coercing, and more groveling ensued, until we were all happy.
It’s worked out splendidly these last few nights, but the stress, the late nights, and the early mornings have all been catching up to me.
And last night, after leaving the hotel at 11pm, and driving through a torrential downpour to get home, I plopped on the couch with a bowl of ice cream, ready to rest. And rest I did. I actually fell asleep while eating my ice cream. I’d wake up, take another bite, and drift right back off to sleep. I had to laugh at myself. But I wasn’t backing down. I wasn’t going to bed without finishing it. It’s a rule I have. And I follow the rules.
Hold on, I’m not done whining yet…. there’s more!
I’ve had split days off for the past three weeks, so I haven’t had a real weekend in a long time. I worked 4, was off 1, worked 4, off 1, and after today, I’ll work 6!
The three day Memorial Weekend that people with normal jobs have was rolled into ONE day for me… the day AFTER Memorial Day. It was great. I fit everything in – motorcycling, cleaning, baking, relaxing – but then it was right back to work.
No matter though. Most of the reason I have to work the next six days is because we leave on Friday for our half-the-family family vacation!
Hubby and I are taking Mario and Amp to Texas for a four-night, fun-filled, educational, relaxing good time! .
I can already taste the Texas BBQ, I can already see myself lounging on the roof top pool, I can already picture myself visiting the Alamo, I can already see the beauty of the Riverwalk and I can already feel the coolness of the river as I glide along in my tube.
With the help of a fellow Texan, (thanks, Agg!) our trip has been planned.
Yee-haw! San Antonio, here we come!
I hope I can stay awake for it.