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I could get used to this

31 May

Things have turned around completely since the highway robbery incident.

We’re still very busy at the hotel, and with more new people than old, I’m bounced around like a ping pong ball.  By couch time, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.  ‘Course, it just makes couch time that much more pleasurable.

On the bright side, I’ve taken over making the schedule, which is how I’ve managed to be off on Friday and Saturday the last two weeks.

Last weekend, Hubby and I took the convertible to a Greek Festival on the other side of St. Louis.  I like me some Greek food and Greek culture so I was pretty excited to go.  Turns out, it’s not anything like I imagined – or like the internet and radio ads suggested.  We ate some dried out gyros, listened to some loud music, wandered through the measly jewelry displays, and then jumped back in the car.  Ah well… guess we’ll just have to go back to Greece to experience the Greece I remember.

The next day, we hopped on the motorcycles right after breakfast and by 4 that afternoon we’d clocked over 100 miles.  Every once in a while we talk about getting rid of the bikes, and then we get a day like that.  It’s still such a thrill for us to travel back roads to places, grab a meal, and meander back home again.  In fact, we’re planning another long day tomorrow.

Although I worked Sunday morning, I met up with the family at our clubhouse that afternoon.  Hubby grilled pork steaks and corn, while we chatted it up with extended family we haven’t seen for a while.  Mario and I lost the bean bag toss game, (turns out it’s nothing like bowling), and Chip and I took the canoe out for a spin.

canoe

Today starts a new “weekend”, and I’m as relaxed and happy as I’ve been in a long time.  I did the yard a favor and washed my car.  The rains came soon after.  And then I picked Mario up from school for some girl time at the mall.

Yes.  I can certainly get used to this.

 

 

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11 responses to “I could get used to this

  1. Sandi

    May 31, 2014 at 2:31 am

    It’s so nice to read that you’re getting some time for yourself and your family!

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 1, 2014 at 12:51 am

      It’s so nice to BE getting some time for myself and my family. It’s been a long time coming…

       
  2. agg79

    May 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Yeah, I’ve done one or two German festivals over here (New Braunfels Wurstfest). No matter how how much German beer or bratwurst, it still is not the same. Something about Lederhosen in Texas just doesn’t seem to work for me. Better off going back to the source.

    Good to hear that things have gotten a bit calmer at work and you got a chance to relax a bit. Hope the weather cooperates for another long ride. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 1, 2014 at 12:54 am

      Hubby promises me that someday we’ll go back to “the source.” I’m holding him to it.
      We hopped on the bikes before the bad weather rolled in, and got just enough sun to look like we had fun. 😉

       
  3. territerri

    May 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I feel more relaxed just reading how relaxed you sound. You are enjoying a well-deserved break from the insanity of your job lately. Your motorcycle ride sounds glorious and so does the afternoon with family at the clubhouse. I’m so happy for you!

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 1, 2014 at 12:56 am

      It’s so nice not to feel overwhelmed and stressed. And I’m totally taking advantage of my weekends. Haven’t cleaned a speck of dirt in my house since the buyers came by. 🙂

       
      • territerri

        June 1, 2014 at 1:10 am

        You’re doing it right! 🙂

         
  4. Abby

    May 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    What good times your having! Okay, so the Greek festival was a bit of a bust, but still!
    A word to the wise. A neighbor couple of ours decided to get rid of their his ‘n’ hers motorcycles a few years back. They’re divorced now. Just sayin’.

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Ahh… I can add another check to the ‘pro’ side of keeping the bikes. We put another 100 miles on them today. So fun! 🙂

       
  5. Rock Chef

    June 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Sounds great to me! Especially the pork…

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

      The pork was delicious… as always! 🙂

       

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