Not even sure how this can be, but Chip turned 21 today.
We celebrated by tying up loose ends at the college he’ll be attending this fall, then dropping my Hubby off at the airport for his week long business trip to Utah.
There was some fun, though. We ate lunch at a great BBQ joint, and he ordered his first <legal> beer. I have a feeling he’ll like liquor a little better. Hoo boy….
As great of parents as he’s got, I think he’ll have more fun tomorrow when he goes out with his friends. As it should be I suppose.
In other news, we’ve settled back into our daily routines after slummin’ it in Florida for a week. My dad’s house seems much larger and much quieter, I’m sure. I miss my daily lunches near the water, but at least I still have the hot, humid early morning runs. Sheesh! There’s some moisture here in Illinois.
I enjoyed my vacation, but believe it or not, I looked forward to going back to work. I’m coming up on my 3 month anniversary as a manager. I’m loving it as much today as I did my first day. Maybe even more so. My current general manager is so great to work for. He’s a regional manager in training and he talks me up to the big guys all the time. Quite different from being beat down constantly by my formal general manager.
And I’m enjoying the perks of being a salaried employee. No longer do I have to worry about losing pay if I take a day off. It’s true I’m working 50+ hours a week, but to say, “You know, I think I’ll go to a game on Wednesday” is a luxury I haven’t had before.
I gotta say, managing a hotel is pretty darn fun.