I think about it everyday. Honest I do. It’s just sooo hard to put pen to paper these days. I got no excuse really.
Except maybe the seemingly endless days at the hotel. Actually, that’s a pretty good excuse. I’m going with that one.
They’re fun days though. We had three conventions in a row. Two were pretty needy, but this last one has been a blast. Single occupancy, young National Parks people. They like to have just enough fun. Not so much that they become trouble, but enough that they’re fun to be around.
It’s been good to have these guys inhouse. We’re going through some changes at the hotel that have most of us a little sad. Our GM received a promotion to regional manager. And while we’re all excited for him, it means he’s no longer with us on a day to day basis. The absence of his quirky, energetic ways has left a huge hole in our hearts.
That hole will remain for another month or so. The new GM has been named, however he needs to wrap up some work at his hotel, and won’t start til the beginning of the month. I’ve taken on some of the GMs responsibility, which I really love, but when added it to all the responsibilities I have already, PLUS trying to run a busy hotel while short one manager… well… by the time I get home, I’m tired. And all I want to do is read what someone else wrote rather than write my own.
But the guilt has overwhelmed me, so here I am.
My days haven’t been all work and no play though. On my off days, Hubby and I have been playing hometown tourists and going on field trips. St. Louis has so much to offer, and I share it all with my guests, but I rarely take advantage of them myself.
We’ve been bike riding along some river trails.
We’ve dined in some favorite local restaurants. (It was fun making him squint in the sun.)
And we’ve toured the Anheuser Busch Brewery.
And this is just the beginning. We have a whole long list to get through. But for now, I gotta get back to work.