ue I'm More Than Just a Mom...I Think: A Nothing Postu

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Nothing Post

I was sitting here trying to figure out what to talk about today, since my last entry was such a downer. I absolutely pink puffy heart love the keyboard on my new laptop, so I really want to break this thing in with a nice, long blog entry.

But what about?

I got nothin'. Well, actually, I have a lot of little things, but nothing big, so I figure, hey, I'll just talk about whatever. I am feeling better since last week. I still can't really talk about it without busting out into tears, but that's ok - I don't need to talk about it right now. When I do, I will. I can say that my husband is one of the most caring, understanding people I've ever known and I'm really thankful to have him.

Cassie was home for a visit this weekend. It was great to have her here, even though I didn't get to see much of her, with my work schedule. She looks great - she hasn't found a job yet and is frustrated that one didn't just fall into her lap like her little 18-year-old mind thought it would. I've refrained from "I told you so." What was even nicer about her visit was that it was JUST HER. I love her boyfriend, I really do - I think he's a good kid and he treats her very well. That being said, we've had over a year of barely having her here without him. That gets old pretty fast. It was wonderful to just hang out in the living room with her and most of her undivided attention. Let's not fool ourselves - she texts him constantly when they aren't together, but that's ok, we deal with that. She left this afternoon. They said they may be back some time in October. Good - I miss her when she's not here.

The boys are doing well with swimming lessons. Zack's a fish - he's really taken to it. Alex is struggling a bit, but he's trying really hard. Plus, he enjoys it, so that's really important.

Work is both wonderful and beyond frustrating right now. Business is very slow during the week and the servers are getting really angry and mouthy because they aren't making the money they are used to. I can't help that - I can't do a thing about it, but I get the brunt of the attitude because I write the schedules and give out the shifts. I now have several people mad at me because I had to cut some people's days - I just don't have the shifts anymore. So, I get a lot of backtalk and it's wearing on me. My boss gave a fantastic speech at pre-shift on Friday night about how the managers are the bosses, not the servers. We KNOW what we're doing, we're GOOD at our job, and we deserve more respect than what we're being given. Attitudes this weekeend were much better ;)

I got a great compliment from my boss yesterday. We had a fantastic night - nice and busy, great sales, happy guests. It was practically a perfect night. I love those nights.

My couch potato self is so happy with all the new shows this week. As I'm typing this, I'm watching Desperate Housewives and waiting for Dave to get back from his walk so we can get down to the REAL nitty gritty - Dexter. Oh, I can't wait!!!!

I have a little over a month until the Coldplay concert. I'm not sure if I mentioned before or not, but what is making my 4th Coldplay concert the best one of them all? My good friend, Nadine, is flying in from Idaho to go with me. Our sons were born a week apart and we 'met' online as a part of a birth board where moms of kids born in December of 2001 chatted. Nadine and I have a long history and we've never met face-to-face. The time has come. I can't wait. We are going to have so much fun!! My only stress involved in this is that I'm worried about getting down to DC before Coldplay takes the stage - I have to work. It's Halloween and there is no way that my boss is going to cover the evening part of my shift because he'll be taking his kids out. Halloween is ALWAYS completely dead at the restaurant, but this year it's a Friday and anything can happen. For me, it's not such a huge deal if I get down there and miss the opening song or two, but Nadine's never seen them live. They are, as we know, amazing. I don't want her to miss a minute. Ah well, we will figure something out.

The most important thing is that she will be here for 3 days and it's going to be awesome!!!!

Apparently, my brother moved to Texas. Why is my family so weird? We never keep each other informed of what's going on, really. My parents live two doors down from me and I never see them. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's great that they don't bug the crap out of us or anything, but it's just weird how little contact we all have on a daily basis. It's ok, I love my family, I really do - they are just so different from everyone else's. Bryan got stationed in Texas for 18 months, I think. His wife is staying in Maryland, poor thing. I hope he can get back to Maryland for Xmas. We shall see.

Enough rambling - this keyboard rocks. I probably typed this in 10 minutes :) Here's to a great week, one could hope. Gotta keep a positive outlook, right?


Anonymous Lisa P said...

Have fun with Nadine at Coldplay. Very cool. Even though I still don't know who Coldplay is. LMAO. You'd think after all this time hearing you talk about them I would have at least Googled a song. Maybe I'll do that tonight!

Great post for it being nothing and all. And 10 minutes to type all that. Does the keyboard think for you too? I sure could use one of those.

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