Friday, May 27, 2011
Still working full blast at the hotel. I have a little window of opportunity here on this warm, sunny Friday morning to update my blog. Of the four front desk clerks at the hotel - one quite which was why I was working full-time. Another (full-time) had a family emergency which caused her to be missing in action from work all this week. The third front desk clerk, who is part-time like me, also had a family emergency (her dog was dying). So you know where that left me.....working EVERY DAY. Both the manager (who is doing day duty this morning) and I have been filling the void.
I was so exhausted two days ago after completing my shift, I could even see straight. I had just finished shoveling dirt for over two hours (I thought I had the day off that why I made that major physical expenditure) to complete the dirt island for our three new river birch trees. By the time I was done my shift, every muscle in my body ached. Even my bones ached. My body hasn't felt like this since I went out for the track team in high school and my then young body was subjected to hours of intense physical workout. It was different then because I was so young (16). Hey, when you're 69 years old the ole body reacts in a whole different way to extreme physical workouts. One benefit, I finally lost that ten pounds I've been trying to shake for a couple months. I'm down to 158 (from 168), lean and mean pounds. Hardly a trace of the spare tire ("love handles") are left. Big whoop!
Pictured is my first asiatic lily bloom of the season. I actually had a chance to tour the backyard this morning and I caught this beauty in the early morning sunlight.
I'm off to work again today, the eve of Memorial Day weekend. The kiddies are already in the hotel (I checked them in last night). I've already had one of the guest who are coming in tomorrow ask if there is a barbecue grill in the suite. EXCUSE ME? It never ceases to amaze me what some hotel guests expect. The answer I gave is NO. I suggested that they go to Gilligan's Restaurant which is about twenty steps away from their suite and order their grilled hamburgers (or whatever) THERE.
Have a great weekend!