Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Muggies are Upon Us
Yesterday was a much needed day of rest for me. After having come off of seven straight days of work at the hotel, I was exhausted. Wipe out. Knocked out. As much as I like my job, seven days in a row is a bit much, especially on a holiday weekend.
The hotel was full, lots of happy guests, no problems. Still, I was glad to get out of town (Lewes) on Saturday. I had to wait longer than usual to exit the parking lot because of the crush of people and heavy traffic on Pilottown Road. It is on days like this that I thank God I don't work in Rehoboth Beach. When I go home I have to turn on Rt. 1 north. I'm going the opposite direction than the horde of tourists coming down to Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City and points south for the holiday weekend.
When I get home I usually relax by working out in the backyard. With the heat and humidity that isn't quite the pleasant experience that it has been last month. The Muggies are here! The mosquitos are here too. Summertime is here!
This morning I'm starving myself (no breakfast) because I have an 11 am appointment at the Georgetown VA for my labs. That's where they draw my blood and run various tests to determine that my body isn't failing. I know they're going to question me about my weight loss. Since our trip south at the beginning of this month and my almost non-stop work schedule I've lost ten pounds. I'm down to 157 pounds now which is actually a little too much. I wanted to lose about five pounds but more than that I tend to look gaunt and Ichobod Crane like. Once I get back on my regular work schedule and eating a decent meal at night I will add the missing pounds.
This is probably my favorite time of the year. Warm weather and long days. I really don't mind the muggies and the hot weather. It's the light I'm after. I thrive on a lot of light. The short and dark days of winter depress me. That's one reason I have a ton of windows in this house, I want to let in as much light as possible. I thrive on light.