Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Glorious Day!

Today was scheduled to be a short day of work for me.  Some days, I'm at work until night shift arrives.  Other times, I get cut when the business slows down, after any kind of lunch rush.  Optimally, it's good if you can stay on the floor until 2 pm or later.  More than likely, around 1:30 the shift leader tells you that you're finished and get your side work done and go home.

I arrived just before 11, clocked in, and checked out my side work for the day.  Set up the one soda station, fill desserts, fill ice and fill the To Go containers.  Desserts took the longest, replacing the trays they sat on, getting cakes from the walk-in fridge, putting them on the trays for the servers to be able to get them easily.  I managed to kill about 30 minutes of time doing all that. 

By just before noon, I still hadn't gotten a table yet, so I asked the shift leader if she wanted to cut me so I could go home.  Two things can happen if she lets me go home.  One, the other 3 servers might actually make some money, and two, I get to enjoy this lovely weather!

So that's exactly what I did!  I high-tailed it out of there, opened my car windows, and the sun roof (best option I ever agreed on for my car!) and drove home.  

I actually had to open windows to warm my house up a bit.  It was still rather cool inside the house.  I have the back door open so the kitties can come and go as they please.  Tucker (Tim's cat who is living here, temporarily... at last I think it's temporarily) is having the time of his life, going outside!  He's mostly an indoor cat, but he just loves being outside, lying on the deck, enjoying the warmth and the breeze!

I'm going to have to scrub my chairs down (I must remember to put them in the garage for the winter next year)  For now, I think I'll put a sheet on the chair, and sit outside, and read my Kindle and enjoy this lovely, warm day .  For the record, I'm reading Best Friends Forever: a Novel by Jennifer Weiner and it's a glorious 86 degrees and breezy at 3:45 pm!


Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Lucky you; enjoy!

slommler said...

Sounds totally heavenly!! It is 50 degrees here and the wind is 50 MPH!! Yikes!! I am definitely inside today!!
Enjoy your day off girl!!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like an absolutely marvelous day...enjoy the sun and the read! 91 here today...whew.

Mellodee said...

Somehow getting an unexpected day off was always one of my favorite things when I was working. And now I have the day off all the time! Its the best...

Sprite's Keeper said...

Glad you had a good time! I was stuck in the office at 3:45. Blech.

Joanne said...

What a glorious sounding day and how nice of you to give up a shift for someone else - stellar human you are Joanie!!!

Heather said...

A wonderful relaxing day. Good for you!

Amy said...

Sounds like an awesome day! Love Jennifer Weiner, too.