Monday, September 9, 2013
One of the girls I work with offered to drive us up in her car to take Massey for a burger at The Vortex and told her I'd chip in for gas. The girl is a HOOT! Naturally she is young enough to be my daughter , every female server but one is. She's super smart, going to school to be a Veterinarian and believe it or not even louder and crazier than me. We'll call her a bawdy sort. Curses like a sailor, and has a laugh even louder than mine...I love her to death!
We picked up Massey and her new friend from the dorm parking lot and after five minutes of throwing crap in the back, moving back packs, lunch boxes, empty drink bottles an open box of Hot Tamales and clothing; the kids finally had room to sit in the back seat. I shook hands with Massey's new friend and introduced him to Catie. I told him she was a neat freak so don't mess up her car. He smiled and climbed in back with Massey. About one mile and twenty swear words from Catie later I told him Catie was a delicate flower and even he AND Catie laughed.
We checked in at The Vortex , put our name on the waiting list and meandered next door to The Junkman's Daughter.
We walked back next door and sat down in another really eclectic place. You could spend hours just looking at the walls, decorations, ceiling and the other people.
There is nothing like a trip to Little Five! (small pun)
Massey's roomie couldn't go with us and am still kicking myself in the butt for not ordering her a burger to go. You know, I'm old and stupid. I was worried about getting back home so Catie could study for school. Next time I head up to see the girls will stop at The Vortex first and get Alison a burger to go or better yet take her there.
Went to bed early. woke up exhausted.
I'm pacing myself. I'm back to working seven days a week but grateful to have the opportunity. I woke up early, watched the news and thought about cutting the grass since I won't be til off again during the day til Friday. Then I thought about my work week, rolled over and patted the tummy of the pup next to me and remained horizontal til two. It hasn't rained here in a while and can always cut the grass on Friday before I go into work at the restaurant.
Went into work tonight and even though it was slow (huge NOT shout out to Monday night football) left with enough money to run us til Friday.
One thing I DID learn while remaining horizontal today and too lazy to find the remote is that the Maury Povich show almost makes the Jerry Springer show seem like it should be on PBS. These guys are clowns and the people on their shows are puppets of clowns, at best. Do people really watch these shows on purpose?
Heading to the Mattress store tomorrow and starting over yet again.
I waited on an older lady yesterday at the restaurant who is a regular but a delight to wait on. (if she likes you) I asked where she has been, haven't seen her in a while and she replied she had been in the hospital. I asked if she was okay now?
She said "Well it's good to be here and like people of my age say, it's better to be seen than viewed."
Ain't THAT the truth!
Doing it all again tomorrow and glad for the chance.
Til next time...COTTON