Sunday, January 27, 2008

A job well done along with golden silence

There's just something about a job well done that makes you feel good. Or at least makes me feel good. I worked at the restaurant tonight and being there, being around my co-workers there, knowing that I am good at waiting tables and my tips reflect that, sent me home tonight feeling a bit more at peace with myself. I know that going on 38 is a bit past the age that is considered generally acceptable for being a waitress (the p.c. term is server ya'll) but dang it...I want to brag on myself because no one else does. I am a good server and proud of it! Granted it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life, but as a part-time gig it's pretty good. And it makes me happy. I've worked in a lot of restaurants since the age of 17, everywhere from a mom and pop place to a fancier almost high end dinner place, and I can honestly say that this is the best crew I've ever worked with.

It's nice to take a break every now and then and I'm enjoying a bit more quiet around the house right now. Actress is taking a forced break from speaking and singing. Yes, I said forced. We went to the doctor this week (me praying it wasn't strep again! This kid had her tonsils out in first grade and still manages to catch strep every year!) and found out she has a sinus infection and tonsillitis (with no tonsils even!). The infection has now caused her to have laryngitis....much to her dismay and my amusement. You see, Actress and Action do not know the meaning of the word quiet. They talk......ALOT!! And loudly! They don't realize that they are loud because that seems to be their default setting. Anime is a quiet child, which is lucky because she'd never get a word in what with the rate that her siblings spout their thoughts. I grew up in a very quiet household.....I like to say that I became talkative in self-defense......if I didn't talk in our house no one would. So I enjoy the noise and do not discourage their chatter. However, every once in a while silence is wonderful. It was just Actress and me home today and it was so incredibly peaceful! I'd forgotten what that was like. One day is good but the silence in the house last summer when they went to their father's just about killed me. I've become so accustomed to noise that it seemed as if everything I did while they were gone echoed throughout the house. I'm dreading this summer when they will be gone for a longer time period than last year.

If you are divorced and have to do the every other weekend thing with your ex......consider yourself lucky. There was a time that I thought I would hate to have to do that. But it really sucks it big time to have to let the kids go for weeks at a time and not be able to see them because he lives almost halfway across the country from us. I count myself lucky that so far he has not wanted to take them for the entire summer, which he has the right to according to our state's stupid custody laws.

Tomorrow we head to the big city for a visit to the dentist. Yeah Starbucks! Oh to have enough time to browse through Barnes and Noble! But not tomorrow. Tomorrow is reserved for tooth extractions (Action broke a front tooth which they're going to pull since it's a baby tooth) , a couple of fillings, some time to visit Mr. Irony, and possibly a stop off to visit my "little sister" who will be in the city also. We live in such a rural area that we have to drive 100 miles just to find a dentist who specializes in treating children.

My dreams tonight will be of Cinnamon Dolce Latte or possibly Gingerbread Latte or the brew of the day with soy milk and caramel syrup. (Gotta love Homer Simpson!)

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

I have put in a lot of years waiting tables and agree, it can be very satisfying. Get the dolce cinnamon, I had one yesterday and its awesome!