After many many years of Not working in restaurants that is exactly what I am doing again. At 56 years old (almost 57!) I am working at a truck stop, where it is extremely busy. I was in training for their cash system and learning the menu for 5 days, and went straight into my schedule which is an additional 3 days before getting a day off. 8 days, then one day off one more work day then Finally 2 days off. Tired is not the word. This morning I was completely exhausted, my legs and feet ache, and I was feeling unstable in my feet.
The good news is that I have my own house here now. Rather than living with my brother, my pets & I are in a rental house that is large enough for us to be more than comfortable. It is so great to have my own place AND a job no matter how exhausting the work is because I can come home to a home I am comfy in!
I am still working on restoring pieces of furniture and doing other crafts. I am in the middle of working on some captains chairs, and I have several other pieces that are waiting for fabulous things to be done to them. I still have a spare bedroom to decorate and have tons of ideas, plus the rest of the house has endless potential. Now time will be a major factor in getting it done since I have a job to go to. Plus the fact that I am caring for my parents and older brother…not that they need a lot right now, but I do have to keep up to speed on what’s happening with all of them just in case. Last but not least I need to spend time with my pets so they don’t feel neglected….my pair of German Shepherds are not happy that I went back to work and are already feeling neglected. They want ‘mommy’ to go out and play with them and to go places to have fun. So in time I will find a happy balance, but for the moment, I am doing my best to learn the job and to work towards the goal of balancing my time well to fit it all in.
I also just got a new computer so I am working on getting my pictures uploaded and saved so I can share, so right now I don’t have anything to post but know I will be back as soon as I can!