Lookin' Good at 58

Monday, September 7, 2009

It Doesn't Get Better Than This

The last 3 nights I have been closer , pre-closer and pre-closer again. Usually I get stuck with either one meaning a later start and of course a late finish.

Then I am up early in the morning when the kids wake up either on the weekend or during the school week. When my wife is working breakfast that means I gotta get going early.

Now those last 3 shifts I have gotten to bed at 1 o'clock in the morning , 2 and another was 1:30. Then I am up or awake no later than 7:30. The last two days I got a quick nap in the afternoon.

Today I didn't. I get to work and I have for a change an early start and I am about half way down the list meaning I shouldn't be there for too long tonight. But it was a slow start and I stood around for an hour with still no table. I see Alex who was second on and I go up and ask him if he has made any money tonight. He says no and then I say to him would you like to switch? Alex says why you want to go home? I say yeah it is a long weekend and I have worked all of it plus I am in again tomorrow to close.

He agrees to switch with me and I get out at 7:30. It is still daylight and I am tucking the kids into bed tonight. We watch the cat play and laugh.

You know it's like a night off when you get out early. Home at a decent hour , playing with the kids and laughing. Screw the money tonight. I have had a good week already.

I am going to get a good sleep tonight. Wake up refreshed for a change. Rested. It is going to be a long winter ahead so take the time now to enjoy the moments you have while the weather is good. That is what it has always been about.

It doesn't get any better than this for me tonight.

4 comments:

SkippyMom said...

Sweet! My favorite days are when Pooldad has early shift and works 7 - 3 and is home by 3:30 before the kids get home from school. I love the extra hours we all have together.

Late shift, not so much because he will invariably sleep until 10 am and leave at 10:30 and not get home until 7-8 or 9pm. Don't like those so much.

Glad you were able to relax and enjoy your family.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

SkippyMom...I love getting out early. It doesn't happen that often.

Jenny said...

I'm glad to hear that the man who knows so much about food and wine also gets to laugh at their cat! When I get home from waiting tables its about all I can do (with a glass of wine in hand, of course.)

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Jenny...welcome and you know the most important thing in life is playing with your cat and kids and having a glass of wine of course!