In an attempt to get back into somewhat of a routine I had my alarm set for 8 am. By 7 apparently I'd had enough sleep because I was wide awake. I wasn't ready to get out of bed though so instead I played around on my phone until my alarm went off. I made breakfast, read blogs, responded to comments, created my to do list for the weekend, & set up a place to track my September spending. At noon I met up with my friend Dulce for lunch at TCU since she was was working on campus & didn't have a super long lunch break. After lunch I went to go fill out & turn in an application for a steakhouse that I am hoping to get hired at. Really I'm just hoping to get a job anywhere where I make more than I am currently. That one is in the location that I would like to move to ASAP though which is nice. I had so many plans of being productive since I didn't have to work. However, construction on 35 had different plans. It was a little after 4 by the time I got home again. Because it was way later than I had expected, I pretty much said screw it & did nothing productive the rest of the day. I read more of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as well as watched Let's Go To Prison & August: Osage County, both for the Fall Film Challenge.
I knew I wouldn't get a ton accomplished Saturday simply because I had to work that night & therefore wanted to relax as much as possible during the day. I went to the library to pick up The Oath which I had on hold for me & had finally come in. I read more of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass & watched Take This Waltz for the Fall Film Challenge. I got the paperwork printed off & mailed out to get one of my student loans deferred. Hopefully I will hear back from them soon saying that it can either be deferred or the payment lowered because then I will have all of my student loans taken care of for now.
Work was, weird. I had 3 big parties who were all really nice, but then I also had a couple of random tables who weren't necessarily rude but, well they tipped like shit. The night was weird for everyone. Both the kitchen & the bar got backed up which in turn meant that servers got screwed. I had 2 different people (both from parties) that walked out without paying at all. I had a couple of people not tip at all. Based on my sales I should have walked out with more that I did. On the bright side, I finally walked out with more than $100! I got home around 3-330 in the morning, finished eating my crostinis with buffalo & ranch dipping sauce, & went to bed.
I kept my alarm set for 8 but set a back up one for 9 seeing as how 8 would mean only 4-5 hours of sleep. By 8:30 I was up. I got dressed & made my way to HEB. Goodbye Kroger. I have missed HEB. It's slightly farther away than Kroger but it's not ghetto, & it's HEB. For the record, I have never felt so old/grown up/pathetic in my life as I did when I got to the store & was super excited about which flippin place I was going to get my groceries... Even though one of my financial goals for the month was no spending other than what was allotted for food, fuel, & fun... I still got Starbucks. Why? Well because it finally felt like fall. Also, because I spent way less on groceries than I thought I would so that was my justification. I planned on doing all of my food prep when I got back but I just didn't feel like it. Instead I sat down in front of the TV decked out in Vikings gear to watch the Packers game. Both the Vikings & the Packers won. One made me happy because they're my team, the other made me happy because of my fantasy team. When the game was over I went downstairs to start food prep. I only wound up making the Ale & Cheddar Soup so the Mac & Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls will have to be made today before work. I painted my nails for the last time for real before they're done professionally for the wedding this next weekend. The blue had chipped so bad that I had to. They're basically the color that I want them to be for the wedding, so if nails wasn't a part of the wedding bonding experience, I would leave them as is.