I hope that y'all are having an amazing long weekend! For the first time in possibly my entire life I didn't have a long weekend for Labor Day. My first 22 years I was in school & the last 4 I taught school. However, this year while I am back in grad school, I'm not a teacher anymore & I don't work in a normal 9-5 setting. Instead I work at a bar/restaurant so while I got Friday & Sunday off, I worked Saturday & also today.
I got up early for the first time in a really long time so that I could be at substitute orientation from 8-12. On my way to orientation I stopped at FunkyTown Donuts for breakfast checking off a restaurant on my Fort Worth Food list. There's a good chance that I woke up early & sat through 4 hours of orientation for nothing. Turns out I need to have a local number in order to be on the call list & considering I already have a different sub job, if they can't make an exception I'll just get removed from their list. I'm not going to change my number that I've had for over a decade nor am I going to get a second number just for a subbing job when I already have another. After orientation I tried going to the library but turns out they're closed on Fridays. So instead I went home, repainted my nails, & watched SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden for the Fall Film Challenge. That night I met up with my former co-workers for happy hour & then went to the first football game of the season at the school I had taught at. I got to see so many of my old students/athletes which made me both sad and happy. Seeing them was great but having them all rush up & hug me, telling me how much they miss me & want me to come back almost brought me to tears on more than once.
Saturday was a pretty chill day. I went grocery shopping for the week & then made a crsipy parmesan garlic chicken recipe I got from Tiff. I spent the rest of the day watching Seeking a Friend for the End of the World & Superstar for the fall film challenge. That evening I went to work. On Saturdays there is a band or DJ at work so it was packed. However, for as many people as there were I made next to no money simply because most of them came in just to dance & get drinks from the bar. I got royally pissed off when a table refused to tip me on their $50 tab because they couldn't watch the game they wanted to on TV because the TVs had already been requested by other customers. Other than that table though, & the fact that despite being there from 6-2 I made less than $80, work wasn't bad. It went by fast & I kept busy.
Sunday morning when I woke up I made myself some cheesy scrambled eggs & bacon and coffee so I could sit down to start hours of training modules for one of my classes. That night I got to hang out with my former co-workers for drinks & dinner at Jessica & Caleb's house. I'm so glad that I still get to see these people because I miss working with them so much.