Hoe. Lee. Crap.
There was a freakin' ton of people at my house this weekend. My 1,700 square foot house. But I loved every single minute of it. I absolutely LOVE having company. Tav's family is great and we had a really good time. We celebrated his dad's 60th birthday and his sister becoming a grandma. Ya, that's right. Tav's sister that's a year older than him is a grandma and Tavis just had his first child 10 months ago. He's a little slow.
Tavis has two sisters. The oldest and youngest in his family are girls. They love each other so much. I know that his ex-wife complained of being left out when Tami and Dawna were together. And while I know they love me, there's no bond that can penetrate that of sisters. I never feel jealous or left out because I know how much I love my sisters and how much I LOVE to be with them. I love to be with my sisters-in-law, too. For sure. But there's not anyone I'd rather be with than my sisters. (I have to include Niki in there, too.)And Tami and Dawna are always very nice to me and it was so fun having them stay here.
Dawna has 2 little boys (among 3 older kids). Fisher, almost 3. And Gunnar, 1. (Oh, by the way, she's due with a little girl in June.) He's from Jan. 3rd to May 23rd older than Harley. This. Kid. Is. An. Ox. He's always been bigger than Harley but now he's mobile. He runs everywhere. He's easily 10-12 lbs bigger than Harley but Harley is only about 2 inches shorter than him. Anyway, I got a text from Tavis on Thursday night while I was at work and just after Dawna and her kids had gotten there that said, "holy shit, we're so not ready to have a toddler boy." To which I replied, "are they wild?" He said back, "daaaaaaaaaaaamn busy." That pretty much sums it up.
They were so much fun though! Holy crap, they're CUTE!!! I was surprised at how much Harley looks like the 3 yr old considering he looks just like his dad. But there's no question these boys are related!
This is Gunnar, Fisher (who we had to bribe with being able to hold the dog in order for him to smile for us) and Harley.
So I worked on Saturday night. I had to leave the festivities early. Like half an hour after they started. I thought it would be worth it, though, because it was Saturday. I'd make lots of tips, right? Um...no. I had these people come in and first rack up a $58 ticket. Then demand that I give them a discount because they know the owner. So 20% later, their ticket is $43.80. The dude handed me $45 and called it good. That's right. One dollar and twenty cents. I got a huge lump in my throat when I saw that. I went out of my way to especially take care of them because they knew the owners and I got totally ripped off! For the whole night I only made forty freakin' dollars. Shoulda stayed home and hung with the fam.
I worked again last night and made $70! YAYAYAY! Gotta love the all you can eat riblets night. But a guy from corporate was coming in today so we had to clean our butts off and I didn't get home til almost 11:00! My back hurts from scrubbing the kitchen floor. Oh well. He was able to notice only that our BBQ sauce lids were uneven heights so it was totally worth it.
I work again tomorrow night and it's $1 draft night so I should do pretty good! I expect all my Mormon Mommy bloggers to get in there and support me on $1 draft night. Don't be rude.
So I've got posts that are more fun rolling around in my head. I just haven't had access to the computer for a while.