First of all, I was not able to do much on Friday night. Just worn out from the week trying to wear two hats and possibly not too successfully. I had burned candles from all ends. I did manage to get the sheets on the guest bedroom bed though and start up some laundry but the vacuuming would have to wait til Saturday morning.
Great night of sleep Friday night and up early around six a.m. to prep for company and spiffy up the house, get a shower and get dressed. George left out for store and errands. And I was putting fresh sheets on our bed and got an alert on my phone that Comcast had arrived. Oh! Comcast! There I was in my PJ’s with all sorts of things flopping around! I’d forgotten. So I grabbed a jacket from the coat closet and put it on and answered the door saying my good mornings and I had forgotten and was still in PJ’s but how we are so glad they are there! He said “oh no problem, I’m going to be out here for about 10 to 15 min figuring out the lines. Turns out we had to have a total redo of our lines, box, and everything. It’s a wonder we had any service at all he said. I heard him report in that it was a mess. So he was here for several hours.
I ran back in the bedroom and changed clothes into jeans and a tee shirt. And finished cleaning on the house and tried to find the most “German looking decor” I could find.
Above you see the final dining room decor. I did the best I could and I think it turned out favorably. Here was the kitchen pub table.
Some of my decor is a bit Swedish or Dutch or Norwegian but hey, it’s the raw effort that counts right? We had Alexa playing Polka music when our guests arrived – well or soon thereafter. We might have been walking the dogs at the exact moment they arrived. I also was able to get to pet Itty Bitty Kitty soon after they arrived as George fed her and snatched her up. I loved on her and petted her and she purred but she is still afraid to let us do that every time. You have to snatch her up when she is not looking. But it is progress at least and it warms my heart to hold her and love on her.
And there was no shortage of German beer for the evening!
Meanwhile Roger got in some good sleep. George took him to the vet and we don’t know what is wrong but they said it might be an underlying tooth situation we can’t see. So he has a round of antibiotics, pain pills, and allergy meds.
And as you can see there was no shortage of food either. George fixed rib meat in a special sauce and sausages and kraut and a side of potatoes with mustard sauce. Lisa fixed Spaetzle and a wonderful black forest cake.
My plate was in the middle there on the bottom – and not pictured was the little bavarian pizza that George fixed on pumpernickle bread. I think we were so hungry we woofed it down. It was a wonderful meal. I offered to fix something but George said he was fixing enough so I didn’t fix anything – I just did the decor and cleaned the house and prepped.
Ms. Maisy Girl was comfortable to snooze upside down in front of everyone while we ate. I had to go check on her to make sure she was alive. lol She was, just really comfortable and glad to be with her peeps.
We enjoyed our weekend and having Don and Lisa over. We had omelettes and bacon for breakfast the next morning. And it was wonderful.
We had enjoyed watching Bob Marley Comedy on Facebook and Carpool Karaoke the night before staying up til almost midnight. And then we all slept late til about 7:30 or 8 or so.
The guys went to play Frisbee golf and us girls went shopping. I bought a few tops at Chico’s. On sale. I can’t shop full price there.
After Don and Lisa left we went to the store and I bought a few things to take to work for my fridge there to eat off of this week. And more water and bubble water.
We came home and I went through resumes and marked my selections for my replacement. I am going to run another ad in Zip Recruit as well so those can be coming in. I didn’t see the perfect one but I did see several that I liked that would work for my boss to interview. I don’t know if he wants me to meet them or not but I’ll be tied up with payroll full on for about 2 days to get the payroll closed. I wish there was a way to split myself in half but that is not possible and the payroll must go on!
I worked really hard on Friday to get things wrapped up on the HR side for the next person. So my stack has nothing in it. I will try to be available to answer questions and give support as I can as I shift my focus onto learning and doing our payroll.
This week I’ll be moving into the new office little by little, item by item and no big moving over can occur until about Thursday.
Anyway, I need to get off of here and get in so I can get through my notes and begin the payroll processes for Monday morning! I am scared to death. I want to do a good job and I have big shoes to fill.
Ya’ll have a wonderful week ahead. I will be back as I can in this crazy week ahead in my new role as I try and let go of the other position slowly. Actually it’ll be let go by default just b/c of the time it takes to get payroll to its completion. I will try to support the HR side as best I can but in reality there’s just one of me. And it is truly focused on doing the new job correctly.
Please pray for me as I begin this week and my new journey. And pray for others to be patient with the process in the transition.