Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dining Al Fresco

We dined al fresco at The Loop tonight after a hard day's work. My job is in payroll and can get very tedious. The work seems to never end, and it always has to be done "right now". We have over 2600 employees and that makes for lots of changes every two weeks. I love working for the city, but would prefer to move to another deparment that wouldn't be so time sensitive. When I first got on at the city, it was in another department, and I was the office manager for someone who needed one really badly. It was fun to set everything up and make a work flow from scratch.

My husband, on the other hand, works much harder than I do. I use my mind, and he uses his mind, and his hands, and his back. He remoldels houses, and sometimes does disaster recovery projects. This is basically a new industry that has sprung up in America over the past few years. Whole companies have been started to immediately come out to a house that has burned, or has had storm damage or water damage, and clean up or demolish it, and then rebuild.

So, after a long, hard day for both of us, it was nice to sit out on the porch and have soup, salads, and grilled sandwiches in the evening breeze.



Barefoot from Heaven said...

How wonderful you both took a moment of rest. Just be togheter is all one needs sometimes.

Tell your husband not to work too hard. And the same here for you.

Thanks for taking us to your diner, to bad I couldn't sit there with you and have some soup myself ;-)

joyce said...

When we can put our office work behind us at the end of our working day, not think about it till tomorrow, and focus on enjoyment and relaxation with family, it has a wonderful way of revitalizing us.

beth said...

no matter what parts of our bodies are used, work is work and a BREAK is the best thing we can give ourselves :)

I'm sure the two of you had a great time...and like us, we do anything to enjoy the outdoors this time of year after being in all winter...

you must be near chicago ?
we used to live in st. charles years ago....
happy weekend !!

Sandy K. said...

What a lovely break in the routine, and perfect for the soul. It looks like a wonderful place for time together. We need to take these breaks periodically!