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The Tipsy Butler

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Hi Everybody - I apologize for being AWOL for a while.
I had my annual MMD (mini-melt-down) almost two weeks ago when the last guests (a full house) walked out of the door and I was faced with my first day off since May. Usually the week after Columbus Day is my sacrosanct, inviolable week off, but we stayed busier later this year (which was a huge relief and hopefully a good omen for the rest of the winter).
This meant, however that I was running on fumes by the time Columbus Day came and running on empty by the time the last room checked out and everything that should have come naturally felt forced, lacking and probably a little frenetic.
After a good cry and a day curled up on the sofa with cats and bad movies the world looked much better. I've been worrying ever since that I simply didn't give the last sets of guests everything I could so it was a huge and unexpected relief to see a kind review that I really don't feel I deserve.
I'm still working the store, but the great news is that I feel like a human again, I've been able to dive into every nook and cranny in the house and BEST OF ALL - every single thing got washed and ironed and the ironing board was taken down and put away for the first time in too long.
Full house this w/e but I'm humming to myself as I get the rooms ready.
 

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Good for you. A day (or two) on the couch with cats and bad movies is just what you need.
I don't think you could give bad service if you were dead. Your spirit is too strong!
 

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Good for you. A day (or two) on the couch with cats and bad movies is just what you need.
I don't think you could give bad service if you were dead. Your spirit is too strong!.
Thanks Bree - I just HATE it when everything feels forced. I love this too much to want to burn out and I don't think I realized just how exhausted I was until the last guest left and I totally lost it. Running the store and the B&B was definitely a challenge this summer but honestly it was better than I thought it would be - it just meant zero down-time - which in a way was a good thing because it never let me catch my breath or have time to evaluate my emotional state ...... except when DH found me asleep that time and medicated me with ice cream and lobster

 

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Good for you. A day (or two) on the couch with cats and bad movies is just what you need.
I don't think you could give bad service if you were dead. Your spirit is too strong!.
Thanks Bree - I just HATE it when everything feels forced. I love this too much to want to burn out and I don't think I realized just how exhausted I was until the last guest left and I totally lost it. Running the store and the B&B was definitely a challenge this summer but honestly it was better than I thought it would be - it just meant zero down-time - which in a way was a good thing because it never let me catch my breath or have time to evaluate my emotional state ...... except when DH found me asleep that time and medicated me with ice cream and lobster

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The other good thing about no down time is you don't get sick. We always get sick once we slow down!
 

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Welcome back! I've been wondering where you were. One more day, and I was going to start asking questions.
Glad you're feeling better. :)
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
 

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Good for you. A day (or two) on the couch with cats and bad movies is just what you need.
I don't think you could give bad service if you were dead. Your spirit is too strong!.
Thanks Bree - I just HATE it when everything feels forced. I love this too much to want to burn out and I don't think I realized just how exhausted I was until the last guest left and I totally lost it. Running the store and the B&B was definitely a challenge this summer but honestly it was better than I thought it would be - it just meant zero down-time - which in a way was a good thing because it never let me catch my breath or have time to evaluate my emotional state ...... except when DH found me asleep that time and medicated me with ice cream and lobster

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The other good thing about no down time is you don't get sick. We always get sick once we slow down!
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Bree said:
The other good thing about no down time is you don't get sick. We always get sick once we slow down!
Which explains why I've been sick for about a week and a half.
Welcome back Tipsy! I missed you!
=)
Kk.
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Ah the advantages of getting old (besides not holding up the daisies):
Men are not looking (and I don't care)
People are looking (as in ohmigod) (and I don't care)
It is OK to eat what you want and say what you want (they are old, you know....) FREEDOM from who cares a rip!
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Ah the advantages of getting old (besides not holding up the daisies):
Men are not looking (and I don't care)
People are looking (as in ohmigod) (and I don't care)
It is OK to eat what you want and say what you want (they are old, you know....) FREEDOM from who cares a rip!
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gillumhouse said:
Ah the advantages of getting old (besides not holding up the daisies):
Men are not looking (and I don't care)
People are looking (as in ohmigod) (and I don't care)
It is OK to eat what you want and say what you want (they are old, you know....) FREEDOM from who cares a rip!
I thought it would bother me when guys stopped looking...I 'disappeared' awhile ago and it's nice to be able to go about my day without a care.
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Bree said:
gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
REAL WOMEN have curves!

 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
.
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Ah the advantages of getting old (besides not holding up the daisies):
Men are not looking (and I don't care)
People are looking (as in ohmigod) (and I don't care)
It is OK to eat what you want and say what you want (they are old, you know....) FREEDOM from who cares a rip!
.
gillumhouse said:
Ah the advantages of getting old (besides not holding up the daisies):
Men are not looking (and I don't care)
People are looking (as in ohmigod) (and I don't care)
It is OK to eat what you want and say what you want (they are old, you know....) FREEDOM from who cares a rip!
I thought it would bother me when guys stopped looking...I 'disappeared' awhile ago and it's nice to be able to go about my day without a care.
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Oh they are still looking at me - I just cannot tell if the drooling is becuse of me or ........
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
.
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Bree said:
gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
REAL WOMEN have curves!

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I DO have REAL WOMAN curves!!! ( ) instead of ) (
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
.
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
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gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
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Bree said:
gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
REAL WOMEN have curves!

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I DO have REAL WOMAN curves!!! ( ) instead of ) (
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gillumhouse said:
I DO have REAL WOMAN curves!!! ( ) instead of ) (
Used to be 36C. Now you're a 38 Long?!

 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
.
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
.
gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
.
Bree said:
gillumhouse said:
She can keep her figure. I will eat her food!!! Bring it on!
Yeah, what is it with women who don't eat?
REAL WOMEN have curves!

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I DO have REAL WOMAN curves!!! ( ) instead of ) (
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gillumhouse said:
I DO have REAL WOMAN curves!!! ( ) instead of ) (
Used to be 36C. Now you're a 38 Long?!

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You are not even close!!! Be careful, you would not want to make Swirt blush!
 

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I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
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Proud Texan said:
I'd rather spend the day with no cats and good movies. But that's just me.
Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a super model, but DW won't let me.
Now that is funny. I had one here last night for a big fashion gala. (not a cat, a model - now fashion designer but still acts like the model she used to be) The table of 10 plus 2 in the cottage devoured their food. She didn't eat even one bite. I have never ever had a guest not eat anything at all from their plate. I didn't take it personal since the other guests enjoyed theirs. She drank coffee.
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I had one gentleman this morning who ate half of his fresh peach fruit crisp & then inform my server (dh) to tell me not to serve him a plate...he NEVER eats breakfast and it was an exception that he even ate what he did!
 
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