Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Crazy Day!!

So first of all, I just want to say what an achievement this is! This is my 3rd posting in like 5 days! I can't believe it... Anyway, yesterday was just such a crazy day, so I decided I needed to commemorate it. It started out like any normal day, but then it all got a little out of control when I went to work...
It wasn't super busy at first, and recently it's been slow except on the weekends, so I wasn't really expecting anything. We had a few reservations that night, but it wasn't anything that would take up more than our back party room, so I didn't think it would be a big deal. Then, before any of the reservations got there, I got a call from this lady saying she had a group of 24 coming in. Still, I thought we could handle it no problem since it was still super slow. Then, right around 6:15 - 6:30, all the reservations starting rolling in. I showed them all to their seats and soon realized we didn't have any room for anyone else besides these groups. I had the cashiers start putting people on a wait, tried calling in some extra help, and after that didn't work, realized I was going to have to handle this alone. I spent the next half hour trying to find places for one of the the groups whose reservation of 15 had turned into close to 35. Then, once I had that under control, I spent the next hour running around like crazy cleaning tables, seating people, moving tables, moving chairs, and trying to find time to help in the kitchen and make sure things weren't falling apart back there. Finally, by around 8, we were off a wait and I finally got to catch my breath and start sending some of the employees on break.
Then, as I was standing up front, this guys walked in the door and he looked so familiar! It took me a second, and then I realized that it was Ryan from this past season of So You Think You Can Dance! I didn't know what to do. First, I said hi and asked for his autograph. Then I felt really stupid and realized I didn't care about his autograph, but that I wanted a picture with him. So I asked one of my cashiers to take one with my phone. Then, after all that, I had to switch back into business mode and ask him what I could get for him. I felt so embarrassed! But here's the picture...

The last thing that sort of wrapped up my emotional roller coaster of a night was a text that I got from a friend that had been in our ward back in Rexburg. She text me and asked if I had heard what happened to Derek Johns (a friend from the ward). I said no. She then proceeded to tell me that he had been killed in a car accident on the way home from work when he hit a moose. I was in shock. The adrenaline was still pumping from running around and meeting Ryan, and then I all of a sudden wanted to cry. I don't know why, (I'm guessing the fact that I'm pregnant had something to do with it) but I was really upset, even though I hadn't been really close with Derek. I guess it just hit really close to home because he and his wife haven't been married very long, and I starting thinking about how I would feel if something like that ever happened to TJ. They were such a happy couple and were some of the nicest people, and it just made me so sad to think about his wife, Lindsay, and how she must be feeling.
Anyway, it was a day filled with all sorts of emotions, and at the end of it, I didn't really know how to feel. As TJ and I said our prayers that night, though, I found myself just being so grateful we were there together, and grateful for all of my family and for the gospel that makes it possible for me to be with them forever