Sheesh...More than I thought.......
Oct. 22, 2009 8:08 pm
Updated: Oct. 27, 2009 7:58 pm
So, as most of you know I started back in the work force last week after 7 years as a stay at home mom. My job was SUPPOSED to be part time at a local grocery store. My schedule was neatly laid out for me which allowed me to make meals to put in the freezer ahead of time no problem right.Well, when I went on shift yesterday I was surprised by a request from my manager to pick up a 12-5 shift for today. I said sure (more money right) without thinking that there is nothing in the freezer nor nothing planned for dinner because I was SUPPOSED to be off today not to mention today was my kindergarten sons 1st parent teacher conference of the year. YIKES!!!!!! As of last night I was kicking myself in the butt for agreeing to work the extra shift because DH is just not so keen on the parent/teacher relationship and dinner was something he thought would be fun and entertaining. Well he decided dinner making is not all its cracked up to be which is why I cooked 3 meals in advance on my last day off, sigh! If I had only thought to freeze one more to have as a back up when the occasional (okay 3 this week) employee quits without notice or just doesn't show up. Thus far my "part time" job has netted me a whopping 38 hours this week and is taking a toll on the family. I know we can overcome this with time and with everyone getting used to me not waiting on them hand and foot. However, I have to learn how to cook some great meals without spending hours in the kitchen. Today DH surprised me by showing up at work and buying frozen hamburger patties, buns, and lettuce for hamburgers. I was starving when I got home but I gladly ate it plus it was sweet of him to make it for the family without complaining. I MUST overcome and figure out how in the world I am going to feed my family decent meals without having tons of time to devote in the kitchen. I know soooo many of you extraordinary ladies out there do this day to day and have been doing it for years and you have my ultimate respect!!!! It's much harder than I imagined it would ever be!!!!!!