Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A spare moment

I don't see how you all have jobs and are able to post blogs on an almost regular basis!  Since Thursday last week I have no been able to open my computer once.  I think I may be having withdrawls.  It's been a difficult transition from being home 24/7 to dividing my time between work and family.  The laundry is piled to the ceiling, home cooked dinner has been non-existent, the dog is depressed because I haven't spent enough time with her, and let's not even talk about the kids!  That being said.....

I love my job and I'm super excited about being a working member of society again.  (not saying that being a stay at home whatever isn't an important job either)  My manager says I'm picking up quickly and he is proud of me.  It's been a struggle to understand the concept of all the paperwork, but like everything it will only take time. 

2 advantages of me working:
 - I'm not snacking throughout the day.  It's way easier when you are home to graze all day.  I bring a lunch and two snacks to work and that's it.  There are no second helpings or multiple trips to the refrigerator.
 - I'm not constantly thinking about food.  Because my mind is moving and I'm learning all the new processes, food isn't a number one priority. 

2 disadvantages of me working:
 - I sometimes "forget" to eat lunch.  Not good!  My body likes to freak out and hold on to every ounce when that happens.  Then when I get home all I want to do is eat!
 - I'm not moving around as much as when I was home.  Believe it or not, I didn't just sit around and eat bon-bon's watching Jerry Springer all day.  I miss getting on the bike or going for a walk with the dog whenever I feel like it. 

Once I get into the swing of things I will step up the blogging, but until then I'm sorry.  I'm still reading all of your blogs, but I just haven't found the time to comment.  I hope you understand!!!!


Mom to the Fourth Power said...

No worries, girlfriend. So excited for you. It's nice to keep busy and not always be thinking about eating. I'm sure you'll get into your groove and be able to fit in the things you'd like to. Keep smilin'!!


Mer and Mo said...

Yes, working & blogging is hard - some of us sneak it in when we can, but you have a new job, hard to do that right now. I do mine late or early before going to work sometimes...can be a juggling effect. Don't forget to eat - set a computer reminder - a "task" of sorts - that will help with the lunch part. And when you do get the system down, maybe even a walk at lunch with help with the movement issue.

Thanks for the update and glad to hear the job is going well!!

Staying "MO"tivated

Christie said...

I work and I get it! That is why you will sometimes see Gaps in my postings. I do a lot of blogging right after kids go to bed or while they are in tub and then of course...I never

Jane said...

Going back to work is a pretty big transition for the whole family. There are many good things about it, however. Just play it by ear, and a new routine will develop. Take care...

Kristen said...

Totally understand! Glad the new job is going well

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Congrats on getting back into the working world. It will take some getting use to but I am sure you will get the swing of things in no time.

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Miss you when you aren't around :(
Completely understand however, and am SO happy that you are enjoying your job - YAY!!! Get into a routine and things will begin falling back into place.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

It's great that you are enjoying your job! You will get back to a good schedule in no time!

135by2012 said...

I totally feel you about finding a spare moment to blog. I am sitting here at 3am catching up on posts that are almost a week old. You just do what you can, when you can do it.

So glad you are liking the job so far.

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