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Meal planning etc

February 18th, 2015 at 07:38 am

I haven't planned our meals properly in a while. I thought I'd better make more of an effort. This is what we will be having over the next few days:

- steak burgers, wedges and veg
- chicken stir fry
- fish pie with veg/fish cakes for everyone
- macaroni
- leftovers

One of my friends, whose baby is one month younger than J, got in touch with me yesterday to say that she had been in touch with work - we work in the same place - about returning after her maternity leave. Although her baby is younger, I had more holidays to take due to being on sick leave and not using them so I'm due back a few weeks after her. Dh needs to find out if he can change days then I'll get in touch. I also need to fill out my holiday (vacation) forms for the year. I know a lot of people will have done that months ago.

I need to get in the right mind frame for returning to work. I really don't have any interest in how they're doing, if the sales are good etc. I need to sort my attitude. I've been away too long (Dec 2013 was when I first went off sick and I haven't done a full proper week since then)

2 Responses to “Meal planning etc”

  1. TarWalker Says:

    I didn't realize you were still on leave! I'm a mix of jealous and awe. I got 6 weeks of partial salary. While I was really ready to do something outside of the house, it would have been nice to have had more time. If I still had had leave, my littlest's medical issues would have been so much easier to handle.

    Is it a requirement that you have to return to your previous job? Would you think about switching careers if you're not thrilled with the idea of returning to this one?

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Yeah we are entitled to a year, with the last three months unpaid. If we had savings to cover it, I would take the whole year off. That was the dream when planning number two but it never happened like that. I am grateful for the time I get off though, I know it hasn't always been like this. A decade ago it was only six weeks entitlement. I can't imagine going back at six weeks when baby's so little.

    It's not a career, just a job that pays more than the minimum wage. I'm not even sure that I'll be in the same department when I'm back because there's been so many changes while I've been off.

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