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April 8th, 2015 at 10:57 pm

I'm off today so I finally get to update here. I've been too tired at night to do it.

I'm slowly adjusting to 4.30am rises,although I'm in bed by nine most nights. I've not even been watching once upon a time on Netflix, I've been too tired.

Last night Dh and I sorted out our holiday/vacation requests. He's handing them in today. It's mostly just for J's birthday and Dh's.

I've abandoned swagbucks, I just don't have time. I might try on my days off though.

I found a five pound note in my jeans pocket. I'll be counting that as a snowflake.

I've been shopping after every shift so far. I haven't totaled up the damage yet.

I need to come up with another easy meal plan. We had three days of chicken this week after I cooked one in the slow cooker.

I think that's all. I'm away to see what you all have been up to.

8 Responses to “Work/Life update etc”

  1. DecisiveParadox Says:

    5 bucks?
    Win!
    4.30 am is brutal in anyone's book!
    I got paid to sleep once. best job I ever had.

    I hope you find a 50 in your next pocket!

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congratulations on the snowflake & adjusting to the new sleep pattern!
    After our conversation a while ago I joined swag bucks but quickly abandoned it because I just don't have the time or energy, it is time consuming

  3. Amber Says:

    Never heard of Swagbucks, I'll have to check it out. Glad you're able to adjust to your sleep pattern, starting off at 4:30 can be exhausting at first; however, I'm sure it will get much easier

  4. snafu Says:

    I fully empathize with you and the exhaustion of returning to the workforce after medical leave + maternity leave when you need to take care of DH, tyke, toddler, apartment, laundry, meals, bills and a thousand demands on your time and energy. During transition, it's just the minimum that must be done to get by. Removing the pressure by knowing what you will make for dinner really helps.

    Keep Meal Plan as simple as possible. If you have kept last year's list of meals, it's a great resource. It's seasonal food mostly loss leaders , rice based casserole, potato stew with minced beef as the protein. Add whatever vegetable everyone likes and a green salad or coleslaw. We do fruit

    Over the years, bit-by-bit I've managed to get DH & two DSs to eat ethnic foods like Curry, Spanish Rice, Pilaf, Paella, Cajun rice & beans because it's so easy to cook rice salt shakers. 4 bean salad and marinated coleslaw benefit from being in the fridge for 3 days in glass jar with screw on lid.

    It seemed to come down to giving a food a pleasant or fun name and sticking to a formula of soup or salad, plus protein, carb, 2 veggies, fruit, something for dessert and snack that kiddies can eat by themselves. Going to the store on your way home from work is more tiring and way too expensive.

    sorry...too wordy

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Good to hear from you! I know you must be tired. I also get up around the same time in the morning, though I get to sleep until 4:45!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    You are adjusting to a new life. Be gentle on yourself. I have also let go of Swagbucks a bit. It is time consuming and should really only be done when there is nothing better to do. Glad you found that 5 pounds!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice finding the 5lbs! Hope things settle down for you as you continue to adjust.

  8. Jane Says:

    Hang in there- as a fellow 4:30 riser, you do adjust eventually!

    My easy meals are fried rice, freezer veggies stirfried with garlic, ginger, and noodles, eggs on toast, burritos, and potato pancakes as a comfort food. All of these can also be frozen!

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