Four months ago I made a rash decision on the way to dinner at Noodle’s Italian restaurant. My friends were there already; I was late, which is a little out of character for me and I was on the phone with Angela Belford.
We had partnered on a social media management proposal for a national product and she was asking how I thought the pitch went. As I was getting off of the freeway we were in the middle of talking about future collaborations when I heard myself say out loud, “Why don’t you just hire me?”
“Okay!” she responded.
By noon the next day we had settled on the details. I started the day after that. This is normal, right?
The original agreement was 20 hours per week flexible to my schedule. I worked sporadic hours for that first month since my calendar was already full of other commitments, obligations and play dates.
The next thing I know it’s January and I’ve moved to 30 hours per week. The original schedule already felt like full time anyway, so why not bump it up a little and make some extra cash?
That’s all well and good on paper. It’s the day-to-day living that I’m struggling with. You know, the stuff like cooking supper, bathing my child, bathing myself, doing laundry, doing anything after 5:00 p.m., etc.
I’ll be the first to admit working has been easier for me than staying home was, BUT at the end of a full work day the very last thing on the face of this earth that I want to do is cook freakin’ dinner. By this point I’m hungry, brain dead and a little cranky.
What’s the solution? Last week it was finding a few simple recipes in a healthy lifestyle cookbook.
Photo courtesy of Steven DePolo (c)
I ordered a week’s worth of food from Schwann’s. No lie. That truck that drops of food at your aunt’s house. Yep, I ordered us some meatloaf, Asian noodles, chicken enchiladas and other frozen bits of what is probably heavily processed and preserved food.
That’s what we’re eating this week.
Damn you, overachievers!
If you’re looking for someone who eats real food right now it’s not me, but I can recommend my friend Amy who posts her dinners every day. Hence the name of her blog: Our Everyday Dinners. Also, my friend Shannon over at Bowers, Baking and Babies cooks actual food every stinkin’ day.
These mamas really irritate me right now.
At least I have my friend NWA Foodie who is always up for a lunch date out.
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