Tuesday’s Have Been Reclaimed!

I started my new job today!  I gave myself 45 minutes to get to work because I needed to drop D off at day care.  Yeah…so, I got to work 30 minutes early!  How flippin’ awesome is it that I can get to work in 15 minutes, even with a day care pit stop!?!?  Before my lay off, my commute was 40+ minutes one way!

First day on the new job went fine.  I did the typical “first day” stuff since all my computer access hasn’t been completed.  I read the processing manual, opened the mail, and did some filing.  I actually like filing, I find it to be very therapeutic – and it beat the hell out of sitting on my couch, waiting for the phone to ring!

Trust me when I tell you that I resisted all temptation to randomly tell people around the office, “You may not know it now…but you’re going to love me. I am an awesome co-worker. I have some co-workers I could refer you to if you don’t believe me!”  Do you think that would have been too much?  I wasn’t so sure so I postponed my campaign!

I’m glad I had the presence of mind this morning to get dinner in the crock pot!  I wasn’t off until 5 this afternoon (my hours use to be 6:30 – 3:30) and after my super-short 5 minute commute home..K, D and I still needed to go out for a 5k training run!

The run went well.  D cried less than she did during our run on Sunday.  Her constant crying and whining is driving me crazy.  I told her I’m never going to sign her up for another 5k again, to which she cried more.  I don’t get it!

Despite the tears, we managed to accomplish 2.31 miles in about 34 minutes.

Fortunately for me, D actually loved the dinner I made tonight, so no tears or battles there.  She has been super picky lately but she gobbled this up and asked for more!

Doesn’t look that exciting, huh?  It’s called Slow Cooker Taco Pasta.  You top it with cheese and sour cream and it’s fabulous.  It’s definitely a recipe that will go in to our “rotation”.

How long is your commute to work?

Do you often search online for new recipes to try?

Do you like to file?

 

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10 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Have Been Reclaimed!

  1. Yay, you got a job! And that is a fantastic commute! I have zero commute unless you count the carpool lanes at school which take about 45 minutes to navigate now that we have kids in two different schools. Not cool, especially because neither school is more than 3 miles from my house.

    I try lots of recipes online. If I want to make a certain type of dish, like spinach lasagna, I search online and use the recipe with the closest match to the food we already have on hand. I love the interwebs!

    • I would say the school traffic counts as a commute. Having just spent a month taking D to/from school, my hat is off to all you mother’s who do that daily! Ick!

      I don’t normally have a lot of stuff on hand. I have to look up recipes before I shop and buy what I’m told to buy.

  2. Melissa says:

    Sooo happy for you! And I am so jealous of that commute, lol. When I lived in upstate ny I had a 100 mile round trip commute and now in NJ it’s half that but bc of traffic, it still takes me 45-60min each way. Your taco pasta looks yummy..can u ship some over to me?! Lol

  3. Congrats on the new job. Your commute time is awesome. When I worked, my commute was about 15 minutes which I loved. I hate traffic. I always search online for new recipes. I do the same thing as Yo Momma Runs, I search for a recipe that calls for ingredients I have on hand. Most dishes turn out good.

  4. Run Eat Play says:

    Congrats on your new job!

  5. runfundone says:

    Yay! I’m so happy for you!

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