Tuesday, 24 January 2017
And then I went back to work.
I'm still not convinced I'm ready to return to work, even after I started back yesterday. By lunch time I was desperate for an afternoon nap, but decided hiding under my desk to do so was probably not going to go down well. We had someone sign himself out, a few years ago, and then have a nap under his desk. To say his wife was frantic, when he wasn't at home, nor thought to be at school, is an understatement! So no nap.
But rhubarb relish. I had my favourite lunch, and the Secondary Indonesian teacher questioned me "is that all you have". I told her yes, but it was sooooo good. But it comes with lots of containers - for crackers, and cheese, and butter, and relish. My teaching partner had a little taste of some leftover and she wants the recipe. One of the others in my teaching team has parents in law with lots of rhubarb plants. I suggested she could hand some my way, because I now know I'll never have enough!
The other issue, my return to walk highlighted, is the dinner cooking situation. The children seemed to forget that I was out all day until 5.45pm, and they were home. Dinner was meant to be quiche. It was frozen chicken pieces (from Costco) with a pasta salad Miss Sunshine had made the kids for lunch, and had intended to eat today as well. Too bad, I say, since she didn't make dinner.
I find that if Dh continues his laundry ways and the kids can cook dinner, I seem to manage alright. Coming home at 6pm and having to cook? Not so great.
What helps you manage the home/work juggling act?