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All Change! Back To Work Part One - The Lean Times


Oct 19, 2012 Work , , 6 Comments

What a difference a few weeks makes! Just about four weeks ago I was called to do some temp work but I was so broke that I didn’t have the train fare to get there, now I have been offered a permanent job at a very cool place, doing cool stuff for cool people – who would have thunk it?

I am now faced with a totally different set of challenges. I am going from zero to eighty in 30 seconds as in I was underemployed ie barely working and now I am working a 45 our week with about an hour of travel at each end. When I wasn’t working a full week, it was easy to keep on top of things like shopping, cooking and cleaning.

I am going to need to become a lean, mean organizational machine. The first thing my beloved and I noticed that coming home late does not work well with cooking the evening meal. We have even taken the easy way out, by buying ready meals but they are too expensive and don’t really taste as good as something we cooked.

My first task in becoming a super organized person is to sort out our dinners. This weekend, I will dip my hand into batch preparation. Watch this space for the out come. Do any of you lovely readers have favourite batch recipes besides the usual chilli and bolognese sauce?

In the All change series – I will cover building a capsule wardrobe, time versus money, bulk cooking and anything thing else that comes to mind when you are going back to work after a long time of working from home.

Is there anything you would like me to cover in this series? I am happy to add any topic that I might have forgotten.



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