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Last week, was eyeopening.

I don’t know if I can describe to you how it feels to simply be able to sit down for an uninterrupted hour and have lunch. To actually enjoy my lunch instead of mindlessly shoving it down my throat.

I don’t know how to explain to you how it feels to be able to drink as much water as I want AT my workstation.

I don’t know how to explain to you how it feels to be able to go the bathroom whenever I want.

I can tell you that sitting down all day is a wonderful thing.

I can tell you that getting home after work and having time to cook, play with pookah and do a little cleaning was wonderful. I felt like a different person, like I was living a different life.

I felt rested, in a good mood. Happy. While working.

I’ve only needed one cup of coffee a day…..

Of course, there are cons: getting up EVERY morning Monday through Friday. The fact that this week, I am going to be adding getting Pookah up and ready to go AND get to work on time to my morning routine. ( pray for me). I have to actually think about what I am going to wear every morning. I have a commute that I have to plot and plan for before I leave the house. I have to pack a lunch. I can’t be home if Pookah is sick.

The only thing that bothers me about my new job is that last little fact. Because last week, Pookah had a week long virus. It started with him vomiting at school Monday morning. Poor kid was then sick with diarrhea for the rest of the week. He would be fine in the morning, but come home in the evening with reports of messing up his clothes because he couldn’t make it to the bathroom in time. We finally got it under control on Friday. But by then, we were done and just kept him home. I know that if I had been only working 3 days that week, I would have just kept him home most of the week instead of trying to send him to school.

So the dilemma of being a working mom still doesn’t end. It just gets more complicated. Except that now, I have a manager who is a little more flexible. And a job that will let me use my PTO however I need to.

I think once I get my routine down, life will be great. Once we all get used to my new schedule, life will be even better.

Ahhhh. Life is good.

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    Kita
    February 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I can see the changes in your face you look brighter and full of life in my bruce bruce voice “Life looks good on you” As mothers things will never go right for us when it comes to kids getting sick and stuff so that will never end but as long as the rest of your life is good we can deal with the kids in a better and more restful manner.
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    Nellie
    February 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Yes, the everyday grind is hard, like really hard. I think once you get a routine down you will be set. Nothing beats a flexible manager, nothing! Glad you are happy at the new job, you deserve it!
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    Whitney
    February 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I agree with the manager being being flexible. I remember a manager telling me when I first started at at&t that this was not a friendly family company and I will have issues with taking off for my children. My ex husband used to work nights, so it somewhat worked for us. Everything will work out for you, and Pookah, wanna give him a hug!
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    Jenni
    February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I’m so glad things are going well! Kita is right, you can see the change all on your face in your IG pictures. You look radiant and happy.
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    Amber
    February 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations again and I’m so glad things are looking better and brighter! It’s not easy as working moms, but we make it happen!
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    Krissy
    February 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Sounds like a lovely transition
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    Tonya
    February 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    indeed! life is good…even with all the adjustments we have to make as moms.
    i’m glad you are enjoying your new job!
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    February 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Life is beautiful! Once you find your groove, it will be even better.

    Hugs to Pookah. Poor little guy. Glad he’s better.
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    TheProDiva
    February 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I swear, having a job that you love and that is conducive and aware that work is not your sole priority is beautiful. So happy that you are happier!
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