Monday, July 7, 2008

I'll Take It Where I Can Get It

Apparently, I'm in a "mood" tonight.

Coach voluntarily shut off the video game, without my having to mention it EVEN ONCE, before dinner was even ready.

Jock hid in his room until dinner was ready.

Bug was brave. He looked at me when I walked in, said "Love you, Mom" and THEN went back to his game. Which, I will add, he did not argue with me AT ALL about shutting off. The FIRST time I asked.

Both my dogs? Have hidden from me all night.

So because they were all showing such extreme self-preservation skills.... I mean, showing the love, I rewarded them by actually cooking dinner and not forcing the Frozen Pizza of Death on them. Ok, I guess that depends on how you look at it. There are some that would argue that my cooking for them was such a severe form of punishment that it borders on the cruel and unusual generally forbidden by the Constitution. Others would argue that it meant I recognized that they need more nutrients than can be found in a box containing frozen red sauce and processed cheese on a Frisbee, and did my best as a wife and mother to provide that for them.

Really, all I did was throw some canned chicken, instant rice, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, milk and shredded cheese in a casserole dish, mix it with dill weed and celery salt, and bake it at 375 for 30 minutes. Sooooo not hard, and with no actual cooking of anything involved. So it doesn't really count as cooking, does it?

The reason for my funk? I started that new job today. Lets just say that I'm really not feeling like its a good fit for me. Or really that I'm a good fit for them. However, they are paying me. So until I find someone else willing, able and offering to do that, I will give them the best of me.

On the positive side? No one pushed my buttons at all tonight. That's got to count for something, right?


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Working at a place you don't like? Start looking for something else. Life is too short to not be work happy!

Hallie :)

Flea said...

I think it's wonderful that all of your boys respected your first day at work and your funk. And I know it took awhile to find this position, but Hallie's right. Keep looking!

Sully Sullivan said...

Yikes don't scare me. I start a new job Monday. Hopefully I fit in there.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i'm thinking you should give it a bit before you decide you don't love it! maybe you just need a little bit to settle in, feel like you know what you are doing , and THEN see how the fit is. i'm the type when i feel slightly out of place i hate it , i'm that way with jobs, and people i don't know. i'm just saying give it some time, you might LOVE it! and awesome that your family was careful and respectful of you having a hard new day at work.

Anonymous said...

So, in other words...everyone stayed away from you??!

Smart people AND pets!

So, are you gonna start looking for another job?

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I hope it gets better, hon. I know how much you want to be working. And, if it's hot? It's cooking.

Cecily R said...

Was it any better today?

By the way, my kids had mac and cheese tonight. What you made sounds gourmet in comparison.