Saturday, October 19, 2013

Produce Storage and Work Schedule

Day 12 of my upper respiratory infection. It's just hanging around, making a itself at home in my chest.

I am only 12 days into this thing and I feel like I'm never going to recover from my upper respiratory infection. My friend at work has been sick with the same thing for 3 weeks, now. 3 weeks without running is not going to happen. I am starting to think I should probably get back to it whether my chest is clear or not. Thoughts?

My back is still messed up too. It's either a pinched nerve or one of my bulging discs are acting up. Hard to tell without going to a chiropractor. Guess I may have to bite the bullet and get in touch with one if it doesn't clear up soon. I am kind of getting use to being in pain 24/7, though.

This illness, and now my back issue, has kept me from running for 12 days now. I am not happy and the scale won't be tomorrow, either.

I don't really like talking about my ailments, so it's time to change the subject before I bum you all out even more.

SO, I saw an article that caught my eye this morning. It was about the proper way to store your fruits and vegetables so they don't rot away any earlier than they should. I feel like I have been throwing more fruit and vegetables away lately, so it was a good read for me. I snatched a copy of this chart from so that I can remember the fruit and veggie storage tips:

Even though I haven't been feeling well, I have been feeling well enough to work. At work yesterday, I asked my boss something that I have been meaning to ask for at least a year now, but wasn't completely sure if I wanted to ask. I asked for a permanent change to my work schedule. I have been working 9 - 5 at my office that is about 40 minutes away from my house in mild weather. The reason it took me so long to ask my boss is because I really love working 9 - 5. I don't wake up until 7:00 a.m., and I enjoy how quiet the office gets around 4:00 p.m. With a quiet office, I can get even more work done in that last hour before I leave.

So, if I like working my schedule so much, why have I decided to change it? Well, my husband has been working 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a few years now. He gets home about 2 hours before I do, and is more often then not, stuck making dinner. I like making dinner, and most nights I don't get a chance anymore. I also like to see my husband as much as possible, and getting home around 6:00 p.m. isn't ideal. It seems like one big giant rush some nights.

Yesterday morning, I finally asked my boss if I could change my schedule. We talked about it and agreed that next week will be a trial period to see how I like it. I am going to go in a couple days from 8:30 - 4:30 and the other days I will try the 8:00 - 4:00. Most of my co-workers work the 8:00 - 4:00 and they love it. However, they don't live 40 minutes away from the office. Not to mention, winter is coming and we get A LOT of snow in our area most years. I love my sleep as much as the next person, too. I don't want to give any of it up, so this may call for going to bed earlier. Then, I was thinking, doesn't going to sleep earlier just eliminate the purpose of changing my schedule? I need some suggestions.

What's your ideal work schedule?

Which do you think I should choose? 9 - 5, 8:30 - 4:30 or 8 - 4?

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