Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Could Sleep For A Week

First day back at work today.

The Bad:

* Having to actually get dressed nice today.

* Juggling trying to milk myself at work discreetly and still do my job.

* Rushing around to get the boys ready for school (Dr. Mad Scientist goes to an early morning AA meeting that he really likes so he can get a meeting in on the days he has classes at night and thus I've got to have Chunky and Moochie packed and bundled so he can take Chunky to school. Once spring comes this won't be such a pain in the ass.)

The Good:

* Getting my Christmas bonus check finally.

* My boss giving me a "welcome back" mini-white chocolate mousse from Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken. Let's just say I more than exceeded my extra 500 calories a breastfeeding woman can eat a day.

* Getting to see all my old work peeps again.

* Knowing that they kept the girl who filled in for me on my maternity leave. (I left at the beginning of a very complicated case and am quite out of the loop--I'm glad she's still around to fill me in.)


* Coming home to a little boy very happy to see me!


Here's to tomorrow!!

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Blogger Christina said...

Getting rid of Chatty Cathy must be a huge bonus!! Congrats on surviving the first day back!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

No Chatty Cathy is great!

So is cake.

I think some days, we need more than the 500 calories.

Aww, sorry it was hard to leave them. I left mine for the first time on Monday. Sniff.

7:49 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Bah! It must have been hard to leave that little dude! But, at least you got free cake. Haha!


8:53 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

I'm glad your first day back to work went so well!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good first day back! And it sounds like you have a good boss too, especially with still getting a Christmas bonus with the way the economy is!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

Is that the mooch in a pair of shorts? In YOUR house? IN WINTER?!!!!! Tell me you have the heating on.

On a serious note - glad to hear the day brought more good than bad. Returning to work can be so difficult.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad the day went well. Sounds like you have an awesome boss. Hang in there. Love, Aunt Susan

9:42 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Yay for new desk digs! Sounds like it was an ok first day back, could have been worse ;)

10:54 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

You survived!!! Cake and cash! Can't beat that for a job!!

Thank goodness its a short work week right?

3:25 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

No more Chatty Cathy!!! Sweet, as is the wonderful mousse your boss got you and your Christmas Bonus. Man, you have a pretty sweet position girly! :)

5:16 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

What a good first day back. Cake and money and no chatty cathy. (I wanted one of those dolls so bad when I was a kid but my parents wouldn't spend the money). The milking thing must be difficult. I used to find that the pumps were not nearly as efficient as the babies and I'd fill up rather quickly.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

A job, a bonus...these things are hard to beat right now!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Woot! No more Chatty Cathy! (I worked next to one of those, and OMG was it fabulous to move away)

And wow - Moochie is really starting to look like Chunky!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! Glad that your day went OK! Coming home to three big smiles is a Blessing! (You know Chunky and Dr MS were smiling,too)
So that is where your Christmas bonus was! Waiting for you at your desk!
So you were moved away from Chatty Cathy...what will you blog about now? "Think of something!"
Love, Mom

9:20 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I'm glad you had an overall good day. I'm glad I'm not the only one looking forward to warmer weather so the kids aren't such a pain to get ready in the mornings. This morning it was 65 degrees and the high today is 75, so I was so excited for no jackets and a dress for the baby girl!

9:36 AM  
Blogger janna said...

It sounds like they missed you! And getting a Christmas bonus in February sounds great.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I'm glad your first day back wasn't too bad. And congrats on getting rid of chatty cathy!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Mmm, cake.....what a great welcome that would be!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

They all said it already. But I bet it gets easier as you get in the routine.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You seriously have a great job.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Mother Necessity said...

That baby is too cute for words. Glad the first day back went ok.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

What a reward for a hard days work...coming home to that little man!

How sweet you got a cake!

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

Glad your first day back went well.

My Chatty Cathy is now a floater....

10:46 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

What a perfect little guy to come home to!

Hopefulyy everyone can adjust quickly to the new schedules.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Happy being back at work! And hooray for the multiple bonuses!

11:14 AM  

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