Monday, August 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 25/8/08

Haven't done one of these for ages, but I have been menu planning!

Monday - pasta puttenesca, salad (DH cooking)
Tuesday - Mexibake from Planning Queen
Wednesday - Lamb chops with veges
Thursday - lamb shanks tagine, cous cous, salad (gotta remember how to turn on the delayed start on my oven!)
Friday - Chilli con carne
Saturday - chicken tagine with lemon and olives
Sunday - not sure yet, maybe pizza

Today I'm working my first late night so I start at 12noon and finish at 8pm. It's nice to have the morning free to do the kindy run and some other odd jobs. Not sure how I'll feel at the end of the evening yet! My colleagues have kindly arranged for me to use the car parking under the building so I don't have to walk in the dark to the other public carpark. Tomorrow I'll be catching the bus to work. I've been hoping to do this for a while because it's cheaper, and I'm wanting to reduce my car usage. If I get the permanent position I'm hoping to resurrect the bike for the summer, but I need to find out where the shower is at work!

Speaking of permanent positions.... I have the interview for this tomorrow at 1.45pm. I hope they don't ask me curly questions! Despite the business of my life now, I am keen to get the job. I like working so close to home, I like the actual job too. The children seem to have adjusted to the new routines and DH has picked up his game in terms of childcare and household responsibilities. I struggle to find time for myself to create but it's getting better as I get used to what needs to be done vs what would be nice. Scheduling things seems to work, as well as asking DH for help to get some jobs done. I do miss being at home, I can't deny that. But I knew it wasn't for ever.

I started this LO last week and finally finished it yesterday.

Right, better hang out the washing. I live in hope it will get dry!


  1. Good luck with the job!!

  2. All the best for your job interview, Penny!

  3. Hey good luck with the interview, Penny!

    You always have such yummo menus too. Puttenesca is our absolute favourite pasta dish in this family.

    LOL, must confess at the moment when I see menu items with the word 'lamb' in them I am not seeing dishes I am seeing possible names for all our about to be born livestock. Terrible huh!

  4. You can kick that interview Penny, you know you have the skills to do the job just make sure you sellllllllll selllll selll yourself!! Because that job has your name on it.

  5. Best of luck with your interview - go kick butt girlfriend!!!
    Love your lo, very cool.

  6. Best of luck with the interview - nail biting process! I know exactly what you mean about liking a job despite being hectic - I loved my months work & found I was better organised most of the time. Hope you 'kick butt'!!
    Your layout is stunning too!

  7. Hope that job interview goes well ... you can do it! :o)

    And it's nice to see Menu Plan Monday again.

  8. Anonymous7:53 pm

    love the layout~

  9. Good luck with the interview! Working does get easier - planning always helps

  10. So... how did it go?

  11. I hope you get the job, it sounds quite ideal.

  12. Wow. stunning LO.