Monday, October 12, 2015

Hoagies and Grinders, Yogurt and Granola

In the recent past I used to have myself a cup of yogurt and some granola every morning.  I thrive on routine.  My predictable journey has been met with some twists and turns.  La-la-la-lunchlady land.  I eat "lunch" now at 10:30 A.M.   That's going to take some getting used to.  I've begun to snub my nose at my at home yogurt and granola munching, without evening noticing until I was working on my meal planning for the upcoming week, making a grocery list earlier and noticed I haven't touched it.  In fact, I haven't been eating breakfast.  Walk the dog, drink a coffee, make the kid and husband lunches, wake up the kid, get ready to roll out and hit the kitchen.  I'm certain the portioning of 768 ounces of yogurt into 153 cups and fifteen pounds of granola portioned into two ounce baggies last week has been a large part of my stroll from my breakfast routine.

When I begin to question the biggest recent change, the step into lunch ladyland, I sit back and listen to the house full of kids we have running in and out every afternoon and every weekend.   I love the smell of the kid when she comes in from hours of outdoor play.   I want to be here everyday after school to do homework with Ly, to play games, to keep a watchful eye as her and her friends ride bikes & scooters up and down the street.  I want to be here to have dinner ready...but, I want to work, too.  I want to make money even if it's only a little.  I'm in love with my lunch ladyland hours. Roughly a week ago I bid on a permanent spot in one kitchen.  The end of last week I was told I was the best qualified candidate and had been awarded the position.  Ha.  Man, I know how to serve up some lunch...or was the only applicant.  Tomorrow is my second first day, at a new school.  I'll feel awkward, but it'll pass quick. The kid is pumped because it's her school.  We'll walk in together every morning and she'll know for sure I'm not going back home to have all kinds of fun without her. Looks like for now, this school kitchen gig will be part of my routine.

I wonder when I'll decide to eat yogurt again? 

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