The number one most difficult part of my day with the new job actually happens before I even get to work – my morning routine.
I’m so used to waking up at 9, leaving the house by 9:45, and being at work at 10 that this new schedule is kind of screwing with me. The time part of the equation isn’t so bad – though I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a morning person – but the problem seems to be breakfast. At my old job, I’d make a breakfast sandwich while getting ready, wrap it in foil, and eat it at my desk while clicking through my emails. It was a nice little routine.
My nice little routine has been gravely disrupted by a desire to be “normal” at my new job – this means not eating breakfast at my desk. I have yet to see anyone else eat breakfast at their desk in the new job, and even though I’m arriving at work by 8:30/8:45 at the latest (though there is quite a bit of flexibility – I was told I can show up whenever I like, but no one wants to be the person rolling in at 10 am the first few weeks…), I’m still one of the last people to arrive in my group. Add in the fact that breakfast *sandwiches* are out of the question while eating primally, and I’ve been kerfuffled every morning – which in turn makes me later and later for the bus (which means I don’t get a spot in the lot and have to park on a side street in Wilkinsburg. Winnie Cooper is not a fan).
So tonight I took charge and cooked up a pretty huge batch of veggie homefries and sausage (not pictured). The sausage is a ground chicken/ground turkey combo including shredded apples, onions, and sage; the homefries, while not strictly primal or paleo, are a much better option than an English Muffin and include leeks, green peppers, onions, and ground red pepper. I will quite literally be eating potatoes for days.
Now, in theory, I’ll be able to heat up a bow full of this mix in the morning while getting ready, scarf it down in seconds flat, and be on my way to the Park & Ride.
Boy, I hope this makes mornings easier!