Workety work work…

Yes… work…

Today was an exhausting work day. We had a group of 200 kids show up to the show late. Their seats were in Upper Balcony, where I was working. We spent about 15 minutes or so just seating kids from this one group by separating them into rows and taking them down to their seats as we could. It was chaos, but we got through it okay. And then the kids towards the end of the show were fidgeting and getting chatty during quiet parts… it was starting to annoy me greatly.

Tonight I was on First Balcony for the second shift. Again with the hundreds of kids on a school trip… although these ones showed up on time, which was good. I had to speak loudly to get a group of extremely cool girls to get out of the middle of the aisle that they were blocking at least two or three times. And then the boys kept talking throughout the entire show. It was just exhausting, and by that point in time I had no patience for anything.

It was good to come home, even if we did have to bike home in the rain. I didn’t get too soaked, and was moving fast enough to keep myself warm, so it was all good.

It’s getting really frustrating that between us working all the time we actually don’t have time to buy groceries, let alone cook them, eat them, and clean up the kitchen afterwards. It feels like we’re spending way too much on having to eat out, but this whole running from job to job without a break in between thing is making things impossible. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what we can do to not spend so much on food? Keeping in mind that we generally get one day a week off at most, sometimes less than that, and the both of us spend all day going from one job to another directly, so that by the time we get home from work around midnight we just haven’t got the energy to clean up the kitchen enough to be usable and then actually cook something. I managed to toss some pasta together tonight, but even that we had to borrow from Ian because we haven’t had time to go grocery shopping in weeks.

I suppose we could buy a bunch of horrible canned pastas and that sort of crap, but then that totally destroys any healthy eating we’ve been attempting to maintain. And that’s important to us too. Plus, most of those aren’t exactly protein-rich, and I need a lot of protein in my diet so that I don’t get spacey and rage-filled.


  • ashkitty

    June 16, 2004 at 10:10 pm

    Could you cook some things in a crock pot? Throw in some vegetables, a chicken maybe, or chili or whatever, turn it on in the morning before you leave, and it’ll be done when you get back.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      June 17, 2004 at 7:57 am

      I’d love to do that… Need a crock pot for it, though. I wonder if it’s worth it to buy one then have to ship it out west when we move? *ponder*

      • testytree

        June 17, 2004 at 8:40 am

        Crock-pots rock for your kinda lifestyle. And you can make a ton of different things in them. What about the prepackaged dinners for four that some places like dominion sell. It means eating the same thing for two days in a row but some of them are healthly and yummy.