Monday, July 20, 2009

Cha-cha-change . . .

Last month, I posted about my recent move and my bout of self-inflicted homelessness for about a month and a half. I just started feeling like things were beginning to settle down and now we are shaking things up once again! After two years of being a stay-at-home mom, I have decided to head back to work. In fact, today was my first day. I have forgotten how hard it can be to wake up, race to get ready and hit the road, work all day, run to pick up the kids, and then home for dinner, baths, bed, and finally, a time to sit back and relax . . . maybe! There is often laundry, dishes, going through the mail, picking up after the kids/husband, etc. Only this time, I've got two kids in the mix instead of just one. Overall, it was a pretty good day for the first day. I'm ready to jump right back in. I have missed working. I think that I'm one of the few people who LOVES to go to work! I love what I do. BUT, it is going to take me a while to truly get used to the routine again. And, then there is the issue with the kids' routine. It may take a while, but I think that this is going to be a good change for the family!

I also wanted to warn all my readers that there will be some upcoming changes coming to Tif Talks Books! I'm very excited and hope to have them all launched by the end of the month!! I promise that it won't be anything drastic. It will be the same ol' Tif reviews, but much more organized and easier to navigate.

On a book-ish note . . . I am now commuting everyday a total of 30-45 minutes a day, depending on the traffic. I'm in need of a good book that I can listen to while on the road. Anyone have any good commuter recommendations?


  1. Good luck with the routine and the job! I'm listening to A Thousand Splendid Suns, and I find myself sitting in the car to keep listening. Let's not even talk about the crying. I also listened to Shantaram, which is this LONG book that I tried out and actually liked listening to. If you want something light, I've enjoyed listening to Sophie Kinsella's stand alone books like, Undomestic Goddess.

    Well, I've given you a few suggestions. Good luck!

  2. Congratulations on starting your new job! Can't help you with audio book suggestions, as I usually listen to the news or CDs during my 30 minute commute, but I think J.Kaye listens to a lot of books on tape, so you may want to check out her recommendations. Hope you settle into a new routine soon. Enjoy!

  3. mjmbecky . . . I've read Thousand Splendid Suns and LOVED it!! I like the idea of Kinsella's books, so I will go hunting for them. They were not at the library when I stopped by the other day, so I will have to try another!

    Alexia561 . . . Thanks for the congrats! I'm loving my job so far, but the commute can be brutal, especially when it gets backed up! Thank heavens for the audio books because I have yet to find a radio station that I like! You'd think that being in a city that wouldn't be an issue!! I follow J. Kaye, but plan to revisit now that the audio is going to be more prevalent to me now!! Thanks for the suggestion!!


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