Sunday, 25 March 2012

Guilty Pleasures That Make My Life Work

I know it's been a while since I wrote.  Much like everything right now I think I lack commitment for what I want.  What I want from my career, education, kind of mom I want to be.  I go through the each day, feeling like I am barely getting by, but mostly because I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I am working on it.  So I just need a plan.  My plan for this blog is still up for grabs.  I will commit to Sunday night entries and shape it from there.  This evening I decided to share some of the way I cut corners.  Things that either, a luxury, something fun or something that saves time.


1. I have a cleaning lady.  I have had her for almost five years.  When I was on maternity leave I kept her coming.  I was terrified that if I let her go, I would never be able to get her back when I returned to work.  She's what gets things done around here.  I spend my weekends visiting family, playing with Belle, doing laundry and feeling no stress about the state of my house.  Instead of wishing for more time, I pay to get it.

My Cheat: 

2. I cook every day.  I like good food and I know that means I have to cook to have it.  I don't enjoy cooking the way I used to because now that I am back at work meals have taken on the 30 minute skillet variety.  Something that saves time for me is prewashed and shredded cabbage.  I add it to stirfrys, thai curry, salads and tacos.  It saves a lot of time and adds extra nutrition to meals.  I am also known to throw in frozen veggies at the last minute to my skillet meals.  Keeps me and my family sane during the mad rush to get dinner on the table.


3.  I love the look on my daughter's face when she sees we're having pancakes for breakfast.  This isn't original I know, but it works really well.  Make a huge batch of blueberry pancakes on the weekend.  With the leftovers, I put them in ziplock bags and in the freezer.  Pop those babies in the toaster Tuesday morning and you are one rocking mummy.

Have a good evening folks.  Let me know you're favourite luxuries, cheats and fun times.

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