Monday I’ve Got Friday On My Mind….
Ahh, Friday. Love of My Life:) Just like the Easybeats I must say it really is my favourite day of the week.
This week I’m back to Full Time work for the first time in about 4 years. Not something I wanted to have to do, but hey – that’s life I guess (although obviously, it means more cash, which translates into more
shoes savings – so it really can’t be all bad). I found a good job nice and close to home which means I get to leave the house almost the same time my kids’ go to school and I’m home not that long after them, which is important for me as I love being able to sit down to dinner as a family. It also means I get to utilise ALL my hot shoes and not just the comfortable ones, as my office is right next to the bus stop. Score!!
I was determined that even though I was spending more time at work, I would still make the time to be mummy, as well as have time for myself (aka – go to the gym a lot). I knew that this was going to be difficult, however I really wanted it to work for all of our sakes, so I spent the best part of the long weekend planning, cooking, blogging, shopping and everything else-ing in order to ensure I was THE most well-prepared, organised and up-to-the-minute-mummy I could be. (That did mean however that the girls got a LOT of technology time over the weekend…!).
School went back this week too (yay!) and thanks to Anzac Day the girls have Anzac Cookies for their lunch boxes. Knowing they have something yummy and homemade for a snack always makes me feel like they have a little piece of mummy with them everyday. I used our meal planner to organise simple and quick meals which means when I run in the door at night dinner can be ready no more than 20mins later. I am picking out my clothes and shoes the night before, having school bags packed and ready before bed and doing my business work and reading on the bus. I even packed myself a whole bag of snacks and food for work to ensure I won’t have to run to the cafe every day if I forget my lunch.
If I’m doing this, then dammit! I’m doing it properly and in gorgeous heels. Fist Pump to organised Mummies everywhere!