Mar 8, 2014

Time and Tim Tams.

Another reflections on motherhood post today.  Written from a first world problem perspective and as if no other woman on this planet has ever had to deal with The Dilemmas or make The Sacrifices.


Source unknown - serenity computer art image
Tell you what, why don't I start with this soothing photo?  Completely understand if this is as far as you choose to get with me today but at least you'll have gotten a moment of quiet reflection out of it all.  And that can't be a bad thing on a Saturday, can it?



Motherhood has done all sorts of weird and wonderful things to my relationship with time. My body clock appears to have permanently reset itself to have me wake up at at five.  Seven days a week, 365 days a year.   

It's as if my subconscious is building in wiggle room into my day to make allowance for the numerous little things that seem to come up in my days right now.  Little things that I don't want to miss or rush through.  Like waiting for Toddler SSG to do that final big stretch before he wakes up with that cheeky grin.  Or when he peers at me from behind his safety gate as I put the kettle on and rummage around for breakfasts.  

The early wake ups, paradoxically, seem to ease me into the day.  There's still lots to do and be responsible for but it's not so bad when there's time in which to do it and you've had a good  night's sleep as well.  Everything has its time and its place.  It might not look that way when you're in the midst of it but it's true.  





Though I'm still a schedule and routine kind of person, there's been a slight relaxing of the shackles.  A willingness to rework the programme when it's clearly not going to happen how I want it to on a given day.  To literally go out, feel the sun on my arms and smell the coffee.





It's been a crazy week for me.  The first one since returning to work where I've had to really think about that rhetorical question, 'working mums, how do they do it all?'  Actually, I haven't had a chance to think it through, it just crossed my mind.  That little blip on my consciousness that came after the one about how I need to put more toilet rolls in the bathroom cabinet after dinner.  On my mind.  Needs to be done.  End of story.


Cans and clothes - just how a Thursday visit to Coles should be.  The foxy T shirt is for Toddler SSG, there was also a fox knit hoodie which is somewhere in the bottom of the basket.


Speaking of things that just have to be done, the grocery shopping was a little more exciting than usual this week because I managed to find myself at a Coles with ..... a real, live display of Mix Apparel.




How could I resist taking a break in the official Mix fitting room halfway through my shop?  The cardigan was perfect - $10, light weight and short sleeved.  The grey and cream fitted blazer was a little too small so I ended up having to order the next size up online.  It retails for $39 and is in a stretch fabric that will be just the thing for the cooler months.  There's also a navy colour way but grey seemed the more popular option where I was.


Been doing a bit more toddler baking.


This time it was blueberry mini muffins, using this convenient little packet from my freezer.


Tim Tams are getting a little bit gourmet these days, aren't they?  I happened upon Adriano Zumbo's range this week.  There are three flavours - Choc Brownie, Raspberry White Choc and most popular of all, judging by the empty cartons on the shelf....


Salted Caramel.  Have you tried any of the range?


Back to the muffins.  They're actually pretty tasty for adults too.  I've always liked using a bit of lemon zest and juice when baking with blueberries.


Here's an alternate view of the muffins.


10 comments:

  1. Hahahahahahaha to your alternate view:).

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    1. Thank you, Lisa.

      Unfortunately, the alternate is getting pretty commonplace around here.

      SSG xxx

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  2. You are doing a great job. Take some time to bask in your awesomeness.

    What can you bear to delegate?
    I delegate cleaning already.

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    1. Aww thanks, lovely!

      Am thinking about the delegation issue. Surely there must be other things besides online shopping to add to that list?

      SSG xxx

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  3. Funny, my mum was just talking to me today about how I'd end up getting more used to just going with the flow and not stressing when things change. Have been stressing out a fair bit recently - blaming the hormones and hoping that soon I will reach that wonderful stage you are where you can handle everything with grace and a smile.

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    1. Mica
      Sometimes (okay, maybe alot), that smile doesn't quite make it to my face!

      Hang in there. Deep breaths. Enjoy this time you have now, before baby, just the two of you.

      SSG xxx

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  4. SSG! I am chuffed you've joined Flora! I have been lurking in the margins of your blog for a while! I have come out of the shadows to be your newest member. I enjoy your little takes on life's every day bits and pieces. :D thank you

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    1. Thank you for your support too, Flora!

      Looking forward to getting to know you a little better from your blog. I've only just gotten back into finding more blogs to follow.

      SSG xxx

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  5. I've tried those salted caramel tim tams and they are the bomb. I still like the traditional ones best. I'm in Singapore right now with two mega packs I bought in duty free which I plan to dole out to the teams I am working with all week. I have had great success with tim tams as motivational techniques with teams from Mexico to Brazil to China and am putting into action with Singapore this week

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  6. Toddler baking? A toddler already?? Honestly ... where does that time go ...
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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