“Hooray!” shouted every single parent that existed, at the beginning of this week as term 3 commenced. “Hooray!”
I was one of them. I love baby girl, yet I also love my ‘me time,’ and was looking forward to spending time on my own-some once again.
It was terribly biting and windy, but THAT DIDN’T STOP ME this morning. I walked up and down the Main street, going into shops here and there and getting bits and pieces, as well as a bit of sticky-nose and research that was required.
Look for keep cup in tea/coffee shop – nope not in that one.
Check out pants for baby girl – not Wintery thick enough.
Check out possible cake at The Cheesecake Shop, for baby girl’s upcoming birthday – TBC…
Buy a tattslotto ticket
Go into party shop, ask about balloon deliveries.
Go into herb shop, and come out with brazil nuts at $50 a kilo (no really, there is a shortage and the Unicorn teeth are in at an impressive $59.95 a kilo!)
Take out $$$
Ask Vinnies if they want toy donations – yes they most definitely do.
And ahh, the best moment in my everywhere-morning… THIS:
For under $10, I got a sensational chai latte and nutty/seedy bar at a nearby cafe, both of which were delicious and filling, and kept me going for even more of the morning, well up until lunchtime. Again I was at the Corner Counter, where I had my first proper chai latte in Mornington a while ago, and so it made sense that I should go there again.
The sun was shining brightly as I positioned myself by the window, read the daily paper, indulged in some delightful café fare, and totally catered to myself. Catering to oneself, when oneself is also a ‘Mum,’ is more than an indulgence – its almost a necessity, something that must be done time and time again, to fill up ones reserves. Ones dealing with every life and crap and annoyances and jobs and chores and responsibilities and drama and stressed and everything reserves.
It was bliss, and I look forward to more fill up reserve days 🙂