Friday, 13 April 2012

How and when do you find the time to....

I was recently tagged in a Meme by Rachel of Three years, one stone then home.  Dolly Daydream over at Sex, drugs, rocker...and stroller, baby is the creator of this interesting Meme.

Essentially it is a bit of sneak peak into the daily lives of other bloggers and is fabulous because it's a great excuse to ask those questions that you always wanted to know but never dared ask.  Well, sometimes I do ask people this kind of questions but I think that my quirky character gives me a bit of leeway and people humour me and answer as honestly as they can!

So, let's cut to the chase shall we!

Here are the rules:
1.  Please post the rules (Visions of Fight Club are popping into my mind...)
2.  When answering the questions, give as much information as possible.  It's all about the finer details people!!
3.  Leave a comment on Sex, drugs, rocker...and stroller, baby.  This is so we can keep track of the Meme and take a polite nose into everyone else's lives!  Mwhaha!
4. Tag 3 or more people and link to them on your blog.

How and when do you find the time to....

...do your laundry?
I try and do laundry on a Thursday when I am off.  If I'm lucky I can do 3 loads!!  Very exciting times I live in!  My daughter helps me to load the machine and then hang up the wet laundry so it is a group exercise and she loves helping with the housework, having fun while doing it.

...write a blog post?
I walk to and from work at least 3 days a week and as soon as I get an idea for a post, I jot it down as fast as I can on my Blogger App.  I put in key words and prompts so that I don't forget the 'gems' that I come up with and then usually get a chance to type them up, edit and add any images that I might want to add after 8.30 p.m.  If the post is quick and doesn't need images, I'll post it while walking!  My Mother-in-Law will occasionally look after my daughter on a Sunday morning and I get 3 or 4 hours to draft a few posts and publish one or two then.

...look after yourself i.e. wash your hair, paint your nails, take a bubble bath etc.
A self-confessed Body Shop addict, I love to use body scrubs and creams, perfumes and all things that smell lusciously fruity and floral.  I used to have pedicures once a month in the pleasure of my own home but now I do them myself as my amazing beautician has just had her first child.  I wash my hair before work usually but straightening only happens once a week.  I'm a bit lazy about doing it but it does make me look a heck of a lot better!  Bubble baths are my guilty pleasure and I usually just top up my daughter's bath water.  Bathing in possibly wee water really doesn't bother me anymore.  After a long day, a stinking hot bath full of white foamy bubbles with an intoxicating floral scent makes me forget everything.  My internet connection in the bathroom is rubbish though but I know the exact angle to hold my phone to get optimum signal!

...spend time with your other half?
Well...I should be spending time with him now!  We take moments when we get them and love going to the movies together.  Sunday afternoons are for family time which I look forward to every week.

...do fun stuff with your LO?
I try to do as much as I can with my daughter on my day off with her during the week.  Arts and crafts, reading, messy play, play groups or children's play areas are perfect for Mommy and daughter fun.  We go to the park on the weekends and walk to the shops or library and go for coffee (babycinnos) and cookies


...spend time with your family?
My direct family live in South Africa and the last time I spent time with them was over 2 years ago.  We are going home at the end of the year for 3 weeks which will be absolutely amazing as I will meet my nephew for for the first time.  My husbands parents live near us and we see them every few weeks.

...socialise with friends?
I try catch up with friends on my day off during the week but usually have one day or night on the weekend to see people.  I can go for weeks without seeing people though because diaries get busy so quickly, it's ridiculous sometimes actually.  We all have such busy lives and in between work and trying to look after my little family and keep the house in some sort of order, I get a bit flustered and my poor friends are lucky if they get a text from me.  I'm awful and am lucky that they actually want to speak to me still!  I have a wonderful group of friends and value each and every friendship.

...prepare an evening meal juggling a baby/toddler bedtime routine?
I don't really find this too hard.  When I was on maternity leave I would make dinner when my daughter napped and I try do the same  now.  If I don't get a chance to do it then, I make dinner when she is eating her evening meal.  My husband, on the other hand, my see things slightly differently.  Men always do, don't they?!

...deep clean your house?
Seriously! Deep clean my house?  Come now, you are having a laugh!  I clean my house and always have very good intentions to deep clean it but I am blessed to have a Father-in-Law who cleans my bathroom and kitchen on the day that my Mother-in-Law looks after my daughter.  It keeps him out of mischief!

...do the food shopping?
Sainsbury's online is fab and I've been shopping with them since I was 37 weeks pregnant.  We do occasionally go shopping in store but this ends up being a few hours and costing us nearly double what we would spend online.

...do bulk ironing?
I don't iron.  I mean, I can iron but try to avoid it as much as possible.  I guess that if I ironed often enough I would grow to enjoy it.  Oh, and if I had a glass of red at the same time that might make it more interesting...

Done!  Now to share the love!  
I've tagged the following 5 fabulous ladies to take part and I can't wait to have a sneak peak into how they juggle being a mom with everything else that comes along with it.

@MamaStiletto - Stilettos on the School Run

@nat_gourley  - Ready, steady...Mummy!!!

@mummyconstant - Mummy Constant

@lucyjaynemoore  - Leopard Print Mommy

2 comments:

  1. aww brilliant :) thank you, im just finishing it and will be published a bit later on today :) x

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  2. wow you are organised! Blogging as you walk or bath! that's multi tasking at its finest! AND a father in law who cleans your kitchen and bathroom! I ned me one of those! x

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