Monday, February 06, 2012

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With the return to school and Leila now taking lunch to 4YO kinder, it's time to begin baking again. As time passes I realise more and more that at heart I'm quite old fashioned, or at least content with old fashioned ways to pass time.


Today I walked to and from school and then Leila and I ran a few errands.


Once home again a couple of loads of washing run through and hung on the line. Lunch eaten together and Leila happily crafting away.


Brownies and gingerbread biscuits made. Our dinner braising on the stovetop, the girls to be finished in the fridge. Snacks packed for afterschool and tonight's return to basketball. Clear counter tops, a fresh smelling house and I'm relatively content. Relatively being a relative term. I do have moments of every day when I wonder what the point of it all is? Not in a sad, feeling sorry for myself way, but in making the moments count way, but that's a post for another day.

8 comments:

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Those brownies look divine! I have made brownies for Sienna's school lunchbox this week - we made them together and I wanted her to have a little treat during her school day that was made with love by her mum...except that my brownie recipe sucks bigtime! They were a total flop according to me...she doesn't seem too bothered that they are dry and hard. Would love your recipe please - if you have a link and can be bothered. x

Pina said...

I've been having the same thoughts as you quite often for a few years now. It is even harder for me because I don't have children and life seems to be so useless sometimes. I know that I am here to serve other people and share my knowledge but I haven't found out yet why exactly I am here. Life as it is sometimes seems to have no meaning at all, no matter what I do.

Though, I think that you should finally start fulfilling that wish of yours to run that little caffe. :)

Sarah said...

ohhh those look so good.

I have thoughts like that as well. Wondering all this effort feels like time wasted and will all return to be repeated all over again...

Then I get one with it!

Lizeylou said...

Oh how yummy do those brownies look - wishing I had them here at my house with my cup of tea!

CC said...

Your brownies look so good. I feel a sudden urge to bake brownies...

Some days feel like we are just treading water. I hate feeling that way.

Sandy said...

Life does have meaning. It's a short one, so we must make it count. It's hard to break out of a routine when so many that count us thrive on routine, but don't ever think your time is wasted.

kristi said...

the old fashioned way seems to work for me. my dad likes to call me "a purest" and i do like that description much better. this little stuff like running errands and making brownies...it does have purpose.