Friday, 17 June 2011


This week i am cherishing the simple things, bringing it right back to the basics.. 

I am Grateful for five minutes in the car on my own.

My only me time for this week.

I am at home all week with the kids, and i don't have any outside help. Riley goes to pre-kinder two mornings a week. And my hubby is a great help. But that's it. It's all me.

Tonight hubby was home early so i poped up the road to get some dinner. On my own.

Peace. Time alone. Space to breathe. Just me.

My favorite song came on the radio. It must have know its just what i needed.

I turned it up. Loud. I sang, badly, to no-one.

It felt so good.

I felt like i was young again {if that's even possible?}

Grateful for that moment.

Then i was home again. Hungry kiddlets, like seagulls. Talking on top of each other, muttering words of longing and love. Chaos and noise. Then.. satisfied tummy's. Laughs, smiles and glowing faces.

So much warmth and love.

There is no where i would rather be.

That five minutes makes you appreciate every other minute. And i wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy weekend my friends.

Joining up with Maxabella, you can join in too.

x jody

.image here.


  1. Time alone is certainly something to be grateful for, even if it's just 5 minutes. I get really cranky when I don't get my time and my husband is aware of it. How can he not be?

  2. Beautifully said, and full of love. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. xx

  3. One of the best feelings is when your favourite song comes on the radio in the car. There is really nothing to do but pump it loud and sing it at the top of your lungs xxx

  4. Oh Jody, I soooo hear you, what I'd give to have some family close by.

  5. I know that bad singing, our car radio goes from 6 to 36 when I'm in the car alone and I step out at my destination hoarse. Enjoy those gorgeous little youngsters of yours... gxo

  6. Those five minutes mean so much, but it's clear the rest of your life is the most important part to you. Beautifully put.

  7. lovely words, hope you have a wonderful weekends x

  8. I know that feeling so well. That 5 minutes of peace where you can just be you. Not mum, not wife, not friend, not daughter... just you. x

  9. I now love driving and listening to the radio. I didn't realise it before I had kids, it was just something I did. Now it is such a treat. Great post.

  10. Love it. For me too, the time on my own helps me be more present and appreciative when I am with my family. Great to find your blog.

  11. oh great post! love it! It's just me and hubby too - no outside help wit the kids and it can get tough! I went out yesterday night too to get some takeaway and just relished some alone time in the car without having to attend to requests for drinks, and dropped items. love em to bits those kids, but they really make me appreciate solitude!! Hope you get more than 5 minutes this week!

  12. With homeschooling two children and having no family here it is very hard to get time 'out' either on my own or with hubby so we try and steal snippets of time when the kids are occupied...even to just talk uninterrupted for 5 mins.
    I had an hour at the hair salon today all on my very own and while I did relish in the peace and quiet, it felt quite foreign.


  13. Lovely post and wonderful grateful Jody. I am with you on the 5 minutes alone front. It is why I love getting out of the house early on a Sunday morning for a run. Whilst it's physically gruelling and cold these mornings, it is time for me to just do what I like to do. Except it's more like 45 mins... but I also turn the music up loud on the drive down to the beach... and sing VERY badly ;o)
    Hope you're having a beautiful weekend xo

  14. Oh, I agree wholheartedly with you!!! Sometimes, just five minutes on your own, out of the house, does wonders for perspective!
    It's so refreshing! I love that your favourite song came on the radio!

  15. Every Saturday morning I go out to get the paper and some take away coffee and leave bub at home with my husband. I take my sweet time flicking through magazines in the newsagent etc etc - it's my 20 minutes where I don't have to think about anyone but me. I look forward to it all week. It's bliss. And when I get back home and pick my baby up - I feel like I can do a much better job. Like I have a clear head and more patience. That 20 minutes works wonders!
    x claire
    P.S - thank you for commenting over at my blog, it's great to find you! :)

  16. What a great post ... isn't it wonderful that 5 mins and a good singing session can make you feel so much better!!

  17. Hope you manage another 5 minutes some time this week.

  18. I love that too! Nothing better than singing at the top of your lungs to your favourite song.
    I also managed to head to the supermarket on my own over the weekend. It wasn't exactly a trip the day spa, but it gave me a bit of clarity and time out. :)
    Beautiful post. xx

  19. I am glad you had that 5 minutes to be by yourself. Sometimes we just need some quiet to reorganise our thoughts and regain a bit of sanity. :)

    The Cat Hag

  20. Thank you all for your lovely comments! I am hoping i get a little more than five minutes this week! xx


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