Today February 10, 2012 By Karen Andrews 4 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading! Today saw me catch a dream run into Brunswick, even at the tail end of peak hour traffic on Alexandra Parade, and thanks to arriving early for a meeting appointment I was able to grab a coffee on Sydney Rd. Sitting in the cafe, as I am above, I watched the people go by until I had to go. Making my way up the street, passing all the chained up bicycles, young parents pushing prams and their divine cherubs within, a woman bumping her trolley laden with Aldi groceries over the tram tracks, almost getting stuck, I realised how much I missed this area. We used to live nearby(ish), not that we ever really made it this far west – we crossed the creek over to Thornbury for our shopping – and it was nice to be back. A man, shuffling along, his face crumpled like a ball of paper, suddenly changed his speed. He walked right up to me, giving me a fright, and looked me in the eye to say, “Take care, okay, love?” before moving off. “You too,” I said back after I found my voice, but I’m not sure he heard. I hope he did. * With work beginning next week, Adam and I have drawn up our battle plans for how the school runs and dinners and general shenanigans will go. This logistical hot-stepping will be a test, but its one families all over function (and thrive) on every day. Riley’s first week of school has gone marvelously, he’s been so calm and settled, and from this I can take my big breath and start this new journey too. Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « We Who Are Left, All Shine On*Olive Bread »Comments Veronica says February 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm Good luck! And, slow cookers are amazing for getting dinner done, so that all you have to do is get home and serve. x Veronica recently posted..Introducing, The Amazing Farting Girl! Reply Karen says February 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm Ooh, you betcha. Ours will be getting a good workout, I think! x Reply michelle says February 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm Isn’t life great! Great to be busy…always make me feel alive! Hope it all goes well. michelle recently posted..What do you like? Reply Ann says February 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm Congrats you survived the first few weeks!! Make sure he gets the longest car runs!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.