I’m now 32 and we have a baby and so much has changed! Obviously my 33rd year will be dominated by baby adventures… there will be so many firsts, and challenges, and memories to cherish! Thus when I thought about my goals, it seemed natural that baby would take the forefront. That said, I also […]
A year ago things like diamonds, private jets and fancy cars would have topped the list when I thought of luxury. Taking incredible vacations and having endless funds and not ever having to work anymore would have also been considered. Certainly, the act of setting and completing goals wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. It’s funny how […]
I birthed a baby y’all! Wahoo! These past few weeks with our brand new baby boy have been amazing and frustrating and tiring and exhilarating all at once. And when he’s cooing and smiling and wiggling, time seems to fly by. But when he’s uncontrollably crying and I’m in pain from breast feeding and I’m exhausted […]
I spoiled myself yesterday with this most beautiful bouquet of flowers! It wasn’t because I was feeling down and needed a pick-me-up. It wasn’t a reward for some job well done or a special occasion. It wasn’t because I’m pregnant and hormonal, or because I needed to stop at the flower store anyways. It was just because.
According to my midwife, I’ve had a “boring” pregnancy. She meant it as a compliment… I’ve been pretty low maintenance for her over the last 8 months or so. Even given that midwives as providers tend to take on the low risk and easier pregnancies, I’ve been a breeze for her. I told her “you’re […]
Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This past weekend with Good Friday as a statutory holiday meant that I got to spend three whole days with my husband. And it was wonderful!
Part of my reading challenge this year required that I read a book my mom loves. I liked this category, as it took the book selection completely out of my hands. I waited a long time for my mom to make her choice, and when she finally did, she handed me a 1,000 page tome. […]
Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This weekend I got to finally celebrate my birthday with my immediate family. And since my brother’s birthday is just before mine and we didn’t celebrate his previously either, it was truly a family birthday affair. Plus it […]
To my surprise, one of the 32 goals I set for myself this year, to complete 12 random acts of kindness, has continually eluded me. To the untrained eye (you, dear reader) that might indicate that I’m just generally an unkind person, after all how hard can it be to be kind to someone at […]
One of my favourite ways to make a house (or a townhouse) feel like a home is to put pictures up on the walls. A few years ago in our previous house, I embarked on a risky endeavour creating two collages on the walls of our living room/front hallway. I briefly tried out some arrangements […]