Currently: February Edition

Happy Friday! I can’t believe I completely blanked with my post on Wednesday and forgot to say Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope everyone had a great V-day 🙂 Eric was super sweet and got me flowers and also the fixings for an amazing breakfast, since he’s on night shift right now having breakfast together is what we do instead of dinner.

Time to check in with a Currently post!

Reading Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House. This is the sequel/follow-up to The Kitchen House, which was one of my very favourite books that I read last year. I was excited when it went on sale on kindle a few days ago.

Loving bubble baths. Hands down my favourite way to relax after a long day. They are made 1,000x better when I put my laptop on the toilet to watch my favourite show and have a glass of wine. Sadly no wine for a few more days as I finish up this round of antibiotics.

Feeling better now that we are on a bit of a schedule. For almost a week now Olivia has been consistently sleeping from 8pm – 8am with 2-3 wake ups to eat in that 12 hour period. Then during the day she goes down for a nap every 1.5 hours and her naps last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. It’s not an exact schedule yet, but it’s better than the completely sporadic schedule we were on before and it’s been nice for this Type A personality!

Thinking about how freaking lucky I am to get a 12 month maternity leave with my girl. Olivia is 12 weeks today and I know that if I was in the US, I would either already be back at work or going back to work soon. I literally cannot even imagine going back to work right now, not only would it be so hard to leave her, I’m so tired and my brain is mush so working does not sound fun with the broken nights of sleep I get. I am so lucky I get this special extended time with her.

Anticipating visiting BFF Jen and her kiddos in mid-March! Olivia and I are flying down for 3 days of fun. I am also anticipating (and let’s be real – a bit nervous about) flying with her all by myself and crossing my fingers it goes well!

Watching This is Us. I watched Season 1 as it came out last year and I just bought Season 2 on iTunes. I am loving Season 2 so much more than Season 1, it is such a great show with awesome characters and at least every second episode makes me cry.  

Working on getting my strength and endurance back. My core strength is basically non-existent. I just had a great session with a physiotherapist specializing in pelvic health and I really need to work on regaining some of my core strength so will be working on that through some exercises she gave me and regular yoga over the next couple of weeks. I am also working on building an at-home yoga practice. I’ve always loved going to yoga at the studio but that’s just not possible very often these days so I need to practice at home right now. I did this power flow from Peanut Butter Runner yesterday and it was super tough, it got me sweating in only 30 minutes!

Grateful for a healthy family.

Listening to podcasts still. I did just start listening to a new true crime podcast called Stranglers because I was getting a little tired of all the mom podcasts.

Wishing that Eric had a job with more traditional hours. We miss him so much when he’s gone for so many hours of the day and especially when he’s on night shift.

What are you loving, anticipating and grateful for today? 



Happy Friday! I’m going to attempt to make it to 6:15am yoga this morning. Friday morning yoga used to be my very favourite class, we will see if I’m able to make it or not… I am typing this post up at 8:52pm on Thursday night and then planning to go to sleep!

Also, I’ve decided to rejig the TGIF post I always share on my blog so it more accurately reflects my current stage in life. I took out the ‘plans for this weekend’ section since weekends are so irrelevant to us these days and I changed my favourite podcast episode to rapid fire: what I’m reading, what I’m watching, what I’m listening to and my favourite picture from the week.

Favourite picture from the week:

I just love this picture of our little girl, she is so bright eyed 🙂 

The high of my week was Eric being off work. Even though I have an insane amount of extra help via family it’s always nice to have an extra set of hands actually in the house with me 24/7. Eric also managed some of the night wake ups this week which was ah-ma-zing!

The low of my week was the lack of routine is really weighing me down. I know it is typical for an 11 week old baby and I am trying really hard to go with the flow, but I would love to be on a more regular schedule/routine for eating and naps. We are getting there, slowly but surely.

For my workouts, I completed two fitness blender workouts and two walks at the track.

The best money I spent was on date night! We had our first official date night on Tuesday. We went for dinner and then went to check out the new brewery in town, which unbeknownst to us was having a games night so we had some beer and played a board game. It was super fun. Huge thanks to my mom for babysitting.

What I’m listening to (and loving): The Longest Shortest Time. I really like the new host!

What I’m watching: This is Us. I finished Scandal yesterday and now I’m watching the last 4 episodes of This is Us Season 1 before starting on Season 2.

What I’m reading: Be Frank with Me. It’s been on my kindle forever. So far I’m enjoying it!

What was the best money you spent this past week? What are you reading? 


Currently: January Edition

Reading Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh. I bought this book a few months ago when it was on sale through kindle and just started reading it the other night. So far it seems interesting. Has anyone read it?

As an aside, I’m reading SO MUCH now that I’ve got kindle and the Libby app on my phone. I finished 6 books in January, which is the most books I’ve read in a month in a very long time. Recently I was reading a book that was so good (North of Normal) I stayed up reading until 5:30am after getting up to feed Olivia at 4am (she was back asleep by 4:30!) – whoops! So much for resting when the baby rests 😉

Loving the obvious things – baby cuddles 🙂 On a non baby related note I am also loving reading so much again as it truly is one of my favourite hobbies and I was worried it was going to majorly fall by the wayside after I only read 2 books in December so I’m happy I’ve found a way to fit it back in even if I don’t exactly love reading on my phone. It works for now!

Feeling perpetually tired. But it’s also kind of just becoming my new normal at this point.

Thinking about how I need to pass the Fitness Theory exam to get BCRPA certified so I can keep teaching group fitness classes. Teaching group fitness is something I really love so I really need to get my butt in gear to study for and pass this exam to keep my certification going so I can teach more classes this spring and summer.

Anticipating nicer weather! I am so over the cold winter. I want to get outside for walks regularly again and I know Chloe wants that as well.

Watching Scandal and Life in Pieces. I just started season 7 of Scandal and I find Life in Pieces to be the most hilarious show ever so I’ve been rewatching it as I very quickly watched the first two seasons over the last couple of months.

Working out again regularly and loving it! I’m doing a Fitness Blender program right now and have managed to work out 4x per week for the last three weeks. I’ve also managed to get to two yoga classes over the last few weeks and both were amazing. I do think I’m going to have to start a home practice for yoga though as there is just no way I can get to more than 1, or maybe 2 at the most, classes per week right now.

Grateful for a healthy little girl. I’m guessing that will be what I’m most grateful for for awhile 🙂

Listening to podcasts still but I did download spotify on my phone to start listening to music more often and so far Olivia seems to enjoy having some music playing.

Wishing for spring and summer. This is a double edged sword though because while I am wishing for nicer weather I am NOT wishing my maternity leave away or time with my sweet baby away, she is already growing up way too fast!

What are you reading, thinking about and grateful for today?