Thursday, August 9, 2018

It's Only This Way for a While

Gone are the days of sipping a latte slowly because it’s too hot while reading a book, praying, writing in my journal, or simply sitting and thinking, focusing on each sip, each breath. Nowadays I have a latte, whether made at home, picked up on the go, or on the table at an intentional coffee date, and I inevitably take a few gulps once it’s even slightly close to being ready to drink and then it sits there until it’s hours later or I’m about to leave the coffee shop, and I gulp down the remaining half cup or more in it’s icy state so as to not waste it. 

That was today. I met my friend Rebecca for a coffee date since she just (finally) moved to Saskatoon and we hadn’t seen each other in quite some time, and I had Isabelle in tow. My time was spent stopping Belle from emptying the diaper bag (she really wanted to play with her cloth wipes on the floor of the coffee shop), or looking down at my feet where Belle was playing to make sure she wasn’t getting into anything while trying so hard to listen to Rebecca and be present to her. As we packed up to leave, I kind of felt like I hadn’t really been there. I was about to step away from the table, and I saw my cup, over half full. Grab, gulp, and off we went. 

This is life right now. It’s a little bit chaotic, it’s completely different in the tiniest of ways, and I wouldn’t change a thing. 

Gone are the days of to-do lists actually getting checked off (or even written down, for that matter), of leisurely getting ready, of moving to my own rhythm. Right now I can’t find the time to go through my wardrobe, or to paint my fingernails. I usually get ten minutes to get ready instead of forty-five. It takes about ten times longer to get out the door than it used to (I’m still getting used to this, so sorry if I’m late when meeting you!). Everything is different, and I love it. 

This is just a season. This is just for a time. It’s only going to be this way for awhile, and I want to cherish it all. I’m not spending my time getting ready, because my baby wanted to sit on my lap and was grabbing for the mascara wand (not yet, sweet girl; wait a few years). I’m not leisurely sipping my latte because my girl wants to play. I’m not painting my fingernails because even if I had the five minutes to paint them, my little girl would inevitably cry right when I finished and need me and guess what? My hands that would lovingly pick her up and stroke her cheek would be far better used than by sitting and waiting for the polish to dry. 

I definitely still need things for me, in order to be the best version of myself. But that really needs to be intentional. I don’t have the luxury to not know what really makes me thrive and just try out all the things. Gone with the superfluous, and in with the life-giving, soul-nourishing good.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Meet Isabelle

Still in the hospital

Our sweet little girl joined us back in November, so I thought it was time she came to say hi! Isabelle was born a little over two weeks early at 5 pounds, 9.5 ounces. There weren't really any concerns or issues, other than being a little jaundice and of course her small size, but we were able to go home at the "normal" time for our hospital (the day after birth) and her health was monitored over the next week by visits from the Healthy and Home Nurses until we were in the clear. She is a feisty little one and super strong. She has a super sweet temperament, and is full of smiles.

Other than a mention here or there, you likely won't see much of Isabelle on the blog. If you know us offline and want an update or to see a photo now and then, let me know!

Isabelle at Six Months

Monday, May 14, 2018

What's to Come

This is just a quick post to let you know that as of next Monday, May 21, regular posts will resume on Sweet Spontaneity! I am so excited to get back into writing more and sharing my interests with you. As always, this blog will continue to be a lifestyle blog. You can expect posts about beauty, makeup, and skincare; pregnancy, motherhood, and babies; travel; and local Saskatchewan businesses and events, along with whatever else strikes my fancy. There will also be a series about weddings, where I will finally share about my own wedding that took place in December 2016. Better late than never, right?

Thanks so much for sticking around, and I hope you are excited about what's to come! Please comment below or send me a message with any post requests and I will do my best to add them to the list!
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