Days Like This

Hey Friends!

I’ve been posting less often the last week and a half.  I’ve really just been laying low, relaxing and focusing on enjoying my last month.  It has been B.L.I.S.S.

Today however, is off to a ROUGH start.

Patience are wearing thin.

Buttons are being pushed.

As I type this Ezekiel is screaming in his crib, protesting sleep, after 1 hour of screaming and yelling and throwing fits before nap time.  He’s even refusing to nurse in an attempt to not sleep.

If I know one thing it’s this: he.is.persistent.

If I know another thing it’s this: I.am.stubborn.

We’ll see who wins this battle.

I actually woke up this morning early to do some yoga, shower and enjoy a cup of coffee before Ezekiel woke up.  I thought “this is brilliant, we are going to have such a great day.”

Don’t you hate when your expectations are thwarted, and worst of all it’s completely out of your control.

It’s mornings like this when I really need to stop, take a breath (or two or three or a thousand), bring myself back to a place where I can calmly deal with a screaming child while not inwardly losing my mind.

It’s days like this when I really need time to pray, read and reflect to keep my energy up and enjoy the moments when Ezekiel isn’t screaming in my face.

It’s days like this that I really need to practice gratitude.

Screaming or not, this miracle boy is everything and more that I ever dreamed of, and in every moment I will be grateful for his presence.

What are your challenges lately? How do you overcome them?

What’s Up

Here’s what’s been up this week:

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Despite utter exhaustion, there’s lots of baking happening, recipes coming soon!

Read, Pray, Rest

Trying to read more, pray more, and rest more.

Tea and Peaches

Skipping lunch in favor of fruit and tea, every day.

Ripe Tomatoes

Enjoying home grown food.

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Practicing finger foods and resisting the urge to have everything spotless all.the.time.

Handstand

Trying to learn how to handstand.

Caffe Artigiano

Drinking my favorite coffee ever.

Downtown Calgary

Enjoying the last day of beautiful weather before the snow came

Market Collective

Enjoying my Market Collective purchases and celebrating a fantastic new local magazine.

Tomatoes

Protecting the tomatoes from the snow.

September Snow

Marveling at snow in September.

Ikea Walk

Strolling through IKEA to distract us from teething.

Baby Tylenol

Learning a life lesson: Never be without children’s Tylenol.

Here’s to another week of enjoying the moments and finding joy in simplicity.