Where to start….How about with some random thoughts on my first day of maternity leave:

– Is this real? Do I really not have to go to work for the next year?

– I need to break down my to do list this week into things to do each day

– (3pm) Okay I am bored, do I move onto tomorrow’s list?

– Everyone is saying “take time to yourself before baby comes”, I am at home all by myself, how else do I take time to myself?

– I understand “nesting” now. For me its is doing anything I can to keep myself busy, cleaning, organizing, baking, designing our Christmas cards…

That sums up my day Smile

Well actually I did a bit more than just think about how bored I was and in shock that I really have no job to go to.

The day started as usual, up, make breakfast, shower, get ready, Chad left for work and I finished a blog post before heading for my 9am Dr appointment. Nothing new to report. Because of some cramping she decided not to do any (internal) exam this week just in case. So if Baby K does not come before next week’s appointment then we will move things along.

I managed to get through a small to do list today:

– Submit EI form

– Put away laundry

– Unload dishwasher

– Start Christmas cards on Mixbook

– Workout while reading this book:


– Post our second car seat on Facebook – We have two and the one is still in the box and unopened so we hoped to sell it. This is the car seat, retails for $230 and looking to sell for $150 in case anyone is interested.

The fun part of my day? Going for lunch with Becky and Amie! It was great to see them both and catch up Smile I think we need more lunch dates for sure.

After work me and Chad went to VOTE. I hope you did too or do vote if it was not election time where you are. I find it so important to vote. I heard the craziest statistic yesterday – 55% of people in Afghanistan voted in their last election, where they are basically risking their lives to do so. Here, we might see 25-33% of people vote. Pretty sad, right?


My friend, Meghan joined us for supper before we had our annual date night for the season premier of Vampire Diaries. Yes, we are that cool…



We watched the first two episodes before calling it a night.

On today’s agenda is a workout (already done), designing baby shower invites for a friend’s shower, swapping out clothes in my closet, lunch with a friend, and the highlight? Cleaners are coming today! Yay for a clean house Smile


What is your favourite TV show right now?

Not sure I could choose a favourite, VD Is good but I also love New Girl and Two Broke Girls for a good laugh. Right now I am not sure how I am liking Glee, it is just not the same!

12 thoughts on “Day ONE

  1. Fiona

    I agree with you on voting – we're so lucky to be able to vote. So many people have to travel long distances, fear for their safety, or only have one "choice" on the ballot. Unfortunately I think Calgary had a pretty low voter turn out yesterday.

    I used to watch Vampire Diaries. Stefan was my favorite, but at the end Damon started growing on me.

    1. arunningtale

      Yeah it is sad. I think we ended up around 30% here so only 1 in 3 people. All I say is those people have zero right to complain if they are not happy.
      Stefan is my favorite 🙂

  2. Alison

    I got bored some days too – I would ask Justin what I should do!! 🙂 Enjoy this time though. Just lounge and watch tv or meet with friends! I found staying busy helped! And I walked a lot!! 🙂 So exciting that she could come any time now!!

    1. arunningtale

      I try to keep a few things to do each day, and yes get out to meet with friends etc. I just need to keep busy. Today was better 🙂
      I should have walked outside today, it was so nice out!

        1. arunningtale

          So many people have said that 😉 I do promise Chad will post on FB and Twitter and link me in to introduce her and then he is supposed to come home and do a quick blog post but I am not holding my breath on that one 😉

    1. arunningtale

      It is really good, quite a few people told it was a must read so I figured I would read it. But like everything I am sure you have to take it with a grain of salt and do what works for you and baby the best.


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