Have i ever started off a blog with a quote? well i am now. i read this the other day and it really spoke to me…
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear – Mark Twain
So…you are all very well aware of my fears – since i have blogged about them recently 🙂
what does someone do when they have such an intense, real, panicky fear of getting on a bike???
well if you are the bee….you buy a bike.
Please meet the bike that is still nameless. i am still working on her name: (i am open to suggestions)
she is nothing special…not expensive or overly fancy. she is simple and yet beautiful…just like moi
what inspired this? honestly….this blog.
i realized how very afraid i was of getting on a bike, that i thought the only logical thing to do was face my fear head on.
i got sad thinking of all the things i could potentially be missing out on…and so i made the decision that it had to stop.
so it starts with the bike. once i have let go of the extreme fear of the bike…maybe the running will come next?
who knows…and really…who cares! the point is I HAVE A BIKE!!!!!!
weather permitting i will be spending alot of time with her this weekend 🙂
i even bought a helmet. i almost peed myself from laughing so hard, but lets face it…i look good in anything
i was talking to some people who were telling me that no, helmets are not law for adults, but i do require a bell or a horn…even for the trails.
how is an average non biker chick like me supposed to know these things??? i guess i will have to google my city and it’s bike laws to get the 411.
wish me luck. if it all works in my favour i will fill you in on my first real bike ride.
maybe one day soon i will have a “part two” of facing my fears…maybe 🙂
i pretty much know all the evening staff at my McDonald’s
not by name or anything, but now when i walk in…they know what i am coming in for.
living a healthy lifestyle requires you to make some adjustments to things…especially when ordering out
i used to feel really bad changing things up and making people’s lives more difficult…
but i gotta say…i am over it.
so when i first ordered my iced coffee – with none of that syrup crap…i got funny looks.
now they just smile and make it.
it makes my life easier not having to constantly repeat myself every time i order one
which is practically every single night.
after the gym, or after dinner…or during a walk.
my morning lady loves me 🙂
she knows how i take my hot coffee (double cream no sugar – cause i am totally sweet enough)
and we have a pleasant conversation over the speaker at drive thru
she recognizes my car…and my coffee is ready before i even get there
i get to the window…we exchange pleasantries, she wishes me a good day at work.
she even notices if i am running late.
she pays attention…
i think i love her.
she makes me my coffee – quite perfectly might i add…smiles and sends me off to work
and we do that every morning…it’s like we are married.
i feel like we have something special here.
so recently, i’ve been double fisting it in the mornings
i order my hot coffee…and now i’ve added my iced coffee special.
poor Katie (that’s my girls’ name) i totally threw her for a loop
but now she knows what i want – again…and gives it to me just the way i want it
and there’s something really awesome about someone knowing what you like
and making things as you like them.
is it too much? have i gone too far?
i have a relationship with my McDonald’s…
i can’t imagine one day without an iced coffee.
there’s gotta be a 12 step for that.
i’ll deal with it once the summer dollar days are over.
until then…bring ’em on baby.
my friend is currently in the hospital attempting to birth her child
her stubborn child that shoulda came a couple of weeks ago.
we are texting back and forth
yes that’s right…she is in labour…trying to get this child out and she is text messaging me. god i love technology.
so she is giving me the scoop…water broke, she got her epidural etc etc.
but she is just not dilating.
texting back and forth back and forth back and forth
finally…having enough of this waiting around business i text her back..
“wouldja tell your vagina to get with the program”
(i laughed so hard at my own joke all by myself – sad really)
and the texting just stopped.
maybe it did the trick 😉
or maybe, just maybe – i went too far?
let me just give you a little background.
i bought lil’ bee a book about potty training. she loves it. reads it at least a million times a day.
but she doesn’t want to go potty -she totally gets the concept but doesn’t want to. she’s a stubborn kid, i don’t know where she gets that from 🙂
she will even barter with her mom saying “if you read the book to me on the potty i will go” – so the book gets read and no potty. lol
my girl 🙂
so she called me to tell me allll about her book.
and the conversation went like this…
lil’ bee: and the ducky doesn’t wear diapers anymore!!!
me: really? wow! and what about lil’ bee, is she still wearing diapers??
lil’ bee: a long silence and then – i love you auntie bee (in a mealt your heart kind of way)
me: i love you too baby. is lil’ bee still wearing diapers?
lil’ bee: okaaaaaay. gotta go. bye auntie bee, love ya, ok bye mwwwaaahhhh
lol – i still don’t know how i didn’t give birth to this child. she is so me
that was classic me…first a little buttering up to avoid answering an uncomfortable question…and then complete avoidance.
god i love that kid!!!!
people say we look a like but i do not see that at all…but she does have my little personality that’s for sure!!
my brother told me the other day….him and his wife shake their heads sometimes in disbelief…he says he has another bee on his hands
he says it like it’s a tragic thing
pfft…i say he couldn’t be luckier!!!
i am SO proud!
i love my lil’ bee!!!!
i just had to share 🙂
i was at the gym with my gym buddy yesterday…
we were doing our own thing
she was doing her elliptical and i was doing some leg presses.
and this is the conversation we had:
me: i think i am going to stop working my legs out so much – my thighs are big enough! i don’t need to make them bigger.
her: the only thing big on you is your nose…and your mouth woman!
i could not stop laughing!
i’ve been told my whole life i have a big mouth…but my nose??? most people have enough couth to leave my schnoz out of it…even if it is big.
i’m Greek, what can i say.
is there a weight loss remedy that will shrink it?
can’t wait to see what happens tonight!
no, it doesn’t really hurt all that much
but it is uncomfortable when i am driving or go to grab something.
my thumbs hurt.
i figured out it’s from the elliptical. i guess the position my hands are in make them hurt after wards.
it’s probably cause i am holding on for dear life.
death grip activated!
i wonder if there is a name for it???
it’s just constantly there…that dull ache…in my thumbs
i’m not dying or anything
just sharing…cause sharing is caring kids!
could this be any more random?
on to something completely different…
Have an awesome bunny weekend 🙂
i am currently sitting here staring at a basket of chocolate eggs that were gifted to me….
From someone who knows i don’t eat chocolate lol
Either way…it’s very sweet…
I can survive this temptation. I’ll give it to lil’ bee…and she can give me sweet kisses in return.