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cold hands, warm heart

before i could barely unpack from Christmas, i was packed and ready for my 4 day road trip.

i was not prepared. lol

we went from temperatures hovering around zero – to temperatures reaching -24.  seriously.  i couldn’t make that up if i tried.
that wasn’t the best part though – our first day on the road was in a kick ass blizzard.  the kind that had me silently praying to god to see tomorrow
it was terrible.
we spent about 6 hours driving in those conditions – talk about white knuckling it!

and it was so much fun!!
is that wrong?

i posted a video of part of the drive on facebook – go on and take a look if you are my friend!

it was cold, i mean Nunavut cold – i didn’t pack accordingly – but i had the best time!!!!!

i ate.  a hell of alot.  i mean i could have won awards….i was bad – and it was oh so good!!!!  look, you only live once…and i lived it UP!

look at a couple of my breakfasts!!!

we had an impromptu meet up with some really good friends – which was wonderful!  the unexpected is always the best!!

i spent 50 bucks on a winter hat and mittens.  i also scored a phone number.  John – oh how i miss him.  he gave me a discount on my items and another free pair of gloves lol
score for my ego!

so this was me prepared to head out doors:  i love my monkey hat!

our last night there we went to a different hotel.  i was wearing my hat, gloves, scarf and was still shaking.  i think the lady felt sorry for me and we got a free room upgrade lol.
i guess i had wimpy tourist written all over me lol

i am exhausted.  i am getting ready to pour myself a glass of wine and then head off to bed.

tomorrow is another crazy busy day.  a big gathering with loved ones to celebrate the new year – and then later in the evening another gathering.
the love never ends.  and the food won’t either!

i am so excited about 2012.  i am not sure why.  i haven’t felt this excited about a new year – in forever.  i can only assume some wonderful, magical things are in the works for me.
i say bring it on.

i don’t make new years resolutions.  i find they stress me out and put too much pressure on me.

i just plan on being the best bee i can be. to love and be loved.  to be kind.  to be generous.  to give of myself what i expect others to give to me.

i just plan on being me.

all the best to all of you for 2012!!  see you in the new year!

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road trippin’

i am running away
no, not forever…one could only wish

i am heading out of the city for a couple of days
for a much deserved and much needed break from real life

mamma’s tired kids.

i am looking forward to not cooking dinner, not doing laundry, not walking a dog, not going to the gym, not waking up at some god awful hour –  not being a responsible adult for a little bit.
i am going somewhere where i will be taken care of…
where the only worry i will have is what restaurants to eat at and if they have that top in blue
yesssss….there will be shopping!!!!
maybe i will find the dress there unexpectedly too!!
where someone will leave chocolates on my pillow and make my bed
i will get some exercise in…what with all the shopping and site seeing 🙂
yay me!!!!!
i cannot wait!
ohhhhhh and there may just be swimming – better pack the bikini just in case.
(and if you are reading this jm, you may even get a skivvie pic outta this trip lol)

i love nothing more than getting into a car and road trippin’  it…singing songs at the top of my lungs, smiling ear to ear..with my feet on the dashboard sippin’ on my iced coffee – and of course amazing company! (that’s probably the best part of it all)

road trips rock my socks!!!!

Have a most amazing weekend – i’ll see you on the flip side!

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it was a pretty rough week for the bee.  understandable me thinks.
things can only get better, time has a way of “fixing” things.
 
when i am emotionally spent…i tend to reach out for one person.
that person is my mom.
after we put mamma down i just wanted to talk to her…she has a way of loving me just right…even if it is over the phone.
considering she is thousands of miles away on a well deserved vacation, i resisted the urge to call her…and obviously i couldn’t just hop in the car and go to her.
it’s funny…it doesn’t matter how old i am…sometimes a girl just needs her mommy.
and so i didn’t call her…because just like a mom…she would worry for me.
 
anyways elle bee and i had planned a little road trip.  a road trip for the sole purpose of some good ol’ comfort eating.
I just wanted a real burger and fries….mcdonalds or wendy’s just wouldn’t suffice.  If i was gonna have crap…it was going to be good, yum yum in my tum kind of crap….
and then mom called….right before i felt any motivation to get up and move.
 
just the sound of her voice..asking me how mamma was…had me crying…and longing for a home cooked meal…and a hug lol….i don’t get it.
so anyways…conversation over…feeling like i was 10 all over again…i was ready to get my eat on.
 
I love road trips.  i love being on the road…just driving…even if the destination is unknown.
this time our destination was preplanned.  We travelled over an hour to cottage country for burgers and fries.  Not just any burger…we are talking about Webers burgers.  this place always has line ups out the door…but just like anything good…it is so worth the wait.
 
I was going to take a picture of my food…but i think i got way too excited….and totally forgot until it was all gone.  i couldn’t just take a picture of my leftovers…that would just be cruel!
 
So since we were there…we rolled our bodies to the car and headed here:
 
 
We couldn’t have travelled that distance and not stop in. that’s just crazy talk!  remember all that awesome candy you ate as a child and can no longer find???  well you can find it here.  talk about sugar heaven.
i was pretty good.  i got a very small bag of chocolate covered raisins…and maybe ate half of them.
i don’t really enjoy sugar on a good day…and these were just super sweet.  too sweet.
 
And as in true bee fashion, the guilt started rolling in before we even made it home.  it’s not that the food wasn’t good…because it was…..
i just came to the realization after i ate it…that it honestly wasn’t as fullfilling as i had built it up in my head.  i realized that i actually enjoyed eating the way that i eat….and i would have been completely fine not eating that burger and fries.
i guess that applies to everything in life.  the grass is always greener mentality.  you tend to think that the things you don’t have are much better than the things you do…and more often than not…when you get on over to that greener grass…it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
 
oh well…it still was an awesomely fantastic day.  i would be lying if i said i didn’t feel super guilty about it….but we went for a long walk in the evening with the pup…and it sorta made me feel less guilty about my carb splurge.
 
and that’s my story kids.
 
this song has been stuck in my head since hearing it at a party on Saturday.  this used to be my “get ready to go out and party” song…so it’s old.  it’s a good Monday song kids….click here


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