Bonnie’s Beach 🏖

My Life. My Experiences. My Love. My Words.

It’s a Little Bit Funny…

…this feeling inside. But seriously though, isn’t it?

I’ve had a lot of changes in my life over the past few months. None of them bad, that I can recall. I have been anointed with amazing luck at this point in my life. All of it unexpected. All of it amazing!

I would go into more detail, but it’s not quite the right time yet to discuss everything. As much as I have ranted in the past and discussed personal matters, I am trying to conduct myself in a perceptively more mature way. What I will tell you though, is that the heart is an amazing muscle!!!! Don’t ever underestimate it! I say this to you as much as I say it to myself. It has helped me survive over the years, and even when I think it couldn’t break any further, it continues to beat and to thrive. I’ve always promoted loving with all you have. Sometimes that is extremely difficult to do, but what’s the point of life if you don’t love it?

During spring break a couple of weeks ago, I took my amazing mini me, aka Angel Pie, camping for a couple of nights. She and I had never done that as just the two of us. We organized all the camping stuff, grabbed my two tents (we weren’t sure which one we’d have to use), the hammocks, the sleeping bags, all that fun stuff! This had to have been the most organized camping trip ever! We stopped at the store on the way out to Mineral Wells State Park. Living in Fort Worth, Mineral Wells always seemed so damn far away! I pulled up Waze, and MWSP was only 35 minutes from where I currently live. We were almost disappointed how close it was!

They had one spot available when I had gotten online to reserve the spot, and it was only for one night. We were at the rv portion. Which was totally fine. We had no one across from us, no one near us, and it was awesome! We got there early to set up our site and then went out looking for a place to hike and check out for the afternoon. They have climbing there!!!! We decided to free climb around the area. Lots of really cool spots to climb up and down and get into precarious situations. It was a blast!!!!! That evening we get back to the site, ride our longboards around the camp circle (which was perfect from where we were at since it was mostly downhill), and we got the hammocks hung up and the fire going. It was a beautiful night!!!!

The next day we knew we had to pack up, which sucked, because we really want d to stay another night. No open spots for the second night and no cancelled reservations. Bummer! But!!!! They had primitive camping available. We have never done this, mind you. We have never hiked out to camp. Ever! So, we decided to just go for it! Why not?! Let’s just say we fell in love!!! Yes. It was just one night, but it was greatness!!! We filled up my Camelbak, grabbed a snack, bungee corded the crap out of our hammocks and sleeping bags, took the couple of essentials just in case, and headed out. Now, we were exhausted from spending the day climbing and hiking, and we decided to hike some more. We got to our spot, hung up the hammocks, and were worn the fuck out. We basically relaxed the rest of the evening.

The fun part of this is how you don’t realize how cold it can get sleeping in a hammock. Our first night was in a tent, on the ground, with mats under us. I hadn’t planned on sleeping in my hammock at all, so I never packed up my over quilt. Never crossed my mind! I woke up in the middle of the night to my mini me asking me for my sweatshirt. I informed her I was currently wearing it, and I suggested she join me in my hammock (thankfully I have a double and a couple singles, I brought the double, whew). The hammock sleeping was super comfy until then. But it was much warmer!!! Still had a blast!!!

We waited the next morning until the other campers packed up and headed out. We wanted to be lazy and enjoy our time out there. It was amazing! We had a nice little hike back, got some coffee at the camp store, and went out climbing one last time. We were so tired and worn out, but we had so much fun! We met and climbed around with a family that we met out there. Super sweet people!

What a great short trip we had!!! Even though we weren’t far from home, it made us want to do more. So now we hope to start camping over the weekends when we can and when the weather will hopefully be nice. We probably need to practice a bit more before we do any crappy weather camping. Just sayin.

Anyway, I thought that would be fun to share with you. I hope you have an amazing weekend enjoying whatever it is you enjoy doing.

Love,

Bonnie

Me and the mini on the first day!

Awesome pic the mini got! These smelled absolutely amazing!!!!!

The view was incredible!!

We had a blast taking photos on the rocks!

Our campsite the first night. Didn’t have the hammocks up yet.

Sunset on the first night was gorgeous!!

Fun selfie the first night! Flash was a tad bright…

Our second night spent in the hammocks this time. This was out at our primitive spot.

Fun little pose on our last day. Love that girl!!!

My mini is pretty awesome!!

Quick video of the lake. It was so peaceful out there!!!

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It’s Been A Whole Week!!!!!!!!

So it is Tuesday yet again. I kept meaning to get on here and write, but then laziness would take over, and I am prone to falling into the black hole of laziness. It seems the fatty tissue around my brain enjoys lounging as much as possible. Thank God for the part of my brain that enjoys randomness and excitement and adventure! Woohoo!!!

So anyway, back to the point of this whole bloggy thingy. The last week has been a roller coaster. Work has been absolutely insane! Not the good insane either! The overwhelming one!!! Just trying to deal with that one day at a time. My trainer is still trying to kill me. We did legs last Thursday. If you know me you know I’ll push myself. I might stop for a quick rest, but I will keep trudging along. My legs hurt so bad Friday evening and into Saturday morning that my trainer had me get the foam roller out. Rolling out my quads hurt so badly I was shaking. Then my trainer started rolling out my calves, and I just wanted to cry. Damn you lactic acid!! Damn yooooouuuuu!!!!!!

The weekend was spent at my mom’s. Madi and I were supposed to go to my step-sister in-law’s baby shower. Madi wasn’t doing so great, so instead of risking contaminating the mother to be, we just stayed at my mom’s. We watched John Wick! Is was so frickin good!!! Anyway, I got some archery practice in on Sunday.

So, work is already crazy this week. Just an overload of insanity. Loving my time at the gym! Missing my mini me! The car has been comfy and cozy although I have been sleeping like shit lately. Frustrating as usual when insomnia decides to start kicking in. I am soooooo sleeeeepyyyyyy. And on that note I am going to sign off and enjoy my little cocoon. Sweet dreams!

-B

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Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh…My Cocoon.

Being back in the car I forgot just how comfy it was in here. It’s always a bit strange parking at the office since there’s some little “security” car that drives around. Whatev. As long as she doesn’t bug me we won’t have any problems. Just sayin.

I was so comfortable this morning that it was just difficult climbing back up to the front seat to get my flip flops on and grab my bag to get ready upstairs. Then I was alerted to what sounded like an animal being eaten alive maybe twenty feet from my spot. It was horrific!!!! There’s a creek that runs directly behind me, and there are plenty of wild things back there. But dear god! If you’re gonna eat something alive at least go for the throat within the first five minutes!! Geez!!!! I did finally get moving around 6 am, which is when a couple people start showing up around the building. The last thing I need is for people to see me in my zombie-like, morning state climbing out of my vehicle. Ugh! It ain’t purdy!!!

I am a little excited today!!!! I bought a hitch-mount bike rack off Craigslist today for $100!!! It can hold four bikes! It even has a feature where you can extended it out to where I can open the back of my car! Dude even gave me the lock he bought for it so no one can gank my shiznit! Now I just need to buy something to lock the bikes onto the rack. Thing is solid! And heavy! I’ll include a pic at the end. 🙂

Training is going great! We have now entered the phase where he is going to attempt to kill me. He has three chances a week at succeeding, but I keep on truckin! Everything always hurts two days later. So by Thursday my arms are going to jump off my body and run away in order to never be used again for strength training purposes. You think I’m joking. :-/ Thursday is going to be a leg day. I already know that is going to hurt like a mother fucker. Yep. Gonna hurt! But it’s such a good hurt! Unless I have to sit down… I think you know the activity I speak of. It’s happened to most of us.

So food wise, being back in my car, I haven’t really set anything up that’s special. Since I am back to watching my calories I can’t do too much sake drinking before bed, although that might be on the agenda tomorrow night. Mmmmm. Sake… It’s basically oatmeal or something for breakfast. Usually coffee and creamer in there. Trying to get my protein levels up, but even with my protein shake I miss the mark. Can’t really cook, so it needs to be something I can grab on the go that isn’t so over processed it’s just a frankenfood. I keep believing I will cook up stuff on the weekends to eat during the week. Yeah… That seems to be working in some parallel universe, but obviously not in this one. If anyone has any suggestions on how to add more protein to my diet while remaining calorie conscious, please share. I have heard that pea protein is all the rage now. Can anyone support this randomness? Anyway, seriously, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

With that I am off to dreamland. It be late. I be tired. Have a good night and sweet dreams.

-B

I love you angel pie!!!!!! 🙂

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Another Night of Cheating…

Yep! You read that right! Another night not spent in my car! I am cheating on my Tahoe yet again. It must be missing me. Strange to admit that it continues to grow on me, and the cocoon comfort that my vehicle provides is missed. I fear I would become some sort of hermit if I refused every offer to stay in a warm bed and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

Another cold front is coming in. That’s the weirdness of Texas weather. Eighty degrees one day, forty the next. I love the cold temperatures. I get to wear my scarves and boots and my new parka, but the breathing in of freezing air does not bring joy to my uvula. Yeah. My uvula. It doesn’t like cold, dry air. While I stay perfectly warm all nestled in my blankets, my uvula is subjected to freezing cold air all night long. And let me tell you, when the dangly, internal throat flesh is unhappy, I am uncomfortable all day! No bueno. So what I thought was going to be my main concern on cold nights turned out to be something I never would have guessed, what’s a girl to do? Maybe I need to go buy a sheet to keep over my face all night, but then that gets stuffy. Maybe buy a face warmer thing to sleep in, but then it gets damp from breathing. Lord knows at some point my mouth falls wide open and chainsaws commence! So now I need to find maybe a battery operated humidifier? I don’t think anything would freeze on really cold nights. Although thinking and finding out are two completely different scenarios. Maybe there a battery operated mini heater? I mean, I can always use rechargeables… Guess I’ll just have to go online shopping for randomness tomorrow. A very good friend of mine offered to help me design and build some sort of battery/solar station to be used for an external heater or whatever I need or could use it for. Thank you, Bare. I’m still needing to research it a bit. I’ll work on that this week.

Anyway, this weekend was a pretty great weekend! Had my mini-me since Friday night when we went to see the Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth. Always a fun thing to do! Got to see a bunch of the cousins in town from Maryland, as well as the ones who live nearby that I hardly ever get around to seeing. This to me is sad, knowing that I have family so close, and yet I don’t put forth the effort to see them more. Maybe it bothers me that I do this? Maybe it bother me that they don’t put in any effort either.

Saturday was our turkey day, and boy was it worth the wait! Didn’t eat until 8-8:30, and we all pigged out! I got my homemade apple pie!!!! Thank you mom!!!!!! 🙂 Today was a lazy day. I did bake my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies though! WOOHOO!!!!

Alright, I am going to be signing off now. Back to work, dark and early! I am going to have plenty to do in the office! Dream of unicorns and rainbows and all that sparkly stuff! I know what I’ll be dreaming about!!! :*

Nighty night!

-B

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