Bonnie’s Beach 🏖

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

Moving Day!!!!!!!

Hi!!!!  I know!  It’s been forever!  I know you missed my random updates.  😉

I have a lot of news to share with you!  Today is moving day!!!  I found an apartment about three weeks ago right before I left for a week long trip to Denver for work and play.  On top of that I had decided to play my hand at dating again.  It has been a bit insane for me lately to say the least!  Guess I should start somewhere near the beginning.  

You already know I was searching for an apartment, and it was stressful as all hell.  So I gave it another quick shot on a Saturday afternoon.  Checked out one.  Way too much for the piece of shit it was. So nope on that one!  Checked out another.  Nope!   Checked out another.  Hmmmmm.  Liked that one. Went to a place I had already been to to compare, but the closest move in date wasn’t until October, sooooooooo. Went back to the one I liked and snatched it up!  More than I wanted to pay, but it will be my space again. I have missed having a place to call my own. I can’t wait!!!!  Although I am moving this weekend in 103+ degrees.  I hired movers, because I don’t want to be the cause of death for people I care about.  Did I mention this thing is on the third floor?  Yep!  Movers!

So dating had been interesting. Lots of one nighters.  Not what you think!  Dinner/drink dates.  Good grief!  Even thought I had a potential second dater until he gave me some family bs story and cancelled on me.  So, I was all set to go to an event by myself last night and found a last second date to join me.  I mean, why the fuck not?  Ticket would have been wasted otherwise.  So yeah.  I should have just gone alone.  It would have been more fun!  Oh well.  Finally got to meet my coworker’s fiancé though, and she was awesome!!!!!  Total sweetheart!  They make a super cute couple!!!!  My hope is renewed!  

Work has been going well. We have a huge project that we’ve been working on in Denver. So I got to drag out intern to Denver to do some wiring and testing.  It was great!  Of course, I am used to traveling alone, so I was super stoked after I dropped him of at the airport and then I was free to enjoy CO through the weekend.  Woohoo!!!!  Hit up five microbreweries and did some hiking and some exploring.  I had so much fun!!!!!!  I will turn every business trip into a mini vacation when possible. I love to travel and don’t get to do it much on my own.  Hey!  Plane ticket is paid for already.  All I have to do is cover hotel and car and food for the extra days.  Can’t beat that deal!!!!

The mini me starts high school soon!  So insane!!!!  This past week was her first venture into summertime band practice. She is super excited about their halftime theme, and I can’t wait to see it!!!!!  So proud of my munchkin!  Although she’s going through a height challenge at the moment.  She keeps wishing she was taller.  I told her it’s better to stay where she’s at, because she’ll never find a guy to date who’s taller than her when she’s in heels.  The struggle is real people!!!!!  All of my current matches are 5’8″.  Seriously.  Wtf?!

Anyway, I am off to train this morning.  Then I pick up my beautiful angel, and we are going to get my keys to my place, and then we are going to start moving some stuff!  Yay!!!!!  I promise I won’t wait so long between updates again.  Sorry.  It has been busy busy busy. 

Love you!  Ciao for now!
Got an office again!!!!

  
Hiking Garden of the Gods!!!

   
    
 
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Vaginas Suck!  Sometimes.  And Some Other Things…

So!  This post is for the ladies!  For the most part anyway. It is actually the product of a conversation I had with a friend earlier today, and she suggested I write about it.  So guess what!  I am!  For the guys who read this shit, you might feel at times, how can I put it, uncomfortable?  You might learn something.  Who knows!  You may find a great deal of humor in this one!  Hopefully the women reading this will see the humor!  Please see it!  😉

Some of us are currently, have, will be, have yet to, or will never go through again the joys of being a woman.  Every.  Single.  Month. Or like some, once every three months, or six months, or sporadically.  Now I won’t go into details, but I am pretty sure you are on the right track with what I am referring to.  Thank you Auntie. We know you love to visit, but we wish your visits weren’t so frequent and annoying.  It isn’t just the inconvenience of your visit, it’s the hormonal insanity you put us through!  The uncontrollable urge to want to eat everything!  The crazy sudden outbursts of anger due to the lack of patience!  The random crying during sappy commercials!  The insecurity.  The bloating. The sleepiness.  The headaches.  The discomfort.  The list goes on and on.  For some it is a walk in the park. For others it is hell.  Pure hell.  Picture this. You’re sitting around after eating a huge meal, and what’s that?  You’re still hungry?  Seconds please!  Then!  You need something sweet!  Bag of peanut butter cups?  Gone!  Glass of wine?  That bottle was excellent! Get my point?  And even after that you could still probably eat that half a cake sitting in the fridge.  On top of that, while eating until your stomach could quite possibly explode, that damn ASPCA commercial comes on!  Damn you Sarah Mclachlan!  Damn you sad animals with the big eyes!  Damn you all!!!  Catch my drift?

That’s not the only reason why vaginas suck at times.  You’d think that’s enough, but wait!  There’s more!  Take the workplace for instance.  You work in a very male dominated field.  You work with a bunch of guys.  Your sense of humor is probably far worse than theirs, but can you crack the same kind of jokes?  Oh hell no!  While the boys can crack jokes laced with immature, sexual humor, you do it and they look at you like you just said the words vaginal discharge. Yeah.  That face.  It is a gross word pairing, but I am just using it as a reference.  Let’s face it, no one likes to actually talk about THAT!  Then you complain about something or someone, and it is automatically assumed you are just bitching.  Whining.  Complaining. On the rag.  You name it. Automatically labeled as hormonal. Never fails.  No matter how much like one of the guys you may think you are, you still have a vajayjay, and it can never measure up in the length department.  

Now picture you work in a female dominant company. Oh the cattiness!  Not only does everyone sync up like a Fitbit to Bluetooth, but then you’re all hormonally out of whack!  Being bitchy and being catty really are two different things, but they aren’t separated by much.  Catty is a bit more behind the back.  They are the things you say to others about someone ranging from how much something is not in their job description to how that new girl’s haircut makes her look like a boy. Shit like that.  The bitchiness?  The things you say to that person.  To their face. That’s being a bitch.  And we ladies are guilty.  You would think we’d unite over our shared joys of reproductive organs, but nope.  It’s like we are constantly in some sort of competition for what we don’t know, and we can’t help it.  It just is.  It just happens.  Vaginas suck.  

Although there are plenty of times when they don’t.  I’m not going into any details.  Ladies, take a moment and think about those joys.  Aaaaaahhhhhh.  Much better.  🙂  Now quit bitchin about my lady post!  I kid I kid!   We ladies are pretty kick ass, and we know we are.  We definitely don’t need dingleberries to prove it!  Onto the other things…

So I decided not to rent that room.  There are a few reasons as to why, but it will just be better all around if I don’t.  I will continue with my original plan of back and forth between my mom’s and dad’s.  It will be better for the mini me as well since she will be close to her friends over the summer.  Definite plus!  This also means that my current living quarters will be moved out of my car in order to use it as it is intended.  Basically, I’ll be able to shuffle teenage girls around as needed.  Not a bad thing!   

Training has been going well.  Workouts have been changed up this month, and even though I am supposed to throw in a couple days of HIIT training a week on my off days, I have been entirely unmotivated to do it.  I have just been so damn tired the past couple weeks, and I know I need to get my ass in gear!  I don’t know why I am being so lazy with this, but I really need to be running every day at lunch again. At least a walk or something!  But I don’t wanna!  I know I should!  But I’m not.  I’ll get back into it.  Just currently in a bad slump.  I’ll pull through I hope.  Words of encouragement are welcome!!!!  🙂

Anyway, that’s the sort of the randomness that’s going on in my life.  I was asked why I was single by the old guy I spoke to about renting the room. I was also told I was a strange woman for not wanting a man to pay for everything and be taken care of.  Yeah.  Guess I’m strange.  No wonder I’m single!  Hahahahaha!!!!  

Alright!  I am off to bed!  And I got some more art done.  Nighty night!!!

-Bonnie

   
                 

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Time To Stop With The Laziness!!!!

As most of you have noticed, I have not been in my car for quite a while. Why? Well, I have been lazy. Yes!  It’s true!  L-A-Z-Y!!!  I have been enjoying the comfort and convenience and family for a few extra weeks, but the time has come where I have felt that I have come to the verge of wearing out my welcome.  This is the feeling I was hoping to never feel when staying with anyone.  So, I am currently hoping to find out about that room for rent this week.  If it all works out I may have a place for the summer.  If not, I will be buying some battery operated fans until I do.  Maybe buying some screen material too.  Maybe rigging up a swamp cooler or something.  We shall see.  So keep your fingers crossed that this guy renting a room isn’t completely oogie!  I’m basically going to just shower and sleep there during the week.  If cats are welcome that’s even more of a plus, because one of mine is driving my mom nuts, and she’s threatening to throw her outside.  I am taking the threats seriously. So, unless someone wants to volunteer to watch a cat for a few months, I need to find a place that’s pet friendly.  That makes it even more difficult, but not impossible. Wish me luck!

A lot of you don’t know that I got some artwork done last Wednesday.  I am planning on getting more done in the very near future.  

  

It’s on my right shoulder and it is an ode to my grandma.  I miss her everyday.  The next couple I get will be for my mom and my mini me, and they will just have to see.  The pieces I plan on getting all have meanings to me whether the people they represent understand them or not.  Have no fear.  I will not be getting any tats on my face. You know. Just in case that thought randomly occurred to you and struck you with momentary horror!   

This past weekend was pretty awesome!  Tiring but totally worth it!!  Friday I had my brew mile and went to an art show in Deep Ellum.  My trainer actually ran it with me!  It was a ton of fun!!!  Then I kicked his ass at cornhole.  That was even more fun!  Saturday morning was a terrible day for training, but I went, and it was awful.  Between the serious lack of sleep and a lot of beer the night before, my body didn’t want any part of it!  None!  It was baaaaaaaaad.  That afternoon was my friend’s birthday gathering at a coworker’s house.  He and his wife made a ton of homemade pizza, and it was sooooooooo good!!!  I hadn’t eaten pizza in over four months, so I definitely enjoyed it! Beer, pizza, good people, it was great!  Hung out at her house that night where we watched Ouija.  It was stupid.  It was a stupid horror film   The funny part was that my mini me and my friend were both creeped out and couldn’t sleep.  I made it worse by cracking jokes in poor, horror taste, and I had a blast!  I don’t think she’ll ever watch another scary movie with me.  

Sunday was MayFest!!!  Annual tradition with the munchkin, and my friend joined us with her two munchkins.  It was a lot of fun!  Rode some rides.  Got to eat my fries Oreos and meat pies from the same vendor who is there every year!  Her food is so damn good!!!  Tried her gator bites, which were far better than any I have eaten at a Cajun place. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!  We walked around the vendors that were set up, and the two younger kids did sand art.  We rode on the Ferris wheel, and the mini me and I rode the tilt a whirl!  We were both super excited it was back, because it wasn’t there last year.  Got to pet the waterskiing squirrel!!  So cute!!!  Got to feed a white tiger!  That was pretty cool!  I’ll post pics of it all at the bottom.  

Anyway, I am super sleepy and need to get to passing out. Oh!  My munchkin has her colorguard tryouts going on this week!  Keep your fingers crossed that she makes the varsity team for her freshman year of high school!!  She is growing up way too fast!!!  She’s also super talented at what she does, and she loves it!  I am pretty sure she’ll make it, since she practices every chance she gets!  Alright, hope you at least slightly enjoyed the post tonight.  I have more I could write about, but it’s late.  I’ll write more in the next couple days. Good night and sweet dreams!!!

-Bonnie

   

               

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Back To It!

Well, I had better get ready to be back in the car!  After three weeks of house, dog and cat sitting, I have enjoyed the comfort of a bed, shower and privacy.  Now it’s back to gym showers and being aware of security driving by.  Thankfully the nights won’t be freezing, so the uvula should be happy.  🙂

Training is going well.  The added protein is definitely making a difference. Now if I could only get some sleep!  Let’s just say I haven’t been getting my 7-8 hours each night.  Sooooo sleeeeeeeepy. So I have a 5k on March 28th.  Then I am going to participate in a 15k obstacle race April 11th.  And just for fun, I’ll be throwing in a one mile beer run on May 1st!   These will be a fun way of seeing what I need to work on.  Woohoo!!!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick note about current happenings.  Not too much going on besides that.  I am off to sleep!  Good night and sweet dreams!!!

-Bonnie



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And There Goes An Hour Of Sleep…

Everyone loves a good time change, am I right? Maybe in the Fall. In the Spring, not so much. A glorious hour of sleep will be lost at 2 am, and it won’t be back for a while. It’s ok though! I’m good with it! More daylight in the evenings! Woohoo!!! I am a full on sun worshipper, and I love being outside when it’s warm. I’ll be out there when it’s hot too, although pools and bodies of water make the Texas heat quite a bit more bearable. So, for more daytime, I’m down with losing that measly little hour! 🙂

I know I haven’t written much lately. My home was in the shop all this past week, and I have been house/pet sitting the last couple weeks. It’s always strange being in someone’s home, and I hate trying to find things! I love being able to borrow their kitchen and cook up some good grub, but I hate having to open their cabinets and drawers to find cutting boards and utensils and all that fun stuff that makes cooking a little easier. I am more than happy to help out though and take care of someone’s home and furry family members. It’s very nice having the freedom to be able to do that!

Today was a pretty good day! Met a good friend for coffee before the gym this morning. Trainer tried to kill me again! Although I am not happy with my progress. I mean, I can see the difference, and I can feel the difference, but I am disappointed in myself. My trainer is awesome, and it’s totally not him! Don’t misread that I am unhappy with my trainer at all!!! I just know I can do more, and I constantly have mental battles with myself, and my weaknesses keep winning out. Especially over the past couple weeks. I know I am not eating right. The weather has been shitty. My mood has been shitty because of the weather. I haven’t been happy. I have been very lazy. Very lazy! It’s just straight down a steep hill on the roller coaster, and I need to make my way back up again. I need to get my head back on straight. It’s just frustrating to know what I was capable of before, and I can’t even do a quarter of those things anymore, and I just feel weak. I know it’s a long process. I know I won’t see changes overnight. But ugh!!!

Anyway, enough of that! You don’t really want to read about my gym time anyway! Mini me and her fellow cadets had their last competition of the season today. It was the championships, and they got second place! They were only .3 points behind first place.
😦 They did so well though!!! They were incredibly awesome!!!! I’m so proud of her!!!!!!! I’m so happy she has found something she loves doing, and she’s so good at it!!! She practices her butt off, and it shows!!! I love watching her do colorguard!
Angel pie, I love you so much!!!! You make me proud!!!!

Well, I am super sleepy!!! So with that I am going to attempt to get some sleep! I might dream of, well, that’s none of your business. 😉 Sweet dreams…

-Bonnie

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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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It burns!!!!!!

Still not in my car. Totally lounging at my dad’s this week, because I keep putting off reorganizing my “home.” I am being lazy. Yep! L-A-Z-Y! That spells not-getting-up-off-my-ass-to-do-what-I-need-to-do!!! 🙂

Besides that all is great! Work has been crazy busy, and I almost had a mental breakdown last week. From the craziness of a project to people hammering for crap to an ex idiot trying to say I have publicly slandered him and has sent a letter to the Texas Supreme Court and reports me to Facebook!!! Oh noooooooo!!!!! What will Facebook do?!?!?! Obviously they don’t give a rat’s ass, because they haven’t done shit. Oh nooooooooo!!!! The Texas Supreme Court!!!!! I really don’t think they give a rat’s ass either! Idiot! Dear god where do I find these losers?! Why do they find me? Why do they exist? All I wanted was to start this new year off great! And then BAM!!!! DRAMA!!! In my G D face!!!!! Whatever. It was last week. He’s an idiot. My life is great, and one loser isn’t going to ruin it, dammit!

So, I have started training. Started two weeks ago. Definitely feel a difference already. My trainer is pretty awesome, and very cute, which my daughter busted out with (and now denies). Yes. He is. But he is also a great trainer! I am so glad my old trainer recommended him! Different style than I’m used to, but that’s a good thing! Hitting the gym again is great!!! Although I let myself go for far too long, and I hate that I have gotten so weak and fat and just ick! Moving on…

So there’s really not too much going on over here. My mini-me has her first competition of the year this Saturday, so that’s pretty awesome!!!! She is doing great in school, and makes me so proud! I love my angel pie!

With that I am going to sign off. I don’t have much to really update you all on, and I’m sorry, but I know there were a couple of you commenting on my lack of blogging. I hope I have satisfied that hunger for Bonnie-isms. Have a great night!!!!! Sweet dreams!!!

-B

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Randomness…

I don’t really have anything particular to say this evening. Not really sure why I am even writing tonight. There’s no car update. The weather is shitty. I am tired. Hmmm…

So training has been going well. Still getting to know my trainer, and so far so good, although I did slack off a bit today. I was supposed to have a cardio day today. I mean technically I did. Dancing after midnight is still technically doing some cardio today, right? Totally makes sense in my head! So I did something at least. :). Then I went way over my calories today. They say lack of sleep can help cause you to eat more. And boy is it true when it comes to me. Food switch is turned off when I am tired. I will make up for that tomorrow.

Got to hang out at my mom’s today on the way back up from Austin. That was nice! I love my mom! She’s a little crazy, and I definitely know where I get mine from! Although I think I am a bit crazier. It’s always great spending time with her though. Had some hot chocolate with marshmallows, watched a little bit of Salt, and talked about cats and building her house and yeah, pretty much all the randomness we usually discuss.

Anyway, so that is all I am going to bust out with for now. Feel free to leave me a comment letting me know how boring this post was. That way I can keep writing about nothing just to bug you more. 😉

So on that note, good night and sweet dreams! Ciao for now!

Bonnie

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Just a Quickie

Well, I just wanted to write a quick note to let everyone I am still alive!!!! I know I know. I continue to slack on this whole blog thing. Yeah yeah. I’ll start writing more. It does strike me odd that any of you are actually interested in what I have to say, but just so you know, it also gives me the warm and fuzzies. 🙂 I like it!

So I started house/dog sitting and training this week. Poor dog. She is going to be so happy when her mama comes home! She is lonely, and I am not one to cuddle up with her, so I know she misses her mommy. Her name is Ginger. She’s a really good dog! Ugly (you know this, Min), but very well trained! Great dog! I also find the fact that she doesn’t like kids to be quite humorous. Yes. I think it’s funny.

So training is going to be fun! I really do enjoy it! I know it’s going to be hard and progressives get harder, but it’s still fun. So major props to my new trainer who makes torturing myself fun!!! I need this, and I know what the rewards are. I’m super excited.

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I am super tired. Have a good night everyone. Ciao!

-B

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