So, today....I got up for my morning run..and couldnt find my ipod anywhere...anywhere....nowhere....I was helped by all members of my family to no avail....I was devestated...and shamefully...thats no exageration. I LOVE my Ipod....it goes with me every single place and if my house was on fire, and the people and pets and pictures were safely on the curb, Id beg the firemen to please save my ipod. My run in silence was horrible since I had to listen to myself think...and today, I had a lot of thoughts...which axes the whole reason why I love to run in the first place..it clears my mind..which obviously didnt happen without my ipod..and grocery shopping tomorrow I imagine to be not much better....When we were driving away from my Mum's house..I will shamefully and emarassingly admit, I cried..I cried openly on the street..My mum consoled me with hugs and no judgement..my husband with hugs, kisses..and I cried all the way to the Tim Hortons drive thru....pathetic, slightly...honest-100%...THEN: Then
On the way home we went to Waterton Lakes..I used to love this place. Every year for years, I came here in the middle of dead winter because its remote. The whole village is boarded up..empty..ghost town with snow drifts as high as the building roofs...there was 1 hotel that stayed open..it had no Tv, no phones, no cell service...It did have a large cozy fireplace, a small pub stocked with crown royal and cokes (hello, my fav) and Baileys/hot choco's at night...books, crib boards, poker chips and decks of cards. It was our runaway from the world place....Unfortunatly, it was also built in 1926...and 3 years ago burned down. I have refused to go at all near Waterton...but the ipod situation this am, made me agreeable...
My last runaway there in 2008.....
the gas station in town:
Man, I LOVED being lost here...
Picture I stole from the internet..another reason for my season of choice being winter...there wasnt anyone else there..unlike this promo shot
Until today...bla! Crappy moment of weakness...this made me sad all over again...Even the red payphone booth which was how I called home to check in was gone!..Bla!
I madly love
my Bunny, Madi for making me feel better tho..Yes, she's 10 years old and half a foot shorter than me..When we were in Lethbridge, I took her to the fair..admission for 10 and under was free...the lady in the booth didnt believe me that she was..Mad didnt help with her "but Mom, I'm really 11" then giggle..Nice.
Edited to add: I painted a couple of pine crates for Monica and her photography business a few months ago. I distressed and oiled for an aged antique look..she just emailed me this shot of one....it made me smile BIG.
I LOVE babies.....sleeping....in adorable lil hats.*grin*