I am all cozy right now in a beautiful little hotel room in Becancour Quebec. I’m sitting down to write with sniffles, the beginning of a sore throat and achy joints. Hmmm…I wonder why? Says me.. AKA Wonder Woman (in my own mind)
Well…I kinda sorta did this to myself!
As you know I was on tour through the United States for a month with my amazing Mom. The mission was to show glamjulz to as many prospects as possible! That was a great adventure and definitely another story.
Got home, outta flip flops, back in to boots and time to get all my ducks in a row for the One of A Kind Show!
Having done the show for 12 years now I have very strict rules for myself while I am there. NO sugar, NO alcohol and NO salty stuff until the show is over! Water, water, water and lots of fruits, veggies and other healthy choices that I overload my cooler with or as I like to call it my “lunch bucket”.
…so not sure what happened this year.
I snuggled up to my friends at Mad Batter Bakers and nibbled on broken cookies that they couldn’t sell anyway. Come on I was doing them a favour!
Then I cruised on over to my neighbours at Christy’s Gourmet Gifts just to make sure their Christy’s Crunch was as delicious as it always is.
While I was at the show I got a call from my good friend Jason Bantle, (amazing wild life photographer if you haven’t heard of him). He was in town for a visit and wanted to bring me a bottle of wine….so what did I do? Asked him for Salt and Vinegar chips to accompany the Trius Sauvignon Blanc.
Okay so now I am eating cookies…sampling chocolate, drinking wine behind my booth and enjoying the salty magnificence of salt and vinegar chips.
Why am I in Quebec? Because I’m on my way to Halifax! Why am I headed to Halifax? Because I thought it would be a GREAT idea to tour through the US for a month, launch my new website, participate in the One of A Kind Show and then head directly to the Maritimes for their gift show.
My dear friend Rozi once said to me, “Monica we all feel sorry for ourselves once in a while…allow yourself a 15 minute pity party and then move on”
This advice means so much to me. I can be the queen of the pity party…it’s terrible. I can be completely grateful for all of the activity that I generate in my life and then I can also be that little devil that says…”this is too much, I want to sleep in, why do I have to do all this?”
Just so you know, I can’t stand that voice…she irritates me and she tries to gobble up and take over the voice that says, “Wow! This is my life and I created it! Woooo hooooo”
I blame that voice on the mass consumption of sugar and salt in the last week and she has now completely compromised my immune system with her evil tactics!
Well guess what? I’m not letting her…I have switched from wine to Mom’s homemade Kefir with OJ..I’ve got Cold FX, Echinacea and Oil of Oregano on the go! I will gargle with salt water till I reach the ocean and then I’ll just drink it!
Halifax I am READY for you and I cannot wait!!!