Thursday, December 08, 2011

(One of) My Great Escapes




I’m gettin’ out of Dodge this weekend.  Leaving the city and all its Christmas cheer and incessant Christmas music in my dust.  Perhaps when I return I’ll be more receptive to these festive reminders but right now I’m a bit weary of it all.  It’s been bombarding us since November.

I’m pretty sure there hasn’t been a massive dump of the of the powdery white stuff where I’m headed.  The picture of me lugging my stuff through the snow was taken last year at the cottage.  Someone (who goes by the name of Beth) did a piss poor job of shoveling the path.  And, yes, I was wearing sweat pants.  They’re warm - and style is not an issue when you’re at the cottage.  Truthfully, style isn’t much of an issue for me anywhere but, as in all things, I do know right from wrong.  Sometimes my choices are right, sometimes they’re wrong…

While I’m eager and anxious to return to the cottage (a place of beauty, refuge and peace) that’s not where I’m off to this time.  Instead, I’m going to this beautiful place…




…where two wonderful people make me feel so welcome and so comfortable that it’s like a second home.  How lucky I am not only to have another “home” but to have such people in my life.

I’m a strong, competent and independent woman – have always been so and these traits have stood me in good stead now that I’m on my own.  But sometimes it’s awfully nice to be taken care of – to be in the capable, generous and loving hands and company of such supportive and amazing friends.

I’m hoping they don’t play Christmas carols the entire time, but if they do, I’ll sing along.  Which shows you just how special these people and this place are to me!



16 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

I hope your cheeks are as colourful as they were a year ago, Beth! I assume your destination is a few hundred miles due south.

oreneta said...

Have a wonderful wonderful time...your cottage looks fabulous too!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sounds and looks like heaven. Have a wonderful time being taken care of, Beth.
xoRobyn

Jaya J said...

looks really lovely :) i'm sure you'd have a great time there.
:)

Beth said...

GB:
Northeast! That picture was taken in the summer.

oreneta:
I will – and thanks.

Robyn:
It’s my version of Paradise. :)

Jaya J:
Always have…

Sherry Smyth said...

We all need to be pampered from time to time and I'm glad you are having that opportunity this weekend. Relax, enjoy and if you sing a carol or two something tells me it will be done with grace and even some delight -- because we are relaxed? Everything seems so much more enjoyable!!! xo

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Wishing you happy and safe trails and a christmas carol or two. Maybe a few christmas cookies and a roaring fire. And the perfect cup of coffee.

Zhu said...

I hear you, it's easy to OD on Christmas-y stuff in the city! I doubt there is much snow on the ground in Ontario... for now.

Beth said...

Sherry:
Relax, sing and enjoy your time away, too!

The Bodhi Chicklet:
…and a great book, great company, laughter and perhaps a walk in the snow…
Wishing you a wonderful weekend - have a hot toddy (or two or three) for that cold!

Zhu:
It’s snowing in TO today…kind of hoping it doesn’t stick around.

Cid said...

Hey, if that gorgeous cabin is anywhere near Collingwood come to Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday in Thornbury - lots of fun all day and I'll be hanging out at the Cheese Gallery. Have a great weekend.

nursemyra said...

Enjoy the break Beth

laughingwolf said...

enjoy your weekend break... and yeah, nothing like supportive friends, any time of the year!

DWei said...

Good to see I'm not the only one getting overwhelmed by the Christmas "cheer".

Enjoy yourself out there!

Barrie said...

Hope you're relaxed and enjoying youself as i type this comment. Personally, i'm holed up in a hotel, writing, and taking a break from Christmad too. ;)

2Peeeps Health and Fitness said...

the day of escaper hehehe

Angie Muresan said...

Friends like yours are special. Enjoy the escape.