Eat Drink & Be Mary: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

For today's post I was planning on recapping a weekend spent with T, but no thanks to this good ole snow storm I was unable to make it to see him.  Valentines Day plans canceled.  And making me one very unhappy girl.  After a week full of snow, cold weather and canceled plans I felt the need to vent with a couple of my rants and raves.  So here you have it-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

The Good.

+ I am so thankful for a dad who was willing to come to my rescue Thursday and help me get out of the driveway.  {When I thought I was well on my way to SC.}

+ {After making it all the way to I 77, the on ramp was not plowed leaving many cars stuck on the exit.}  I am incredibly thankful for the two men that helped me back onto the highway, pushing my car back to freedom and avoiding be stuck and stranded there.  It touched me that two strangers were so willing to help without being asked, expecting nothing in return.

+ During said failed attempt I relied heavily on God's guidance and his control over my safety.  I swear I could feel him protecting me, and my rear wheel drive car, through those last miles of unplowed roads & exit ramp.

+ The snow may have ruined my plans (not once, but twice) but the snow sure is a beautiful sight.

+ Online Shopping, also known as retail therapy.  I indulged when I realized my plans fell through and needed a pick me up.  *Cue the perfect timing of INPINK, sending me a $20 gift card through a giveaway I entered on GBO Fashion's blog.*  I am beyond ecstatic to receive my items in the mail.

The Bad.
+ I broke down (emotionally, not my car) once I was finally headed back home; realizing my Valentines day plans were officially crushed.  I prayed for God to help me keep it under control so that I could safely make it back home, not looking through teary eyes, and for understanding in his timing.  Not one minutes later, one of my favorite songs came on the radio.  Maybe this one actually belongs under 'The Good'?

+ The fact that I'm not in SC right now.

+ My headaches have come back, more frequently, again.  Stress related possibly?

+ I'm almost out of coffee creamer, with no telling when I'll make it to the store next.

+ I got very into a Criminal Minds episode the other day, only to realize that the entire show did not record 30 minutes in.  

+ I can never paint my nails on my left hand as well as I can on my right.  #firstworldprobs #lefthandedprobs
sounds like me.

The Ugly.
+ The aftermath of, snow + a snow plow + a dirt road.  Ugly.  {It's offical I'm over all this snow.}

Ps. I finally got up the nerve to create a facebook page for this here blog.  Any tips for me?

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  1. Oh no!!!! I am so sorry you did not get to see your guy this weekend! I get really cranky and emotional too when I don't get to spend time with mine. I turn into a little kid and start crying like I'm homesick lol. Hope you guys get some quality time soon to make up for this!

  2. Goodness gracious you had quite a time this weekend, huh?! Love your honesty + your positive outlook..can't wait to listen to that song! Happy Monday, doll. Xx.

  3. Hi Mary! Just found you on the Funday Monday Link-Up... sorry to hear about your snow-adventure :( And I completely feel your pain on the coffee, DVR and nails - spot on!


  4. Oh my gosh! I got a rush of anxiety reading about you getting stuck in the snow. I seriously think I have PTSD from all the winters I spent driving when I lived in the mid west. So glad people came to your rescue.

    I also spent a good amount of time online shopping this weekend... probably too much time and too much money haha

  5. I'm sorry your VDay plans were cancelled, that sucks! Just know that at least you have someone special who you have plenty of other times to celebrate your love with.

    I also got the InPink gift card! I have to wait til payday though to use mine but I already picked out what I'm getting and I'm excited!

    Thanks for linkin' up and BTW love your new blog design!!

  6. I'm sorry you had such a bad/down weekend. But glad you stayed safe. Hopefully you can celebrate this weekend or the next!!

  7. Girl.

    That's horrible!!

    At least you are (a) safe and (b) not stranded!! I know how that feels - banking on getting to your man and then boom your plans are crushed. Just know that it happened for a reason!

    Lastly - I feel you on the #lefthandedproblems

  8. Aw, Mary! You have every right to vent after such a stressful snow driving situation (I HATE driving in the snow!!!) and a ruined V-day!! So sorry that your weekend didn't turn out that great. I wish I had Facebook tips for you- I gave up on mine. I just couldn't commit the time to one more thing. But if you get it going and love it I hope you'll do a blog post with tips!!! Thanks for linking up with Manic Monday and I hope things start looking up this week! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

  9. GIRL!!! I can't believe you tried to drive in that stuff!! So glad you're safe!! :)

  10. Yikes! Thats’ quite the scary drive! I had a good belly laugh over the nail painting poster!

  11. I'm sorry about you ruined Valentines, I've over the cold weather too and the snow last week made with spring and summer would hurry up.

  12. Aww - I'm sorry it did not work out as planned, but I really did love that you found some positives in the weekend. That is great that you were able to get some help - and manage to snap some really gorgeous snow photos! Snow doesn't bother me as long as it doesn't involve me traveling anywhere! Thanks for sharing with us!

  13. I'm so sorry your plans were ruining, that must be so distressing! Hopefully you can reschedule and see him again soon?

    Corinne x

  14. I know the heartache of changed plans in a long-distance relationship. So, I get that disappointment. However, after being disappointed enough, I finally just packed up my car and moved 12 hours away from my family! Problem solved. Only the bad would be missing the fam. It was still my best move ever!

  15. Oh no! I hate when plans change, you get so excited for them and then they can change at any second. Hope everything goes better this week for you!

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