Category Archives: Mr. Best Things

Things I Miss…

1. My vanity.  Lovingly bought for me by Mr. Best Things.  Lovingly covered in thrift store bling by yours truly.  Love that cake stand.

2. Tommy. I don’t get to drive Tommy, but money keeps disappearing from my accounts to pay for him…

3. Chelsea.

4. Running with Mr. Best Things.

5. Kisses… oh the kisses I’ve missed.

6. Cuddles in the late afternoon sun.

7. Making dinner for someone.  Every time I cook he says it’s amazing.  Every time.

8. Mr. Best Things.

No matter which side of the country I’m on, there’s something and someone to miss.

As much as I’m trying not to focus on the hard parts of why I’m here, I thought they did deserve a post.  I am truly happy to be where I am right now, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss my own bed once in a while.

Stay positive, stay in the moment, stay connected.  The rest will sort itself out.

Or that’s what I keep telling myself 🙂

March Reflections.

relieved that I think the winter is over.

running more outside and loving it.

determined to move towards a cleaner diet.

addicted to coffee.  See above.

loving my costumes in the show.

making time to exercise consistently.

noticing how much I miss Mr. Best Things in the evenings.

thankful we’re both working great jobs right now.

proud of my friend Emily for spending the last year teaching in Dubai and thriving there.

watching episodes of The New Girl and laughing my butt off.

anxious for quick change rehearsals on Saturday.

happy to be here, in this moment.

ready to get crafty again.

working on accepting myself unconditionally right now.

marveling that I’ve been gone from Mr. Best Things for 7 weeks already.

wondering the exact date of our reunion.

changing my attitude towards my body one thought at a time.

I got the inspiration from this post from a blog called Elise Joy.  Please go check it out if you have time, I find it very inspiring…


Things have been crazy the last 7 weeks.  I have moved across the country, started my dream job, moved in with my parents, and missed the heck out of my boyfriend.  I gave up a lot to be here.  A show, Chicago, that started rehearsals today.

And yet,

I am so thankful.  To be here.  Right now, in this moment.  There have been hard moments.  Tears, frustrations, questions, and trials and there will be more.  But I know, in my heart, that I am where I am supposed to be.  And that makes all the tough stuff easier.

I get to tap dance on the Festival stage.  In sequins and sparkles.  In fantastic wigs and state of the art microphones.  With the help of some of the most amazing artists this country has to offer.

I am so thankful for this moment.

PS- Stratford is a beautiful little town, you should come and visit!

Valentine’s Day

We did our Valentine’s Day a little early this year because I was leaving for Stratford.  We spent the day together, getting the house in order, buying groceries, making pancakes, napping on the couch, and generally enjoying each other’s company.

We made red velvet cupcakes. They were good, but not great.  I’m in search of an amazing recipe for red velvet.  They’re my favourite.

Mr. Best Things got me roses and made a sign that said “I will love you until the last rose dies”.  The biggest rose in the centre is fake.  Cute, eh?  We actually met working on Beauty and the Beast which is centered around the rose.  Very fitting.

We made cream cheese icing for the cupcakes.. which was amazing!  We ate it on pancakes the next morning.

I did a little art project for my Valentine’s Day present to Mr. Best Things.  It’s just some song lyrics scrolled out and coloured in.  Took me a while, but looks kind of cool!

Here’s our little dinner set up.  We even made sparkly place cards with glitter and glue.  I made potato gnocchi in a mushroom cream sauce.  Amazing.

All in all, our second Valentine’s Day together was marvelous.  I think we may have started a new tradition.  Staying in, doing crafts, and baking together!

Away We Go.

Let me draw your attention to a little post I wrote a while back… here it is.  I posted about my “Virtual Dream Board” on September 16th 2011.  The first thing I wrote about was “Performing at the Stratford Festival”.  I am happy to announce…

To put it simply, I have been dreaming about this moment since I was a child.  I have been going to see shows at Stratford my whole life because I grew up really close.  This is the biggest, most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.  And it’s happening now.  That’s a crazy feeling.  My brain is exploding with happiness, anxiety, excitement, and fear of the unknown.  We start Friday.  I am thrilled, and terrified.  And my heart hurts because I had to move across the country and leave Mr. Best Things to cook for himself (hope he doesn’t starve..).  I miss him so much. It’s going to be a crazy hard next couple of months, but when your dreams are coming true in front of you, you grab them, right?  I want to write about this experience so I never forget what it felt like when this moment occurred.  Thank you for reading my ramblings and letting me express my excitement. This dream is 10 years in the making.

What’s your biggest, scariest dream?  The one that you need to write a virtual dream board about?!

Mini-Date Night.

We’re all busy. Right?  I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to spend quality time with Mr. Best Things.  Not in the car, not late at night, or early in the morning.. then when?!  Anybody have some busy people tips for lasting love?

I’ve got one for you!  When you find an hour with nothing to do, do something.  Quick, before the hour has passed you by!  We managed to make this happen the other night.  The Alberta Legislature is covered with beautiful Christmas lights, and even though Christmas is long gone now, we picked up some hot chocolate and went for a wander through the park together.

Here’s how it went down:

I had to pick up Mr. Best Things from work across the river.  I put on a cute headband (of my own creation!) just because and headed out the door.

It gets dark super early here, like 3:30 pm the sun starts going down.. I’m serious. But that means that dates that are better experienced in the dark can happen at 5 pm!  Lucky.  I drove over the river and it was such a lovely night I just had to suggest heading out for a walk.

We picked up some Startbucks hot chocolate (yum!) and parked Tommy in a very conveniently located parking lot and headed out.  Here’s the “Ledge” with only a sprinkling of Christmas lights pictured.  There were lights EVERYWHERE!

There was a huge tree in the middle with a beautiful star!  There were even speakers with Christmas tunes playing!

How beautiful is this?  All lit up!

There’s a flame that stays lit all the time to commemorate the centennial (I think.. I read the sign.. it just didn’t sink in).

There was even a skating rink!  Mr. Best Things looks cute, eh? Like a little kid!

A perfect, cheap, fun, spur of the moment mini date night!  It was so fun!  I wish we could make this happen all the time.  But I guess it wouldn’t feel so special then, right?

Do you have any tips for having fun date nights even when you’re a busy couple?

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