I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar five years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic and miserable. It was hard, but I got there and the reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

This is a personal blog. A place that I share #refinedsugarfree recipes and other family favourites.

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To begin, I am going to say I love bees and still do. I know how important they are to our planet and I have a much deeper appreciation for them in my recent experience with gardening... anyway...

Two weeks ago I was stung by a few bees on my left ear. They attacked me.. they came AFTER ME and as much as I tried to get out of their way, they stung me anyway. Anyway, it hurt needless to say but more than anything else, my ear was itchy for a week afterward and blew up so I looked like I was a pro boxer (or maybe a terrible boxer) with cauliflower ear. Since then, if I have heard the buzzing of a bee, I get a shooting pain in my chest and look for the nearest building.

So, it was fathers day yesterday and my husband, son and I were in the vegetable garden, planning Summer crops, weeding and pruning before heading out to lunch. It was a beautiful day to be outside. Wonderful Spring weather with the warm sun on our backs. Do you see what's coming? Uh huh.

Yes. ANOTHER. BEE. This one decided to sting me on my head, in the parting of my hair. With the loud buzzing by my face, this time I had a pretty good idea what was about to happen - so I ran. I ran so freaking fast, I was just about to dive through our kitchen window to get away from this bee. I could have done it you know. And maybe broken my neck in the process. But, unfortunately no amount of running helped. The poor bee got tangled in my hair and stung me just before I took my running jump.

This one bee sting really hurt. After we took the sting out, I put some ice on my head and took a antihistamine. I was fine and we enjoyed the rest of the day. Well today I woke up looking like I came out of surgery for wisdom teeth removal. The right side of my face has puffed up like one of those puffer fish and I am red as a beetroot. I actually got to the mirror this morning and laughed out loud at the creature staring back at me. Thank goodness I am not getting married today is all I could think.

One of my next projects is to set up a bee hive and make honey. Good Idea? haha