Tuesday and some tangents

For some reason I keep thinking it’s Wednesday.  I have no idea why but I just keep forgetting that it’s actually Tuesday.  Weird.  Maybe it’s because I didn’t run this morning. 

Sometimes when I take a day off I get all out of sorts but that’s okay because I’m determined to take a few days off each week and become a smarter runner this year.  And also, it was cold this morning.

Actually, those are perfect temps for running and typically I love to run in weather like we had this morning but I planned to take the day off and so I did.  And really, it’s pretty easy to stay in bed and cuddle when this guy is beside you.

Yesterday after I finished working I headed out to the garage and three hours later we are now a little bit closer to having a clean and organized garage.  Don’t get me wrong we’re still weeks away but at least there is now a work bench with about two feet of space for activities and such. 

Trust me, it’s the little things.

I still have to reign MacGyver in to prevent him from utilizing the freshly cleared spaces.  Last night he tried to sneak a drill press down from the man cave upstairs and I almost killed him.  I joke about it all the time but secretly, my biggest fear is this,

After 3 hours in the garage I needed some craft time.  Since the garage is a work in progress the dry sink project that I have been dying to work on for months is on hold and I have been relegated to doing other craft projects.  That being said, the wreath I made last night was fun and I love the end result.

st paddys wreath

Cute, right?

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with weird attractions in foreign countries.  My latest obsession is a road in France that disappears twice a day ends up 13 feet under water.  I mean, how could you not want to see this? 

I’m not sure I’d want to drive across it but I’d run across it for sure. 

Were you aware of the disappearing road in France?

Would you drive across the disappearing road?

Garage MaHal

Last week I ran 35 and a half miles in 5 days.  I took Wednesday and Friday off just to be on the safe side since I was having little pains in my shins and ankles, and yet somehow, I still managed to get in 129,652 steps for the week.  I know, it even surprised me.  No weight loss of course because that would just be insane.

The good news is that I am now down to only 5mg of prednisone a day so hopefully I won’t gain any more weight and what I have gained will come off soon.  I have all of my fingers crossed. 

If nothing else works, I might try this workout.

We had a very productive weekend around here although some may not think so.  I say that because MacGyver and I started a project that we are a full two days in to and will probably take us at least a month to complete.  This weekend we took on the colossal task of cleaning MacGyver’s garage.

I did not take a before picture but if you look at the picture below and imagine a garage that is 4 times bigger and has twice as much stuff, that would be accurate.

Yep, it’s pretty bad and I’ve been promising MacGyver forever that I would help him organize.  The problem is as soon as I clear a space and turn around, he’s piling something in the space and it drives me insane.  So this time we’re going about it a bit differently and when a space is cleared, it stays that way or I will quit.  And since MacGyver hates cleaning, he’s fully cooperating.

I don’t know how long it will stay clean once it’s done but the last time I cleaned the garage it stayed that way for exactly 11 days.

It seems a shame to work on it for a month if it’s going to be messy again in 11 days…

After all of hard work over the weekend we decided to watch a movie last night and since we didn’t see anything on Cable or the 3 streaming services we pay for, we went to redbox and rented Crazy Rich Asians.  I liked it but I wish I wouldn’t have heard all the hype first because it didn’t live up to my expectations.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was good, it just wasn’t as great as I thought it would be.  Next time, I think we’ll just leave the house and go see Glass.  That’s a movie I really want to see.

What did you do this weekend?

On a scale of 1-10, how messy is your garage?

WTF Wednesday, you’re invited but please don’t come.

Has anyone else seen the save the date letter one bride sent out to her potential guests that’s been circulating on Facebook?

Maybe they were just being thoughtful and giving their friends and family fair warning of the costs associated with the wedding they were planning. Or maybe they just didn’t really want anyone to come, maybe they wanted a private affair but instead of saying so they planned a wedding that no one they knew could afford to attend.

My takeaway was that instead of spending all that money on a wedding, maybe they should put it towards something useful, like grammar and spelling lessons.

WTF, It’s Wednesday and I’m nt a wedding planner but maybe she needs one…