The weekend and some lessons learned.

On Thursday MacGyver and I decided to pack up the doggies and head on down to Venice for the next four days.  Since the parents are in Englewood now, there’s lots of things to do and new places to explore and we needed to get to it.  Not that we were looking forward to this……

Manasota Beach

      You’d probably sacrifice if you had to go down here too, right?

We packed up MacGyver’s Truck and loaded up the dogs and got ready to go.  This is how Boomer and Hank do a road trip.

dogs sleeping

Car rides make us sleepy….

And this is how Mommy road trips.


Lesson Learned: A 1 hour and 15 minute car ride is a breeze when you occupy your mind with some hard-core Sudoku.  Not even MacGyver’s driving bothered me. I know, it surprised me too.

I have been sick for the last few weeks. At first it was just a minor cold so I tried to keep running but by last Tuesday it was moving down into my chest and so I didn’t run at all for the rest of the week. That was not an easy thing to do but I took it real easy and I completely embraced my lazy side.


I have no shame in mentioning that I laid on my butt for two days straight and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But you know what? I got better.

Lesson Learned: If you’re sick or something hurts, rest! You’d think that would be an easy one but some people get injured or sick and keep right on running all the miles, even at the expense of their permanent health.  If your leg hurts it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize if you keep running on it, it won’t get better. ever.

Regardless of how you feel, if you have pets, they still need their exercise, so if they’re used to going on walks, then they still want to walk even if you’re sick. I didn’t feel much like walking the dogs this week so I found another way to get them their exercise and it worked like a charm.

dachsund and lab

Um, yeah, I’m pretty sure your body type was not made for this flotation device. Someone stop the lab!


dachshund on raft

You said surfing, this is NOT surfing!

Lesson Learned: Pets need exercise too. If you don’t feel up to walking them, find a pool. If you can’t find a pool, find friend who has a pool and doesn’t mind dog hair.  A lot of dog hair.

On Saturday night the parents wanted to take MacGyver and me to dinner. Originally we had planned on going to a new place that had just opened but when we got there the wait was 45 minutes so we went to another place. Unfortunately, the wait there was 1 hour and 15 minutes. The third place we went to was Pelican Alley.

Pelican Alley
There was no wait at all and we got right in and the food was awesome.  And the view didn’t suck either!  There’s nothing like eating by the water and watching all the boats go by.

Lesson Learned: Sometimes the last choice is the best choice, oh, and don’t wait til you’re starving to go to a restaurant, you might end up eating way more than you normally would. Not that I would know or anything.

ate too much

Could someone just roll me to the bed….

This morning I am feeling much better and I was able to get in 3 miles before 8am. I would have like to run more but it was so humid and hot, I just couldn’t handle it. Guess I should try leaving earlier or maybe come up with another plan.

Lesson Learned: If the weather were you live makes it uncomfortable or almost unbearable to run, and that’s what your weather is like 80% of the time, move! Or shut your pie hole and run on.

Hope y’all had a fantastic weekend.
Now, tell me about a recent lesson that you’ve learned.

Friday – 3 things

What does the CIA, I mean Google know about you? Well, now you can find out because Google has a new feature that lets you download everything you’ve ever searched for, and yes, I mean everything!

google searches

I’m sort of embarrassed to admit that I searched for ‘artistic poop’ and ‘yellow and gray poop’ but apparently I did. Not to worry. With the new Google feature you can also delete every bit of that data, yep, all of it.

Go to this page and click on the gear icon, then click on remove items and choose from the beginning of time and voila, all of your history is gone, kaput!  You can also download your search history, which is what I did because I like to go back and look at what I searched for and when I see things like ‘artistic poop’ I like to try to figure out just why I needed to have info about that.

You’re Welcome.

The Kylie Jenner challenge is stupid and you should not, I repeat, NOT attempt it. You don’t get lips like that from a shot glass people, you get Kylie Jenner lips from a plastic surgeon who uses a needle and injects fillers, period. I don’t even know why this is news. It’s just stupid.


These are not from a shot glass!

How old are your ears? Are they aging faster than you are? Well, here’s a video via Buzzfeed that will help you find out and it’s pretty darn cool if I do say so myself.

Um yeah, my ears are as old as Methuselah!

Tell me something cool you found online this week, or something uncool, either one.