WTF Wednesday, I failed at parenting and coffee filters.

Y’all I have failed at parenting, big time. I’ve let myself down, the kid down, MacGyver and the entire vegetable industry. I’ve let them all down. I sent the kid to the grocery store for an onion and he came back with garlic. Where did I go wrong?


In the kids defense he has a scientific mind. And he doesn’t like onions anyway!

I may have told you that MacGyver has been watching youtube videos like crazy recently. It’s our nightly TV viewing as of late. Anyway, he had a series of videos in the cue last weekend. Most of them were boring guy videos like how to make a forge and how to make your own swords. But one of them caught my interest. After watching it I was appalled and I can guarantee you that I will never eat this ice cream again.

What the hell is in ice cream that would keep it from melting for over a week or even a full month! The only thing that comes to my mind is embalming fluid.

Why couldn’t MacGyver find a video like this about Wendy’s Frosty’s and Reeses Peanut Butter cups because then all my problems would be over.  I’d quit you Wendy’s and Reeses, I would!

You may know that I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead. Huge. I love all that is Daryl Dixon. I have said since the first season that if Daryl Dixon ever dies the Walking Dead will be dead to me. This week I read that there are certain indications that point to the demise of Daryl in the season 6 finale. I was already to start a riot but then Jesus took the wheel.

Jesus from the Walking Dead

Oh Jesus…

Last week when we got back from vacation I realized that I was almost out of coffee filters. Since I had to go to Walmart to pick up medication I figured I would get some then. I got the medication, some soup, Gatorade, lactaid and other crap but I forgot the coffee filters.

The next day I had to go to Walmart again because they didn’t have one of my medications the previous night. (I think that’s a ploy they use to keep you coming back because no one ever goes into Walmart and comes out with one thing, no one.)

One thing at Walmart, nope
I figured since I had to go pick up the medicine I’d get coffee filters.  Of course the medicine wasn’t ready and was going to take 15 minutes so I ran over to the food aisles to get a few things for dinner that night. I got some soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese and biscuits. (I made creamed chicken with biscuits last night, it was low fat and delish.) I also got my medicine but again, I forgot the coffee filters.

After dinner the kid and I ran over to Walmart because I realized I was out of magnesium and by now you should realize that once again I forgot the coffee filters.

forgetting shopping list

Dammit, I never remember my list. Someone should make a purse with a built in chalkboard….

This morning I was completely out of coffee filters and yes we have a keurig but one cup of coffee at a time, in my opinion, is for beginners. I refuse to use the thing except for tea, otherwise, it’s useless.  Coffee should be made by the pot. period.  Who drinks one cup of coffee anyway?  Just, why?

So I created my own filter by using a paper towel, and for the most part it worked but I’ll be headed over to Walmart shortly for coffee filters… just as soon as I pick the coffee grounds out of my teeth.  Hopefully I remember them this time.  It’s quite possible I could get distracted by the reeses peanut butter cups and the Wendy’s that is located right in front of the store.  Dammit.

WTF, it must be Wednesday!

Gastritis is a bitch

On Saturday afternoon we arrived home in Clearwater well rested but exhausted at the same time. Does that make sense?

Even though we were away from the day to day stresses of work we were still running around and doing all kinds of fun things with family which kept us quite busy. In 7 days I only had two of them when I had less than 20,000 steps a day. Obviously vacations are good for my fitness!

vacation planner

Sadly, I’m that girl…I plan all the activities down to the last detail.

Fortunately vacation never really feels like working out but I guess we did do a lot of walking around at the drum circle and going from restaurant to gift shops and I did run a lot on the trail. Here are some highlights.

Shell hunting

MacGyver teaching our niece how to find sharks teeth.


Oh, how I wish but no, that is not MacGyver’s ferrari., even worse, it’s not mine either….



The closest I like to be to a gator. It’s a safe bet I would have no problem eating this one.

me and lynne

Me and the beauty behind the damsel fly project

the family

The family enjoying the drum circle.



Remember when I said gone fishin’, I meant it!


Me and Hanky poo

A little puppy love.

On Friday I had an appointment with my doctor to once again discuss my headaches as well as my recent stomach troubles. Turns out I have a case of gastritis, an infection, and a possible ulcer. I’m on 2 types of antibiotics and an H2 blocker which helps to cut down on the excess stomach acid.

I started the medications late Saturday night. They do tend to make me nauseous and they also give me a headache, (how’s that for irony) but that’s not the worst part, antibiotics can also cause dehydration.  Depending on whether they affect your potassium, sodium or calcium, you can experience muscle cramps, fatigue, an irregular heart beat and even changes in your blood pressure. And guess what, I happen to be one of those people who always gets dehydrated while taking antibiotics.  In fact, I get dehydrated without them so it’s like a double whammy for me.

I vowed not to let it happen this time and I drank so much water I drank I had to get up to pee 6 times during the night. For that reason I cut my Sunday long run to 8 miles. Apparently even that was too long because I ended up with a migraine so I may have to cut back on the long runs for the next month because yes, I’ll be on the medication for at least that long. I won’t even know the extent of my stomach problems until I see a specialist and I’m sure there will be more test so I’ll be taking extra care not to do any more harm.

Dehydration is no joke and neither is gastritis, even though I’ve been able to get even with MacGyver with my own dutch oven’s.  😉

dutch ovenThat being said, I’ll still be running just maybe not as long as I’d like to. And now, I need to get myself  to work.

Tell me about your weekend, did you do anything fun?
Have you ever had an ulcer or gastritis? How long did it take to heal?