I’m back! What? You didn’t know I was gone?

I’m still alive, you know, in case you were wondering.  I ain’t gonna lie it was really hard to leave this view.

View of beachI’m sure you understand.  Anyway we are home and have been for several days but I’ve had some things going on and haven’t been able to update until now, but here I am so let’s catch up.

First, we were in Nokomis until late Thursday night.  We spent a lot of time with MacGyvers sister and her husband, and the parents and we had a lovely time.  I got some great pictures of the beach.

Nokomis beach at Casey Key

Casey Key is amazing!

And I got some great pictures of some seagulls.

seagull

They really are cute so long as they don’t fly over you….

And who can forget about the fish?  Not that we caught any that were substantial which is why I am going to show you just one picture and it’s the picture I took from our dock.  You can see the millions of mullet that are in there and also you can see that the water seems milky.

mullet

Those are mullet, maybe not millions but close enough.

I’m not sure what’s going on with the water but MacGyver and I are convinced it is the reason we didn’t catch any ginormous fish.  It has absolutely nothing to do with skill, trust!

You may also remember I told you that we were working on some craft projects.  Well, I am prepared to show you my masterpieces.  Yes, plural, because I made two…so far.

The project that we were doing involved several steps.  The first step was to remove all the backing of a picture frame and then use clear caulk and seal the glass to the back of the frame.  Then you draw a picture of what you want the finished piece to look like on top of the frame.  For this project I wanted a seahorse.

seahorse drawing

I painted this seahorse onto the glass

Once you’ve drawn the picture you then place shells or sea glass or beads or whatever you want over the picture.

seahorse shells

The shells are all laid out.

Then you pour an epoxy resin over the shells and let it set for the next 48-72 hours.  After waiting for the resin to completely dry, you hang your masterpiece.

seahorse pic

Voila! A new masterpiece for the bathroom.

And this was the second one that I did, a Mermaid.

mermaid girl

We even hid shark’s teeth in the projects.  I need to get a better picture of this one, it was actually really cute.

I’m sure I’ll be making more of these.  It was such a fun thing to do but I gotta be honest though, for now, I’m all crafted out.

On Friday morning MacGyver and I got up and took the dogs down to see the peacocks.

peacock fan

I’m not tooting my own horn but this one kind of had a crush on me.

They were in rare form.  It’s mating season so they haven’t left the farm all that much which is why we had to go see them.

After walking the dogs I headed off to the chiropractor.  While at the chiropractor I found out something about my health that had no relation to why I was at the chiropractor, and it was quite disconcerting.    I’m not ready to talk about it yet and probably won’t be until I see a few more doctors but what I will say is that I chose not to do a long run this weekend and I think the mystery of the migraines may no longer be a mystery.

I swear I’m not doing the vague blogger thing, I just don’t want to speculate on something that I don’t really have all the answers to just yet.

Anyhow, since I didn’t get a long run in MacGyver thought a nice little kayak ride was in order and so that’s what we did on Saturday afternoon and y’all it was lovely!

kayaking

This is a secret trail in Safety Harbor that not a lot of people know about.

MacGyver on his kayak

This man always knows how to make everything okay.

With all that was going on and despite my health concerns, I did manage to run 32 miles last week.  I also cross trained with kayaking and a little yoga and I did 3 weight routines.  Go Me!  😉

And now you’re all caught up, well except for the canine chronicles….

Boomy

I’ve just been hanging out waiting for food or treats and the occasional walk.  Anyone? 

 

Hank the tank

I don’t really care so much about food or treats but if you ever leave me alone again, I’ll piss all over your favorite pillow, just sayin.

And now, you’re all caught up.

What did you do this weekend?

6 thoughts on “I’m back! What? You didn’t know I was gone?

  1. My daughter just saw her first peacock last week. She was amazed by the “eyes” on her feathers. It was so cute to see it through her point of view. She was mesmerized.

    Love the seahorse project btw. So beautiful. You could sell those for real.

    • Awe thanks Haley, we are so lucky to have the peacocks, they even eat out of our hands. It’s such a joy to share them with family when they visit, the kids especially love it 🙂

  2. I hope you figure out your migraines!

    I like those craft projects; they’re cute.

    I ran on Sat, met up with a friend and had to deal with a dead cat on my driveway!! 🙁

  3. The pic of that peacock is absolutely stunning!! And I am so curious re; the solving of the mystery of the migraines, as I get them too. 🙂

    • I am so lucky to live around the peacocks, they really are beautiful creatures! And, I will definitely be updating on the mystery as soon as I find out more. You have my word. 🙂

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