Some ice cream, a cupcake, and a donut all go to the pool….

I’m not gonna bitch about the heat or anything since I live in Florida and y’all are probably thinking, ‘hasn’t she lived there for like a billion years?  Doesn’t she realize it’s hot in Florida?’ and yeah, I do.  That being said, dayum, it was hot when I left this morning.  I’m pretty sure the bottom of my shoes melted off while I was out there.

I'm melting

Because we didn’t really have much of a winter I keep forgetting that it’s almost summertime and that means if you want to get your run in, you have to run early in the morning or very late in the evening and I’m a morning person, for life.  Truthfully though, I’ve been walking almost as much as I’ve been running lately and I’m okay with it.

A few months ago I took a little break from running and realized how hard it was to get in those 10,000 steps on my fitbit.  So, I challenged myself to get 10,000 steps a day not counting what I get from running.  Last week was the first week that I pulled it off for the entire 7 days!

fitbit steps

Sweet Step Success!

I never realized how hard it was to get those steps until I started tracking them.  It’s crazy hard, especially if you forget to charge your fitbit or you leave it off after you shower….I wish my fitbit would track swimming because that’s something I plan to do a lot of this summer.

MacGyver and I took a trip to Target yesterday intending to stock up on some pool rafts.  I say intended because I couldn’t make a decision.

Let’s do something fun, let’s vote, lets vote on my new raft!  Here are your choices:


The Creamsicle

cupcake float

The cupcake

ice cream sandwich float

The ice cream sandwich

And last but certainly not the least,

donut raft

The donut float!

Which one would you choose and which one should I choose?

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope that you don’t have to work today and that you are able to spend time with your friends and family.  Today is a day to be thankful and to remember all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country so that we can enjoy our freedom.

MacGyver and I are keeping it low key.  The Kid is off today and so the three of us will probably do a little BBQing but other than that we don’t have any real solid plans, that’s sort of the way the whole weekend has been thus far.


I ran 35 miles last week, spread out over 6 days.  I took a rest day on Sunday.  I was going to walk a bit on my treadmill but MacGyver is determined to teach all of the animals how to use it and so it was occupied.

ducks on the treadmill

Cmon Daisy, this thing is just ducky!

I also got quite a bit of housecleaning done.  I like to wake up very early in the morning to water my plants and sweep the floors before anyone else gets up.  I find it cathartic but MacGyver thinks it’s weird.  He woke up early on Saturday and after looking all over the house for me he finally came out to the lanai where I was sweeping up the floor.

Sweep walking

He just shook his head and looked over at the dogs who were out there keeping me company and said, ‘Mommy’s sweep walking again guys.’  He cracks my shit up.

Later in the day yesterday I did manage to get a little crafty and make another mermaid.  What do you think?


I’m going for a run this morning and then I’ll be spending the day with my family giving thanks for all of those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.    I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

What are you doing today?

It’s Genetic, I come by it naturally.

Today is Mom’s last full day here, she has to head home early Friday morning.  There is no time to be sad however because we have to fit about a weeks worth of shopping into one day.


Not that we haven’t been shopping since she got here it’s just that when Mom realizes it’s down to the wire, she kicks it up a notch.  Some people may call that power shopping but I call it ultra shopping and let me just state for the record, the Queen of ultra shopping is my Mother, bar none.

She wears me out.   Seriously.  It’s a good thing she’s retired because it takes a hell of a lot of time to get and clip all of the coupons and savings passes and such.  Oh, and then there’s the math.


Um, yeah, shopaholic logic.

Lucky for me, I usually have an idea of what I want and I can pretty much stick with the plan.


This is me, at Target!

I do want everything but only if I feel like I’m getting a good deal because I’m all about saving money.

Yeah, um, sure.


I’m pretty sure this will be on my tombstone

On a serious note, I’m going to spend some quality time in the mall with my Mom.  I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.  (It is possible to spend quality time in the mall, really.)

When is the last time you went shopping?

What did you buy?