Halloween 2016, the Theme

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenie!


Hank wanted to dress up as a muddin weenie but we aren’t going to the cabin so we had to go with another costume instead but I promised him I’d use the picture.  (At least that’s how all of this went down in my head).

In reality Mom and I went shopping this weekend and bought costumes for all three dogs Hank, Boomer, and her dog Shakespeare.  She couldn’t find anything she really liked for her dog and since she had already gotten him a Police Dog shirt in New York a few months ago she decided he should be a cop and then somehow I got it in my head that we had to have a theme.  Because it’s Halloween and what’s Halloween without a theme?  Hello?

And so the quest began.

What goes with a cop dog, more importantly, what goes with Shakespeare Dee Oh Gee N.Y.P.D.


First I decided that if Shakespeare was a cop then Boomer Should be a criminal but prisoner uniforms are hard to come by last minute and for a large lab it’s nearly impossible.  So we thought maybe we could find a prisoner costume for Hank but that didn’t work out either because we couldn’t find anything in his size.

We finally realized that Hank had a sheriff hat so we decided to stick with the original plan and let Hank be a sheriff, Shakespeare a cop, and Boomer could be a grumpy old man since he already had the costume but I wasn’t all that excited about it.

And then I went to Pet Supplies Plus to get breath treats for the dogs.  And they had a sale.  On dog costumes.  And while they didn’t have prisoner costumes for Boomer they did have a cute cow one and they did have the perfect costume for Hank to compliment Shakespeare’s cop costume.

Hanky the donut

Hanky Bag-o Donuts!

And Boomer is a cow but I’m not sure he likes it although he did rip the costume off the coffee table first thing this morning and bring it to me so apparently he wanted to get dressed up.

Boomer the cow

Let’s Mooooooooooooooooooove it!  I like to moooove it moooove it.  Hehe, you like my Cow humor!

Did I mention, Boomer is a funny guy?  He is.

How cute are these guys?

3 dogs in costumes

Well, apart from the fact that they are all three trying to find a spot to pee.

I dressed up like Shalane Flanagan this morning and ran 5 and a half miles during which time the kid texted me.

text from kid

Of course I was out running and maybe doing a little of this which is why I hit the wrong letter when I meant to reply, am I?

pokemon go

Fortunately, the kid gets me.

Also, for all you Dr. Who fans, I saw the greatest thing yesterday and I had to take a quick picture so I could share it with you.  If you don’t already have this you need it or maybe you don’t but I do.


I’m putting it on my wish list for Christmas.

And with that, I’m off.  I’ve got to change out of my first costume and into my second one.  I’m going to be a human pin cushion for some blood work.  I wish I could skip to the third costume but unfortunately I still need to get those blood test…..and since I need them I couldn’t think of a better day to have them than Halloween.  I sure hope the Phlebotomist dresses up like a vampire.  At least that will be more interesting.  Am I right?


Happy Halloween Witches!

Are you trickin or treatin?

Do you dress up your dogs? 

It’s Friday and National Chocolate Day

Happy National Chocolate Day!  Yes, it really is.

National Chocolate Day

I’ve been indulging in Reeses mini peanut butter cups because I’m a fool and I read they were gluten free but then I read I was eating the wrong ones so I’m not going to be recommending any chocolate to you.  Use your own judgement on that one.

Moving on.

Yesterday MacGyver and I spent some quality time at the accountant’s office getting our quarterly taxes done.  It was a blast.

Time with the accountant

Our accountant has a young granddaughter whom he raises and she’s really adorable and usually we don’t see her but she was out of school yesterday and happened to be in the office.  She’s five and was playing video games in the back of the building when we came in and the accountant was helping her set up the program.  The poor thing was coughing uncontrollably.

After a few minutes our accountant came up to meet us and we went over to his desk and then a few seconds later his granddaughter came bouncing in and said the computer froze.  So the accountant said, ‘Oh, I’ll go fix it, sit down and chat with the nice people honey’ and then she sat down and proceeded to cough in our faces for the next 10 minutes WITHOUT COVERING HER FACE!!!


This was the gist of the meeting off and on for the next hour or so. It was torture.

When MacGyver and I finished and got out to the car we fought over the anti bacterial hand lotion I found in the glove compartment that had been in there for over 3 years.  Neither of us cared that it smelled like rotten apples or had mold growing around the lid.  Dammit it was going to protect us from kid germs!

That's right!

The next few days will be tense for sure…

It’s a good thing it’s National Chocolate Day, I need some comfort food.

Happy Friday!

What are your plans for the weekend?

WTF Wednesday – G Day

So yesterday was…

G Day

I am going to be really honest and admit right up front that I did not have high hopes.  I mean, I didn’t go in all negative either, but let’s face it, I’m not batting 1,000 in the medical arena so to say I was expecting miracles was putting it mildly, I was just hoping the doctor was more than  competent, if even only slightly so.

While sitting in the waiting room, my mom and I overheard the receptionist on the phone requesting medical records.  She stated that it was her third request in the last six weeks.  She then went on to say that she didn’t feel she was rushing them at all especially since they had referred the patient and expedited the request.  And then she said she’d prefer they fax the records because the patient was in the lobby and she said the name but I already knew because the medical Gods hate me.

I just looked over at my mom and shook my head….

I believe it

It was my name.  Of course.

The nurse came in and took my vitals and asked me the basic questions.  I gave her basic answers.  And then the Doctor came in.  He seemed like a nice enough guy.  I told him why I was there, showed him the records that fortunately I had brought with me, and then I told him all of the things that have been going on, the tests that I have already had, and have not had.  I may have also mentioned that I was a little miffed with the medical industry lately and their lack of compassion for patients.   And me in general.

Anyway, he spent about a half hour with me going over my various complaints and ordered a ton of blood tests and an x-ray, both of which I will have to schedule at a different facility because, insurance, so we will follow up after the results of those and go from there.  He said it wasn’t necessary for me to start eating gluten again because if I felt better without it, then I shouldn’t eat it.  No big revelations but who knows what we’ll find out from the tests, maybe something, maybe not?  Maybe more tests, only time will tell.  I mean, how many digestive diseases can there be anyway?

digestive diseases

How long can it possibly take to get through all of these?

This morning, I ran 5 more miles.  It felt pretty damn good after taking yesterday off.  And Pokemon Go decided to treat me to a Halloween treat and throw in some ghostly pokemon today.  I even got two new ones today, a Marowak and a Gengar.  I almost tripped over a curb when they showed up!  I’ve never even heard of Marowak before so if you’re one of the four people that still play Pokemon Go, this week is a good time to play!  WTF, it’s Wednesday, what else have you got to do?

What are you doing for Halloween?  Have you gotten a costume?