Happy getting prepared day.

If you’re like me, the day before Thanksgiving is a busy time.  You’ve got to make sure you have all the things you need to cook a wonderful dinner and you’ve got to be super prepared for Black Friday!  In other words, this post will be short because momma likes to shop, and eat too.

First things first, I have a discount that I promised you and it’s pretty nice.  Check out this Black Friday special from Mizuno which is good all week long!

See, I told you I  had an awesome discount for you, 25% off and FREE shipping is a no brainer.  (Please note that there are some exclusions.)  Visit the site by clicking on the link and go ahead and knock some people off your Christmas list!

I’m sure that by now y’all have seen the video of the woman in Australia who realized there was a huge ass spider in her car and then she filmed it and continued to drive 20 minutes to her home!  You haven’t seen it?  Well, here is the news report:

 

Let me just state for the record that I would NOT have driven home with that monster spider in my car. Hell to the no!

And if you have any doubts as to what would have happened if I saw ANY spider in my car, let me show you.

spider in my car

Totally accurate.

We’ve had a bit of cooler weather around here and my dogs have turned into the most cuddly creatures on Earth.

Hank and Boom

Boomer’s all like, ‘please remove this peasant from my belly.’

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

Are you cooking or going to someone else’s house to eat?

Will you be shopping on Thursday or do you wait til Black Friday?

Running when there’s a serial killer out there, somewhere…

MacGyver went hunting very early this morning, (like 3AM kind of early.)  I was still sleeping but woke up at 5AM ready to get my day started.  I love it when I have the mornings all to myself because I can get ready pretty quickly and get out the door to go running.  I even like to leave before the sun comes up and run a bit in the dark.

Mizuno shoes

But that didn’t happen this morning.  I got paranoid because it was still dark at 6:15 and in case you don’t know about all the things happening in Tampa Bay, we have a serial killer on the loose and it’s definitely affecting me and when I go running because mostly, I run solo and mostly, I’m afraid of serial killers.

For the record, I don’t live in Seminole Heights or in the vicinity, I live across the bay but I’m convinced with all the media coverage and the police presence, he’ll head over here.  I still ran but I waited til the sun started to come up.  Safety first.  Of course just as I finished and rounded the corner of my street, I saw two police cars rolling past my house, slowly.

Obviously, I searched the county 911 calls and realized it was a ‘supplement’ call, which I also googled to find out the meaning.  It seems like all if good for now but it didn’t help my paranoia.

It looks like this will be a good day to stay inside and shop online. Check back tomorrow, I have a black Friday special coming from Mizuno that you don’t want to miss!

Would you change your running habits if there were a serial killer in your area?

12 miles and the batshit crazy party planning widow

We had a relaxing if not a tad busy weekend over here.  The most exciting thing that happened was that I logged 12 miles of running!  For real.  8 miles on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday.  I seriously wanted to call the pulmonologist after and tell him about it but I didn’t.  I took a picture of my stats and a particular finger but I refrained from sending.

MacGyver and I and a friend of ours went to an auction.  I love auctions.  MacGyver registered and I even got my own number but I never got the chance to use it because everything that I wanted went to high to fast.  It was depressing.  After a few hours I was over it.

Yep

MacGyver wanted to stay so we arranged for him to get a ride home with his friend and I took the truck home.  When they showed up a few hours later they had a few rugs they had gotten at the end for 10 bucks a piece and I got this Nate Berkus rug which I am in love with!

Nate Berkus

I think I’m slightly addicted to throw rugs.  I bought at least 10 this year.  Obviously I have issues.

On Sunday my Mom, MacGyver and I headed over to Costco to get some things my mom wanted to take back to Tennessee.  It was uneventful until we went to the checkout and then all hell broke loose.

MacGyver was a bit ahead of mom and me so he went to the checkout lane and was pulling out his card while we started to roll the cart in.  At the same time this lady swooped in from the side and started unloading her cart.  MacGyver told her that we were already in line at which point she started slamming her items onto the conveyor and she screamed at him and said ‘no you weren’t’ and accused him of trying to cut in front of her.

He tried explaining the situation but she just kept yelling and cursing at him and then she got right in his face and started screaming ‘f*ck you’ at which point MacGyver may have called her something I’ve never in my life heard him say before.  All of the sudden she started screaming at the top of her lungs and crying and she said, ‘My husband died yesterday and I have to plan a party for tomorrow.’

bat shit crazy

MacGyver said something like, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t know that’ but she continued to curse at him and scream.  So, MacGyver backed up and told us he didn’t need anything in the cart bad enough to deal with this nonsense and he started to leave.  Right about that time a manager came up and told us that she would ring us up at another register, far away from the woman, (who at this point was still screaming.)  And by now she was telling me that she hoped I die soon so that MacGyver would have to be miserable for the rest of his life.  Lovely.

I wish I was kidding.  I really do but I’m not and it got even uglier.  We peacefully checked out and thinking the crazy lady had left we went to the food court to get something to eat because I was afraid we might encounter her in the parking lot and I wanted to avoid that at all cost so I thought we should delay our exit but unfortunately, she hadn’t left.

batshit and dont know it

MacGyver had gone to get a table and Mom and I were ordering when the lady approached us screaming.  She told me that my husband was an asshole and that she hopes I die soon so that he will have to live a lonely life.  Then she ran towards MacGyver and stuck her middle finger so close to his face I was pretty sure I was going to have to intervene because I knew if she hit him he wouldn’t hit her back.  Fortunately for us, she had upset most of the people in the checkout lanes and management was close behind so when she saw them headed towards her, she left.

Y’all it was the craziest thing I’ve ever experienced.  Just insane.  Several members of management came up to make sure we were okay and apologize to us, even though it was in no way their fault, and many of the other shoppers came up to say how crazy the lady was.  Many said they were super impressed with our level of restraint, but honestly, I just felt really sorry for her because the way she was acting pushed people away and this is a time she probably needs them most.

MacGyver said if she needed to postpone her party, surely people would understand, I mean, her husband just died.  Who hosts a party a day later anyway?  It didn’t make any sense at all and what was even more disturbing was the fact that she was out there driving somewhere with all that pent up anger.

Try as I might, I just can’t excuse her behavior just because she was grieving.  I have never been in her situation but I can almost assure you with 100% certainty that I would NEVER act that way.  Never.

When is the last time you went to Costco?

Have you ever encountered a crazy person in a store or public setting?