The great Mother’s Day Flood of 2019

I hope that all of you moms out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day.  I wasn’t able to spend mine with the kid because he doesn’t have any available time off right now and I couldn’t fly to Columbus so we had to settle for some facetime.  I sure do miss him but we chat at least 3 or 4 times a week.  MacGyver was a total sweetie and brought me these:

Roses for mothers dayWe had also acquired a washer earlier in the week, it’s a long story so don’t ask but anyway, MacGyver went and bought all kinds of hoses and things to hook it up so that I could have two washers because let’s face it, it’s sort of my dream.

batshit crazyAnyway, it took a few hours to get everything all hooked up and to re-organize the laundry area so that we could accommodate two washers but we got it done.  Just 10 minutes later I was washing the comforter off the bed.  And just 15 minutes later I went to check on it and my laundry area and spare bathroom looked like this:

floodAnd then it took about 4 more hours to clean it all up and move the washer back to the garage for repairs.  So, that was fun.  I’m still holding out for two washers, that dream will never die.

So, let’s talk a little about last week, shall we?

Even though I am mostly walking with an occasional jog here and there, I still managed to walk over 30 miles last week.   Thirty.

yesYeah, I was pretty happy with it.  Also I lifted weights 4 days last week so basically, I’m a full on fitness fanatic now and you should totally follow me on Instagram.  Kidding, but speaking of Instagram, if you don’t follow me, then you probably missed my post of Charlie’s mating dance.

I’ll share it with you here so you don’t feel totally left out.Cute, isn’t he?

 

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And just because I haven’t posted a picture of him in like a hot minute, here’s a good one of Coo Coo Ka Choo on top of one of his ‘houses’ that he loves.

coo cooI totally meant to update last Friday but I was swamped with work and didn’t have the chance.  Anyway, I was dying to show you some of my favorite things, including my new entry rug.  The UPS guy and the  Postman both cracked up when they saw it.

lolI got mine on clearance from TJMAXX but I’ve seen similar ones on Amazon.

Well, that’s it for me, gotta jet.  Have a fabulous Monday, if that’s possible.

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

WTF Wednesday, it’s all about the protein

So all during the month of April I ate very healthy foods and I didn’t snack or over eat.  I also ran or walked when I could but mostly I lifted weights with MacGyver.  A solid month of that and I stepped on the scale and was completely shocked.

exercising and not losing

Yeah, I gained a pound.  I mean, I know it’s only a pound but I gave up Wendy’s Frosty’s and Reeses Peanut Butter cups for this!  What the hell?

So I asked my doctor about it because I was sure the steroids had somehow damaged my body and he told me to try to eat more lean protein and healthy fats.  Jesus, is everybody on the Keto train now?  I mean, not that I don’t think you’ll lose some weight but I read Bob Harper’s book and while I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I still like to think my diet is much healthier.

So for the first week of May I’ve been eating more protein but I’m not eating a lot of fat sans the occasional avocado.  I’ll see how much I lose at the end of the month before I decide if more protein is the key.

Diets suck

As far as exercise goes, I’m still not running.  I decided to take some additional time off to make sure my legs are completely healed before starting again, but I am walking every morning.  I’m up to 4 miles a day.  I’m also still lifting weights because I love the way my arms are starting to look.   And when you factor in that it’s already in the 90’s here and humid as all heck, walking seems a lot more fun that running.  Except for the bugs.

It’s love bug and gnat season.

swallowing the bugs

Actually, this morning I swallowed a pair of love bugs and at least 4 or 5 gnats.  Does anyone know how much protein is in bugs?  Maybe I can add that to my daily total.

WTF?  It’s Wednesday!

Have you ever eaten a bug?  Accidentally?  Or on purpose? 

Seis De Mayo or the day after Cinco

Good morning.  I trust y’all had a fabulous Cinco de Mayo.  We celebrated by eating tacos last night.  Woo hoo.

cinco de mayo

Yep, that’s how we do.

MacGyver and I spent the weekend in Nokomis.  Saturday was my mother in laws birthday and we really wanted to be there so we could spend time with her.  After a year long battle with ovarian cancer her last scans came back clear so we had a lot to celebrate this year.

We had a wonderful dinner at Luna, an Italian restaurant in downtown Venice and then we hit up the 3rd annual Venice Wine and Seafood Festival.  We ended the evening with some very rich chocolate cake back at our house.  If you’re ever in the Sarasota or Venice area, you must visit Detwiler’s Farm Market.    It’s an Amish market and I got the chocolate cake there and it was absolutely heavenly.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased anything there that I didn’t love.  You have to visit this store.  I think they have 4 or 5 locations and they specialize in fresh and organic products at great  prices.  Seriously, go there. You will thank me forever.

On Sunday MacGyver and I were doing a bit of work in the yard when MacGyver heard a huge splash in the canal. When he went to investigate, he found 2 manatees playing right in our backyard!  I managed to run into the house and grab my phone and capture a picture of one of them.

manatee

This is my backyard, I mean, how lucky am I?  I love manatees.

And birds.  But y’all knew that didn’t you?  In case you’re wondering, we still have Coo Coo Ka Choo.  I’ve grown attached.  He’s only let me pet him a few times but that’s all it took.  And he is getting real comfortable having the lanai all to himself, he even has a few favorite spots picked out.

Coo Coo Ka Choo

Isn’t he the most adorable thing ever?  I know.

I think I told you that I got an earlier appointment with the immunologist, right?  Well, I did.  He was super nice and spent a ton of time with me.  He also conducted several breathing tests which I passed with flying colors.  He is going to be doing some allergy testing on the 15th of this month.

He had me go get a test to see what my pneumococcal antibody titers are because apparently if they’re low, then he needs to do some additional testing to determine whether or not I have an immunodeficiency.  I got the results of the antibody tests back and they seem low to me but I’m not a doctor so I guess I won’t find out until I see him again so I’m still in limbo but at least some things are getting done.

How was your weekend?

How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?