Random things and a Ca-nine one one

Yesterday I was craving spaghetti all day, seriously.  And for once in my life, I had all the ingredients, including the gluten free noodles.

squirrel

Hallelujah!  Clearly Jesus loves me.

So, I laid out all the things I needed for later when I would actually make the spaghetti and then went back to work.  MacGyver got home around 5:30 or 6:00 and as luck would have it, he was craving something all day too.

beer and wings

We made a compromise and I cooked the spaghetti and we ate a very small amount and then we went to Smokey Bones so MacGyver could have all you can eat wings.  I had a baked potato and broccoli because wings, uh, no thank you.  Especially at 9PM!

wings

Afterward, we came home and little Hank was trembling.  He wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t figure out why.  After we went to bed he made the most horrible sound and then threw up all over the place.  It was horrific.  I felt so bad for the little guy and we were worried sick.  He didn’t throw up anymore but I stayed up with him until 3am just to make sure he was okay.  He seems fine this morning but if he seems at all sick at any time today, I’m taking him in.

Baby Hank

I can’t have my baby sick.

Because I didn’t want to leave Hank alone for too long, I went for a fairly short run this morning.  I ran down by the park where we located Baby P’s mom and reunited them and I was so happy to see the family this morning.  Look how big Baby P is getting.

Baby P

I also thought I got really lucky because I saw something sparkly on the ground so I picked it up, put it in my spibelt and then kept running.  When I got home I took a closer look.

Glass

Nope, not the hope diamond, it’s a piece of glass.  Son of a bitch.

Our weather here has been pretty hot and we’ve had a ton of rain lately.  It seems to come every day around 11 or 12am and since I didn’t get to lay my mulch this weekend, I had to do it this morning before the rain came hence the delayed post.

What do you think?

landscapinglandscapingyard

gnomes

And now, even the gnomes are happy.

That counts as a workout right?

Is there a particular food that you crave more than any other?

Do you have any pets?

Responsibility is overwhelming sometimes.

I was trying to think about what we did this weekend and what all I wanted to tell you about.  In reality, it wasn’t much and I feel like MacGyver and I are both a little overwhelmed with home owner shit and all the responsibilities.

responsibility

It must have hit us both at the same time this weekend because we had a minor roof leak that we might have ignored for a bit too long but we couldn’t ignore it any longer, so we had to go get supplies and fix it.  We ended up getting into an argument in the middle of Lowe’s over what type of mulch is better.

fighting

That’s when we realized we probably need to get our shit together and take care of some of this stuff, so we each made a list and then we compared the lists to prioritize and that’s when I realized that maybe we don’t even live in the same house.

MacGyver’s list was things like, fix soffit and fascia on west side of house and pump septic for main bathroom, repair stucco on side of garage.  My list was replace carpet in spare bedroom with wood look tile and add a 2nd bathroom in the Nokomis house, rip out extra closets in master bedroom and expand the room, buy new sofa.

not on the same page

Last week I had a total of 35 miles in my workouts.  Only 20 of those were running miles, the other 15 were walking.  I’m okay with that.  Its summer and it’s ridiculously hot so running is not really at the top of my list of fun things to do.  Some days it’s just miserable and walking feels so much better so I play it by ear.

MacGyver and I did manage to do some organizing in the man cave and since the Kid moved out almost a year ago we have decided to put back the home gym.  It’s on the list, somewhere in the middle of re-landscape the front yard and replace the rotten wood on the back deck.

At least we’re eating healthy.  Check out these kabobs that MacGyver made on Saturday.

kabobs

You’re hungry now, aren’t you?

They were delicious and the best thing about that many kabobs is that you can eat them for days!  If you’ve never grilled chicken with pineapple, try it, it’s so good.  We also added onions and zucchini but we both preferred the pineapple.  It was the best.

Last week another sinkhole opened up about 40 minutes from us.  It swallowed a few houses and boats and has put many other homes in danger.  There is a video of the sinkhole actually swallowing the home.  That is one of my biggest fears.  I never thought about sinkholes when I was younger and I can’t really ever remember thinking about them before I moved to Florida though I’m sure they have them in other states as well, but they scare the hell out of me.

I have a confession to make.  I’m a garbage picker.  It’s true.  It’s MacGyver’s fault although I may have done it once or twice before I met him.  But let’s be real, if you saw something really good and in perfect condition just lying on the side of the road ready to be thrown out with the garbage, wouldn’t you pick it up?

What if you could get something like this?

Okay, I admit, at first I thought they were stupid too but that’s what MacGyver and I got this weekend and apparently those individual cars can be worth hundreds of dollars.  We got four of them in excellent condition and lots of extra parts. Boom!  Now maybe we can pay for some of these home repairs and improvements.

What did you do this weekend?

It’s pure bliss!

I’m just popping in real quick like because I have to tell you about something.  Have you tried this fruit yet?

Golden Honeydew

What?  No?

O.M.G.

You have got to try it.  It’s a golden hondeydew and it will change your life.  I wasn’t sure how to even describe it so I stole this definition from the internets.

Description/Taste
The Golden honeydew melon has a similar shape and texture to the common  honeydew. Its most obvious difference is its bright golden-hued skin. When ripe its skin is firm, thin and smooth. Its flesh is succulent, velvety and sweet. A faint aroma and a slight opening at its blossom end will also indicate ideal ripeness. An overripe melon is soft to the touch and it will develop a bitter flavor in its flesh. Like other honeydew melons, the Golden honeydew is relatively large, weighing an average of 4 to 8 pounds.

I found them at the local WalMart.  Go buy one and try it for yourself.  You will thank me.

Have a fabulous weekend!