Tuesday Tangents, man flu…oh boy

MacGyver woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather.  Well, actually, he came home yesterday feeling a little under the weather and continues to feel bad today.  It’s nothing major, he’s just a little run down and feels crappy but in man speak, he’s practically dying.

And I’m over here like,

gas mask girl

Stay out of my space bitch

I was sitting here in my little bubble just minding my own business doing some data entry and watching the lovely Tom Payne on Kelly and Ryan.  I got up to go to the bathroom and came back literally 2 minutes later and the lovely Tom Payne had turned into a long bearded fat man with a bow and arrow in the middle of a field somewhere in the mid west.

What is this crap?  Why am I forced to watch hunting shows and gear heads all day?  I hope this is a one day thing or this illness of his may quickly turn fatal.

I went to the dollar store last night because well, I go there practically every day but that’s not the point, the point is I got the cutest little dish towel.

dollar tree find

Who says you can’t find quality at the dollar tree, that right there is a gem.

It looks like we’re going to be spared from any major wind or rain from Hurricane Michael and I have to say, I’m extremely grateful.  There is nothing worse than picking up storm debris including trees that weigh a shit ton.  No thank you.

I am saying prayers for all of those who will be affected and I hope that if you are told to evacuate you’ll heed the warning and do so.  Things can be replaced but you only get one life so cherish it and get the hell out of dodge.

hurricane michael

The only good that has come from this hurricane is the temperature change.  It has been so much cooler the past few days.  I have been loving it.  I’ve even waited to run until quite a bit later in the morning and it wasn’t bad at all.  It’s still humid as all hell but it’s nicer.  I sure am looking forward to winter, all three days of it.

When you get sick are you a baby or a soldier?

Run, inhale, repeat

I was trying to find the perfect way to sum up exactly how I feel on Mondays and then, I found this meme.

mondays

It could be worse I guess, I could actually have to leave my house to go to work and that would really suck so I’m not gonna complain…..anymore.

I ran 22 miles last week in 6 days.  I’m most proud of the fact that I ran 4 miles a day for four of them and 2 miles for the other 2 days.  I’m most proud because after never having breathing problems before in my entire life, until last year, this is what I use every single day…

inhalers

I feel like that’s a lot of inhalers.  Fortunately I only have to use them twice a day but because it’s never been a part of my normal routine, it’s been rather hard to remember but I’m working on it.

I did go to see my pulmonologist last week and she is running a battery of tests this week and another scan and she also referred me to a cardiologist whom I’ll be seeing in another week.  She thinks she has the answers for me. Without really getting into it too much, I will just tell you that I was already given the diagnosis 10 years ago but there was no biopsy and since I couldn’t get definitive proof I rejected it.  I hope I can get definitive proof this time but since it doesn’t seem all that important now that lungs are involved.  I just want to focus on feeling better, and running.  Running as much as I can.

Did anyone see the Chicago marathon?  Or run it?  I saw this sign that someone made on reddit and it cracked me up.

chi town marathon sign

MacGyver and I had a pretty chill weekend.  I cleaned the hell out of my house and we hit a shit ton of garage sales on Saturday.  I also worked on some more wreaths because apparently, I’ve got issues.  I have turned the man cave into the craft cave.  Don’t tell MacGyver though because he hasn’t figured it out yet.

wreath

I think the dogs are ready for fall.  Boomer is especially sick of the heat and they love when I work outside on the lanai because it’s one of their favorite places…besides the sofa.

besties

Such besties.

Even though the lanai is still too hot in the afternoon, I take my coffee out there every morning.  It’s serene and beautiful.

my pond

Do you see the reflection of the heron on the water?  See what I mean?  It’s so pretty.  No matter how I’m feeling or what’s going on in my life, I always feel better when I’m out there looking at the water.

Unfortunately right now I have to take everything off of the dock and store it in the garage because we might actually be getting a little hurricane.  One thing is certain, it’s never boring around here.

How was your weekend? 

Do you use an inhaler and if so, why?

Vodka Tacos

Today is National Vodka Day and also National Taco Day…

But since they don’t, I’ll just eat tacos.  They do make Pecan pie flavored vodka though, you know in case you’ve ever wondered about that.  MacGyver and I got some from a friend a few years ago.  I didn’t make it past the first sip.  I thought it was gross but I don’t like pecan pie either so there’s that….

I do want to try the salted caramel flavored vodka because that sounds insane.  Would somebody please invent a cheesecake vodka because I’d be on board with that for sure.

Is 9:30AM too early for a drink and taco’s?

Have a great weekend.