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?

A little shopping, fishing, a popeye arm and Sneakers.

Good Morning.  I wanted to use an exclamation point to really make that statement loud but I’m working from my Dell and the number keys on the top bar don’t work so basically, no exclamation point.  Hell I can’t even use the at sign so when I enter an email address, I have to cut and paste one.  I live for challenges.

Anywho, we’re back in Clearwater.

Hank in a bag

I’m just making sure you don’t forget me mommy.

We would never forget you Hank, not ever.

Over the weekend we did some work on the house.  MacGyver and Danny ran new electric and water down to the dock so now we can clean the fish without having to pull a hose all the way down and MacGyver can hook up some dock lights.

After all the work on the house MacGyver took Danny fishing and I went to some garage sales.  I also might have spent a shit ton of money at WalMart but good Lord did they have an awesome sale on their patio furniture.

I go this tea cart at a garage sale for 5 bucks.

tea cart

I didn’t have any wine bottles to put on it but I did buy some root beer for those occasional root beer floats that MacGyver and I love.

I also went got all new patio cushions and the best new patio table at WalMart’s patio sale.

The day was not without incident though.

As I was placing all of the cushions on the chairs a wasp flew out from under the bench by the fire pit.  I ducked out of the way as quickly as I could but the son of a bitch still managed to nail me on my wrist.  Fortunately I’m not allergic to wasps, only bees.  Unfortunately I still have bad reactions.

My skin swelled up so fast it broke the blood vessels under the skin.

It was so itchy and painful and it looked just like….

THIS:

Let’s hope it goes down soon.

MacGyver didn’t want me to work in the yard or even do much housework on Sunday because he didn’t want me to use my arm so we went fishing instead.

Danny and Alma caught lots of fish.

Danny and Alma

And MacGyver and I caught a few too.

Summer is the best because we have all the fish we could ever hope to eat and I am so thankful for that.

And I have one last thing to tell you about.  Over the weekend we had a visitor in our garage.  He got in shortly after we arrived and was there for days.  No matter what we did he wouldn’t leave so eventually I started leaving food out for him.  I didn’t want him to die.

I guess he was very grateful for the food because now, we have a new member of the zoo.

sneakers

Meet Sneakers

Sneakers is out baby rabbit.

Do you have any idea what it’s like to travel back and forth with two dogs, two birds and a rabbit?  It’s definitely interesting.

What did you do this weekend?

Puke fest, 2018

Y’all will have to forgive me.  I had a post planned for this morning and I’ve been really, really good about my schedule lately, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.

We woke up this morning and Hank was itching and it dawned on me that it was probably time for that magical monthly pill that I give them to keep the nasty fleas and ticks away.  So I went to the fridge to retrieve them only to realize that we paid for 6 for each of the dogs and they only gave us 3.  And that was 3 months ago. So the packets were empty.

There was no use in trying to get my money back or get the rest of the pills and besides we got them from the traveling vet so I can kiss that money goodbye.  Lesson learned and next time I’ll double check.  For now, the only solution was to call my vet and ask her to write a new prescription and go pick them up.

Only they don’t carry the brand my dogs have been taking.  At first I got really stressed until I realized that the pill they do carry last  90 glorious days.  Ninety.  That’s all summer long.  It’s like a gift from the Gods.

So I had to adjust my schedule and run to the vets office to pick up the pills.  Then I headed home and fed the dogs because they have to take them on a full stomach.  And you know what happened next right?  I mean, I should know because it happens anytime they start a new flea medicine, it’s one big dog puke party.

And keep in mind, I only have one pill for each dog.  One very expensive pill.  You bet your sweet ass I dug through the dog puke and gave it back to them.  Really what other choice did I have?    And it’s not like I haven’t done it before.  Although it never gets any easier.

dog puke

So, I didn’t have a chance to work on that post that I had planned for you because I’m over here losing my damn mind.

Let’s get the weekend started already.  Right?