There’s a lot of jumping in this post

When I don’t write a blog post on Monday it’s usually because of two things, either nothing happened and I have absolutely nothing to write about, and I don’t want to bore you on an already depressing Monday or, something crazy or extraordinary happened, and I am still recovering on Monday because my head is still spinning.

head spin

It would be the later in this case.

You probably think we sold the house or something but what we did do was celebrate a birthday with our one and only little Hanky Panky Poo.

Hanks presents

He was spoiled all day on Saturday.    I may have spent a bit too much money at Woof Gang Bakery but it was so worth it.  He is still wearing that party animal shirt.

Hank

He was the sweetest little thing all day long and even let MacGyver and I leave for a few hours to make a quick trip over to an estate sale and to the grocery store.  He returned the favor by peeing in MacGyver’s shoe and on my planter.  I was just happy he went out to the lanai.  It’s the little things.

Boomer and Woody also enjoyed the party.  Poor Boomer thought it was a costume party and was a little embarrassed that no one told him otherwise.

Fishing Boomer

Let me tell you about the best thing that happened this weekend and by the best, I mean the absolute best thing ever.

I ran!

Did you hear me?

I RAN!

I ran

It was only 3 miles on Sunday and 3 miles on Monday but dammit I ran.  It felt so freaking good.  Funnily enough, I hadn’t planned on going back until October but my hands are still giving me some trouble or particularly my right hand and so I thought that running might help me because it helps when I get up and walk around and get the circulation going.  And guess what?  Running did help!

I’m taking it slow though.  I didn’t run today.

Also, I should mention that I had a near death experience on Monday.

I ran my typical route on Sunday and there’s a bit of a hill so I decided to run the flatter route closer to my house on Monday.  It’s an out and back.  I ran the first half and then headed back.  Just before I made it to my house I was on a sidewalk on a main street and I heard a loud crack behind me and when I turned around I realized a huge tree had fallen all the way across the sidewalk and into part of the road.

Tree Down

I’m pretty sure that would have hurt.

Anyhow, I had a lot of things on my plate yesterday and a blog post was not going to happen but we can now return to our regularly scheduled posting.

I’ve been meaning to ask, does anyone know how to force sync the fitbit HR?  I haven’t synced mine since August 18th and now the stupid thing won’t sync at all and I can’t find my  dingle or dongle thingy so if it involves that thing that ain’t gonna happen.

Oh and also, did I I mention we got an offer on the house for the full asking price?

jumping up and down

It is currently under contract and if all goes well we should close sometime at the end of October, first of November, cross your fingers!

Do you find it hard to get back to normal after a busy weekend?

Which do you think is more stressful buying or selling a home? 

Welcome to Decorators Anonymous….

Happy Friday y’all!  Today is turning out to be the best day ever!  Seriously, you just have no idea.  I’m beyond the moon excited.  Let’s just go ahead and dive in.

First, tomorrow is this little guy’s big day, he’s turning 7.

Hank the Tank

He’s adorable and full of attitude and I love him like crazy.    And yes, we’re having a little party for him.  Just me, MacGyver, Boomer and Woody are attending.  It’s a small affair, nothing too big.  We wouldn’t want the neighbors to think we were crazy or anything.  Besides, we’ll take them all leftover doggie cake later in the day.

side eye

Uh, did that neighbor just bring us doggie cake?

Did anyone else have to Google the word Dotard?  I have no shame in telling you that I did.  I will readily admit that Kim Jong Un actually taught me a new word.  He also reminded me of the definition of another one: Megalomaniac.

megalomaniac

Last night I spent 15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot trying to figure out what was wrong with my car.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the answer.  It was just one of my stupid human tricks.  Apparently, I’ve got lots of them.

Today is actually the first day of fall.  I’m so excited for new TV shows!  Oh my God, that makes me sound so old!  But seriously, the Mick, new episodes and new episodes of Stranger Thngs and new episodes of The Walking Dead and the list goes on and on and on……

And I wish we didn’t have all of the sticks and debris still laying at the edge of our lawn because I want to start decorating for Halloween already.  I know it’s early but I’m going to go ahead and do it this weekend.  Even though it isn’t any cooler really, it makes me think it is.

Besides, I love decorations.  Halloween isn’t as exciting as Christmas but it’s still a fun holiday and I love to decorate.  I get a little carried away though.  I always say, ‘Oh no really, I’m going simple this year.  I’ll just pop a few pumpkins or some hay by the front door.’  And this is what I have in mind.

Halloween

Understated Elegance, right?

Or maybe even adding this:

Halloween decoration

You know, just off to the side. One little thing.

And that’s how it starts.  And this is usually what I end up with.

BOO!

Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

We Vacatin!

Hey y’all!

balcony view

I may have forgotten to mention that we are on vacation this week, oops.

We’re actually just down in Nokomis and Englewood because a large portion of our families are in town.  Both brothers and their families and also I have a cousin and his lovely wife in town and also my Mom.

I’ve been hanging out with Thing 1 and 2 this week and loving it.

Here’s Thing 2 in the pool last night with my brothers niece.

the girls

I’m pretty sure they swam themselves into a coma.

Over the weekend Thing 2 and I were shopping and she wanted me to buy her a fish.  The conversation went something like this:

Thing 2:  Can you buy me a fish please?

Me:  I would love to buy you a fish but you would have a hard time getting it back to Virginia with you and your Mom and Dad would probably say no.

Thing 2:  That’s okay when I leave you can keep it for me.

Me:  I would love to but I already have 2 dogs and 2 birds and a big MacGyver to take care of.

Thing 2:  I know.  That’s a lot of things to be responsible for you but if it dies, just face time me for the funeral.

I swear! Out of the mouths of babes.

Today MacGyver and I have planned a big cookout and if all totals are correct, there will be 13 people, 2 dogs and 2 birds at my house this afternoon.  And except for the ones swimming in the canal, no fish.  I’ll update more tomorrow but for now, I have a party to get ready for!

When is the last time you went on vacation?  Where’d you go?