Happy Marathon Monday, We’re in Venice and I’m broken.

Good morning.  Happy marathon Monday!  In case you weren’t aware, this morning is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.  MacGyver and I are in Nokomis and had planned on taking the day off so he could take a day to fish and I could watch the marathon.  In case you want to watch it live online, you can do so here.

We came down here on Friday night after a really long work week and on Saturday morning I got up early and went out for a long run.

long run done

I’d say I accomplished that.

After I finished running MacGyver wanted to take the boat over and test out the new motor but I had some things that had to be done around the house and I also had some work that had to be finished before I could begin the vacation so I stayed here and powered through everything.  I don’t know why but for some reason we never have to do anything to the lawn here and yet it always looks great.  The flowers and the plants are always healthy and bloom year after year with little to no maintenance.

Check out my lillies.

I started out with about 12 bulbs 3 years ago and this year we have about a hundred lillies!  It’s insane and they’re gorgeous.

I get carried away working in the lawn down here, I just love it but that’s probably why I didn’t notice that I was feeling sort of sick, until much later, when MacGyver got back and he and I went out to get some groceries for Easter dinner.

Since we were smoking a ton of meats on the Traeger, MacGyver and I decided to grab some fast food for dinner but I wasn’t all that hungry so I just got some fries and I hardly ate them.  Sometime later that night I woke up with the most sour of stomachs ever and my stomach decided to hand back everything I had given it for the last 48 hours!  And it wasn’t pretty.

Yes, it was!

This wasn’t the first time.  This has happened a few times this week.  Apparently I am not fixed.  I am still broken.  It may have something to do with the little bit of sugar I let slip in over the last few weeks or the fact that I ingested a bit of gluten knowing I shouldn’t have or my doctor could be right and I could be lactose intolerant and it could have been the ice cream or yogurt on the few occasions that I had them but whatever it was, I am not completely fixed.  Not just yet.  And I didn’t run on Easter because I was very dehydrated.

Actually, I didn’t even get out of bed until 9:30.

And then we went to MacGyver’s parents to eat and spent the day enjoying the new motor.

I guess if you have to be sick to your stomach on Easter, then you might as well have a view like this:

View

Thankfully I’m feeling much better today and I was able to run six miles this morning and now I’m off to watch a marathon.

How did you spend your Easter Weekend?

 

Fitness Influencer’s who can make 10,000 dollars for an instagram post!

Happy Good Friday!

Remember how I told you that I’ve decided to rip old the janky, stanky carpet in our den?  Well, I got tired of waiting for MacGyver to say when so I got started.

renovations

And today is Good Friday with Sunday being Easter of course and we are leaving to head down to Nokomis for a 4 day mini vacay smack dab in the middle of a reno.  My OCD is on fire right now and my eye twitch has reached new levels, unheard of in modern science, trust!  Don’t be surprised if you turn on the television and see me on modern medical mysteries.

The dogs have already gotten their Easter baskets.

Easter Baskets

I’m not an expert but I’d say they love them.

Before we head off to Nokomis I wanted to share with you an article from earlier in the week that I found profoundly interesting.

It’s all about Influencer’s.  The top Influencer’s to be exact.  Some of them can make as much as 300,000 dollars per you tube video.  Some of them have more Instagram followers than the entire population of New York City!  Are you hearing these numbers?  And I mean really hearing these numbers?

In case you hadn’t heard Forbes Magazine is now publishing a quarterly list of the top 10 influencers in three categories, Fitness, beauty and home. 

Top Home Blog

These thirty influencer’s are the stars of the industry with platforms on You Tube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Here are the top Five for Fitness:

fitness influencers

The article gives you a brief bio on all ten for each category.  It’s very interesting.  You can also read about how they determined who the top influencer’s are and what other categories they’ll be adding in the coming months such as gaming, etc.  Check it out, it’s very interesting.

Have a wonderful Friday and a Happy Easter!

Any plans for this weekend?

Who is the biggest influencer that you follow and why?

Thursday things Organizing and the Eggcorsist.

Over the weekend MacGyver and I went to a few neighborhood garage sales because that’s just what we do.  Anyways, we came upon this lady just standing in the street holding a baby and looking quite perplexed.  At first I was a little worried about her but then when I asked her if she was okay, she said that she was and that she was just confused.  I asked her why and she just pointed an said she had no idea how to pose her Granddaughter.

That was the point I looked over and saw the scariest lawn of my life.

Disturbing!

Somebunny threw up Easter eggs all over the yard!  What the Hell happened?  They need an Eggcorsist.  I mean seriously, who decorates like that?  It was crazy.  They had thousands of eggs everywhere and at least 10 blown up bunnies and super sized eggs.  It scared me.

When we got in the car and drove off MacGyver said I’m glad you only decorate like that at Christmas.

What?  I do no such thing!

And then MacGyver said that six Christmas trees and 10,000 twinkle lights may just be a bit over the top and that’s all he was saying but for the record, I don’t go all that crazy at Christmas time and I hardly decorate at all for any other holidays so there!

Anywho….

Have you been buying a ton of Easter candy?  Surprisingly I’ve been really good this year.  I’ve only purchased Reeses peanut butter eggs but that’s a staple.   MacGyver asked me to get Peeps one day but I refused.

how to eat peeps

Don’t be a Monster!

In honor of Easter and sibling’s day which was Monday and my recent trip to Tennessee and one of my favorite things, bunny ears, here’s a couple of pictures from my Tennessee trip.  (Happy sibling’s day to my brother too!)

Me and Angie

MacGyver took this picture and I had no idea that my sister was doing this.

He immediately took a second picture.

Me and Ang

And she had no idea that I was doing this, but isn’t it funny how sisters think alike.

Before we went to Tennessee MacGyver and I bought new flooring for our Den/Tv/Theatre/hangout room.  Currently it has some stanky green carpet, and I hate it.  The dogs love it, hence the reason I hate it.  It collects dog hair and it smells.  I am constantly cleaning it and it consumes far too much of my time.

In fact in keeping with same theme I’ve been purging many things in my house that take up too much time, i.e. dust bunny nic knacks, and my mom is coming to town soon and we’ll be having a major garage sale.  Somebody is going to make out like a bandit because I’m getting too damn lazy to clean.  The man cave is chock full of my shit.

Last night I had to clean out the den so we could begin the task of replacing the flooring which meant I had to clean out my she shed to have a place to store stuff.  That’s when I located some things I didn’t know I had, Easter decorations, and I hauled them straight up to the garage sale pile.

Easter Decorations

And then I turned around and came right back downstairs because there was no room.  I’ll put them up for sale right after Easter.  Or after I finish the 12 step in Over Decorators Anonymous.

Do you tend to overdecorate?

Are you an Oganizer or Unorganized?