Wait, what? It’s Friday already?

Holy Crap y’all, this week just flew by, didn’t it?  I usually love it when that happens except it never does when it’s a regular work week.  It only happens when I’m having a birthday and family is in town.  Am I right?

yup

Anywho, guess what?  I got the bike!  And. She’s a beauty!

And yes, I’m wearing my new Harry Potter t-shirt!

We opened our presents late on Wednesday night so I didn’t get to ride her until Thursday morning and oh my Lord, the difference between my old bike and my new one is like the difference between a Ford and a Mercedes.  VAST.

Specialized Bike

I wanted to go for a ride this morning but I didn’t have time.  I have an appointment with a client which requires leaving the house and so I’m forced to take a shower and put on some actual clothing other than my workout clothes.

yoga pants

I meant to update yesterday but honestly, I had a fun hangover.  We went to the mall and first we went to all the stores that give out free shit on your birthday.

disney buttons

Gotta love the Disney store!

And then, my sister-in-law and I went to this new store, ‘the winey wench’ to do some adulting.

wine slushee

Yes, that’s right, we walked around the mall drinking wine slushee’s!  How cool is that?  And while we were doing the wine slushee thing, thing 1 and thing 2 got pedicures from sucker fish.  No, I’m not kidding.

fish pedicure

The sads just hit me because they’re leaving today, but every year my birthday is better and better because I get to share it with my nephew and family.

What are you doing this weekend?

Have you had a fish pedicure?  Ever heard of it?

I’m a staunch character.

Last week I walked 3 days and biked a couple of days and I’m not sure how it happened but somehow I jacked my back up.

dammit

I think it’s because I pushed the pace of my walking and over stretched and possibly strained something but I don’t really know.  It’s frustrating because I followed the doctor’s advice and yet still, I’m sidelined. I can only speculate at this point but I think my diet may have also played a role.  I’ve been eating pretty shitty and some gluten has slipped past me a few times as well.  Oh, and let’s not forget the sugar and the dairy because when I slip up, I go all the way.

like a boss

No matter, tomorrow is my birthday and I intend to celebrate like a champ, back pain or not.  I’m hoping for a Specialized bike that MacGyver and I looked at last week so let’s hope he comes through.  I have a feeling he will but we’ll see.

Did you see the eclipse yesterday?  I think I mentioned that my mom was in the path of totality and can you believe she was just going to watch it on TV?  Seriously!  I demanded she make a pinhole viewer and get out there, which she did.  She also sent me some pictures which I was going to post but I’m a little lazy today.

Instead here are a few of my pictures from the event.

welding

Yes, that’s me in MacGyver’s welding mask.

fail

It’s cool but still a fail….

That’s the best picture I got.  #Fail!  My almost 13 year old nephew was hilarious because we got everybody all amped up and he was like, ‘that’s it, seriously?’  And then he drew an awesome cartoon that I was going to post but again, I’m lazy.

One more thing, the boys all went to our cabin for well, boy things.  So me, my sister-in-law, and my niece are having girl time.  We went to the pet store last night to buy worms for the birds and we saw newborn baby hamsters.

baby hamsters

Is that not the cutest thing ever?

Oh and also, we were sitting on the sofa talking about something and my sister-in-law was telling me something and she said, ‘I was becoming apoplectic’ and I was all, ‘Mother was apoplectic when you went missing’ and she didn’t get it because she has never seen Grey Gardens!

staunch

Well, I know what we’re watching tonite.

Did you watch the eclipse?

Was it all that you thought it would be?

Does someone have a big life insurance policy on me?

Are you one of those lucky people in the path of totality who will actually see the full solar eclipse today?

path of totality

My mom is pretty close where she lives in Tennessee however, we are not.  We’ll be able to see a partial eclipse but I’m still excited about it.  If you want to know how much of the eclipse you’ll be able to see, you can visit this really cool site here.

We just got back from Nokomis last night so we’ll be watching from here.  I’m glad I’m watching it from anywhere because I was nearly decapitated on Friday.  No, really, I was.

MacGyver and I were trimming the canal from our John boat and we were throwing the clippings in the middle of the boat.  MacGyver tripped over all the brush and fell backwards with the sharpened loppers in his hand and they scrapped right across my collar bone narrowly missing my neck by an inch!

neck injury

We laugh about it now but it could have turned out really bad.  That’s why on Saturday MacGyver asked his brother to help finish the job.  I cleaned the house instead and I also had lots of help from my awesome sister-in-law and thing 1 and thing 2.

Afterwards, we went to dinner at a new restaurant that we hadn’t been to yet, and then we all went to the drum circle.  Because I live to embarrass myself and those who love me with my most awesome dance moves.

dancing in drum circle

And now the family is on their way to Clearwater to spend the last week of their vacation with us.  I am pretty lucky to be able to share my birthday with my nephew.

Happy Birthday Thing 1, I love you!

Our birthday’s are Wednesday by the way, in case you want to send presents.

Now, get out there and watch the eclipse today but make sure you have the right type of glasses or use a pinhole viewer.

Boomer America

These are obviously not the right type of glasses but fortunately Boomer doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the eclipse.  Dog treats, that’s another story.  He’s open for any and all sponsorships, (and I’m not above pimpin out my dogs for early retirement), just sayin’.

Are you going to be watching the eclipse today?

Will you be able to see the full eclipse where you are?