Good Morning and Happy New Year!
Can you believe it’s already 2018? I feel like it’s still 2016 sometimes and those are my good days. Ha. So, I realized last night that I haven’t written anything on the blog in like, 10 days. It definitely wasn’t purposeful it’s just that between Christmas and the New Year, MacGyver and I take a little bit of a vacation.
So, I’ve got a lot to catch up on as far as work and life go but I wanted to check in and show you some things from the past few weeks.
Christmas was wonderful for me this year. The only thing that mattered was being able to spend time with the kid and he was here for two and a half glorious days!
We went to see The Last Jedi on Christmas Eve night!
We spent a little time in Clearwater and a little time in Nokomis. I wanted to fit in as much as possible but still let the kid spend some time with his friends.
Hanging out in Nokomis
Of course with it being the holidays and all, we ate all the crap we could possibly eat. There were peanut butter bon bons and cookies that I made and then one of our dear neighbors brought over this spectacular assortment of cookies and treats that she made.
Rita is from Germany and let me tell you something, she can bake!
After Christmas I found a red velvet cake on sale and well, I defied MacGyver and bought it anyway.
How the hell could you refuse this? Uh, you can’t!
I got some new running shoes for Christmas of course and the kid bought me a new iPad and I got some lululemon as well.
lululemon is always a good present.
I also got this jingle pen from my little friend Aubrey.
And it perfectly matched my ugly Christmas Sweater
The best, right?
Hank was not impressed with my gifts and at first, he hated his but after a few days, he came around and now, he lives in the igloo.
After all the festivities and after the Kid went back to the cold weather in Columbus, MacGyver and I got ready to head out to the solitude of the cabin. Except it aint so solitary anymore.
Holy Crap! Who told all these people?
At least it’s still pretty…
We spent a lot of time four wheelin and hanging with the dogs. Our friends and neighbors also came out for a bit which was really nice. It’s great to have lots of people to spend the new year with.
Here are some random pics from the cabin.
Why wouldn’t you put a few boats in the yard of your landlocked cabin?
Hank loves the cabin life
I was Nekki and MacGyver was Dashi. That’s just what happens when you buy all your shit at garage sales.
MacGyvers Christmas present last year. A deer head bottle opener. It gets used a lot.
My hacked lawn mower. There is no end to the hacks on this hunk of junk and I cannot believe MacGyver gets it to run.
This is Hank’s girlfriend, Rosie.
If she’s gonna be Hanks girl, she gotta represent! Go Vols!
My one dollar gloves were a hit with all the little girls around.
Everybody got to enjoy our shooting range over the weekend.
Shooting it out
I didn’t get to run over the weekend because my running trail is grown over and someone bought the adjacent property so we need to rework it a bit.
I ran a crap load over the past 10 or 11 days though and it’s still going great. I’m up to 12 miles for my long run and I plan on increasing weekly.
It’s cold here today so Hank is keeping me warm! With doggie kisses.
Sorry for the randomness but it’s been so long, it’s hard to remember everything we’ve done in the last few weeks. I’ll be back tomorrow with some semblance of normalcy, hopefully.
Happy New Year!
How did you ring in the new year?
Do you take a vacation between Christmas and the new year?