A bird and buffalo blue

When did they start naming snow storms and winter storms?  I mean hurricanes have always been given names for as long as I can remember but I never remember winter storms being named before recently. So I googled it and apparently it is a new thing.

blow me

And just an FYI, NOAA doesn’t like it at all.  I have a feeling they would like to have a monopoly on storm names.

Yesterday MacGyver came home with, surprise, another boat.  If one were to actually count that would make four and I pointed this out to him. I don’t remember his exact response but it was something like this:

money for boats and beer

I didn’t say too much because later in the day the UPS man delivered my 7th area rug of the year.  Apparently, I’ve never met an area rug or a throw pillow that I didn’t like and I’m okay with that.

We are heading down to Nokomis tonite.  We haven’t been there since the spider bite and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little fearful.  MacGyver did go down immediately after it happened and bomb the hell out of the house and spray for bugs all around the perimeter but I’m still going to be beyond cautious.

Hank is going to the vet today at 4 and we’re hoping they say they can take out his staples.  The poor little thing has been through so much I would just die if anything else happened.

freakin spider

Hank has also had a sensitive stomach since he started antibiotics after the first surgery.  When he doesn’t feel like eating all of his food I put it up on the island in the kitchen otherwise Boomer will eat it the moment we leave the room.

I’m sitting beside Hank on the sofa and I just watched the bird fly into the kitchen and over to the island and leave with a piece of buffalo blue dog food in his beak, which he is currently pecking and eating.  Guess I’ll have to find another place to put Hanks food.

Woody Jac

Personality galore on this one

Our weather is still lovely here.  I ran another 8 miles this morning.  It was nice and cool and it was one of those runs where you actually enjoy every minute of it.  That never happens.  Seriously, it doesn’t and if anyone ever tells you otherwise, don’t believe them.  It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been running, everybody hates the first few minutes and sometimes, we hate the entire run, but we live for days like today when it feels effortless and that’s what keeps us going.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Did you run today?

Thursday things

Good Morning.  But is it really?  I guess maybe if I felt better it would be but I don’t therefore, everything sucks.  The flu is no joke and I’m sure those of you who have had it already know.  For those of you who haven’t, I will describe how it feels in memes.

the fluthe flu part 2the flu part 3Yep, that sums it up.

In his defense, MacGyver did make me lunch for the past two days but he must have forgotten to do the dishes afterward because I found them in the sink a few hours later.

He’s also been walking the dogs in the morning but he claims they don’t want to walk with him and that they just run right back into the house to me.

yeah sureI’m taking the appropriate measures to sterilize everything in my house so that MacGyver doesn’t catch this and we don’t give it back and forth to each other. I’m wiping down everything with lysol cleaner and bleach.  I’m even cleaning the cleaning things.

clean the cleanHopefully I am almost at the end of this thing because we’re expecting a cool down this weekend and the temperatures are going to be perfect for running and I am not going to miss it!

shalane flanaganBesides, Shalane Flanagan liked my comment on her instagram so we’re practically friends now and maybe she will come and run with me.

Anybody got any home remedies that will help knock this out any sooner, you know, in case Shalane calls?

Urban Exploring, because I need to know whats in that vacant house!

I am addicted to those urban exploring videos on Youtube.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  In these videos people visit abandoned properties and film what’s inside.  That sounds boring but it’s not.

I particularly like this one couple, Rick and Bekah, because they film everything they see and they mostly visit really old houses with great architecture.  The only thing that kills me is that Rick and Bekah are close to the kid’s age and in their commentary they refer to anything older than 30 years old as an antique.

It’s a good thing they haven’t seen me in one of those houses!

old meme

Well, in Rick and Bekah years anyway.

The kid is coming to visit this Saturday and he’ll be here for a week.  While he is here we are going to visit the cabin and take a drive down to West Palm.  I am searching all over the internet for something we can visit to do some urban exploring.  I’ve found a few places near the cabin, we just have to convince MacGyver it’s a good idea.


Maybe if we show him some of the videos where they find old muscle cars still inside the garage…

Have you ever gone urban exploring?

Have you seen the videos?