Back in the day I had really cool running clothes…..oh, and balls.

A few days ago MacGyver was on the phone and I heard him reminiscing about a plastic mold souvenir he got as a kid on a trip to Florida.  I came running out of the bathroom yelling, ‘I had those things too!’

plastic mold

All year long I dreamed about going to Florida on vacation and every year we went to all the typical tourist traps, like Silver Springs, Weeki Wachi and Cypress Gardens, and I had molds from all of them.

mold

I wondered if they still have those plastic mold makers so I looked it up and apparently they do although the original company actually went out of business in the 60’s.  If you visit Busch Gardens in Tampa, you’ll find one of the mold makers still working except it cost more like 3 or 4 dollars as opposed to the 25 cents we paid for ours back in the day.

molds

This was my most favorite mold of all. It was from Cypress Gardens.

Some other things I remember from my childhood are a few of my favorite toys.  This was the first doll house I ever had.

doll house

It might have even been a hand me down from an older aunt for all I know but I loved it.  I also had a Barbie camper and a Barbie bike and I absolutely loved them.  I used to set up camp for my barbie’s all the time.

70's barbie

Looks a lot different than the barbie camper of today huh?

barbie bike

Barbie never fit right on this bike, it was a source of real frustration for me.

I also had these two dolls, Hollie and Heather Hobie.

hobies

They slept on my bed for years and even had their own bed linens which I carefully made every morning.  OCD for life!

When I got a little bit older like 6th, 7th and 8th grade I was introduced to the wonderful world of lip gloss.  I had these two which were from Avon.  They were cute on the outside but filled with gloss on the inside so it took the teachers a while to figure it out and take them away.

avon

If I remember correctly I stole the lips from my Aunt or maybe someone at school.  Anyway, I was in the 6th grade and I didn’t get to go to camp with my friends that year so I was positive it was because my mom knew I stole those damn lips.

I had forgotten about these but lip lickers were all the rage back in the day.

lip lickers

These were like crack for your lips!

I found this on a vintage pinterest board, it was a bubble bath that I remember all too well.  I remember it because it was about this time we realized I was allergic to bubble bath.  No more squirrel bath, although back in the day for some reason I thought it was a cat.  Yep, you’re dealing with a genius here.

bubble bath

One thing I could use though was Jergens lotion and I remember that for a few years in a row I had an aunt who would buy me a gift set every year at Christmas.  It looked sort of like this:

jergens

I still love the original cherry almond smell of Jergen’s lotion!  It will always be one of my favorite smells.

This was one of my favorite games:

ring toss

I played this stupid thing for hours and one day it got a crack in it and the water all drained out.

Does anyone remember that wonderful orange glow you used to get when you used this stuff?

QT

Those were the days! FYI, QT stands for Quick Tan but it was more like quick orange glow

And for shits and giggles, how bout I show you what we used to run in back in the day.  I’m pretty sure when I was in high school this was my standard running attire.

dolphin shorts

I had every color combination imaginable!

dolphin shorts

Doesn’t this outfit just exude coolness?

I also wore these socks on the reg, unfortunately when the ball fell off, the socks were ruined.

pom pom socks

And apart from the white and red and blue and white nikes that we all wore, I also had these shoes:

Except mine were blue and white.

Ah, the good old days.

Don’t worry, all those styles eventually recycle so I’m pretty sure I’ll eventually see some of you in some dolphin shorts, sportin’ some pom pom socks and I’ll just be over here laughing my ass off when your balls fall off.

What’s something you remember from your childhood?  A toy, an article of clothing, anything, just tell me.

A Rescue, Long Runs, The Undress and Bless Your Heart.

I know, I’m a little late with that promise.  The big discount and those Herb Ritz like pictures but we had a major event happening over here last Thursday.  A rescue.

MacGyver hired a few friends to help with the floor project because the den is huge and he didn’t want to tackle that project all on his own and apparently, he didn’t have all that much faith in my abilities, anyhow, we were all sitting out on the back lanai when a raven flew by with something in its talon and dropped it in the jacaranda tree and started pecking at it.  The screech was horrible.

Woody Jac

Meet Woody Jac.  He’s a red-bellied woodpecker.  He’s perfectly fine now.  MacGyver climbed into the jacaranda tree and rescued him.  The raven was mad pissed.  We weren’t able to re-nest him.  The nest is much too high up and even if we were able to get him in it, the raven kept circling and we were afraid it would take him again.  So, I guess I’m a mama to a red-bellied woodpecker now.

When he gets older he’ll look like this,

Right now he just eats and sleeps.  But because baby birds can’t drink water, he needs to eat quite frequently to keep from becoming dehydrated and I didn’t get a lot of sleep this weekend.  I feel like a new mom again.

I did manage to run 10 miles on Saturday and I had planned on running 10 more on Sunday but I stopped at 7.58 because I was tired as shit.  Having a newborn baby in the house wears you out regardless of the species.

Mom and I did manage to get those pictures though and you really need to take advantage of this offer because you have six days left.  THIRTY FIVE percent off!  That’s a heck of a deal.  The Undress is my favorite piece of clothing, because it gives me the ability to change clothes anywhere, even in public!   Check out the video of how it works here.

Mom and I started to take some really good pictures and I really wanted them to look professional so I tried to pose.

theundress

But Mom got a little trigger happy and snapped hit the camera too soon.  Great shot of the dress,  (and my hair.)  In fact I wish my hair looked this good all the time.  It doesn’t though.  It only looks this good when I’m on my way to get it cut.

(FYI, I take my bikini bottoms off at the beach and shake the rinse the sand out and put them back on and no one has a clue!  I can take them off right through the pockets.)

theundress

The is the only pose that I actually got but it’s blurry, I’m pretty sure I called that, anyway shortly after mom wanted me to do some ‘exercise posing’ whatever that is and that’s when things went a little crazy and the gut laughs started.

the undress

Don’t forget to use code 35Flower and go get this dress at www.theundress.com  You will love this dress.

theundress.com

Mom and I did manage to get a little bit of shopping done this weekend, not much, but some.  Just enough for me to find the perfect coffee mug.

I’ve got to get some work done but I’ll post some better pictures of Woody Jac later in the week.  And maybe some more hilarious outtakes of the photo shoot mom and I tried to do and head on over to the Undress website this week and get your Undress before the code expires.  Use Flower35 for 35%off!

What did you do this weekend?

 

Mayday Melee.

Around 6:30PM last night the silver Jetta pulled into my driveway and out popped Shakespeare and my Mom.  The guest that we were expecting…they’re here!  By the time we unpacked the car and took the dogs for a short walk and got everyone settled in it was too late to do much else but mom’ll be here for around 3 weeks and we’ve got a lot planned.  A lot!

vacationing again

Mom also brought me my Christmas presents from my sister and I’ll be sending my sister’s presents back with her.  Yes, I realize it’s May but we’re both post office challenged.  No matter, it’s obvious that my sister knows me well:

Addicted to running

Guess what I wore on my morning run.  Yep.

After three days of serious determination and unwavering discipline I completely caved last night and ate everything I could get my hands on, and all after 10PM because when I go, I go big!  Actually I go huge.  Oversized, supersized, ginormous.

eating like a boss

Sonofabitch, this is me.

I’m glad my mom is here because we’re going to be helping each other get back on track.  We both want to work on doing more weight training and our ultimate goal is to lose 10 pounds.  We’re calling it the Mayday Melee.  Okay, I’m calling it that.  Mom is calling it the, ‘help me lose 10 pounds because I said so’ diet.  Same thing though.

And with that we’re off to do this arm workout.  It’s simple but quite effective and one of my regulars.  Regulars, ha.

Have a great Tuesday.

How many times a week do you lift weights?