Happy Cards, Flowers and Gifts Day

Happy Valentines Day or as it’s better known to most men, Happy make all the card and flower shop owners rich today day.

Let’s be honest here, this is how MacGyver and I feel about it:

walking dead

Anybody else feeling me?

Truth.

Any how, I just got back last night.  I was in Tennessee.  I know I said I’d update earlier in the week.  Newsflash, I lied.  Not on purpose but I was with my family and family is first so that’s how that went but I’m back at work today and so I can update because priorities.

So in case you’re wondering, I flew up to see the family and drove back with my mom.  We bought her old car and she got a new one.  I’m not exactly sure why we need 4 cars instead of two really good ones but you just don’t question MacGyver and the truth is, I like having a small car to wheel around in.

I’m a bit tired today because we drove for over 12 hours yesterday and got in pretty late so you’ll forgive me if I put off another update until tomorrow.  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of some of the fun we had:

Are you celebrating Valentines Day?

Two things Tuesday

Yesterday I walked 4 miles in the morning.  I wasn’t really sure if I would get out and walk or not because let’s be honest, I’ve been kind of cranky since my shin started acting up again, but I need exercise.  It soothes my soul.

It also pads my bank account sometimes.

free moneyI FOUND MONEY!

Well, to be honest, it was after my 4 mile walk and during my 1 mile walk with Hank so it still counts.  It was four dollars just laying in a bush near the sidewalk.

Hank

Did she mention that I found it? She didn’t did she? Well it was ALL ME.  I found it.

Okay, he’s right, it was Hank who actually found it but he doesn’t have hands so I picked it up.  Also, he doesn’t really understand money and since I buy everything he could ever want, I got to keep it.

Something happened over the weekend that I forgot to tell you about.  It happened on Saturday night.

MacGyver and I were watching TV, as usual, and our ring doorbell alert went off for our Nokomis house.  We looked at the camera but all we could see was darkness and then we heard some older kids laughing.  It was raining in Clearwater so we thought maybe the rain had triggered an alert but then we couldn’t explain the laughing and unfortunately our inside security camera wasn’t working.

So, MacGyver turned the speaker on and tried talking into it to see if anyone would answer.  We didn’t see anyone but the laughter got really loud and it sounded like a bunch of people running away.  Then we heard something that sounded like it was being moved around.  I don’t know why but I convinced myself that they were inside our house and stealing things.  And apparently I’m quite persuasive because I convinced MacGyver too.

So I called the police in Venice and explained that my ring doorbell went off and I could hear something that sounded like teenagers laughing and I didn’t know if they were in the house and could they drive by.  The dispatcher started asking me tons of questions, like, how many kids are there, are they on drugs, do they have any weapons?  And I was like, ‘I can only hear them, I’m not really sure what’s happening.’

And I started to think maybe I shouldn’t have called….

overreactAnd then MacGyver yelled, “I can see something on the camera” and honestly I was actually glad that maybe I didn’t overreact.  But, what he saw were deputies with flashlights milling around the front of the house and the headlights from four of the six squad cars that showed up literally 2 minutes after I called.

And then my phone rang and the deputy informed me that the only thing happening in the neighborhood was a little party with 4 or 5 kids playing in the street and he assured me that my house was completely safe and secure.   And then he politely told me that I might want to get some additional lighting for the front yard and fix my inside camera or wait til I actually see something before calling.

MacGyver and I learned two valuable lessons from this experience.  One, the police will probably never come to our house again and two, we do watch too much TV and we definitely need to get out more.

Have you ever overreacted to an alert from your Ring Doorbell or another security system?

Thursday things I need to say

MacGyver and I were listening to the news this morning and they were talking about a recent study that said most Americans think about food about 40 minutes a day.  FORTY?  I was like, we need to know who was in that study because I think about food like 4 hours a day and those people are not telling the truth.

Fortunately, I’ve stopped taking the steroids so now I only think about food like three and a half hours a day.  As far as the weight I gained while on the steroids, well, it’s made itself at home and I’m struggling with it.  This is an accurate representation:

Or chips, or ice cream……

Did y’all see that Ariana Mocha Latte Grande got a new tattoo?  She did.  I’m assuming that it was supposed to say ‘7 Rings’ which is apparently the name of her new song but it doesn’t.

Roughly translated, it says ‘BBQ grill’ and no, I am not kidding.  Maybe when you get a tattoo in Kanji, you should double check with someone who actually knows Kanji, just sayin.

But apparently Ariana took my advice and consulted with her Japanese tutor because she tried to get the tattoo fixed and even posted about it on her Instagram.

She captioned the post partly with this, “RIP tiny charcoal grill. Miss u man. I actually really liked u.”

However, depending on how you read it, her attempted fix might actually now read, ‘Japanese BBQ Finger.’  Good Lord.  I’m not sure what perplexes me more, the tattoo or the fact that I even follow Ariana Mocha Latte Grande’s Instagram account.

Also when I read some people’s messages on Instagram it makes me wonder…

word porn

Are you experiencing the Polar Vortex where you live?  I cannot believe some of these temperatures.  It’s crazy.  The kid lives in Columbus and with the wind chill it’s been in the negative 20’s.  He didn’t even have to work today because it’s too dangerous to be outside. 

For the record he doesn’t work outside but I guess the city wants as few people out as possible.  He also told me that the newscasters are telling people to turn down their heat because with so many people blasting their furnaces it puts a strain on the system so he has his thermostat set at 65.

I have my thermostat set at 70 because it’s been in the low 60’s here and my toes have been blue for days.  I can’t even imagine a polar vortex. Just the fact that polar is in the name indicates to me that it’s unlivable. Well that and this reporters pants,

They were frozen solid after 10 minutes outside. Nope, not for me.  I’ll be over here fighting with Hank over the heated blanket.

What is the temperature where you are?

Do you have any tattoos?