Deer at the dump

MacGyver and I spent the last 4 days in Nokomis.  Despite the fact that we have worked every single time we’ve gone down for like the last 2 months at least, there are still so many things to do.

Luckily, we are able to find the pleasure among the chores.  Case in point, these guys we saw at the dump while dropping off a load of tree debris.

Turkeys

Look close, those are turkeys

MacGyver spotted the turkeys, but I spotted these:

Deer

Um, DEER!

And I’m not gonna lie, we did manage to go to a few estate sales and garage sales on Friday and Saturday morning.  And on Saturday we actually headed down to Casey Key to check out the bait situation.

beach

There wasn’t a lot of decent sized bait around but the shelling was ah-mazing.  We heard later there were whale sharks near the jetty but we didn’t see them.

Fortunately MacGyver and I have been able to remove a large portion of the tree but we still have some left.  It will have to wait til another day.

Tree

Sometime on Saturday evening I started to have some stomach pains and I still have them so I called my doctor this morning to see if I could get an appointment. I told them I had stomach pains and that they had gotten a bit worse over a few days and that I had even been so fatigued that I slept until 9AM on Sunday, which NEVER happens.  I told them I’d like an appointment as soon as possible and they said sure, at 10AM, on August 20th!

What

So I told them why I was calling again and explained that the pain was getting much worse and lasting longer and they said, ‘if it gets too bad you’d could always go to the ER’, and she followed it up with, ‘of course if it turns out not to be an emergency, your insurance may not pay for the visit.’

So I asked exactly how I could determine whether or not it was an emergency without consulting a doctor at which point she suggested I use the teledoc feature, all I needed to do was to sign up and then schedule, but they could probably get me an appointment within a few weeks.

Are you listening

It’s so exasperating dealing with these people.  I’d almost rather be in pain.  I finally decided that when and if the pain becomes constant or too much to deal with, I’ll just head to the emergency room.  In the meantime, they have me scheduled for that August appointment and I’m on the waiting list in case some one cancels.  I feel so special.

Since I wasn’t feeling well I didn’t run or lift at all on Saturday or Sunday but I did manage to walk 5 miles this morning and lift a little so maybe it’s getting better…we’ll see.

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything fun?

So tired….

I ran or walked every day last week and then Sunday came and I just decided to sleep in.  And even though I slept in I still managed to take a nap that afternoon.  And even after taking a nap in the afternoon I went to bed early.  I’m still tired.

Literally ever time I felt the slightest bit of energy yesterday, it lasted a second, and then disappeared.

This is an accurate representation of me yesterday..

so tired

I did do some lawn work yesterday so it wasn’t totally a loss and on Saturday, MacGyver and I went to some estate sales and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby.  Did you know that they have Halloween and Christmas items in stock and on the shelves already?  I’m not kidding.  I mean, it’s June people, JUNE!  What the hell?

you must be kidding

Oh and also, it’s over 90 degrees outside so it’s hard to even fathom that Fall is only 4 months away so quit already you silly retail establishments.  Besides, I haven’t even taken a summer vacation yet!

And seriously, I would love to start today and begin by taking another nap.

How was your weekend?

WAIT, I’m completely unarmed, literally

Anybody else out there feel like this,

three day weekend hangoverI think I have a three day weekend hangover, is that a thing?

Yeah, the struggle is too real.  Anyhow, how was your weekend?  We had a pretty busy one.  In case I didn’t mention it and I probably didn’t, we were in Nokomis.  I actually ran a few miles and walked a heck of a lot because you know, the heat, it’s almost unbearable.  Speaking of which, on Saturday while I was struggled to run a few miles on the Legacy Trail, these two passed me.

Amish rollerbladers

They were so fast it was hard to get a good pic but that was two Amish women on roller blades and they whizzed right by me at a breakneck speed.  I don’t know exactly how fast that is, but if I went that fast on rollerblades, I’d break my neck so it was that fast.  And in case you couldn’t tell, they were in long dresses.  Seriously.

On Saturday MacGyver was working on a project for his parents so I hit up some garage sales and then went to pick up my mother in law so we could continue shopping.  You may not know this but I love to shop. I even went back out after dropping off my mother in law and doing a quick check on the dogs.  I think I finished up around 6:30 in the evening but only because I got hungry.  Hunger always wins.

The next day MacGyver went to work on his project again and I felt sort of guilty that he was working in the hot sun….okay actually, I spent too much money the day before so shopping was not an option.  I decided instead to mow the lawn, run the weed eater and then weed and mulch.

But first, I cleaned our fountain.  I think I did something wrong though because two days later it still looks like this,

fountain mishap

Too much soap perhaps?

I also planned on washing the dogs.   I managed to get Hank washed but I didn’t make it to Boomer because while I was pulling a limb out of our humongous dead oak tree, I inadvertently pulled down a wasp nest.

wasp stingswollen armOne of them got inside my glove and stung the crap out of me.  It swelled up so bad that tiny little blood vessels in my skin burst.  It looked a lot worse than it actually felt.  It just itched tremendously however I still managed to make it to dinner with my in laws and some friends because, I’m a trooper.

The next day MacGyver and I decided we needed to tackle the dead tree before heading to my in laws for the holiday and I mean, what better way to treat that sore arm, right?

MacGyver climbed up on a ladder and used a pole saw to cut the huge branches and then used the chain saw to cut them into manageable pieces.  My job was to stack all of the big logs and put all the smaller ones on a trailer to haul off later.  I raked up all the smaller pieces and we burned all of them in the firepit.

We were able to take out about a quarter of the tree before 1PM and it went really smooth until I dropped one of the logs and it landed on my right hand.  The left one was still swollen from the bee sting and looked like this,

left arm

Check out little Hank photo bombing like a champ

And then I managed to drop a log on the other arm,  so now the right arm looked like this,

bloody right arm

Again, it looks way worse than it actually was.  I still managed to make it to my in laws for afternoon and we had a beautiful day.  My arms just look a little like chopped meat but my lawn looks great and we’re almost completely prepared for hurricane season so there’s that.

We’re back in Clearwater and I’m working this morning and typing is sort of a challenge when both of your arms are hard to move.  Thankfully, I love a good challenge.  And hey, you don’t need arms to run, so I’m good.

arm punHow was your weekend?  What did you do for Memorial Day?  Ever been stung by a bee?