29.5, 15, 1, 518 and 9,000,002

29.5 That’s the amount of miles that I ran last week.  I ended up with a total of 32.5 but I walked three miles on Thursday so technically I’m still under 30 for the week.  I’m not upset about though because I ran 10.5 miles on Saturday on the Legacy Trail and it was epic.

epic

Okay I will.

Double digits sure feels nice.  It’s not something I can accomplish every day but I’ll take it once a week all day long, I’m still excited about it, in case you couldn’t tell.  I also ran 5 more on Sunday.  Fifteen.  Fifteen is my weekend total of miles run.

After my long run on Saturday I still had a lot of energy so I decided to build a fire pit at the new house.  One fire pit.  It turned out pretty sweet if I do say so myself but then so did my last one.  I think I missed my calling.  Is there a career in fire pit building? I would nail that job.

my fire pit

One.  That’s also the number of Christmas trees that I put up in the Nokomis house and it’s the number of nutcrackers but the nutcracker is rather large.  I got him at a garage sale for 4 bucks, score!

The tree is one that I’ve had for a million years and it has definitely seen better days but I dressed it up anyway and sat in in a galvanized bin and I think it looks all right.

christmas tree

..by next year it may look just like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Nine.  That’s the number of Sheepshead that MacGyver caught while I was running and building the fire pit.  Sheepshead are fish that have the most beautiful teeth ever.  They seriously look like they just visited the dentist for a cleaning.  It’s uncanny and unfair.  We should have at least two rows of perfect teeth!

Sheepshead teeth

SMILE!

But beyond that they taste delicious.  Seriously delicious.  I would know because that’s what we had for dinner last night.  I would eat like that every night if I could.  I’m not even kidding.

518.  That’s the amount of active minutes I racked up on my Motiv ring this week, the most ever by the way.  Probably all from chasing Hank around.

9,000,002. That’s the amount of times that Hank escaped and ran out of the house and took a field trip around the new neighborhood.  It’s also the same amount of times I had to chase his little ass.

Hanky Doo

I ain’t even sorry about it lady, you need the steps.

That’s it, my weekend by the numbers.

Let’s do something fun, tell me something about your week and use a number.

Can’t see the forest for all the trees

I had an appointment with my sports therapist yesterday and I told him that I was still having pain in my arm at night and that in the last month there hasn’t been one night where the pain didn’t wake me up. So he asked me how I’ve been sitting when I work during the day and I had to admit that I’m still in the damn lazy boy, but it’s not my fault.

how to workI have to accommodate the wiener dog, always.

I may have already told you this but I can’t remember because due to my lack of sleep my brain is all jumbly, (not a word, huh?)  but I put up Christmas decorations over the weekend. I am sticking to 3 large and 2 small trees in Clearwater this year and I think we’ll go with only one in Nokomis.

I’ve seriously pared down my decorations. No, really, I have, I mean by comparison to my normal decorating habits anyway.

pink tree

This is the tree on my front patio. It’s pink but it looks purple in the picture. It’s not, it has pink lights and pink decorations. MacGyver is just thrilled with it.

lanai tree

This is my lanai tree because everyone who lives across the pond needs to see that we decorate.

Pencil tree

And the almost too tall tree.

The biggest problem that I have with my Christmas decorations is the dogs. Hank is very confused as to why he has to go outside to pee on trees when there are two perfectly good trees inside the house so that’s a struggle and Boomer is confused by the ornaments that look so lifelike. Seriously, how is a dog supposed to know which is the REAL candy cane.

canes

Boomer’s handy work!

Apparently, you just have to try them all until you find the one that tastes good.

This year I decided to switch out my little white tree with a pencil tree due to the limited space and my general laziness when it comes to rearranging the furniture. Anywho, when I was searching for the perfect pencil tree I happened upon the latest craze in Christmas decorations, the Upside Down Christmas Tree, what?

upside down tree

No this is not a wordpress error, what you’re looking at is the latest decorating trend.

Y’all this shit is real. Real stupid. Just why? I mean, I don’t get it. So I googled it and I’m still confused. Apparently it dates back to the 12th Century when it represented Trinity but nowadays some people just consider it sacrilegious. After reading everything I could about it, I came to same conclusion, it’s just stupid. Don’t do it. Someone will laugh at you. Me. I will laugh at you.

Have you decorated yet?

Do you have pets and are they confused by the decorations or are my dogs not as smart as I thought they were?

My video surveillance saves the day again.

I had a plan.

Yesterday I had my to do list all ready to go. I ran five miles, then walked the dogs and finally at 8:45 I sat down to conquer the day and let me tell you, I was ready!

And then, my computer crashed.

nooooooooooooooo
I was pretty sure I knew what the problem was but I had to go on another computer to google all of the issues and then try and fix it, which I did, after a deadline, and just before lunch.

Maury
I was just about to make some lunch when I heard my neighbor yelling and so I ran outside to see what was going on. My neighbor has a gold and yellow macaw named Gracie and apparently she up and disappeared. She doesn’t really fly all that far so I was thinking that she probably walked across the road and was hiding and I decided to check my security system to see if I could tell which way she went.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.

In the footage from my surveillance cams I noticed a yellow car parked in front of my neighbor’s home so, I asked her if she knew the people in the car and she said no. Then we decided to view the video of the car a little bit closer just to see if we could tell why it was sitting there so I zoomed in.

And that’s when we first saw a woman get out of the car and grab a blanket or towel and throw it over Gracie and put her in the car.

An actual birdnapping right in front of us!

Holy Shit

And, it had happened just a half hour earlier!

My neighbor called the police and they spent the next few hours looking over the scene and viewing the video. Fortunately, it’s a brand new system that MacGyver installed this weekend, (black Friday sale) and the police were all kinds of impressed with the quality, but unfortunately because it’s new, we have no idea how to get the footage off the system and onto a jump drive or a disc.

were idiots
The police will be coming by at some point today and their IT guy will figure it out. I’m just happy I don’t have to try and figure it out and risk losing the data. That would suck because I’m hoping with the footage they can get their bird back.

Wouldn’t it be great if I could have their forensic IT person actually look at my computer and figure it out too? Yeah, I’m not counting on it either but I can dream.

Do you make to do list or are they over rated?

Who do you call when you have computer problems?