Butt that IS Madonna….

I’ve been running pretty steady over the last few months but as I start to taper off the steroids my shins have been bothering me. And I’ve been icing them and stretching and foam rolling and today I walked instead of running because our weather next week is going to be awesome.

I’m most excited about wearing my new lululemon running pants. Seriously excited about that.

This year has already gotten off to a great start with work projects that will keep me quite busy. And they’re fun projects which makes it even better. It’s nice to get paid doing something you enjoy. Unfortunately after taking some time off at the end of the year, it’s been really hard to get back into the swing of things and I hate to admit it, but I’ve been procraftinating like a boss lady.

I mean once you take down the Christmas decorations, you need something to go up in their place, am I right? So, here’s the Valentines Day Wreath for my front door. I’m working on a few others as well because obviously, I’m out of control.

I was reading the news bullets yesterday and I was shocked. Not by the government shut down or money collected for the wall or the swearing in of all the new members of congress, no it was this:

Now at first I was like, maybe that’s not real. I have to admit that I’ve seen plenty of fake pictures on the internet and maybe somebody just photoshoped the heck out of that picture butt then,

I saw this video of Ariana Grande and the great Madonna twerking…and if I can’t unsee it, neither can you…..

Madonna finally responded to the speculation that she’s had butt implants by saying that she doesn’t seek approval from anyone. So, there’s that. I thought she looked great before but I guess whatever makes you happy butt I just can’t…

And before I go, has anyone else created a bullet journal? My sister in law is working on one and I saw some really cute ideas on Pinterest but I can’t help but wonder if it would become something that I would obsess over and drive myself crazy trying to finish? If you have one, tell me about it, I’d love to know how it works for you and if it really has simplified your life or helped you get closer to achieving your goal of becoming who you want to be.

Got any plans for the weekend? What’s your weather going to be like?

WTF Wednesday, wait, I have a blog?

Happy 2019!

2019MacGyver and I have been spending time with family and friends and we took a little time away from work and ended the year nice and relaxed.  It was pretty awesome.  I had plans to update the blog several times but then I just sort of forgot I had one, so in case you’re wondering, here’s a little update.

Even though I decked out the house in Clearwater with all kinds of Christmas flair, we decided to spend Christmas in Nokomis so we could be close to my in laws, but here’s a look at some of my decorations in the Clearwater house.

Christmas DecorWhen all was said and done we ended up with 4 large trees in Clearwater and several small ones along with a ton of other decorations.  I make no apologies because I do love Christmas and I Christmas hard.

But, as I said, we decided to spend the holiday in Nokomis and therefore, I decorated down there too because, CHRISTMAS.

Nokomis treeThe next picture is of a centerpiece that I made out of old ornaments that I had left over.  I just painted an old flower pot red and then added the bulbs and a little greenery, embellishments and voila!

centerpieceUnfortunately the kid was not able to come home from Columbus this year but we talked a lot on Christmas which is also his birthday and I was reminded once again how grateful I am to Apple for facetime,  Besides some cash, Macgyver and I sent him a folding bike for Christmas and he loved it.  He even rode it to work the day after Christmas and posted on facebook with the hashtag fitlife.  I am one proud mama.

MacGyver and I are doing our best to keep Apple in business as he gifted me an iPhone XR and I gifted him a new iPad.

iPhone XRiPad

After Christmas he decided he could no longer live with his old iPhone and ordered the XR for himself as well.

But let’s face it, the two that really made out like bandits were our fur babies.  Hank and Boomer had shit tons of presents under the tree and Boomer remembers Christmas every year and gets so excited to open them all.  Hank could care less about the opening so Boomer goes hard for the both of them.

boomerHank gets a new bed every year and is equally excited but it’s probably not really evident in this picture.

sleepy hankThe day after Christmas my sister in law and her husband came to town.  While the boys fished, we did a little shopping.

I am hesitant to post the photo because I have a steroid face right now and while I realized the steroids are supposed to be helping me, I hate the way they are changing my body and my face and I can’t wait to get off of them.

me and lynne

Me and my beautiful sister in law, Lynne

We went to some retail stores but we also hit up some of my favorite thrift stores and you won’t believe what I found.  I scored a brand new pair of Victoria Secret running pants and Lululemon running pants.  They still had the tags on them and I only paid five bucks for each pair.

No wayYes way.  It was like Christmas all over.

I haven’t worn them yet because it warmed up a lot over the last week and I’ve been running in shorts but I have been running on average 6 days a week and guess what?  I hit double digits again.  I ran 10 miles the last two Saturdays.  I haven’t had too many troubles with breathing but I have noticed that as I taper down from the steroids some of my old pains are creeping back.  Mainly neck and shins and sometimes if I hit just the right way I can feel a little twinge in my hip.  So, for now, I’m staying at around 40 miles a week and I feel okay with that.

running shoesBut I still lace up every day and I still wear my holy sock.  I just noticed recently that almost every pair of my favorite socks has a hole in the right foot at the right toe.  And I sort of like it.

We got back to Clearwater late Friday and spent the weekend working around the house.  I went to Wal-Mart on Sunday night and almost got shot.

I was looking for something I couldn’t find and talking on the phone with my mom and she suggested I try the cleaning aisle so I hung up with her and headed that way passing by the electronics section.  At the cell phone counter I heard two men yelling at each other and one kept saying, ‘don’t make me pull this out’ and I guess my mind lives in the gutter because I thought he meant something entirely different.  Until he raised his shirt and I saw a metal object that looked very much like a gun.  And I’m sure it probably was as he yelled, ‘y’all better get down, I’m about to pop this dude.’

oh my godIt has come to my attention that when someone is threatening to shoot someone and I’m standing a mere 20 feet away, I’m not the quietest person.  If I can’t figure out how to back away without falling over a stack of storage bins and landing on my ass, I’ll probably be the first one shot, you know, if it ever happens again.

One of the men,  and not the one with the gun, ran towards the front of the store and I headed in the opposite direction toward the garden center.  I have no idea what happened after that because as soon as I saw police in the parking lot I ran to my car and went home.  It was crazy and I’m just glad that no shots were actually fired.  That I know of anyway.

On New Years Eve MacGyver and I actually stayed up til 12:10AM and rang in the new year.  Mostly because our neighbors were shooting off fireworks and we couldn’t sleep but we made it past midnight and I like to take a win where ever I can these days.

As for New Year’s Day, well…

AlexaShe didn’t and so I did.  And it only took 11 hours.

And just like that, it’s 2019.  I hope the New Year is a happy and healthy one for each and every one of you.  And if I stay out of Walmart, I probably have a good chance of having a really good year myself.

WTF?  It’s Wednesday.

What did you do for the holidays?

WTF Wednesday, when your shopping plan fails, improvise with these gems

I was pretty proud of myself for getting all my shopping done over the weekend.  Every store that I shopped from had 2 day shipping or either promised delivery by Christmas.  I ordered items that would all be delivered before the 20th.  The only thing I had left to do as wait for it all to arrive.

But then the emails started coming, delayed shipping they said….

screamingAnd what kills me is one of those very websites is still promising two day shipping on a product that I ordered on the 15th which still hasn’t shipped.  LIARS!

If you’re dealing with issues like this and waiting for gifts that may or may not arrive, here are some alternative solutions that I came up with.

My first choice was this,

helmet head

Bringing whole new meaning to ‘helmet head’

Unfortunately, I have no idea where to order it but if you have more patience than me you could search the internet.  In the meantime, here are some things you can order.

ciastersHow’s that for a passive aggressive gift for the hubby?  You can order them here.

And because I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy,

poopSeriously, who doesn’t need this in their life?  This is the best thing ever.  You can order it here.

And lastly, for the man in your life who lives to fish and spends way too much time taking a poop in the morning.  Give him something to do:

potty fisherOrder it here.

WTF?  It’s Wednesday, and who says gifting can’t be fun?

What’s the weirdest gift you ever gave or got?