Happy Birthday to me

birthday meme

It’s true.  You know it is.

Anywho, it’s my birthday.  Yesterday I went to the doctor.  I thought I was going to go schedule a biopsy and see my regular doctor to get a referral.


Surprise, I got a biopsy.  I don’t know what the hell I was thinking and why I didn’t realize they were just going to go ahead and cut that little nodule out but that’s exactly what they did.  Now I just have to wait…and it could take up to six weeks.  And it still might be inconclusive…because this is my life.


Guess what?

I woke up to the best present ever…

pink fishing pole

That’s my new rod and reel and yes, my rod is pink, PINK.  MacGyver is the best.  I’ve got some new running shoes coming today too because he knows how to make me happy.

Now, y’all will have to forgive me, I’m off to celebrate.  I’ll be back tomorrow.

Hey hey y’all, I’m back!

I’m back y’all!

I hope that you had a wonderful and happy holiday with your family and I hope you got some time off and got to relax.  Life gets hectic sometimes and it’s nice to be able to sit back and enjoy it.

We were jam packed with all kinds of relaxing but also a lot of fun things and some hella good eats.


Christmas day we celebrated by opening presents bright and early. The guys liked most of their presents, (except for a few things.)  BB8 was not a hit with the kid. He liked it but he just didn’t think it was practical and that he would really use it all that much.

The mom in me was proud of him for his sensibility but part of me really wanted him to love it because in my mind he will always be my little baby. I realize he’s grown but he’ll always be this lil’ guy to me:

The Kid

I’m sorry kid but I love this picture…and I love you!

Also, there’s that part of me that wanted to play with BB8 too because I will always be a kid at heart but we sent it back. Fortunately the apple watch was a big hit so I think he was pretty happy.  I got MacGyver a drone and it was also a hit, mainly because he realized he could fly it dangerously close to my head and get my attention when I’m doing my best to ignore him.

Go figure.


Taylor, you’re awesome, but I wanna hit you in the head sometimes too.

I got a Fitbit Charge HR, which I love, but now I am suffering from all kinds of new obsessions, more on that later in the week.  That’s a teaser….hehe

The dogs were on their best behavior for days and in case you have any doubts about their love for one another, check this out.  This is the cutest thing ever and they just started doing this in the last few months.

hank and boomer


So much cuteness!  Paws intertwined,   I die!

As you may know Christmas is also another holiday in our home and later in the day it was time to celebrate the kid’s birthday. This year I decided to do something different and instead of a regular cake I bought a cupcake tray.

birthday cup cake

It turned out to be the highlight of the party for the guys.  Not because the cupcakes were the perfect size for an individual portion, or because they were so delicious, no, those were the reasons that I bought them.

I obviously didn’t think it through because I had no idea they would use the cake to amuse themselves for most of the afternoon by doing things like this:


you can spell a lot of things with so many cupcakes….unfortunately, I can’t show you most of the phrases the guys came up with…

Of course the day would not have been complete if we didn’t continue our yearly tradition and watch this all day long,

I didn’t run at all on Christmas day or the day after because we got up early and drove down to Venice. We had to do a lot of work around the house and MacGyver built a canopy thingy for the little boat ramp.

boat ramp canopy

While MacGyver constructed, I mowed the lawn and did some other chores which according to my new fitbit burned a lot of calories, so that’s something toward my fitness goals, right?

On Sunday morning I got up early and planked for 4 minutes and after that I ran 10 miles on the Legacy trail. TEN MILES!  It felt good for most of it although I did walk pretty much all of mile 9. oops.

Afterwards I did a little lawn work and I felt great, until around 2 in the afternoon and then BAM, f*cking migraine. Yada, yada, yada.  Are you sick of hearing about my migraines because I am!


Soooooooo, we ended up staying in Venice until Monday afternoon so that I could rest and try and feel better.  Needless to say, I didn’t run on Monday either.

And that brings us to today. We’re back home and trying to finish up our year end shit. Oh, and I’m trying to break my addiction to peanut butter bon bons and cupcakes and ice cream.  The struggle is real, real freakin hard!

Wish me luck!

How was your holiday? Tell me what you did.

Do you know anyone else born on Christmas day?  How do they celebrate and when?