Chicks with chainsaws, don’t google it.

I can run a chainsaw like a lady boss.  I know this because this morning yet another large limb fell in my yard and I cut that 30 foot tree limb up in about half and hour and stacked the logs.  Done.  That was the second huge limb that has fallen in only a month.

Thankfully it’s hurricane season in Florida so I’ll probably get to use my chainsaw a whole hell of a lot in the next few months.

great

I tried to find a cool image of a chick with a chainsaw but when I googled it I realized just how many weirdos live on the internet.  Some searches are better left unsearched.

Remember how I told y’all about red tide and how it’s been all over the waters of Venice lately?  Well, it’s also been in the Tampa Bay area and I’ve been reading everything I can about it and learning all sorts of things about bacteria in the Gulf.

This morning I saw this video.

The restaurant is located in Sarasota but the health department isn’t saying which restaurant it is.  I am allergic to shell fish so I don’t eat it anyway but I certainly wouldn’t be eating it now even if I could.  I feel like when red tide around I hear about more of these cases.  Maybe it’s coincidence but I don’t think so.  MacGyver says the oysters served in the restaurants here don’t actually come from here but I love a good conspiracy theory and I need to be right so I’m going with my theory.  Red tide.

I’m still running.  I took a day off on Monday and yesterday I had to walk a good portion of my third mile but I’m still running.  It’s still difficult to breath at times but hopefully come August 3rd we’ll get a little closer to an answer as to why.  That’s when I see the pulmonologist because you know, they rushed me in.

eye roll

It’s been very hard not to google anything but based on my previous search this morning for chicks with chainsaws it should get easier.

How is your week going?

What’s the weather like where you are?

I’m back.

I guess I’ve been MIA for a while, huh?  Well, it wasn’t really intentional, it’s just that we’ve had a shit ton of stuff going on around here and quite honestly, I wasn’t all that motivated to write about it.  I’m back now so let’s catch up.

soccer

First and foremost, how freakin long are the World Cup Games?  I mean, jeez Louise, it’s been weeks since I’ve seen Kelly and Ryan and I’m starting to wonder if soccer is a permanent part of the Fox Network now.  No offense for those of you who love soccer, it’s just a bit much for me.

And also, has anyone else noticed the similarities here?

I’m just sayin.  Is it just me or do you see it?

I haven’t been running since Friday so obviously I’ve had a lot of time on my hands.

MacGyver is buying all the bells and whistles for the new boat.  He’s purchased new drink holders, and hatch covers, and rod holders and such but most importantly, he bought this:

Hank in his life vest

Hank has already roamed around the boat a bit while it sat in the yard.  Boomer hasn’t been in it yet.  I’m so excited to take them out in the new one because now Boomer has a place to lay down when he gets too hot or tired.

I might even put their favorite rug in there.

dogs

Seriously, how cute are they?

It’s been raining a lot here.  The good news is my flowers are growing like weeds and the mallards have become permanent fixtures so were happy with that.

My mother in law is doing a bit better.  She just had round two of the chemo treatments and is handling them very well.  She hasn’t thrown up at all which is wonderful news.  The treatments have been hard on her stomach though and after the first treatment she developed an ulcer which bled a lot and landed her in the hospital again.  We have to watch carefully to make sure that doesn’t happen again but, other than that, the side effects haven’t been too bad.

And as I mentioned, I haven’t really been running all that much.  The reason is because last week I started feeling short of breath again.  I didn’t really mention it to MacGyver at first but then I told him and my mom about it.  I’m a bit worried because of the pulmonary nodules that they found last year.  I had attributed it to the topamax since I had issues with breathing once I started taking it and I thought because I went off of it, the breathing issues would go away.

They came back and also when I was weeding the yard last week I got dizzy when I stood up and felt like I would pass out.  This and the breathing have me worried.  Unfortunately I can’t get into see the pulmonologist until August 3rd so I won’t know anything until then.  And until that time, I’m gonna,

Dr. Google

It’s a really short week with the fourth being on a Wednesday so MacGyver and I are heading to Nokomis for a little break and Lord knows,  I need it.

What have you been up to lately?