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?

The great Mother’s Day Flood of 2019

I hope that all of you moms out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day.  I wasn’t able to spend mine with the kid because he doesn’t have any available time off right now and I couldn’t fly to Columbus so we had to settle for some facetime.  I sure do miss him but we chat at least 3 or 4 times a week.  MacGyver was a total sweetie and brought me these:

Roses for mothers dayWe had also acquired a washer earlier in the week, it’s a long story so don’t ask but anyway, MacGyver went and bought all kinds of hoses and things to hook it up so that I could have two washers because let’s face it, it’s sort of my dream.

batshit crazyAnyway, it took a few hours to get everything all hooked up and to re-organize the laundry area so that we could accommodate two washers but we got it done.  Just 10 minutes later I was washing the comforter off the bed.  And just 15 minutes later I went to check on it and my laundry area and spare bathroom looked like this:

floodAnd then it took about 4 more hours to clean it all up and move the washer back to the garage for repairs.  So, that was fun.  I’m still holding out for two washers, that dream will never die.

So, let’s talk a little about last week, shall we?

Even though I am mostly walking with an occasional jog here and there, I still managed to walk over 30 miles last week.   Thirty.

yesYeah, I was pretty happy with it.  Also I lifted weights 4 days last week so basically, I’m a full on fitness fanatic now and you should totally follow me on Instagram.  Kidding, but speaking of Instagram, if you don’t follow me, then you probably missed my post of Charlie’s mating dance.

I’ll share it with you here so you don’t feel totally left out.Cute, isn’t he?

 

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And just because I haven’t posted a picture of him in like a hot minute, here’s a good one of Coo Coo Ka Choo on top of one of his ‘houses’ that he loves.

coo cooI totally meant to update last Friday but I was swamped with work and didn’t have the chance.  Anyway, I was dying to show you some of my favorite things, including my new entry rug.  The UPS guy and the  Postman both cracked up when they saw it.

lolI got mine on clearance from TJMAXX but I’ve seen similar ones on Amazon.

Well, that’s it for me, gotta jet.  Have a fabulous Monday, if that’s possible.

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

Zumba should really come with a warning.

I overslept this morning.  Well I mean, I didn’t get up until around 6:30 which is really late for me.  I’d like to blame it on the diet that MacGyver and I are on but really,  I just wanted to stay in bed this morning.

sleeping in

Yes, this.

When I finally did decide to get up I was still a bit groggy and I should be embarrassed to tell you what I did because unfortunately it isn’t the first time but I’m going to tell you anyway.

I ran the coffee through my kuerig without a cup again, only this time I was actually standing right there as the coffee slowly spilled out onto the counter, and I didn’t notice a thing until the hot liquid actually hit my foot.

Yes, yes it will be.

Then I got on the iPad to play Design Home before getting to work or working out because, priorities.  Unfortunately I realized that I need to make an appointment with the eye doctor because I can’t see well with my contact lenses or my glasses.  I decided to go with the glasses today because they seemed to be the better of the two.

After a half hour of Design Home I felt guilty for not working out because I like to do that first thing in the morning.  After watching a segment on the news about Zumba I had the bright idea to find a Zumba video on Youtube.

I started out like this,

zumba

This is good, I thought, I got this.  So I got a little more into it.

Go girl, go girl

A Pitbull song came on and naturally my tongue sticks out because I am SERIOUS.  And you know that’s what happens when I’m serious.  I was into it now.  This was an awesome workout but so much fun, so I let loose.

I mean really, really loose.

And I think I have serious rhythm because in my mind, I’m JLo!  For real…I’m that good.

zumba dance

Oh yeah, I was into it.

Except, I forgot to move shit out of my way before I started.  And I accidentally hit the bird cage with one of my flailing arms which resulted in me falling slightly backwards and then into and over the coffee table.

And now my glasses look like this,

scratched lenses

So since the scratch is in the middle, I have to push the glasses over to the side and down a bit so that I can see the computer screen.  You know, all crooked like.  A sardonic representation of my morning.

It’s going to be a fabulous day!  Tomorrow I’ll start with an early alarm and a bike ride.

Tell me how your morning started.