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.

There’s a card for that.

Just in case you aren’t sick of silly outtakes, here’s another shot from the famous photo shoot.  You know, the one where mom pretended to be Herb Ritz and I pretended to be Christie Brinkley but we’re both just really awkward….or at least I am.

the Undress

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I’ve changed clothes right in the middle of the mall parking lot wearing the Undress and no one had a clue.  It’s genius.  Go get one.

Yesterday, we went to pick out a card for a friend of mine who recently had surgery and I was getting all kinds of pissed off at the poor selection.  There were over 5,000 cards available.  Four were in the ‘Get Well Soon’ section.  FOUR.  But they had all kinds of cards for ‘congratulations on your recent coming out’, ‘welcome to your new gender’, ‘sorry to hear about the loss of your partner’s pet’,(not your pet mind you, but your partner’s pet!)

What the hell? What happened to the typical Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon and Across the Miles cards?  Where did they go?  Of course, just as I was bitching up a blue streak we came across the mack daddy of all cards.  It said, ‘Running is an Accomplishment, Congratulations on your recent race’.

No way!

A running card!  An actually congratulations on your race card!  When did they start printing running cards?  And then I looked at Mom and said the better question is ‘why have you never bought me one?’

Has anyone ever bought you a congratulations on your race card?

Did you know they had congratulations on your race cards?