Planking, Running, OMG, I can’t breath.

I have never been so happy to see Friday in my entire life.  I lie.  You know I say that every Friday right?

Because at the end of the week, this is me….

This morning I got up and did what I’ve been doing for about a week now, I planked.  Yeah, I’m up to 2 minutes now.  Go me.  It may not be much but I’ll take it.

Plank

Two of the longest minutes of my life…..

And then I went for a run.  Unfortunately, I only made it for 2 miles because for some reason I’ve got this nasty cough thing that’s been happening the last few nights and also for the past two morning when I’ve gone out for a run I’ve been really short of breath, like really bad.  ME!  I’m not out of shape y’all.  Something ain’t right with this picture.  By mile 2 I was a sweaty out of breath mess.

Proof

horrible out of breath feeling

What is that cowlick thing happening? I ran for 23 minutes and I literally could not breath!

Not pretty.

I might have to go see the doc this afternoon and check it out.  The last time I was feeling short of breath I blamed it on my thyroid and I actually had bronchitis.  I recently heard that people around here have been getting sick due to all the trees down and all the debris from the Hurricane.

There’s that and the fact that MacGyver and I dug a lot of nasty trees and shit out of our canal so God only knows what kind of bacteria and crap we came into contact with.  I mean, it’s true our house down in Nokomis is on the water and it is a nice area and all but the canal is brackish and as my brother describes it, it most closely resembles motor oil.

Brackish Water Canal

See? Motor oil!

So yeah, I probably have typhoid fever or Malaria.   Let’s hope not.

What are your plans for the weekend?  We’re taking down another tree because, well, I don’t know why, we just are.

 

Welcome to Decorators Anonymous….

Happy Friday y’all!  Today is turning out to be the best day ever!  Seriously, you just have no idea.  I’m beyond the moon excited.  Let’s just go ahead and dive in.

First, tomorrow is this little guy’s big day, he’s turning 7.

Hank the Tank

He’s adorable and full of attitude and I love him like crazy.    And yes, we’re having a little party for him.  Just me, MacGyver, Boomer and Woody are attending.  It’s a small affair, nothing too big.  We wouldn’t want the neighbors to think we were crazy or anything.  Besides, we’ll take them all leftover doggie cake later in the day.

side eye

Uh, did that neighbor just bring us doggie cake?

Did anyone else have to Google the word Dotard?  I have no shame in telling you that I did.  I will readily admit that Kim Jong Un actually taught me a new word.  He also reminded me of the definition of another one: Megalomaniac.

megalomaniac

Last night I spent 15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot trying to figure out what was wrong with my car.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the answer.  It was just one of my stupid human tricks.  Apparently, I’ve got lots of them.

Today is actually the first day of fall.  I’m so excited for new TV shows!  Oh my God, that makes me sound so old!  But seriously, the Mick, new episodes and new episodes of Stranger Thngs and new episodes of The Walking Dead and the list goes on and on and on……

And I wish we didn’t have all of the sticks and debris still laying at the edge of our lawn because I want to start decorating for Halloween already.  I know it’s early but I’m going to go ahead and do it this weekend.  Even though it isn’t any cooler really, it makes me think it is.

Besides, I love decorations.  Halloween isn’t as exciting as Christmas but it’s still a fun holiday and I love to decorate.  I get a little carried away though.  I always say, ‘Oh no really, I’m going simple this year.  I’ll just pop a few pumpkins or some hay by the front door.’  And this is what I have in mind.

Halloween

Understated Elegance, right?

Or maybe even adding this:

Halloween decoration

You know, just off to the side. One little thing.

And that’s how it starts.  And this is usually what I end up with.

BOO!

Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

The runner who outran bears, yes bears!

I’ve been out running before when suddenly an animal approached me from behind and I freaked out.  I ran as fast as I could until it turned around and went the other way.  In case you’re wondering, it was a neighborhood emu.  He just ran after me for about 20 seconds and then turned around to go home.   No big deal.

I’ve seen bobcats and panthers and the occasional gator out on my runs too but never in a million years would I ever expect to encounter what this runner did.

Click on the above image to read the story.

I knew Kenyan’s were fast but this man outran two bears, TWO. FREAKIN. BEARS.  It’s an amazing story but what’s even more amazing is that he was composed enough to know what to do.  I would have freaked the f out!

While I was out running this morning, I found a little treasure.  I mean, I guess it’s sort of a treasure.  I find or see weird things all the time but this morning I found this:

knife

I kept it.  Lord knows when you might come across wild animals and they aren’t all as nice or as beautiful as the one I saw this morning.

albino peacock

Aren’t the albino peacocks beautiful?  I just adore them.  Mainly because they aren’t bears.

Have a fabulous Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?