5:38 new running shoes!

MacGyver tends to buy a lot of things at Dicks Sporting Goods mainly because it’s located a few miles from our house and Bass Pro Shops is over a half an hour away.  I don’t mind because he gets a lot of reward points and sometimes when he’s feeling especially nice, he lets me use them.

Earlier in the week Dick’s had a 15 dollars off 75 dollar sale plus free shipping so it was a prime opportunity.  We had to use both of our emails and I had to spend $42 but look what I got, two pairs!

Brooks Launch 4's

I have to admit I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have the new peacock collection.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am super happy to have the Launch 4’s and I would never have gotten them for that price anywhere else but the peacock collection is soooo pretty.

Brooks Peacocks

If anyone deserves to have running shoes with peacock designs it’s me!  Right?  I run with peacocks every day.  I should definitely have peacock designs on my shoes.  Maybe I should just go ahead and buy a pair but I’m waiting until I find them on sale.  In the meantime, I’ll just look at the real ones every morning.


I still have that twitch in my eye.  I had thought that maybe it had something to do with my thyroid medication so I stopped taking it for a few weeks.  That was not a smart thing to do.  Mainly because it caused my thyroid to crash hard core and it’s going to take me a few weeks to get it back to normal but also because the damn twitch is still there.  And despite all that, I still wake up every morning at 5:38AM without fail, no matter what.

So, last night I broke down and decided to try a half of one of the xanax pills the doctor gave me.  I was hoping it would help me relax and at least sleep.  MacGyver joked that maybe I would sleep in to 5:40.

Im wide awake

Nope.  5:38 on the dot.  Oh well, time to get the weekend started.

What time do you wake up in the morning?

Do you buy your shoes when you need them or do you buy them when they’re on sale?

MacGyver left me

Yesterday MacGyver left me. He went down to Englewood to replace the boat lift and I stayed here to work and because I had a conference call this morning.  Oh you thought I meant he left me, left me! No, he knows where the bread is buttered, and besides only I know which channels are the high def ones, so he’s stuck with me.

Anyway, the conference call is done, which is a good thing because my computer is acting up and the keys are sticking, and it’s driving me crazy.

So, the dogs have been walked and fed, my run is complete, the car is packed and I’m ready to go. Nokomis, here we come! And not a minute to freakin soon.

Boomer and his bear

Apparently Boomer will be taking along his bear even though he has one at the other house, because he is insisting on bringing this one. He wont put it down!

And doesn’t Hank look smashing in his new jacket?

Hank in his jacket

I swear it’s Hank, even though the little shit refuses to pose for the camera.

I can tell this is gonna be a fun ride down.  I’m so glad they’re on their best behavior already.  Oh joy. I am in need of a weekend. Adios sticky keys!

What are you’re plans for the weekend?

Friday from Nokomis

We are in Nokomis at the Vacation house for a long weekend although I will actually be doing work while we’re here because I’m obviously a masochist or boring or both.

totally me

Yesterday at lunch time I quickly ran over to the postal place to mail off some packages to Tennessee and Virginia so they’d arrive in time for Christmas.  I figured with 10 days of time ground shipping should be no problem but apparently the post office is mega expensive and the postal store said FedEx was my best option of one of the packages and priority mail on the other.  Anywho, I walked out of there seventy one dollars poorer and I don’t even know how.

what the hell happened

I’m positive I told the girl I was in no hurry for the packages to arrive in two days.  I’m even more positive I said I didn’t want to spend a fortune.  And I know I said I that I was perfectly fine with snail mail or ground shipping.

I was dupped and I didn’t even see it coming.

I have three more packages to mail today.  The most important of which are the kids because it’s not only his Christmas presents but also his birthday presents so the third package well, I might just return that gift and send a damn gift card.  I’m not paying anymore jacked up charges.  That’s ridiculous.

We had a brief cold front blow in this morning.  It was just cool enough that Hank allowed me to put his cute little sweater on.


Mostly, he tolerated it.  But how cute is that sweater!  It only lasted an hour.  He’s back to his ‘Naught is the new nice’ shirt.

That’s it for me, I’m off for a quick run and then on to some work.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Anyone mailing packages this year?