Women vs Men, listening.

The last time we were in Nokomis was a week ago.  We went down for four or five days to paint and put in some  windows.  When we left I told MacGyver that since we were leaving on a Monday I wanted to spend the coming weekend in Clearwater in order to get some things done at that house.

Plus we have a lot of wild life to take care of.

soft shell turtle

It’s egg laying time

And since we live so close to the ball field Hank insists on watching the fireworks from our front yard on weekends when there are home games, like Friday night.


I told MacGyver at least 10 times that I wanted to head back to Nokomis on Sunday night and stay until Thursday night.  (MacGyver’s sister and her husband are here and we want to spend as much time with them as possible.) I know I told him this because I really need to be in Clearwater to get some things done on Friday because on Saturday, very early in the morning, I am headed to Columbus for 8 days.

I am convinced that MacGyver has a filing cabinet in his brain in which he stores information that he deems useless.  That filing cabinet is half full of things that I have told him.  And for the record, some of those things are pretty important.  But I guess it makes sense.  He is MacGyver and he probably has to keep his brain open for stuff like repairing a helicopter with a paper clip and a piece of gum.

Anyway, yesterday I mentioned again that we had to be home by Thursday night because I have to pack and run errands and basically put food together for all the animals and him for the next eight days because if I don’t, something will die. DIE!

something will die

Well apparently the Thursday night info was ‘useless brain fodder’ because he planned to fish all day Thursday and Friday and come home late Friday night.  And when I explained to him that we already went over this he found it incredulous that I would need a day to get ready after being gone for four days and then leaving again for eight.

Well, I am not wired that way.  I can’t get ready at the drop of a dime.  I just can’t.  I need prep.

None of that is important today though.  MacGyver is fishing.  I just ran three miles and in 30 minutes, I am going shopping with my sister in law and my mother in law.  And I just took this picture in my backyard,

Great Heron

…about to take flight

How was your weekend?

Does your partner listen to you?

If it hurts to breathe you should see a doctor

Last Friday I had to convince MacGyver that it was time for him to go back to the doctor.  Do you have any idea how hard that is?

It’s almost impossible.

Anyway I finally convinced him because after we got home from Tennessee we both went to the doctor and I had a raging sinus infection and I was convinced that he had gotten bronchitis from me but the doctor on staff thought he might just have allergies or a ‘little cold’ and he didn’t prescribe anything and so MacGyver never got any better.   He needed to go back because he was having sharp pains in his back every time he took a deep breath and I was convinced he had pleurisy.

Dr. Google

So MacGyver went to his Doctor but they couldn’t fit him in until the end of the month and I told him with the sharp pains he needed to go to urgent care but did he listen to me, hell no.

But when the regular doctor told him he should go to a walk in clinic or urgent care immediately, he listened.

He never listens to me

Go figure.

Sometime later that afternoon he called me from the Publix where he was waiting for prescriptions to be filled and asked if I needed anything.  I asked him what the doctor said and he said that he did indeed have bronchitis and probably had for some time which is why he had inflammation and irritation which had resulted in pleuritis or pleurisy from all the coughing.

BOOM!  I knew it!

He said the doctor told him that the previous doctor should have given him antibiotics especially knowing that I had bronchitis and sinusitis because people living together tend to spread things.  Now, if I would have been there I would have asked the doctor if he thought it was the same strain and if it were possible for MacGyver to transfer it to me again but do you think he asked the doctor anything like that?  NO.

Instead MacGyver said, ‘If you think the other doctor should have given me antibiotics can I get my 25 bucks back?’

what the hell man

We stayed home this weekend to keep from spreading MacGyver’s janky germs around but that didn’t mean I couldn’t run.  I ran my longest distance since dealing with the migraines.  I ran 7 miles on Saturday with no issues at all!  And on Sunday I ran 5 miles and finished the last mile with a max pace of 7:34 for the last quarter mile!  It was epic.

I did a little shopping too but maybe it’s just me because I am starting to prefer online shopping so much more than actually going shopping.  The mall was horrible.  And I mean horrible.  The lines were long and the sales weren’t really all that good and I couldn’t find half the things I was looking for.  I just wasn’t all that impressed.  I totally prefer shopping during any other time of the year and online shopping during the holidays.

I did see this bumper sticker though and I laughed but after thinking about it now I just wonder what it even means.  I now realize that I hate bumper stickers that make me think why?  It doesn’t really make sense, so why?

my dog is a republican

How can your dog even have a political party?  How is that possible?

Have you done a lot of holiday shopping this year?  In the stores or online?  Which do you prefer?

Did you run this weekend?  What was your long run?

WTF Wednesday, the baddest of them all!

When MacGyver and I are down in Nokomis we frequently log onto the local news station that we watch in Clearwater so we can keep abreast as to what’s going on around our house while we’re away.

We were watching last week and it was a typical news day until this story came on:

razor theif(Click on the image to read the story or click here.)

And then we heard that the razor blades stolen were the exact same ones that MacGyver uses and the ones I steal from him to shave my legs, which is why 1,700 dollars for razor blades seemed perfectly reasonable.  He probably only got 5.

On Independence Day when MacGyver and I made our annual trek to the emergency room, (for the second time), the doctor was pretty explicit with his orders.  He said to make sure that we called an opthalmologist as soon as we could and and to make sure that we got an appointment immediately, because if we didn’t MacGyver could lose his eyesight.

Again, he was explicit.  I heard him correctly however, MacGyver heard something completely different.

doctors orders

I made getting an appointment my job and I called relentlessly until I got him in to see a specialist at 10:30AM this morning.  I wasn’t able to go with him because I had a prior appointment with the accountant but I asked him to call me if he needed a ride home just in case they dilated his eyes or anything.

I got home at 1PM and he was already there.  He said he went ahead and drove home but it wasn’t a big deal.  He said his eye was just a little blurry but that was probably because of the steroid shot that they gave him.



MacGyver just reached new levels of badassery today.  He is the new King of Badassdom and I bow down to his majesty.

WTF, it must be Wednesday

Have you ever had a shot in your eyeball?

Are you afraid of needles?