I’m still here, I was just sort of vacatin.

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s already 2018?  I feel like it’s still 2016 sometimes and those are my good days.  Ha.  So, I realized last night that I haven’t written anything on the blog in like, 10 days.  It definitely wasn’t purposeful it’s just that between Christmas and the New Year, MacGyver and I take a little bit of a vacation.

jeep

Cabin LIfe!

So, I’ve got a lot to catch up on as far as work and life go but I wanted to check in and show you some things from the past few weeks.

Christmas was wonderful for me this year.  The only thing that mattered was being able to spend time with the kid and he was here for two and a half glorious days!

at the movies

We went to see The Last Jedi on Christmas Eve night!

We spent a little time in Clearwater and a little time in Nokomis.  I wanted to fit in as much as possible but still let the kid spend some time with his friends.

Hanging out in Nokomis

Of course with it being the holidays and all, we ate all the crap we could possibly eat.  There were peanut butter bon bons and cookies that I made and then one of our dear neighbors brought over this spectacular assortment of cookies and treats that she made.

Rita is from Germany and let me tell you something, she can bake!

After Christmas I found a red velvet cake on sale and well, I defied MacGyver and bought it anyway.

How the hell could you refuse this? Uh, you can’t!

I got some new running shoes for Christmas of course and the kid bought me a new iPad and I got some lululemon as well.

lululemon is always a good present.

I also got this jingle pen from my little friend Aubrey.

And it perfectly matched my ugly Christmas Sweater

The best, right?

Hank was not impressed with my gifts and at first, he hated his but after a few days, he came around and now, he lives in the igloo.

dachshund in an iglooAfter all the festivities and after the Kid went back to the cold weather in Columbus, MacGyver and I got ready to head out to the solitude of the cabin.  Except it aint so solitary anymore.

Holy Crap! Who told all these people?

At least it’s still pretty…

We spent a lot of time four wheelin and hanging with the dogs.  Our friends and neighbors also came out for a bit which was really nice.  It’s great to have lots of people to spend the new year with.

Here are some random pics from the cabin.

Why wouldn’t you put a few boats in the yard of your landlocked cabin?

Hank loves the cabin life

I was Nekki and MacGyver was Dashi. That’s just what happens when you buy all your shit at garage sales.

MacGyvers Christmas present last year. A deer head bottle opener. It gets used a lot.

My hacked lawn mower. There is no end to the hacks on this hunk of junk and I cannot believe MacGyver gets it to run.

This is Hank’s girlfriend, Rosie.

If she’s gonna be Hanks girl, she gotta represent! Go Vols!

My one dollar gloves were a hit with all the little girls around.

Everybody got to enjoy our shooting range over the weekend.

Shooting it out

I didn’t get to run over the weekend because my running trail is grown over and someone bought the adjacent property so we need to rework it a bit.

I ran a crap load over the past 10 or 11 days though and it’s still going great.  I’m up to 12 miles for my long run and I plan on increasing weekly.

It’s cold here today so Hank is keeping me warm! With doggie kisses.

Sorry for the randomness but it’s been so long, it’s hard to remember everything we’ve done in the last few weeks.  I’ll be back tomorrow with some semblance of normalcy, hopefully.

Happy New Year!

How did you ring in the new year?

Do you take a vacation between Christmas and the new year?

 

Thursday things I’m thinking about

Am I the only person who cracks up when a parent uses technology?  I mean I’m sure the Kid laughs his butt off most every time I ask him for tech support but for some reason the funniest person ever to use technology is my mother.

facetiming with mom

That meme above is completely legit, it’s what I see when I facetime with my mom.  Every. Single. Time.

Last year when she went with me to visit the Kid, the Kid showed her how to use Siri.  And now she thinks Siri is her best friend.  She uses it incessantly.  I tried to teach her other things like how to use different apps, apps like Waze for traffic, but that didn’t work out.

She didn’t like it.  And it was almost as bad as teaching her how to use her computer.

mom and siri

But the most annoying thing is when I ask her something.  Instead of the typical mom advice that I’m used to getting, you know that sweet sound advice you really need, she tells me to ‘Google it’.  What the hell mom?

How well do your parents understand, the google?  

Can your parents facetime with you and actually show you their entire face?

Someone tell Rob Kardashian Instagram is for workout pics!

Someone needs to call Kris Jenner or one of those sisters, (whose initials all begin with K because that’s easier than typing all those names), and have them reign that brother in.  Dear Lord.  If you haven’t heard, yesterday Instagram shut down Rob Kardashians account because he posted naked and explicit photos of his ex, Blac Chyna, and then went on a rant accusing her of cheating and using drugs.

Stupid

I get that you’re hurt and angry but try to remember you are a father.  Isn’t that really the most important thing?  Protecting your child?  Shouldn’t you be more concerned about the way that she would feel knowing what you posted?  I mean regardless of what her Mother did or didn’t do, that’s just wrong, and I’m pretty sure it might be illegal too.

Man up Rob, just man up.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to see Rob’s crazy Instagram rant because apparently he’s moved it on over to his Twitter account and is continuing there.  I’m not posting the link because I feel sorry for his child.

Jeez

I’d like to intervene and help the poor guy out.  If you can’t man up, then at least follow some southern girl etiquette.  If you don’t have anything nice to say, then whisper, and by all means, preface it with, ‘bless her heart’ or ‘we’re saying a prayer for her’.

And for goodness sake, if you ever do get your Instagram account back, remember Instagram is the place to post pictures of your Garmin or your fitbit stats, or your runkeeper stats, not personal drama.  We might be okay with the occasional animal pic as long as you keep it to a minimum, but keep it clean Rob, keep it clean.

What things do you post most often on Instagram?