Visitors and vacancies, an update.

When I disappear from the blog for a few days, it’s not because I don’t have a lot going on and that there isn’t much to write about, quite the contrary.

i;m busy

I’m probably the exact opposite of most bloggers in that when I have a lot going on I hardly have time to catch my breath and it’s hard for me to gather my thoughts and put it all into words so for that I apologize because there are a lot of things and I often want to tell y’all but sometimes it just doesn’t make it to the blog.

Anyway, here’s a brief update, I’ve been walking and running and working my a$$ off.  The end.

Miss Piggy!

Kidding, sort of.

My Mom arrived last night around 9pm with little Shakespeare.  We didn’t have much time to catch up since it was late and everyone was tired but I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time to do so later today and over the weekend.  I’m glad she’s here. I mean I was doing okay, running a little here and there and working my butt off but I definitely needed her here because I can use her help and her company.

Otherwise I’d just be a little worker rabbit slaving away all day at the computer until bedtime taking an occasional running break and walk breaks here and there.

Like this little guy….

the worker bunny

I just wanted to use that gif because it’s the best gif ever and I’m pretty sure he’s my spirit animal.

My Gastro appointment is Tuesday and while I’m sure I can handle it just fine on my own it’ll be nice to have some back up.  Mom and I were talking about the status of healthcare in this country the other day and I mentioned how said it is that almost everyone with any kind of health problem really needs an advocate these days just to handle all the bullshit that insurance puts you through and it really has come to that hasn’t it?  So sad.

Also, Mom is a great distraction from all my woes because whenever I feel sorry for myself she quickly snaps me back to reality and steers me right back to the mall mothership.  Life is good.

MacGyver is going to be doing a lot of hunting this weekend so I am going to pull myself away from the projects that have defined my life for the past month and spend some quality time with her.  I am also going to go for a longish run and I am hella excited about that.

Oh, and the weather Holy shitballs how could I forget about the weather?  Have you guys seen the weather?  It’s going to be perfect this weekend!


Get outside and do something this weekend!  I demand it and you deserve it.  Treat yourself to some exercise and nature.


A runners Saturday Shaming, Sunscreen and lights.

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well.

I got up and ran 10 miles this morning. The plan was 15, unfortunately, I had a little allergy problem last night and had to take some medication. It waisted me. I was so tired this morning, I barely got out of bed but I managed to get 10 miles in, take the dogs on a 1 mile walk, and put up almost all of my Christmas lights before me and hank did this:

Mommy and Hank in the Hammock

Putting up the Christmas decorations also wore me out and I forgot to wear sunscreen and since it’s in the mid 80’s here today, I got a little fried. Sunscreen in December, who knew?

Here are some of my favorite decorations, RudyMingo, The ReinMingos and SantaMingo. And we also have a rather large assortment of deer, like 30 of them, seriously.

The Mingos

the Deer

The Christmas Tree

Today when I was running I was thinking about how weird I am, you can read how weird in this post here, and I thought instead of posting blog articles on my weirdness every now and then, why not have one day a week to show you with some good ole fashioned shaming photos. So without further adieu, I present to you:

Saturday Shaming:

Belly Pooch Shaming

Stinky Runner Feet

Runner Shaming

I’d like to turn Saturday Shaming into a community event, so I challenge you to take a picture holding your shaming sign and email it to me at upandhumming (at) gmail (dot) com, and every Saturday, I’ll post all of your photos along with mine. So come on, send me those pictures! And remember, this is just lighthearted fun! So don’t get your knickers in a wad, mmmmkay?

What’s the weirdest thing you did today?