MacGyver and I have been spending time with family and friends and we took a little time away from work and ended the year nice and relaxed. It was pretty awesome. I had plans to update the blog several times but then I just sort of forgot I had one, so in case you’re wondering, here’s a little update.
Even though I decked out the house in Clearwater with all kinds of Christmas flair, we decided to spend Christmas in Nokomis so we could be close to my in laws, but here’s a look at some of my decorations in the Clearwater house.
When all was said and done we ended up with 4 large trees in Clearwater and several small ones along with a ton of other decorations. I make no apologies because I do love Christmas and I Christmas hard.
But, as I said, we decided to spend the holiday in Nokomis and therefore, I decorated down there too because, CHRISTMAS.
The next picture is of a centerpiece that I made out of old ornaments that I had left over. I just painted an old flower pot red and then added the bulbs and a little greenery, embellishments and voila!
Unfortunately the kid was not able to come home from Columbus this year but we talked a lot on Christmas which is also his birthday and I was reminded once again how grateful I am to Apple for facetime, Besides some cash, Macgyver and I sent him a folding bike for Christmas and he loved it. He even rode it to work the day after Christmas and posted on facebook with the hashtag fitlife. I am one proud mama.
MacGyver and I are doing our best to keep Apple in business as he gifted me an iPhone XR and I gifted him a new iPad.
After Christmas he decided he could no longer live with his old iPhone and ordered the XR for himself as well.
But let’s face it, the two that really made out like bandits were our fur babies. Hank and Boomer had shit tons of presents under the tree and Boomer remembers Christmas every year and gets so excited to open them all. Hank could care less about the opening so Boomer goes hard for the both of them.
I am hesitant to post the photo because I have a steroid face right now and while I realized the steroids are supposed to be helping me, I hate the way they are changing my body and my face and I can’t wait to get off of them.
We went to some retail stores but we also hit up some of my favorite thrift stores and you won’t believe what I found. I scored a brand new pair of Victoria Secret running pants and Lululemon running pants. They still had the tags on them and I only paid five bucks for each pair.
I haven’t worn them yet because it warmed up a lot over the last week and I’ve been running in shorts but I have been running on average 6 days a week and guess what? I hit double digits again. I ran 10 miles the last two Saturdays. I haven’t had too many troubles with breathing but I have noticed that as I taper down from the steroids some of my old pains are creeping back. Mainly neck and shins and sometimes if I hit just the right way I can feel a little twinge in my hip. So, for now, I’m staying at around 40 miles a week and I feel okay with that.
We got back to Clearwater late Friday and spent the weekend working around the house. I went to Wal-Mart on Sunday night and almost got shot.
I was looking for something I couldn’t find and talking on the phone with my mom and she suggested I try the cleaning aisle so I hung up with her and headed that way passing by the electronics section. At the cell phone counter I heard two men yelling at each other and one kept saying, ‘don’t make me pull this out’ and I guess my mind lives in the gutter because I thought he meant something entirely different. Until he raised his shirt and I saw a metal object that looked very much like a gun. And I’m sure it probably was as he yelled, ‘y’all better get down, I’m about to pop this dude.’
It has come to my attention that when someone is threatening to shoot someone and I’m standing a mere 20 feet away, I’m not the quietest person. If I can’t figure out how to back away without falling over a stack of storage bins and landing on my ass, I’ll probably be the first one shot, you know, if it ever happens again.
One of the men, and not the one with the gun, ran towards the front of the store and I headed in the opposite direction toward the garden center. I have no idea what happened after that because as soon as I saw police in the parking lot I ran to my car and went home. It was crazy and I’m just glad that no shots were actually fired. That I know of anyway.
On New Years Eve MacGyver and I actually stayed up til 12:10AM and rang in the new year. Mostly because our neighbors were shooting off fireworks and we couldn’t sleep but we made it past midnight and I like to take a win where ever I can these days.
As for New Year’s Day, well…
And just like that, it’s 2019. I hope the New Year is a happy and healthy one for each and every one of you. And if I stay out of Walmart, I probably have a good chance of having a really good year myself.
WTF? It’s Wednesday.
What did you do for the holidays?