It’s Friday and this post is a quick one because I’m in a fight with a squirrel

I know, I know, I’ve been MIA for a few days. I have a pretty good explanation. You see the kid is coming home for Christmas for a few days and it’s also his birthday and so I’ve been getting all prepared, which basically means….

boss shop
So, yeah.

Also, I had to have MacGyver repair some Christmas lights and then I had to restring them. In case you’re wondering why, let’s just say I’ve got a contract out on a certain squirrel in my neighborhood.

Kill the squirrel
Oh, it’s so on little squirrel, IT IS ON!

I’ve also been busy going through my closet and trying to find out what fits and what doesn’t. Most of the things I’ve tried on fall into the latter category.

scale fail
I know what the problem is. Topirimate. When I stopped taking it the weight just creeped up. And I’m fine with it. I’d rather be 10 pounds heavier that have pneumonia every other week and run the risk of destroying my lungs. And then there’s the whole eye issue thing. F*ck Topirimate all the way to hell but I’m not bitter. No, really, not at all.

I went to ALDI a few times this week and each time someone has given me a cart without asking for a quarter.

YES
In case you don’t know how ALDI works, you pay a quarter to basically rent the cart while you shop and then you get it back when you return the cart. It helps ALDI because they don’t have to pay someone to retrieve their carts from the parking lot and in turn keep their prices low. We like low prices around here.

We also like not having to dig to the bottom of our purse to find a damn quarter. Because you know how I dig through my purse, right?

purse digI throw that shit right on the floor.  It has never failed me.  Well, except once when I threw everything on the floor in my car and the one quarter rolled up under the seat in that little spot that you can never ever reach.  So, thank you random stranger and I paid it forward too!

Happy Friday folks, I’m going hunting, for a squirrel.

What are you doing this weekend?  

Any Christmas light fails?  Tell me please!

16 Miles and the last minute blues

Can you believe that Christmas is this weekend?

Christmas Wonder

I feel like I’m ready but then I don’t.  I mean the presents have been purchased and the ones that need to be mailed have been mailed but you know what happens is this.  Every year I get everything done about a week to ten days before Christmas and then as luck would have it, bam, I gen inundated with thousands of emails from obviously well-meaning merchants who obviously have my best interest at heart.

“Dear Flower, there’s still time for those last minute gifts.  Don’t worry if you didn’t get that special gift for that certain someone, we’ve got what you’re looking for and we can get it to you in time.”

And then I start freaking out and thinking that maybe I didn’t get enough presents.  Maybe I didn’t buy the right things.  Maybe I need to buy more.  Maybe I need to exchange things.  Maybe I need to find some more time to shop, what time does that sale end?  When is the cut off for free shipping?  Will it be delivered on time?

shopping stress

I need to just finish all my work by the week before Christmas and then shut down my email until the day after.

MacGyver and I were in Nokomis over the weekend and I ran a total of 16 miles on the Legacy Trail, the most important of which was my long run on Saturday, a total of 8 miles!  It was lovely.  Absolutely lovely.  And in case you’re wondering, no migraines.

I hope all of my future long runs continue on like this…..

I’ll catch up more a bit later.  In the meantime, I have to finish all my work and do a ton of last minute shopping I didn’t realize I needed to do!

Do those last minute shopping emails get you too?

123, Happy Birfday to me!

In case you’re wondering how I’m feeling today, it’s sort of like this,

birthday

I’m pretty sure my nephew feels the same way because it’s his birthday too.  Happy birthday Vinny!  🙂

MacGyver is taking me to do a little shopping.  He’s already given me a few gifts which I’ll share with you later but he’s taking me to pick out some more because, well let’s face it, I deserve more.

my birthday

Preach!

This year I broke down and bought myself a practical gift.  I always have a hard time finding the right buttons on the remote control and since the TV in our bedroom at the Nokomis house doesn’t have a remote, I bought myself a Universal one.

remote

I thought it said I’m Hip but the Kid said it really said I need a hip.

If you have any doubt at how large that remote control is, let me put it into context for you.  It is laying upon my oversized King bed.

remote control

Sort of looks like an iPad doesn’t it?  Except it’s a lot bigger.

You see, that’s what happens when you get old.

i'm old

Yeah, all that good stuff happens too.

But while I still feel young, I intend to act like it.

Party

Happy Birthday

Aren’t birthdays just the best?

When is your birthday, what’s your sign and do you prefer cake, cookie, or cupcakes?