Retirement Tennis sounds sexy to me

My Mom is here!  And she has offered to help me take some photos so that I can show you a great product I have a limited discount for.  I’m going to show you those tomorrow.  Let’s hope they turn out.  My Mom is not exactly Herb Ritts.  Unless you’re a family member you probably don’t get that joke to put that into perspective, if you said to my mom, hey could you take a picture of me in front of the Grand Canyon?  She would take the picture and you might get a picture of a cloud and a tiny bit of your cowlick.  Yeah, she’s that good.  But hey, we got all night and I got lot’s of space on the iPhone so stay tuned for that big discount tomorrow.

Over the weekend I went running on the Legacy Trail in Nokomis through Osprey to Sarasota.  It’s a beautiful trail and I will never get tired of running it.  Never.  I’ve seen bobcats and a panther and alligators and all kinds of wildlife not to mention all the runners, walkers and bikers I’ve met.

During my long run this weekend there was a group of bikers and runners headed up by an older couple wearing some official looking gear, carrying all kinds of official looking equipment.  As I ran by the gentleman said to me, ‘great form, keep it up’.  It really made my day and seem to make the miles fly by.  That’s one of the reasons I love running down there.  It’s also one of the reasons that MacGyver and I eventually plan to retire there.  It’s one of a ton of things to do.  If you happen to see that gentleman at the eye doctor this week, tell him I said thanks.

Anyway, MacGyver and I were talking the other night and I said I was really excited about the day we retire and we can actually run and bike and swim and fish and anything else we want to do without having to worry about a schedule.  He agreed.  We also agree that we’ve chosen the perfect area to retire to.  And as it we needed any proof at all, the news came on and we saw this:

So see, we could also play tennis!

Where do plan to retire to?

Thank God it’s Thursday

Life gets crazy around here sometimes.  So crazy that I don’t even have time to write on my favorite day of the week and my wtf Wednesday post gets postponed to Thank God it’s Thursday and for the record, I am.

Not to bitch or anything but I’ve spent about 9 weeks working on a project that really should have been finished weeks ago but I’ve spent the last week redesigning the home page because someone can’t decide what word to use in the damn tagline.  It doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that I’ve redesigned it 53 times!  Fifty.  Three.

kill me

Half the people I’ve ever known decided to call me yesterday….WHILE I WAS ON A CONFERENCE  CALL!

And when I didn’t answer, half of them decided it would be a good idea to text me.

genius

I really hope I make it to the airport with at least one matching outfit or at least two matching pairs of shoes.

And now for the conundrum, I just found out that the Knoxville Marathon is the day after the wedding and it’s also the only day that I have to spend with my sister other than wedding day stuff.  I hadn’t planned on running but I’ve never run the Knoxville Marathon and it’s my hometown……my soles are burning…

What would you do?

Thursday things, injuries, animals, and stuff

Have you guys seen this?

They aren’t shipping yet but you can pre-order them and you can bet your sweet ass I’m going to.  I’ll probably have to hide it from MacGyver though because I’m sure he’ll try and steal it from me.

If you happened to notice my absence the last few days I must confess I’ve been all kinds of busy and when things get so hectic that can’t keep up, I have to prioritize and unfortunately the blog did not make the cut, but I’m back now so it’s all good.

I’m working super hard so that I can take some time off at the end of the month to go to Tennessee to attend a wedding, and also because I sort of like having fun on the weekends every now and then in case you hadn’t noticed but for some reason springtime gets really crazy around here.

Earlier in the week I was raking up leaves in the backyard one evening and a rogue limb fell out of a large tree right on my head and my arm.  I can’t show you my head since there was no visible damage but here is what my wrist looked like.

bloody

Pretty, huh?

Apparently some of the people who speed through our neighborhood on the way to work in the morning have complained about the presence of peacocks in the street.  So last week on three early morning runs I watched in horror as the sheriff’s wildlife division rounded up hundreds of peacocks, put them in cages, and carted them away.  I did not run by without protest though.  I rounded the corner and scared a lot of them away from the cages.

Damn those speeder’s and their complaining.  Oh, and did I mention there happens to be a drug house 2 doors down from the peacock farm.  I wonder why the sheriff’s department never bothered to cage those idiots!

Charles

Charles is still safe in my yard because he loves me.

I tend to collect animals.  Last night I was raking leaves, yet again, and I found a newly hatched slider turtle who had gotten lost on his way to the pond.

Turd Butt the Turtle

His name is Turd Butt.  (There’s that 12 year old boy sense of humor.)  Anyhow, we’re keeping him.  He’s already imprinted on me anyway, (can they really do that?), and I like him.

One last thing to share.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to get a hundred orders once y’all see this next thing but I can fulfill them, I swear.

MacGyver and I were garage sale shopping and we happened upon this beauty:

ugly table

I want you to soak in her magnificent beauty.

Go ahead,  soak it in.  Revel in it.  Let it marinate a little.  Check out the luxurious lines and wonderful style that just resonates 1970.

I had to have it!  Had to.  In fact, I loved it so much, I bought its twin sister.  I now have two.

Except that one of them now looks like this:

New end table

And it’s no longer just an end table, it’s a cute end table but it’s not just a cute end table, no.

NO!

End Table dog house

It’s a Dog House!

And at night it looks like this:

Hanks new doghouse

Because, yes, I even installed lighting!

So as if I didn’t have enough on my plate I’ve decided that I’m going to make animal houses that can also be used as everyday furniture.  This one can be used as an end table or a nightstand.  It would look so cute in a beach house, don’t you think?  Go ahead and place your orders now.  Girl dog?  I’ve got mini chandeliers!  😉

Just wait til you see the house I’m building for Turd Butt!

What do you think of the heated foam roller, are you going to order one?