Two things Tuesday

Yesterday I walked 4 miles in the morning.  I wasn’t really sure if I would get out and walk or not because let’s be honest, I’ve been kind of cranky since my shin started acting up again, but I need exercise.  It soothes my soul.

It also pads my bank account sometimes.

free moneyI FOUND MONEY!

Well, to be honest, it was after my 4 mile walk and during my 1 mile walk with Hank so it still counts.  It was four dollars just laying in a bush near the sidewalk.

Hank

Did she mention that I found it? She didn’t did she? Well it was ALL ME.  I found it.

Okay, he’s right, it was Hank who actually found it but he doesn’t have hands so I picked it up.  Also, he doesn’t really understand money and since I buy everything he could ever want, I got to keep it.

Something happened over the weekend that I forgot to tell you about.  It happened on Saturday night.

MacGyver and I were watching TV, as usual, and our ring doorbell alert went off for our Nokomis house.  We looked at the camera but all we could see was darkness and then we heard some older kids laughing.  It was raining in Clearwater so we thought maybe the rain had triggered an alert but then we couldn’t explain the laughing and unfortunately our inside security camera wasn’t working.

So, MacGyver turned the speaker on and tried talking into it to see if anyone would answer.  We didn’t see anyone but the laughter got really loud and it sounded like a bunch of people running away.  Then we heard something that sounded like it was being moved around.  I don’t know why but I convinced myself that they were inside our house and stealing things.  And apparently I’m quite persuasive because I convinced MacGyver too.

So I called the police in Venice and explained that my ring doorbell went off and I could hear something that sounded like teenagers laughing and I didn’t know if they were in the house and could they drive by.  The dispatcher started asking me tons of questions, like, how many kids are there, are they on drugs, do they have any weapons?  And I was like, ‘I can only hear them, I’m not really sure what’s happening.’

And I started to think maybe I shouldn’t have called….

overreactAnd then MacGyver yelled, “I can see something on the camera” and honestly I was actually glad that maybe I didn’t overreact.  But, what he saw were deputies with flashlights milling around the front of the house and the headlights from four of the six squad cars that showed up literally 2 minutes after I called.

And then my phone rang and the deputy informed me that the only thing happening in the neighborhood was a little party with 4 or 5 kids playing in the street and he assured me that my house was completely safe and secure.   And then he politely told me that I might want to get some additional lighting for the front yard and fix my inside camera or wait til I actually see something before calling.

MacGyver and I learned two valuable lessons from this experience.  One, the police will probably never come to our house again and two, we do watch too much TV and we definitely need to get out more.

Have you ever overreacted to an alert from your Ring Doorbell or another security system?

Tuesday by the twos

Two miles.  The amount that I walked yesterday morning.  It seems like such a small amount but when you’re having breathing problems and it’s hella humid, two miles is a marathon.

Two minutes.  The amount of time it will take me to put on my running shoes and run a marathon as soon as my doctors figure out what is wrong and then ultimately fix it.

when you cant run

Two Days.  The amount of time until I actually meet with my new pulmonologist.  Also, an eternity.

Two movies.  I told you about one of these months ago but these are two movies that I simply cannot wait to see.

Love, Gilda

Three Identical Strangers

Two for the price of one.  A cassette tape in which I am auditioning to be a teacher, at 8 years old because yes, I thought I needed to audition.  So I reigned in my brother and sister and on that same tape my sister can be heard pretending to be Rosanne Rosanna Danna who stepped in cat poo and my brother, who is playing my student pronounces agent as ag-ant.  AG Ant.  I have that cassette tape in my possession and I am just waiting for the perfect moment to play it again.  Embarrassing two of my siblings at the same time.  Two for the price of one.  Finding a cassette player may prove to be  challenging…… and also I just dated the hell out of myself.

Never mind found it, AMAZON.

Two Dogs.  The amount I have and the little boogers who keep me somewhat in shape by insisting I walk them many times, every. single. day.  And feed them and pet them and give them snacks and take them for car rides and….

Two Birds.  Also the amount I have although I’ve released them countless times because they refuse to leave me.

Too Many.  The amount of peacocks and ducks that I feed daily in my yard.  Also why the two birds may be refusing to leave.  My shopping bill is huge.  HUGE.

Two hours.  The amount of time I slept last night because MacGyver is in Nokomis and it was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of his snoring.

Your turn, tell me something in twos. 

All artwork by Vinny, follow him

Happy Tuesday.  We’re still hangin in Nokomis with the family.  Today is going to be a beach morning if we can handle the red tide.  We’ll have to see how that goes.  Yesterday we didn’t even attempt it.  Instead we went shopping.

I found the best deal of the day.  This scarf was hiding out at the Goodwill store.  I ain’t even lyin.

Louis Vuitton scarf

Yeah, that does say Louis Vuitton Paris and I only paid 9 bucks for it.  Steal.

We shopped for quite a while and by early afternoon we were starving so we decided to hit up the Lucky Dog Cafe which none of us had ever eaten at before.

lucky dog

I highly recommend it.  The ambiance is great and the food is delish.

These two, such hams.

We got home late in the afternoon and since my nephew was a little bored, we put his artistic talents to work.

He painted a grouper for us and y’all, it is AWESOME.

Vinny's art

I promised him I would get him some followers for his instagram account so y’all need to not make a liar out of me and follow him now.

And with that, I’ve got a beach to get to.  See ya tomorrow.