I’m back.

I guess I’ve been MIA for a while, huh?  Well, it wasn’t really intentional, it’s just that we’ve had a shit ton of stuff going on around here and quite honestly, I wasn’t all that motivated to write about it.  I’m back now so let’s catch up.

soccer

First and foremost, how freakin long are the World Cup Games?  I mean, jeez Louise, it’s been weeks since I’ve seen Kelly and Ryan and I’m starting to wonder if soccer is a permanent part of the Fox Network now.  No offense for those of you who love soccer, it’s just a bit much for me.

And also, has anyone else noticed the similarities here?

I’m just sayin.  Is it just me or do you see it?

I haven’t been running since Friday so obviously I’ve had a lot of time on my hands.

MacGyver is buying all the bells and whistles for the new boat.  He’s purchased new drink holders, and hatch covers, and rod holders and such but most importantly, he bought this:

Hank in his life vest

Hank has already roamed around the boat a bit while it sat in the yard.  Boomer hasn’t been in it yet.  I’m so excited to take them out in the new one because now Boomer has a place to lay down when he gets too hot or tired.

I might even put their favorite rug in there.

dogs

Seriously, how cute are they?

It’s been raining a lot here.  The good news is my flowers are growing like weeds and the mallards have become permanent fixtures so were happy with that.

My mother in law is doing a bit better.  She just had round two of the chemo treatments and is handling them very well.  She hasn’t thrown up at all which is wonderful news.  The treatments have been hard on her stomach though and after the first treatment she developed an ulcer which bled a lot and landed her in the hospital again.  We have to watch carefully to make sure that doesn’t happen again but, other than that, the side effects haven’t been too bad.

And as I mentioned, I haven’t really been running all that much.  The reason is because last week I started feeling short of breath again.  I didn’t really mention it to MacGyver at first but then I told him and my mom about it.  I’m a bit worried because of the pulmonary nodules that they found last year.  I had attributed it to the topamax since I had issues with breathing once I started taking it and I thought because I went off of it, the breathing issues would go away.

They came back and also when I was weeding the yard last week I got dizzy when I stood up and felt like I would pass out.  This and the breathing have me worried.  Unfortunately I can’t get into see the pulmonologist until August 3rd so I won’t know anything until then.  And until that time, I’m gonna,

Dr. Google

It’s a really short week with the fourth being on a Wednesday so MacGyver and I are heading to Nokomis for a little break and Lord knows,  I need it.

What have you been up to lately?

TV’s, Miles and Chainsaws, a weekend update.

My computer is driving me insane. It is so damn slow that I can literally click to open an email, go get a cup of coffee, come back and then maybe, just maybe, the email will have opened. But probably not.

slow computer

And today of all days is flippin Cyber Monday. I need my computer! Not that I didn’t shop over the holiday weekend because I definitely did. Not so much on Friday though because MacGyver and I have a tradition and it happens a few hours after our Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s called TV after Turkey Thursday.

TV Thursday

For the last three years MacGyver and I have battled the crazies at Walmart in order to score that coveted prize of a new TV. The first year we bought one, last year three, and this year we scored two Sharp 55” 4K smart TV’s.

No, we don’t actually need them but we just love a good bargain. Come to think of it though, I should have been looking for a new computer.

Over the weekend I managed to run 13.5 miles, 9 on Saturday and 4.5 on Sunday. I’m not gonna lie, those nine miles on Saturday were hard towards the end but I got it done. I didn’t stop once and afterwards, I did NOT get a migraine. Progress. I can feel the fitness level rising.

Define runningI also decorated over the weekend and I say over the weekend because it took a total of two full days and I’m still not finished. I may decide to keep it low key this year and stop at three trees, or not.

over decorating
There is something so addicting about all those lights…and clearly, I need to visit an over-decorators anonymous meeting before I duplicate that madness.

I wasn’t able to decorate my backyard because I needed to finish trimming back some trees and I have been waiting on MacGyver to do that since, forever. But now I can do it myself because late Saturday he gave me one of my Christmas presents early.

chainsaw
The ban has been lifted and I am now using power tools again. I can’t wait to get out into the backyard and trim those trees. I also have a pretty good idea about what I can do with my computer if it doesn’t speed up soon!

How was your weekend? Did you have a fantastic Thanksgiving? Did you shop?

12 miles and the batshit crazy party planning widow

We had a relaxing if not a tad busy weekend over here.  The most exciting thing that happened was that I logged 12 miles of running!  For real.  8 miles on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday.  I seriously wanted to call the pulmonologist after and tell him about it but I didn’t.  I took a picture of my stats and a particular finger but I refrained from sending.

MacGyver and I and a friend of ours went to an auction.  I love auctions.  MacGyver registered and I even got my own number but I never got the chance to use it because everything that I wanted went to high to fast.  It was depressing.  After a few hours I was over it.

Yep

MacGyver wanted to stay so we arranged for him to get a ride home with his friend and I took the truck home.  When they showed up a few hours later they had a few rugs they had gotten at the end for 10 bucks a piece and I got this Nate Berkus rug which I am in love with!

Nate Berkus

I think I’m slightly addicted to throw rugs.  I bought at least 10 this year.  Obviously I have issues.

On Sunday my Mom, MacGyver and I headed over to Costco to get some things my mom wanted to take back to Tennessee.  It was uneventful until we went to the checkout and then all hell broke loose.

MacGyver was a bit ahead of mom and me so he went to the checkout lane and was pulling out his card while we started to roll the cart in.  At the same time this lady swooped in from the side and started unloading her cart.  MacGyver told her that we were already in line at which point she started slamming her items onto the conveyor and she screamed at him and said ‘no you weren’t’ and accused him of trying to cut in front of her.

He tried explaining the situation but she just kept yelling and cursing at him and then she got right in his face and started screaming ‘f*ck you’ at which point MacGyver may have called her something I’ve never in my life heard him say before.  All of the sudden she started screaming at the top of her lungs and crying and she said, ‘My husband died yesterday and I have to plan a party for tomorrow.’

bat shit crazy

MacGyver said something like, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t know that’ but she continued to curse at him and scream.  So, MacGyver backed up and told us he didn’t need anything in the cart bad enough to deal with this nonsense and he started to leave.  Right about that time a manager came up and told us that she would ring us up at another register, far away from the woman, (who at this point was still screaming.)  And by now she was telling me that she hoped I die soon so that MacGyver would have to be miserable for the rest of his life.  Lovely.

I wish I was kidding.  I really do but I’m not and it got even uglier.  We peacefully checked out and thinking the crazy lady had left we went to the food court to get something to eat because I was afraid we might encounter her in the parking lot and I wanted to avoid that at all cost so I thought we should delay our exit but unfortunately, she hadn’t left.

batshit and dont know it

MacGyver had gone to get a table and Mom and I were ordering when the lady approached us screaming.  She told me that my husband was an asshole and that she hopes I die soon so that he will have to live a lonely life.  Then she ran towards MacGyver and stuck her middle finger so close to his face I was pretty sure I was going to have to intervene because I knew if she hit him he wouldn’t hit her back.  Fortunately for us, she had upset most of the people in the checkout lanes and management was close behind so when she saw them headed towards her, she left.

Y’all it was the craziest thing I’ve ever experienced.  Just insane.  Several members of management came up to make sure we were okay and apologize to us, even though it was in no way their fault, and many of the other shoppers came up to say how crazy the lady was.  Many said they were super impressed with our level of restraint, but honestly, I just felt really sorry for her because the way she was acting pushed people away and this is a time she probably needs them most.

MacGyver said if she needed to postpone her party, surely people would understand, I mean, her husband just died.  Who hosts a party a day later anyway?  It didn’t make any sense at all and what was even more disturbing was the fact that she was out there driving somewhere with all that pent up anger.

Try as I might, I just can’t excuse her behavior just because she was grieving.  I have never been in her situation but I can almost assure you with 100% certainty that I would NEVER act that way.  Never.

When is the last time you went to Costco?

Have you ever encountered a crazy person in a store or public setting?