Monday, February 27, 2017

The weekend I felt like I was in a Walking Dead scene....

Question:  Has anyone else felt horrible a month after the stomach flu? ... geez.  I knew that stomach bug kicked my butt, but ever since, I am still having horrible waves of nausea & stomach cramps.  It feels like I'm getting the stomach flu all over again, but it only lasts for like a half hour & then I'm fine... until it hits again.  All this started ever since that stupid stomach bug.  I guess I'm just the lucky one that's going to have issues with a simple (but not simple) virus.  Leave it to me.

All that to say, I'm starting my Monday off feeling like I'm ready to puke.  Fun times... & wildly appropriate for a Monday.

Maybe I'll just call it a weekend hangover.  This weekend was jam packed for sure...

let me do a quick recap before I feel like I have to run & dunk my head in a bucket somewhere.

Friday, I was glad to get home in time before storms came rolling in.  & by getting home in time, it means to wear Harvey Dent out by throwing the frisbee, working that energy out before the rain stopped the playing.  Not that the rain would stop Harvey from playing - he'd go right out in the middle of a tornado to play if it were up to him. Nothing comes between a dog & his frisbee.

I spent the rest of Friday night on the couch watching The Vampire Diaries (so close to the end!!!) & caught up on Nashville - WHAT THE HECK!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  Any other Nashies out there that is sort of confused why that happened?  & how they will carry on????

Saturday, Ricky had to work, so that left me some time in the morning to clean the house.  Something I only like to do when he's not there.  Isn't that weird?  But it always makes for a fun surprise for him when he gets home.

I got things straightened up & then took some time to dabble with my lettering & practiced my memory verse for the week.  In our new Bible Study, there's a verse that goes with every week of the workbook. I think I'm going to try & do something creative every time... it helps me memorize things when I can be creative with it.  Plus, its always good practice to get better at lettering... which I know I have a LONNGGGG way to go.  But Rome wasn't built in a day, right?

After I finished that up, it was time to get my long run in.  & it was cold.... Mother Nature took a sharp turn on us & those 70 degree temps dropped.  It was under freezing - the real temp was 17 degrees - & there were snow flurries - AND the wind was like 20-30 mph.  Treadmill for me it was....

except my treadmill was like, Nah, I hate you. Always have. All that pounding you do to me?  Here's my revenge.  In 5 minutes, it jerked so hard & threw me. I knew there was no way I was getting 7 miles on that thing when I nearly broke my neck in less than 5 minutes.

I was in a panic. Didnt know what to do... thought about running down & joining Planet Fitness for a hot minute & then just sucked it up & dug out my fleece lined pants, my thermal stuff & headed outdoors to run. Old School.

MANNNNN - it was cold. I honestly wouldnt have minded the temps, but the wind was what was brutal.  It was like cutting my face in two.

Plus, it was scary as HECK.  I've never been at this park where there wasn't anyone.  But this time - there was NO ONE.... EXCEPT one man.  Who had ridden his motorcycle & was parked up under this shelter area - & who had made this fire.  Weird! I just knew he was going to kill me & throw me in the fire.  Yes, I watch too much TV.  Or news.  The news is basically scary in itself.

My lone car in a lonely park

But after circling that loop, I readjusted my path so I didnt have to go past him anymore - but still kept looking behind me every 5 minutes... & searching the tree paths I was running through. I basically felt like I was in a scene from the Walking Dead.  SCARYYYY!  Needless to say, my heart rate might have been up a notch or two from the fright.

But I got it done!  Yes. Thank you Lord - give me a hot shower & a hot cup of coffee to celebrate.

The rest of my day was spent knitting more stuff & doing a 5 episode marathon of Riverdale.
Which is truly corny... but I was so caught up in it.  I'm going to need another corny guilty pleasure after Vampire Diaries goes off.  & no, I'm not 16 years old.  (at least not in numbers on the calendar... my mind? Maybe)

Image result for Riverdale cw

Sunday had me back at church with those amazing young ladies....

& then left church to head to another group of amazing ladies with our Joy Sisters...

& finally had to stop at Target on the way home to pick up some things for Bruno. Our poor little guy gets these horrible skin infections on him & I felt like a walking first aid kit with all the things I got to clean him up & try & get him feeling better.  If its not better by Wednesday, off to the vet we go.  His favorite thing in the world.

A Sunday selfie in between stops
Loving my new Beauty & the Beast sweatshirt

Ended my Sunday by NOT watching the Oscars. I couldnt really care less this year.  I knew it was going to get political - & yep, I get everyone has a right to their opinion, but to me, entertainment has taken a weird turn.  I like entertainment for just that - entertainment. I dont like entertainers who think their opinion is the end all, be all.  .. by gones - just me... The beauty of America - I watched The Walking Dead instead. I mean, I just felt like I lived it the day before - I needed to brush up on my combat skills in case someone did pop out from behind a tree.

So - how was your weekend?

Did the temps drop out from under you this weekend?

Do you watch Nashville / Riverdale / The Vampire Diaries?

Ever have the stomach flu ruin your life for a month?


  1. Riverdale is definitely my current guilty pleasure too! Great job on doing your run even when it was freezing and you were nervous about the location-- those are two things that can quickly convince me just to go back home. I hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. Girl you are braver than me. I took the dog out for a walk Saturday morning and that wind was so cold. I just went down the street a couple houses and turned around and came back. Nope, too cold for me.

    We're still watching Crossing Jordan and Star Trek Voyager and Saturday we started watching The Chronicles of Narnia for our Saturday night movies. We finished Harry Potter last week.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. The stomach flu sounds horrible! I always end up just feeling really weak for a while afterward, probably due to not being able to eat while sick. And that long run does sound scary! I hate when no one is around, my imagination always goes wild.

  4. Every time you post your back yard, I just swoon. It's is so pretty and perfect with that tree house in the back! I guess I need to finish Vampire Diares. I stopped the season after Nina Dobrev left but I hate leaving a series unfinished! Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Sorry to hear you still aren't feeling 100% - have you thought about going to the doctor? xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  6. weekend hangover, for sure! I can't wait to see your weekly verses, you are so talented. And, I can't believe you ran 7 in that weather. Girl, you are my hero!

  7. i recorded the Oscars so I can watch it in 5 mins. Tell me who won best picture, best actor, best actress and let's call it a night.

  8. I don't usually watch Nashville, but I caught the last five minutes this past week because K and I were getting ready to watch Sun Records on CMT after Nashville was over. Super weird with Nashville... I don't know what they're going to do now!
    I love your lettering. That's so gorgeous! (Do you use a book? I remember you saying you bought one and hated it- have you found a new one?)

  9. I've had some sort of sinus infection/flu since about Thanksgiving! I am still not completely better.

  10. I'm glad you got out and got your run in. It was beautiful here on Saturday for my 13 miler although I did get caught in a few showers. That cleared people off the path for sure and I was a little weirded out being by myself too!

    OMG, Nashville!!!! I was going to text you about it on Thursday but didn't know if you still watched. I
    DID NOT see that coming!!!! She was. Min part of the show. Heck, she WAS the show. I had to Google and see the real story behind why she left and she said it was something she's been thinking about for a while and when the show moved to CMT it made it clear that she should leave because the show was in good hands and had loyal fans and she felt confident it could successful continue without her.

    I am truly scared for the future of this show. Idk if it will last another season now.

  11. It got cold again here too. I haven't been watching the last season of TVD. I just want to binge it all after it's over. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  12. Your new sweatshirt is adorbs! Hope you're feeling better- the stomach flu is never fun!

  13. I hope you feel better and the lingering illness stops lingering. I am having a sinus issue linger right now and I'm not pleased.

  14. I hope you feel better soon! Ugh this season is the worst for all types of being sick. I hate running in the cold, too. I'm glad you got your miles in, anyway and weren't thrown in any fires xD. Riverdale looks really cute. I love corny.

  15. YOUR SWEATSHIRT!!!! It's soooo cute!!! I love it. I just got over a stomach bug...that turned into a terrible cold...well I still have the cold, but the fever/stomach bug is gone. For now...

  16. Walking Dead is great. We don't watch the other three you mentioned. Love your sweatshirt! Glad the guy under the shelter stuck with his fire and left you alone!! Catching up some here. Have missed you!

  17. We watched an episode or two of Riverdale. It isn't near Vampire Diaries...but will anything ever be? But it might be cool. We are going to keep it for later when all our shows go off because we have too much to keep up with right now. I haven't seen this past weeks episode but I am caught up until that point at least. So sorry you still aren't feeling well. That stinks! But you look fabulous in that Beauty and the Beast shirt!!!

  18. Oh Vampire Diaries! I'm behind, but seriously have no idea how they are going to end it in so little time left! How many episodes are left? Hope you are feeling better, and you are a better person than me doing 7 miles in those freezing temps!

  19. It got super cold this weekend here too and it made me so sad! I feel like we were teased with spring and now back to winter! Good for you for running outside alone and in the cold! You are braver than me. I hope you feel better soon!

  20. This cracked me up!: "I just knew he was going to kill me & throw me in the fire.  Yes, I watch too much TV.  Or news."
    Stomach flu-like symptoms for a month?! Noooo thank you. I actually have been experiencing it for about 30 hours, and I'm OVER it.

  21. So I literally never watch any of the Awards shows. But I agree - really don't need it to get political. So wonderful that you have an opinion, just like everyone else, dear Celebrity. But frankly, I barely want to hear my friends political opinion half the time, so I certainly don't want to hear yours.

    Super freaky that the park was so empty. That's never happened to me, but we have a park I run at near me that if it was empty I would probably freak out & just go home. Even in the dead of winter at 6AM there are people there! Glad you made it!

  22. Your cursive is so flipping beautiful!!

    I just got into Riverdale. I thought it would be another stupid teen show on the CW. Then I saw it was based on The Archie comics I grew up loving and had to check it out. I'm hooked!


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