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Good Bye Cold From Hell, Friday’s Gardening Adventures, And Other Saturday Stuff

As of today I think I can say I am finally over the cold from hell! Yay!!! Not gonna lie, I still have a little bit of a cough, but other than that I feel sooo much better! πŸ™‚

So Luke and I have been incredibly productive this weekend. This week was a short week for him (he gets every other Friday off), so we hardcore took advantage of that.

First thing Friday morning we took the dogs to the park to let them burn off some energy. While we were there we learned just how possessive Finn has become of us. He didn’t want any other dog (besides Lily and Dean of course) to get near us. At one point Luke was petting some dog we didn’t know, so Finn kinda knocked him off of Luke and then sat between his feet and growled anytime the other dog got too close. Haha I do like that he is being super protective of us, but at the same time that’s not exactly something he should be doing at the dog park. I think as he gets older he’ll mellow out a little bit and realize that the other dogs at the park aren’t going to hurt us.

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Once we got back from the dog park our gardening adventures began. I started weeding one of the little plots that we already have lettuce and broccoli in, while Luke attempted to start our garden tiller. After about half an hour of trying to start it and lots of cursing and searching on the internet, he declared that the tiller had shot shit and we needed to go rent one. So after a little more internet searching, he found a rental place that had a really good one that we could rent for 3 hours for $40. Not bad. So I had to abandon my weeding so that we could go pick it up.

Luckily the renal place was only 15 minutes from the house so we didn’t end up wasting too much of our time driving home and then back to the rental place with it. It actually only ended up taking Luke a little over an hour to get everything he wanted to till taken care of. That tiller was pretty freaking awesome and I have a feeling we’re going to be renting it again next year.

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After dropping the tiller back off at the rental place we had some supplies we needed to go buy. First we stopped at Walmart to get some house stuff that we needed. None if it was necessary for our gardening plans, but it was along the way and it made no sense not to stop there first haha. After Walmart we drove almost 40 minutes into Missouri to Johnson Farms, which is where we like to buy our plants. They’re pretty cheap as far as started plants go, non GMO, and locally grown, which is all super awesome! πŸ™‚ They also host the KC pumpkin run which I really really want to do this year! But that has absolutely nothing to do with anything that we did on Friday, so moving on. πŸ˜‰

We ended up getting yellow pear tomato plants, sweet yellow tomato plants, and “the best” tomato plants (the’re just your standard red tomatoes, but that’s what they were called and I thought it was neat), banana pepper plants, watermelon plants, zucchini plants, cucumber plants, mint, and a blueberry bush. The very nice cashier gave us a slight discount on the watermelon plants because they were a little sad looking, so that was nice, and all in all it only cost us about $32. So yeah, that’s why we really like Johnson farm. And Luke told me I should do the KC pumpkin run there this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to! πŸ˜‰

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So once we had the plants loaded into the car we started making our way to Tractor Supply for fence building materials. On our way there we ended up driving on the running with the cows half marathon course. I did the 5k last year and had a bunch of fun doing it, so when I saw the signs I got super excited haha. Luke asked me why I didn’t do it this year (the race was today, actually) and I’m not sure why I didn’t. I probably should have. Oh well, maybe next year.

Anyway, once we got to Tractor Supply, Luke didn’t like the T-posts that they had there and he wanted to see if we couldn’t get rabbit fence or chicken wire cheaper at Home Depot, so that was our next stop. Turns out that rabbit fence and chicken wire were both cheaper at Tractor Supply, so we didn’t get it at Home Depot. We did, however, get some landscape timbers to use for our fence post. So then we went back to Tractor Supply, decided that rabbit fence would work better for what we wanted to do, bought that, and then finally, 3 hours after we had left, we headed back home and got back to work.

Luke dug the post holes and stuck our “fence posts” in them while I planted everything. After I had gotten all of the plants in the ground I helped hold the rabbit fence in place while he secured it to the fence posts. Luckily that didn’t take too long, and once that was taken care of our garden was pretty much complete!

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This is why we had to build a temporary fence. The dogs just will not stay out of the garden. Apparently Lily just likes to hang out amount the tomato and pepper plants haha.

So even thought our project is done, there’s still plenty of work that we need to do. That’s the problem with gardening, the work is literally never done. πŸ˜‰ But once the fence was built it was about 8 pm, so we decided to call it a day.

So when I got up this morning, it was very reluctantly because I knew I had a lot to do today and I was sore from all the hard work Luke and I did yesterday. Plus I needed to run. Since I had been sick I hadn’t been able to do much running, so now I need to start slowly getting back into the swing of things. Unfortunately running didn’t exactly sound all that appealing this morning, so I made a little deal with myself. I’d run a mile, finish weeding the garden plot that I had started weeding yesterday, then call it good as far as outdoor activities go for today. So that’s what I did.

Running actually did feel kinda good and it helped work some of the soreness out of my muscles, but I still didn’t feel like going for more than a mile. Still better than nothing though. πŸ™‚

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Once that was out of the way I got my weeding done, showered, got a little bit of housework done, then took a nap. Oh man, yesterday really wore me out! 

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It’s looking pretty good out there! 

Later in the afternoon Luke and I went grocery shopping. We got in and out of Aldi with all of our usual supplies in 18 minutes. We basically ran through the store grabbing what we needed. It was great haha! 

Now we’re hanging out in the back porch, drinking beer, and enjoying the nice weather. 


I hope you’ve had a super Saturday!

~Ashley 

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Weekend ShenanigansΒ 

For once in my life, I’m kinda glad the weekend is over! Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of fun, but Luke and I were quite busy and I’m glad I can finally get back to my normal routine.

Friday morning we drove home from Illinois. I did my mile in the morning right before we left to keep my streak alive, then we spent five hours in the car. Good times. Actually, this particular trip didn’t feel as long as it usually does. I guess for once Luke and I managed to keep each other busy. πŸ™‚

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We got home around 5 pm, which isn’t too bad. Surprisingly we didn’t run into too much traffic. I actually thing this is the first Thanksgiving where we made it home in the usual amount of time. One year there were a ridiculous amount of wrecks and accidents, another year there was just a crazy amount of people out on the road, and one year it snowed. A lot. It took us almost 8 hours to get home that time.

Anyway, after we got home we unpacked our stuff from the car, ate dinner, chilled for a little bit, then went to pick up some Christmas gifts. On Black Friday. At a big department store… I don’t know if you know this about me, but I don’t particularly enjoy the company of many people. I’m a hardcore introvert, I don’t like big crowded, and for some reason, some people turn into complete animals on Black Friday. They have to make sure they get their discounted shit into their carts then to the register as fast as possible, and if you get in their way they’ll run you over with their cart because they are the most important person in the world… Long story short, we got what we were looking for and lived to tell the tale.

On Saturday Luke got shit done. And I helped! πŸ˜‰ First we went grocery shopping, then did a little more Christmas shopping, mailed his brother and sister’s gifts to Minnesota, went to Walmart for a tote to put our left over canning jars in and more Christmas lights. Got home, stored the canning jars and put away the groceries, hung the Christmas lights, and then I finally got my run in. Haha I was getting a little worried that I would run out of daylight to get it done! I don’t have any night time running gear so that would have been an issue. Luckily the sun was just starting to go down when I did my mile with Dean.

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Sunday was spent playing Pokemon and cooking. After I did a 3 mile run, that is. πŸ™‚ A week or so ago Luke bought a turkey and we never got around to baking in, so we decided to cook our own little Thanksgiving dinner. So we had turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans (mmmmm and they were fresh too, no canned or frozen stuff here!), and of course pumpkin pie! That was a really good dinner, and now we have our own leftover! No one tried to send any home with us this year, which is weird, but whatever. πŸ™‚

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a good weekend! Happy Monday!!

~Ashley

Weekend ShenanigansΒ 

Oh man, we’ve had a fun filled weekend here at the Dailey homestead! I think one could argue that a little too much fun was had on Saturday, but I’ll get to that in a moment.

Luke had Friday off from work, so it was a long weekend for us. That’s always a good time! Unfortunately for me, I only got 3 hours of sleep on Thursday night (well, I guess technically it was Friday morning), so I was kinda running on fumes and in a semi dazed state all day. Good times.

In all honesty it actually wasn’t all that bad. I think mostly because I still ran in the morning and it was slightly wet and chilly outside. That’s pretty much guaranteed to wake you up! How I stayed awake all day, I’m not sure. I guess because we stayed pretty busy. After my run Luke and I ran a few errands, stocked up on food, and then decorated the house for Halloween.

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Friday’s run was supposed to be a fartlek. That didn’t happen, but it still ended up being a decent run. πŸ™‚

Our neighbors probably think we’re crazy with all the holiday decorating we do. Especially since we don’t have kids or anything…well, most of them already know I’m a little nuts. They see me out running all the time in the snow, rain, heat, and gloom. I’m like a mailman in that regard. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, we are just three full grown adults who take holidays very seriously hahaha.

We definitely upped our Halloween game this year! We currently have lights, spider webs, ghosts, bats, a mini grave yard, and a scarecrow. It’s pretty freaking sweet.

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Like I said earlier, Saturday was when things got a little out of control. At least they did for me. I started the day off with a long run, as usual. I really didn’t want to get up and do this run. Sleeping in and taking the day easy peasy sounded like a lot more fun, but I’m training for a half marathon and I want to do well, so I got up and did it anyway. I’m really glad I did, too. I ended up having fun and I PR’d my 10k time! Go me!

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The day before Luke bought a whole turkey and a bottle of sweet red wine during our grocery shopping adventures. The turkey because he’s smoked/grilled/cooked pretty much every other kind of meat already, so he wanted to try his hand at a whole turkey, and the wine because we have a small fruit fly infestation in our kitchen right now, and leaving out a small glass of wine is usually a good remedy for that issue. Plus Luke knows I like me some sweet red wine. That kinda ended up being my downfall.

After I got back from my run, Luke got the turkey going on the smoker. Since he had to baste it every hour or so we ended up spending a good majority of the day sitting in the backyard, listening to music. Around 5 pm he said something about not thinking I could drink almost a whole bottle of wine, so of course I had to prove him wrong. Which I totally did, by the way. Then I had a few beers, then a few sips of whisky. Not the best decision on my part.

Drinking large quantities of alcohol is just something I don’t do anymore. At least not often. I enjoy the healthy lifestyle I’ve adopted, I like being clear headed, and waking up bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning, so alcohol doesn’t exactly fit into that equation and that’s fine by me. But after all that wine, I thought a few Sam Adams Oktoberfest’s would go really well with the turkey (which turned out super tasty, by the way!). Then after we ate we walked to the park because playing on the swing set sounded like the most exciting thing ever, which it totally was. While walking to/from the park I had a few sips of whisky and kinda felt like a teenager again haha.

Once we got back from the park Luke noticed that I looked really red, so he made me eat and drink a bottle of water. That probably saved me from feeling too awful this morning, so I’m super grateful for that. After we ate we baked a pumpkin pie, because who the heck doesn’t want a pumpkin pie at 10:30 at night?!? πŸ˜‰

Oh man, good times…I still felt kinda gross this morning though, so today became a hardcore recovery day. First we took the dogs to the dog park, though. They really needed that today, plus a little walking around was probably good for us humans too. Ever since then we’ve just been kinda chillin and I’ve been chugging water. That’s definitely helped a lot me feel better, but hey, at least I had fun. 😁

So at some point this weekend (Friday, I think?) the KC running company posted a picture of the Longview Half’s shirt/finisher medals on their Facebook page.

How freaking awesome are they?! Last year I just got a long sleeved tshirt (it’s still a really nice shirt, this years just looks more exciting) and this years finisher medal is different, which I think is pretty neat, although last years medal was super spiffy too. πŸ˜„

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On a completely unrelated note, I kinda wish my hair was still that long, but I also kinda want to cut it all off…Anyway, as of today there are only 27 more days until I run my second half and I’m super stoked and crazy nervous! I can’t wait for November 12 to get here, but at the same time I wish I still had more time. It’s a strange feeling. 

Welp, I think that’s everything I wanted to talk about today, so I’ll leave you with Bouncing Off The Wall, because I said I was going to post every song from Revolution Radio on here, and I really mean to do it! 😁

~Ashley