An Eventful Week

Hi guys!  I had a pretty eventful week.  I had some excitement this week and an extremely hectic and draining week at work…soooo I slacked off a little bit on running and working out.  I have been doing the Squat Away May challenge, and I did get all of those in each day.  But, other than that, I’ve slacked off.  But, I caught up on some sleep last night, so now I’m rested and ready to get back on track!  Here’s what my week looked like. 

 Monday – I woke up to a storm today.  The rain and the darkness made me want to stay in bed.  But, I didn’t.  Around 9, the storm passed and the sun came out.  After work it was sunny and a little cloudy, so I headed out for a run.  It was really hot, but the clouds helped! I was running really good and had a lot of energy. 

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During my run, one of my neighbors was walking up the street to check on his parents, and he told me that there was a storm on it’s way and it had golf ball size hail and tornados.  I ran home and got Jake, and we sat on the porch and watched it all blow in. 

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We were only out there for about five minutes before Jeremy came home and the tornado siren started ringing.  We ran over to the cellar and Jake and I got in.  Jeremy stood at the top to watch.  Which makes me super nervous!  I am so scared of tornados! 

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The sky was so weird.  The sun was shining from the west, but everywhere else it was black, and it was raining.  We were in there for about 20 minutes before the siren quit and the clouds cleared away.  Thankfully the tornados missed us.  There were two on the ground in our county, but they didn’t come near our house. 

When we got out of the cellar, Jeremy was trying to move his Jeep around in the garage and somehow cut the top of his hand open.  He really needed stitches, but he refused to go.  So, we ran up to Walgreens to buy some butterfly bandages and big bandaids.  I had to put three butterfly ones on it, and that still didn’t close it.  Then, it took two of the extra large bandaids to cover it up. 

After we got that fiasco taken care of, Jeremy decided that he wanted to start cutting on the trees that fell down. 

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He worked on that for about 20 minutes and couldn’t get his chain saw started so he gave up.  Then we finally went home and watched TV and ate dinner.  I had so much energy, and I couldn’t wind down.  It took me until almost midnight before I could calm down enough to go to sleep. 

Tuesday – Today I had a presentation to give at work, so I was in heels all day.  Which I normally do not wear everyday, or at least I’m not on my feet all day – but today I was, and my legs and feet were aching.  I had to work a little late, and by the time I got home I was ready to crawl in bed.  But, I didn’t.  It was so pretty outside, and Jake wanted to go for a walk. 

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I was walking him across the street to my father-in-law’s because Jeremy was working on cutting up the trees that fell.  Jake ran ahead of me, and I hear him start yelping!  That little dog that bit me last year, had run across three yards and jumped up and bit Jake’s face.  I was so, so mad!!  I don’t think it hurt him, it just scared him.  He’s so passive that he just backed away.  The dog likes our neighbor, so he picked it up and locked it in his backyard while we were all out there.  I checked Jake’s face but couldn’t see anywhere that it broke the skin.  But, it still made me mad!  Our neighbor said he watched it bite another girl that was running a few days earlier.  That dog is the devil.  But, you will probably laugh at the picture because it’s tiny. 

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Once it was locked up, I took Jake for a long walk.  

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My roses are blooming! 

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Then I went home and did my squats and then went to bed.    

Wednesday –  Today was the most active that I was all week!  When I got home from work, it was 95 degrees outside.  I decided to wait to run so it could cool down.  I’m not used to the heat yet, and didn’t want to overdo it the first time running in it.  So, Jake and I had a snack – carrots and hummus.  His favorite!

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And then, I worked out for an hour.  I did a Tracy Anderson arm workout.  Hers are killer!   Then I did an ab workout, and was so sore that I could still feel it on Friday!  And, I did some different variations of squats. 

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Once it cooled off a little, I headed out for a 3.5 mile run. 

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My little cougar friend came to see me.  I think it really wants to go home with me, and if Jeremy would say yes, I would take it in a heartbeat!  Jake even likes it….but it would have to get used to Jake. 

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The reason I stopped at 3.5 miles was because one of my friends texted me and said that she had heard there was a shooting near me, and that two people had been shot.  This kind of thing never happens in our town.  I ran over to tell Jeremy because we had just seen an ambulance go past our house – the fastest I have ever seen one go by.  So, I called my mom, and she checked Facebook (I don’t have a Facebook)  and started sending me updates of what she was seeing on there.  There was so much information going around, that it was hard to try and figure out what was true.  The first report we got was that it happened a half mile from our house.  Then we got another one that said it was a few miles away.  So, we jumped in the truck and went to look.  We found where the highway was shut down and all the emergency vehicles were waiting, but couldn’t see anything past it.  There were people standing everywhere watching.  It was several miles away from us.  But, the guy was still on foot and supposedly had an AK-47, so everyone was texting us telling us to go home. 

Two of my friends and I had a group text message going all night updating each other on anything we would hear.  Two of us live near where this was happening, and the other has lots of family that does.  My mom also had her scanner on, and that gave us lots of information.  This lasted from 6:20-11:00.  Once it got dark, they brought in a helicopter to try and find the guy.  It didn’t end well. 

What we finally found out had happened was that a man had fired several shots (AK-47) and then laid down in his yard.  Several of his neighbors called for help because they thought he committed suicide.  When the deputies got there, he jumped up and started firing at their car.  (He was an ex-policeman, and military man.  The news report said if he had wanted to kill them, he would have.  But, he only fired into the grill of the car.)  Then he took off into the woods behind his house, and they couldn’t find him.  They brought out the swat team, deputies from two nearby counties, and the national guard and surrounded the area.  When he finally came out, he aimed his gun at the police again, and they shot him.  I think it’s very sad that they killed him.  But, the report said that he had been making indirect threats towards the police force for several months, and was trying to bait them into an unsafe situation.  He had even called earlier in the day trying to get them to come to his house, but they wouldn’t.  So, then he did this.  We heard that he lost one of his sons several months ago, and just hasn’t been right since then.  At first it was scary thinking that someone had been killed, but then when it all came out, it’s a very sad situation.  He needed help. 

Thursday – I had planned on running right after work, but that didn’t work out.  I had a girl’s night planned with some friends, and I got off work late.  By the time I got home, I didn’t have enough time to run and shower and get ready.  And when I got home, Jeremy was making a garden for me!  I have wanted one for several years, but we’ve never done it.  I was super surprised and excited!  

So far that's the only seeds we've got.  I want to plant more, but I'm still figuring out what.
So far that’s the only seeds we’ve got. I want to plant more, but I’m still figuring out what.

After looking at that, I changed and headed to girl’s night!  

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It was a really low key night, but it was a lot of fun!  We all met at one of the girl’s houses and ordered pizza.  We sat around the pool talking until the food came, and then we moved inside to the living room. 

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We even went out in the front yard and watched the deer!  They were so tame, and let us get so close to them!  I would love that at my house! 

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We ate and talked and laughed for hours! We do this a couple of times a year.  It’s so hard to get everyone together.  I had so much fun!  We even had an entire pizza left over, so I brought it home to Jeremy.  Dinner was done! 

When I got home, I had to pack for the weekend because Jeremy had baseball state tournament.  I was actually already packed, but my grandma called and said that a cold front was coming in Friday night.  All I had packed was shorts and tank tops, so I had to throw in some warmer clothes.  I helped Jeremy get his stuff ready too, and then I fell asleep on the couch. 

I also got a new pet today!  One of the girl’s gave me a beta!  I used to have one in college, and then I gave it to my mom because I wasn’t allowed to have it at my apartment.  (rolling eyes here…not allowed because it might mess up the carpet.)  So, I’m really excited about this one! 

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This weekend was super busy, and I didn’t get much working out in.  I’ll do a recap post Tuesday about all the fun we had this weekend!  I hope you all had a great week and great weekend!  I’ll have more activities to report next week!

For this weekly update I’m linking up with Holly of HoHo Runs and Tricia of MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. I’m also linking up with the other Weekly Wrap bloggers.

Have you ever had a fish?  What would you grow in your garden?

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24 thoughts on “An Eventful Week

  1. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness

    I think the weather has been crazy everywhere lately. We were supposed to have severe storms and hail here but we got nothing. A neighboring town did get hail though. Such weird weather for May. Glad you all stayed safe.

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      Tara

      It is weird for May, and I’m so ready for it to go away! But, we have rain and storms predicted everyday for the next 15 days. I’m hoping the forecast is wrong! Lol

  2. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Wow, that incident in your neighborhood sounds like an episode of COPS! We’ve had a few things like that here, in the quiet suburb where I live. It’s crazy! Glad everyone was safe.

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      Tara

      It does sound like cops! I guess it makes you realize bad and scary things can happen anywhere.

  3. HoHo Runs

    Tornadoes are so scary! You can’t be too careful. Your little neighbor dog looks so innocent! I wonder why they can’t keep him put up? Hey, that’s a great job on your plank! We’ve had our share of beta fish around here. One we named Psycho because it would pick up the tiny colored rocks we had in the bottom of the bowl and spit them against the glass. I swear! Weird, right? It’s sad the way the story ended for the shooter. But, you can’t go around just shooting people! I hope you’ll have a nice calm week! Thanks for linking with us Tara.

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      Tara

      That is hilarious about your beta! I would love to see that! That dog does look innocent but he is the devil! I don’t know why he is so aggressive and why they let him out when they know he’s like that! It’s definitely frustrating!! Thanks for hosting us!

  4. Pam

    Wow, that tornado story is really scary. We recently had one touch down on the main road into our subdivision, but thankfully it immediately went north (sorry for those houses/people). I’ve encountered some mean dogs and been bitten a few times. You may want to carry Halt and you really should report the biting dog. If it bit a child’s face it could do some real damage.

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      Tara

      Thanks for the tip! I just ordered some Halt. I tried to report it when it but me but it belongs to a sheriff deputy and they said they don’t take dog bite reports. So I’m not sure who to report it to…

  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    I have guppies and a ghost shrimp right now–we have about 7 fish and 1 shrimp. 🙂 Is there a tornado season like with hurricanes?

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      Tara

      A ghost shrimp sounds cool!! Yeah tornado season is in the spring.

  6. Ana

    Oh my god! I can’t believe you went to look for where the shooting happened!! I would be locked inside my house under all the blankets in the closet! That sounded really scary!

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      Tara

      That’s what my friends were saying! They were texting me telling us to go home! I was a little nervous until we saw all the people standing around watching.

  7. Cassi

    Definitely sounds like a crazy week! I haven’t been able to start my garden as it’s been cold or rainy on the weekends.

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      Tara

      We started working the dirt and now it’s been raining. We haven’t been able to plant anything yet.

  8. Diane

    This sort of post is exactly what I love about having blogging and online friends from all over. I can’t imagine how it’d be have a cellar (that would be cool) and have to go to it for safety – that seems very very scary. Tornado sirens! Yikes. Also, being able to go out in your front yard to watch the deer – super awesome!
    From my experience with dogs, not very much really, it seems that many time the tiny dogs are the little terrors! I used to have one when I was a kid that looked like that little evil one – it was a yippee little cockapoo and did bite one of my friends once.
    Was that a 2 1/2 minute plank?! Right on!! I’ve been trying to do more core work as well.
    Fun post! Have a great week!

  9. Mary Beth Jackson

    Tornados, shootings and a work presentation- that is a very busy week! I hope it has quited down a little for you! Stay safe!

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      Tara

      It has! So far this week the most excitement I’ve had is running in the rain!

  10. Diane

    I posted yesterday but I think it went to spam? so this is a tester!!

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      Tara

      I didn’t see it! I’ll go check my spam right now!

  11. Diane

    OK, it worked! Not sure what happened last night. Anyhow, I had to laugh at the little evil dog because I used to have one like that and it bit one of my friends once! I am glad your dog is ok!!
    I can’t imagine what it’d be like to be in a cellar waiting out a tornado! Yikes!!! I also can’t imagine getting to see deer hanging out in the front yard – that’s awesome.
    I love reading posts from people from all over. It’s so interesting and fun!
    Wow – is that a 2 1/2 minute plank?! Way to go!!! #strongcore

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      Tara

      Thanks I’m working on a strong core. That plank was hard!! I love reading about people’s lives all over too. It’s really cool to see how different everyone is.

  12. Debra @HappyRunningSole

    Wow, what an eventful week! Glad you got your run in before the storm. Also, glad you cut your run short with the shooting nearby and guy still on the loose. Nothing ever happens in our small town, but we had a shooting not too long ago on our river bridge downtown. I love running downtown, but I try not to go alone. I had a Beta fish as a classroom pet. He lived over 3 years. They are pretty hardy fish, very easy to care for.

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      Tara

      I love running in our downtown too but I don’t ever do it by myself. That’s how I ended up with this fish. My friend had it in her classroom and none of her kids wanted it so she gave it to me! Lol

  13. Tricia Vaughn

    Wow what a story, I hate bad weather and even incidents like you had! Glad it all turned out ok. Thanks Tara for your support!

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