Little Men

These two little guys are so very special.

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Hunter was an only child dog for two years before Bailey came into our household. Instead of acting jealous or aggressive, he simply took Bailey under his wing. Hunter watches over Bailey, he cares for him, he follows him around, and (more importantly) plays with him nonstop.

The affection is not one sided though. Bailey adores his big brother too. It’s really cute.

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Look at this little gem.

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The little numbskulls! They decided not to hang out with Momma tonight. They’re still hanging out in the bedroom just like this.

Besides taking pictures of the dogs all day, I did a ton of cleaning! I’m always in shock as to how much dog hair these two mutts produce. I can sweep and vacuum every day and that’s still not enough.

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I used the juice of two limes and some of yesterdays jalapenos and made some glorious salsa.

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I also washed not only our sheets but our duvet and extra pillow covers as well.

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I also scrubbed bathrooms, washed rugs, and sorted/filed/shredded mail.

I had planned to bake cookies and wrap presents tonight but I’m losing steam. My feetsies  hurt, my mind is tired, and it’s getting late. (Yes, 8 o’clock is late for me) – I guess all that good stuff will have to wait for tomorrow night! I’m thinking about a hot bath, a good book, and then BED!

Oh by the way – I just check on the dogs. They’ve moved a tad.

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I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and have a wonderful week lying ahead of you.

I Said Good Day SIR!

This girl has been seriously busy today.

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That’s me, in case you didn’t realize Smile.  I’m not sure, maybe you’re new in town. Maybe you have amnesia. Or maybe you just stumbled upon my blog my Googling “fast hunter running.” Yes my friend, you came to the right place. Although your intentions were probably to find a picture of an actual hunter running – maybe after an animal? Why? I’m not sure. But you found a doggy named Hunter running instead.

ANYWAY – I’ve been busy.

This morning both mutts got a bath (shampoo and conditioner!) followed by a date with the Furminator (aka the best de-shedding tool ever made). Sidenote: I refuse to link any products to outside websites.. seeing as that’s how my blog was previously suspended. LAME.

Now they’re nice and clean. And soft. And pretty. No big deal.

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I tried to take a crap ton of pictures of the two of them, but they refused to stop playing for even one moment.

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Dang dogs.

Then I cleaned some of our crystal.

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You really have no idea how dirty crystal is until you wash it. Now it’s nice and shiny again. Score.

Next up — I cut up at least two dozen jalapenos. One of Alex’s basic necessities in life is SALSA. You better believe that we go through a heck of a lot of salsa in our household. Yesterday I found jalapenos in bulk for less than $4. Of course I had to buy them! I sliced them in half and froze ‘em!

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Now they rest with some of our frozen goodies. Just in this one section of our freezer you can see:

  • Bubba Burgers (you never know when you are going to have company!)
  • Ground Beef
  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Potato Rolls
  • Tortillas
  • English Muffins
  • A grocery bag full of Halloween candy Smile
  • Pie Crusts
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Sausage and Bacon!
  • Lunch Meat
  • Pork Roast
  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Beef Stock
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Tons of veggies
  • Spanakopita

After my choppin’ I headed to the salon with my mom. We both got a much needed hair cut!

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Tomorrow – the doggies and I have laundry, dusting, sweeping, and some basic tidying. I’m so domestic, it’s sickening. (Riiiight Smile) I’m also thinking about making some cookies, granola, and/or other sugary treats.

See ya later!

An OFF Day

I’m having one of those days that it seems like I just can’t get anything right!

Example 1:

It took me four trips going inside the house this morning before I had everything that I needed in order to go to work. Alex called so I guess I was just so excited that I wasn’t forming complete thoughts. First, I forgot my necessary textbook to study. Back inside I go. Then it was my coffee, followed by my breakfast. Finally – I just couldn’t be sure if I put Bailey in his crate. Better safe than sorry, so I ran back inside to double check.

(FYI: None of these pictures of me are new. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve had intensely chapped lips for awhile now. I really don’t need the entire world seeing my “Red Gatorade Lips.” It’s bad enought that I have to go to work looking like I just stepped out of the circus tent. At least I’m being honest. No shame in that!)

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Example 2:

After my run this evening I just wasn’t feelin’ a big, heavy meal. I decided to make my mom and I an egg and cheese sandwich. How easy is that, right?

Wrong.

First attempt: I perfectly fried the egg. The cheese was beautifully melted. I went to transport the egg to the toasted potato roll. This is when disaster strikes. The egg nonchalantly slid off the spatula and landed face down on the floor. Fail.

Attempt numero two-o: Now by this time, I was getting a little impatient. I cooked the egg in a jiffy, threw the cheese on it, and waaa-la the sandwich was done! I served it to my mom. As she took her first bite, uncooked egg delicately dripped out of the sandwich. And no, we’re not talking about a little dippy egg yolks. Nope – the other kind of non-cooked egg, whites and all. Fail.

Third go ‘round: I cooked the egg completely. As I go to place the egg on the sandwich, it flips over cheese side down back on the pan. PHEW! I scooped it up super quick before the cheese became a burny mess. Not pretty but edible. Done.

The final forth attempt (my sandwich) was uneventful. Thank goodness!

FOUR eggs, four pieces of cheese, and three potato rolls later, we were fed. Let’s just say that the dogs had their fair share of snackies tonight.

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(Oh yes, I just posted this beauty. If you can’t make fun of yourself then what do you have goin’ for yourself? Nothing.)

Example 3:

I got home from work and walked up the steps. Bailey apparently got so excited that I was home that he sprinkled pee all over the front landing in our home. It took me a minute or so to notice and when I saw the pee glistening, I immediately called Bailey over to discipline him. If he doesn’t know that peeing inside is wrong, then what’s to stop him in the future?

So…

I yell at him. “NO Bailey. BAD! No peeing!!” You know, I was justifiably being an unhappy mom. WHILE I AM YELLING AT HIM, he decided that…

“Well, hey. This seems like a good time to pee!”

I really didn’t think that I was so intimidating that I could literally scare the pee out of him, but you certainly learn something new every day.

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It’s time for me to retire for the night. I don’t want to get myself in any more trouble.

Before I leave…

How handsome is this guy?

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Pretty darn cutie cute if you ask me! And we’ll finish off tonight off with a doggie picture for the heck of it:

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GOODNIGHT!