This Saturday was the day that I dedicated to try and get some holiday pictures for our holiday photo cards.
To be honest, I don’t even know if I’m going to send out holiday cards this year, I’m going back and forth, but just in case I decide to at the very last minute, I thought it would probably be a good idea to have some current pictures.
I only had Saturday available to have both the kids home at the same time and I had been watching the weather closely and it was suppose to snow and I wanted snow for the pictures.
It was also going to be very cold. The coldest its been since January.
Happy Saturday and Happy almost Turkey Day!
I’m so excited about Thanksgiving!
The family time, the giving thanks and of course the turkey and all the fixings, especially the stuffing! Yum!
So here’s what’s been going on this week!
I bought some Thanksgiving supplies! Normally we get a turkey from my husband’s boss but he works for someone else now, with much bigger and better perks, so we had to get our own turkey. I didn’t want that type of responsibility but I started to panic that there was going to be a turkey a shortage so I ran out and got one…..but I think I’m going to get another one because I only got one that was 13 pounds and I’m terrified there won’t be enough left over for turkey sandwiches!
I’m finally settling in to this being at home thing, kind of.
I still need to work on it.
I do know that it is very important for me to get out every day and walk. If I don’t I feel like a slug. On one of my walks with Leroy I decided I wanted to try and do lunge steps to work on my buttocks.
I don’t know about you but I’m not ready for Christmas.
I don’t even want to think about it and every time I walk into a store I totally put my hand on the side of my face so I can’t see Christmas decorations.
I’m just not ready yet. I need another week or so. I need to process all of it and get my mind straight.
I have certain issues when it comes to Christmas.
I use to love it, now I’m not that big of fan.
I mean I like it, I just don’t like how much pressure it brings.
I just want to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends without any pressure or stress.
Of course, I bring some of the pressure on myself by not having a good game plan and by doing silly things that really should not matter.
Like making sure all my Christmas wrapping paper matches.
I know. That’s a crazy thing for someone who is as disorganized as me to be concerned about, but it really bothers me if the presents under the tree aren’t color coordinated.
I’m just going to continue my talk about the adventures we have when we’re out hiking.
I don’t know, maybe I should start a new comedy series called “Adventures in Hiking.”
It’s a thought since I really don’t have anything else exciting going on in my life.
So we’ve already established that Leroy and I have started hiking together and I’ve found an actual trail that I really like and it’s one we have been going to at least once a week, sometimes more.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary about the trail, it’s a nice big trail that has beautiful scenery and it’s quiet and I don’t have to fear losing an eyeball.
It’s quiet because we go there during the day when everyone else is at work.
We rarely encounter anyone, which is nice and not nice because you told me that I need to be getting out and interacting with other people.
Baby steps. I’m taking baby steps.
Finding a good joint supplement that you trust to give to your dogs can be tough because there is so many out there to choose from. I’ve been using joint supplements for years now for both Sherman and Leroy and we’ve tried a lot.
We’ve tried just about every one that you can find sitting on the self at the vet clinic and more.
I normally go with something that the vet’s recommend and something that I’ve seen work well with other dogs, and when Sherman’s knee issues began, we went with what the orthopedic vet suggested for a joint supplement.
I never had any issues with the joint supplements that I gave and I suppose they did what they were suppose to be doing, but I never really saw any huge changes that made me stop and say, “Wow, now that’s a good joint supplement.”
Leroy and I have been working on our hiking.
We have a goal and we are trying to gear up for that goal.
The goal is to hike a mountain that I use to hike back in my younger days.
Younger days meaning decades ago.
And mountain meaning a very big hill.
To me it’s a mountain, therefore I will refer to it as a mountain, but just so you know it really is a hill.
Anyway, obviously Leroy and I are aren’t just going to go hike a mountain out of the blue.
We need to train.
And that’s what we’ve been doing over the past few months but the last few weeks, since it’s been cooler, we’ve been able to step it up a few notches.
We’ve increased the length of our normal walks and we’re wearing our backpacks to get use to them and we’ve even gone off trail a few times to explore different terrains and keep things interesting.
And that’s where we are running into a small issue.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual National Slobber Appreciation Day!
It’s the most wonderful day of the year!
To celebrate we’re going to share some of the most awesome slobber pictures sent to us from all over the world!
Special thanks to all of those who participated and had fun with us, we’ll be sure to do it again next year and make it even bigger!
Now slobber on with your cute self!
Handsome Bear getting his drippin slobber on Newfie style
Beautiful Ms. Ruby who lost her slobber but has the wet face to prove it was there!
The other day on our Facebook Page I asked ‘What’s another word you use for slobber?”
The responses that I received were both hilarious and gross and they made me feel so not alone in this slobbery world of mine.
Thank you dear friends. Thank you.
So just in case your looking for a new term to call slobber here’s 31 of them to add to your vocabulary list:
I apologize for interrupting slobber week but we have a birthday boy in the house today.
Yes, that is correct, today is Sherman’s 7th birthday.
I can’t believe that the years have gone by so fast.
Well, most of the years have gone by fast.
This year, in regards to Sherman, has gone by very slow and has not been without challenges.
But we’ve gotten through those challenges and last weekend Sherman and I hit one of the goals that we’ve been working towards for the past several months.
We went for a hike through the woods.
We didn’t go for a walk. We went for a hike and it was fantastic for the both of us.
It might seem small to most but for us it was a milestone.
For Sherman and I to finally go for a hike together after not being able to do so for so long made my heart smile for him.
I think we’ve already established that.
But what happens to that slobber?
I mean it has got to land somewhere at some point in time.
Take a look. (Don’t worry it’s not all flying slobber)
Obviously, doesn’t always just land on the floor.
No it does not.
Depending on what movement the dog who is carrying the slobber is doing there are several places where that slobber may end up: