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Since it seems like I seem to have more of Leroy’s attention these days I decided that it’s time for a us to take a little step back and get back to the basics.
One of the things that I truly enjoy doing with both of the boys is taking pictures of them out in the elements. This can sometimes be tricky because each of the boys has their strengths and their flaws when it comes to be photographed.
While Sherman has come a very long way over the last year, Leroy is still by far, the more photogenic dog. The camera loves him and he loves the camera. He has no problem looking right into the lens and giving me some attitude.
This winter sucks. I have nothing nice to say about it and I still have at least a month, probably more, left to deal with this crap.
So in order to make it through without going into a complete depression I have tried to grab my camera a lot more and capture some of the things that makes me keep smiling this winter.
Our uneventful weekend came to halt on Tuesday morning.
I guess uneventful isn’t our thing for long periods of time.
Anyway, we had a minor set back with Leroy.
How does a dog eat 62 rocks?
That is a very good question and it’s a question that I wish I didn’t have to try and answer, but I will give it my best try no matter how much it pains me.
Leroy has been eating rocks for several years now. The first time I wrote about it on the blog was back in March of 2011. This wasn’t the first time he had eaten rocks but it was the first time I realized that we had a big problem on our hands. At that point Leroy was not only eating rocks in our yard but he was also eating rocks on the sidewalk when we went for walks.
We did our best to rectify the situation and removed any rocks that were visible in our yard. We had rocks that went around our pool and rocks that were under our deck so we removed all of those. We thought we had broke him of this nasty habit until the following year when we noticed that he was eating rocks again. The rocks weren’t rocks that we had put in our yard, they were just apart of the ground, so we did our best to try and get rid of those and block off areas that he liked to go to dig in.
We poured a new concrete patio, poured a concrete sidewalk where rocks use to be, and put down more sod. I even went to the extreme of having him wear a basket muzzle at times when he was out in the back.
I have lost my groove.
My blogging groove.
This is the exact reason why I try not to ever take a long break from blogging.
The chocolate Hershey Santa’s and pistachios have taken me over and instead of blogging I’ve been sitting on the couch eating and I’ve just totally lost my groove.
The good news is that I have now eaten all the chocolate and pistachios in the house and I feel my groove coming back.
The bad news is that my ass is now a little bigger than it was when I wrote my last post.
Welcome to the Meet The Bloggers Hop!
This hop was created so that others can learn a little bit more about the blogger behind the blog. Most of us write about our pets because we are, after all, awesome pet bloggers and this is what our blogs were created for, but today we take a little break and you get to learn a little more about the blogger! To read more details about the hop and for the list of questions you can pick from to post, go here.
Throughout this post I’ll share some pictures of me from the past few months taken on my cell phone, because that’s where some of the silliest pictures come from.
I’m pretty much an open book on this blog. I’ve shared pictures of myself here and there and I tell you a lot about what is going on in my life, but let’s dig a little deeper.
There’s no doubt about it that winter has arrived early here in Ohio. Colder than normal temperatures and icy conditions have definitely put a little damper on our outside adventures, but I am trying to work through that because no matter how frightful I think the weather is, Sherman and Leroy think it’s delightful.
Which is why I was determined to get out and take some pictures of them in the snow earlier in the week, which is where my favorite picture of the week comes from:
Sherman had a blast walking through the woods and eating some snow and while I was freezing my ass off his snow covered body and happy face melted my heart.
In stupid news, I didn’t run out of gas this week, but I did have a small freak out session at the store when I was trying to buy toothpaste. Last week I bought the wrong toothpaste and everyone in the house was up in arms about it and trying to squeeze every single drop they could out of the old toothpaste, so when I went to the store to buy a new tube I freaked a little because I forget what I was NOT suppose to buy.
Note to self for future reference: DO NOT BUY PEPPERMINT BLAST TOOTHPASTE.
Today I was suppose to post about our visit to see Santa Claus, but I didn’t realize that I would have to wait until later this week to actually get the pictures and I didn’t take any of my own.
Except for this one:
Leroy’s foamy vomit that my husband stepped in and smeared all over.
I promise to share the real Santa picture as soon as I get it! It involves Leroy in a sled with Santa!
In other fun news:
Let’s take a break from all the holiday madness and get to know each other!
On December 18th there is going to be a Meet The Blogger Hop. This special hop is intended to be a great way for bloggers to share a little bit about themselves so that other people can get to know them better and maybe, for you to learn something about a blogger that you never knew! It’s been discussed recently with a few blogging friends of mine that have been experimenting with certain concepts, that people seem to respond when we show pictures of ourselves. It allows them to connect a little better with us and if your a blogger, you know that a good connection with your readers is what you strive for. The main purpose of my blog is too share pictures of Sherman and Leroy but sometimes it’s fun to share pictures of my family and even myself with the boys, because maybe you want to see us out there having fun together.
Anyway…hopefully you get what I’m sayin.
The Meet The Blogger Hop is hosted by the following bloggers:
This has just been a stupid week and by stupid I mean stupid things just happened and I blame the holidays.
Every year around this time I go into a complete freak out mode and stupid things just start happening because my mind is once again, a pile of mush.
I blame myself because I’m not organized and I have no holiday system.
I hardly accomplished anything this week because it seemed like every time I sat down to do something I would have to get up and do something else.
And Leroy ate a gingerbread man that fell off the tree. It was hung in the safe zone but apparently it wasn’t hung with care and it fell about 7 feet to the floor where Leroy ate it. In Leroy’s defense, it looked and smelled a lot like the gingerbread treats that I have been giving to him, but I was bummed because it was an ornament that Gracie made when she was in 1st grade.
My car also ran out of gas for the time ever this week. While I was driving it.
Well I really wasn’t home all that much by myself this week because the kids only had school on Monday and Tuesday so that didn’t leave me with much alone time, which was fine by me, except that Gracie got a cold and was sneezing all over the place and I did my very best to provide her with all that she needed while trying to stay in a “sneeze freeze zone.”
I don’t know why I bother with that because no matter how much I try to avoid the germs they’re going to hunt me down and find me.
Besides the germs it was a good week. We had a few inches of snow fall during the week and I got to go on a night snow walk with Sherman and Leroy.
I absolutely love walking at night while it’s snowing. It’s so quiet, relaxing and beautiful and I got to do it twice. After the walk I came home and curled up on the couch with Gracie and had some caramel hot chocolate. Delicious.
And of course, Thursday was Thanksgiving and I wore sweatpants all day so that I could eat and eat and eat. I barely saved room for a turkey sandwich as a late night snack but somehow I manged to shove it down my throat without puking. My stomach was a bit swollen.
I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday. There were some great deals but I just couldn’t bring myself to muster up the strength to deal with all the crowds. I wanted to keep my good week going without any unnecessary altercations.
This weekend I’m going to try and imitate my cartoon graphic, except I think I’m going to wear a pink sweater instead of a pink t-shirt and boots instead of pink flats. I guess that means I’ll have to do my hair too. Damn it.