Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Household Super Hero

I'm a super hero.  I have no idea how I stay so humble.

It seems like almost every day I see this: (not really every day. That's an exaggeration, unlike the super hero comment-that's totally true)

 or this:

And I'm the ONLY one in the entire house that can turn it into THIS!

The plus side of being this type of super hero is that I can actually make certain that the paper comes over the top-the right way, and NOT from underneath. (i.e.-the totally wrong way)

It's a tough job.  I think I'm going to get a cape soon.  

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Addicted to Pinterest

Yeah, I know.  Who isn't??

I didn't used to be.  I thought Pinterest was for people that did not have enough to do, those that would "pin" cool ideas and never do any of them.

Then we had this whole moving thing.  And that included a house hunt.  And a house purchase.  And when you purchase a house instead of building it yourself, there are things that you really want to change.  Like the hideous bookcase in my non tv holding living room. Fugly.  And I have no idea what to do with that thing.

But house design ideas aren't the only thing on Pinterest.  There are recipes, funny jokes, crafty stuff, goofy photos, and fashion designs (although I didn't see any specifically for the sport of dog agility.  I suspect those folks haven't totally hit the Pinterest rage just yet.  Or, there is no such thing as a fashion following for dog agility.  That's totally possible too.)

After becoming a Pinterest follower, I read some pins about how to make the perfect sweet tea.  Mr. P likes sweet tea and his mother makes one that would curl your hair or send you straight to the medical doctor to see if you've immediately contracted diabetes.

Since we're in the South now, it only seemed fitting that I whip up a batch of sweet tea.  I followed this recipe from Pinterest.  After all, if it's on Pinterest, it MUST be totally awesome-right??

I have to say.  This stuff is good.  Really good.  I have to say though, you need to wait for it to be cold or totally chilled in the fridge.  Trust me, it's worth the wait.  And maybe next time, not quite so much sugar.  There is a lot.  But, dang, it's tasty.  I chalk this up to a total Pinterest success!!!
Chillin' in the fridge with the blueberries, eggs and strawberries!

Oh and a Pinterest warning-- if you find a pin that mentions using household glue (or in my case I might have used wood glue because technically it's non toxic and in my house, thus making it "household") to remove oil deposits and shrink pores on your nose, it will work but you'll also be missing a few layers of skin.  Just saying-a Pinterest FAIL.  (but it seemed like such a good idea at the time-right?)

So the verdict is in-Pinterest is some good, some bad.  And even with the good and the bad, I still have NO IDEA what to do with that stupid tv space in my fugly living room book case.  Grrr.....   Any suggestions??

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meeting the neighbors.

We've been spending a few days meeting our new neighbors.  Neighbors are new to us as we only had one back in Minnesota and we couldn't see his house at all.  He did a rockin' job playing the drums though...

Bunker was the first to meet the neighbors behind us.  We've nicknamed them Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-respectively.

And then there was this little party crasher.  Not cool.  The first (and could I hope that it's the last?) scorpion I've ever seen.  After this photo, I smashed him into a zillion pieces.  It wasn't anything that he did, but he's not welcome at my place.  Maybe at the neighbors behind us, perhaps?

We have some human neighbors that seem super nice.  There are lots of dogs in this neighborhood, and I haven't decided if that's a positive thing or not.  Just because you have a dog doesn't mean you have a clue about dogs.  I assume the same could be said with children.   Just sayin'

Mulligan has been helping my unpack.  Apparently packing paper is super comfy.  

 Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Y'all ready for this?

I know it's been a zillion years since I last blogged.  Almost eight months as a matter of fact.  Eeek.  That's like light years to the blogging world.  I've probably had my blog card revoked by now.  Those who blog all the time are scoffing at my willy nilly slacker bogging ways.  Well, guess what?  I'm baaaack!!

What's happened in the last eight months?  Um, I didn't have a baby.  (sorry mom, no grandkids here, only puppies.  Much to her dismay)

1. I joined a golf league.  I rock at golf.  Or maybe that's in my dreams.  Still, I suspect that all the golf balls I hit into the water will somehow help the enviroment and save the world single handedly.  These were my golf buddies:
Obviously not golfing here, but before this...

2. Bunker got his MACH back in September.  It's a big deal and he gets a big ribbon and you run around the agility ring with a piece of PVC pipe that everyone signs and you cherish it forever.

Master Agility Champion Bunker.  Feel free to call him Master for short.

3.  My brother showed up with some car that didn't look like much but would go so fast it'd make you look like you just came from a facelift.  
Mr. P giving me Jazz Hands.  (I think)
4. I went horse back riding.  His name was Charlie Rocket, but I liked to call him Charlie Tango, just because...
Not a bad view.

5.  Mr. P and I went to the Purdue/Ohio State football game in Columbus.  It didn't fare well for the black and gold....

6. Decided to enter Bunker into the local Discdog competition on a whim.  He rocked it.  

7. Mulligan lost an eye to cancer.  We're just happy to have the rest of him and he's doing great.  
He's got his eye on you.
8. I had my first experience at an oxygen bar...
Lily and I are high on O.  
9. Mr. P and I moved to Texas.  Yep, you read that right.  From Texas to MN.  I drove in one car with two dogs and a cat and Mr. P drove in the other car with one dog and a bag of beef jerky.  I'm still waiting for my license to come through down here, so thus time to blog now.  That and I'm tired of unpacking boxes.  
Smoke the Cat ready for travel!
10. Mr. P and I had our 10 year anniversary!  Yep, 10 years of him putting up with me!

Two people full of love and steak. (it's Texas after all)

There's the brief run down of the last eight months.  Did I leave some stuff out?  Yep, you betcha!  But hopefully I'll be able to fill you in on more of our big adventures soon!