Tuesday, April 30, 2013

And Introducing...

Wanna see what we did this weekend?  Good, because I'm going to show you!

Pardon the slightly blurry picture, but I'm pretty sure that getting any 6 month old pup to pose for pics is an exercise in futility. 

Want to see another?  Me too!

I know!  How can you stand it??  That face!

So, this is Twister.  We adopted him from a shelter over the weekend, and I have to tell you that he is AWESOME!  Especially awesome if you ignore that tennis ball he is chewing in the above pic.  We're going all Cesar Style with this pup, and you can find us at any given moment practicing our calm and assertive demeanor.  And I am telling you, IT WORKS!

Oh, you're following that, right?  Cesar Style?  Dog Whisperer?  A. MA. ZING.

Our last dog, Scout, didn't know Cesar.  She pretty much was certain that she ruled the roost from the time she was a puppy until the very end.  Granted she was also pretty sure she was still a puppy up to the very end, so there's that.  But Cesar advocates having a pack mentality with your dog, letting him/her know where she falls in the hierarchy of things here in this house, and we have been working on that since Twister made his appearance here.

So Twister is already well schooled in who is the leader of this pack.  Me.  I am.  And he knows it.  Then Mr. T, then the kids and the cat, and then, way down at the bottom of the totem pole, maybe even in the dirt that houses the totem pole, is Twister.  And he seems to be pretty happy with that arrangement.  He knows his place and, thus, there is no drama with the kids, or with the cat.

Noodle has an uncanny knack, for naming things, and the night before we brought this sweetie home, she comes out with a list of about fifteen names.  There was Lightning.  There was Biscuit.  And Breeze.  And Big.  And Thunder. 

And Twister.


So, since we are becoming an all natural household, that extends to our pets, and so I have all manner of recipes for food and treats to start trying.  So you'll excuse me if this blog becomes a tiny bit puppy centric for the next few weeks. 

We're trying chicken jerky chews tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On The Wagon, Off The Wagon, On The Wagon...

Seriously, the number of times that I have been on and off my blogging bandwagon is crazy.  It's enough to make a girl feel like an alcoholic, without the benefit of the occasional blackout. 

Um, that sounded better in my head.


So, since I last posted, it's been quite a whirlwind here at N&N.  We've been traveling (and by we I mean all of us), we've been house keeping (and by we I mean me), and we've been business building (and by we I mean Mr. T and I... in different ventures).  So it's been a little crazy in this joint.

But before you think I have abandoned you, I figured time for a quick update, and a preview of what's to come.

So, travelling.  That was fun.  Out to California to visit family and my "Sister from another mister".  Just to be clear here, we don't have the same mom, either.  We aren't related at all, except in our heads, where we are pretty sure we were separated at birth. 

This is how we all felt about that trip:

We played at the beach:

We visited my S-I-L's horse.  His name is Romeo and he is in the running for best horse ever.  I caught him right at the end of a giant yawn in this photo, which might lead some to think he was bored with our visit.  I prefer to believe he was so excited that he could hardly stay awake.


I don't know this horse.  But that wasn't stopping either of us.

We had Easter on the road:

Just ignore that broken one.  You can't make Easter on the road without breaking a few eggs.

We made the drive back in one day, going a way that we had never been before.  It took us right through here:

Which is precisely in the middle of nowhere.  Seriously.  Think I'm kidding?

See the vast nothingness behind us?  Trust me when I say that there was just as much nothing going the other way.  But at least we can say we were on Route 66.

All in all, it was a great trip.  And we were extremely happy to get home.  I love trips like that - great fun while you're there, but always wonderful to get home.

So, let's change subjects, wanna?  Remember my oven cleaning experiment with my Shaklee Scour Off?  I have been using the rest of my Shaklee bounty, and let me just tell you, I am so excited.  I can't wait to tell you about the other amazing products that have been making spring cleaning so much more fun.  Because isn't it always fun to experiment with new stuff?  I guess maybe not so much when those things don't hold up their end of the bargain, but this stuff did so I am good to go.  And my house is clean.  Bonus!

There are big things happening in the house of Noodles and Nuggets, so I will give it my best effort not to drop off the wagon again, and keep you posted on our new and exciting doings. 

How was your spring break?