Merry Christmas! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holidays!   7 comments

Rocky wishes everyone joy and blessings this December.

Rocky is the first of my dogs to willingly wear the jingle bell collar. He was curious when I took it out of the box and likes how easy it is to make noise!šŸ˜‚

Posted December 2, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

RIP little kiwi bird! You brought much joy to our family and your little Maori song and kiwi call will be missed.   7 comments

Posted August 27, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

IntenseĀ    4 comments

Selena is looking intense as we wait in the drive-thru. Will Mommy share? 

Posted August 24, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

Summer Cuts!   8 comments

Posted July 23, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

Funny not funny   9 comments

Ironically, when Selena managed to shed her new GPS medallion yesterday… I couldn’t find it. 

Why have a GPS medallion if you can’t track it? Here’s the thing. When it’s in Bluetooth range, it syncs to my phone. I get alerts when either dog is out of range. And when they come back within range. And when synced, I can make the medallion sing. I discovered the loss only an hour after she shed it. And the last time it synced was somewhere around or near the house. 

Problem is, we went for a walk right around the time it was lost. I walked our route 3 times yesterday, alternately looking at my phone and looking at the ground waiting for it to sync. Nothing. 

But the battery lasts forever on these things, so we gave it another go today. Halfway home I’m looking at my phone and I realize, it synced 35 minutes ago! My keys synced 31 minutes ago so it has to be somewhere in the house or yard!

So I’m walking around the house watching my phone when sure enough, there it is! Sing for me, my little pretty! 

Silence. Then it’s lost again. Repeat five or six times in different areas of the house, then bam! I can hear it! šŸŽ¶ šŸŽ¶ šŸŽ¶ 

Out in the yard, buried in the grass, quite near last week’s failed DIY. Found! Yay!

Still, sobering lesson on the usefulness of this app. Lost in my own damn yard. It has worked well when I lost my keys and remembering where I parked the car, but the dogs… not so much. 

Posted June 29, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

Saturday projectsĀ    7 comments

Mommy spent the better part of an hour last night in this


Was: crabgrass choked, nettles infested, out of control growth of mint. 

Now: clean slate

But we can’t afford any major garden undertakings this year, and Mommy *really hates* gardening and yard work in general. So what to do?

If left like this it will simply revert to that crabgrass choked, nettle infested, overgrown bed of mint. Don’t want to poison the soil to keep that from happening either bc maybe next year we could afford to have our landscaper replace with something nice. Also will have to be easy to maintain because our yardcare company doesn’t do “beds” just lawn, leaves, mulch and one-time jobs. And because,again, Mommy seriously hates yard work. 

And she had 7 red, itchy bug bites last night as a reminder of how much she hates it. (Gone now though. Baking soda and water: bestest cheapest anti-itch anti-bite paste in the world. Just saying)

Anyhoo… back to that photo


What to do? Should we just get some of that gardeners mats to prevent weeds (what is that stuff called?) and some mulch and call it a day?
Edit mid-afternoon: well, here we are halfway through. Seriously, this is turning into an Easy-level DIY fail. Anyway, almost 75 sq ft of “weed barrier” (how could I forget such an obvious name?) and two bags oof mulch. Bags said they’d cover ~10 sq ft area to about an inch deep. Obviously two bags were not enough. I’ll go back for more later. Right now I’m hot, I’m sweaty, I’m frustrated with the lack of customer service at Lowe’s garden center and it’s going to rain anyway.

I covered the edges of the fabric and put my other garden fail, the I-don’t-know-what-those-wild flowers-are-but-the-spring-daffodils-are-pretty plant box in the middle to sort of hold it down until I’m ready to brave the garden center again.
Seriously, my lawn guys must shrug their shoulders and laugh to themselves at my half-hearted attempts.

Posted June 24, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

Sunday Selfies   3 comments

Mommy here. Feeling particularly snarky this morning. So practicing some self-care by “art”-ing up our favorite selfies.  Love my schnauzer babies!

Then we better get out and walk before the weather turns on us. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

Rocky

Selena

Miss Deita

Checkers

Posted June 18, 2017 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life

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