Ruger the Rottweiler

In 2016 my now husband wanted to get me a puppy for my birthday (score ahh points for him). Weeks leading up to getting Ruger we researched different kind of dogs, I had always had labs growing up and they are such smart and well behaved dogs…but the fur! So we were bouncing back and forth between a Doberman or a Rottweiler pros and cons then he showed me a picture on the internet of these Rottweiler puppies and my heart melted. We set up a time to meet with the owner which that was sketchy but there was three little puppies in a make shift kennel in the grass. Supposedly the mother is a junk yard working dog and the father is a show dog in California (we googled and unless he forged paper work when know who his daddy is). There was one female and 2 males. The other male was chunky and shy, the female was getting picked on by the other bully male. I was dead set on a male so now it’s between the bully and the chubby shy guy. “I don’t want a pussy Rottweiler I want a protector” says my husband and we fill the papers out, pay the guy and I grab the little rottie.

We named him Ruger after the guns we have. He was so cute laying in the bottom of the cart at Petsmart. About went bankrupt buying all the puppy essentials. I highly suggest Kong .com he had a teddy bear we named Dinkleman for 3 years!! We also got him a stuffed dragon we named Puff but he had the squeaker out of that pretty quick. I saved Rugers baby teeth I would find around the house. Took pictures we he lasted the stairs and when he could jump up on the bed. He is definitely a one owner dog he is my birthday present but he is my husbands dog. It wasn’t long before he would “tree me” he liked to nip my butt cheeks til I climbed the furniture. I know I know bad habit because 3 years later it is still one of his favorite things to do. He has a hatred of toilet paper, paper towels and napkins. Potty training was….something thank goodness for tile floors! We bought a tie out thinking maybe just maybe that would be a great idea so we wouldn’t have to stand outside with him. No, no that was a horrible idea he freaked out took off like a bat out of hell getting tied up and around everything he could while yelping like he was about to die. This was the moment we thought there was something mentally wrong with him.

At the time we were living on a lake with a little non fenced in yard so that was a challenge he loved pontoon rides on the lake but he hates bicycle tires, one day he knocked a little girl off her bike just so he could lick on her. My husband went chasing after him and I’m not sure exactly how he did it but he tripped going chest first into the grass. I tried not to laugh but seeing the grass stain smear on his chest just made me roll in laughter! We were going to put him a military type dog training but with life happening we had to move over an hour away so we just signed him up for dog obedience classes. My husband and I both attended the instructor gave us a clicker. The just of it was if they do well you click and give a treat if they don’t do what you ask you can spray them with a water that is in a spray bottle. In this class there was a couple with a big Great Dane naked Luna that only ate organic treats and rode in a Pirus (talk about the funniest thing!). There was a lady whose dog humped EVERYTHING. I felt bad but yet made me chuckle every time they came to class. There was a couple that had a older little dog that was mean and had done the class two times prior. Ruger has ADD so we would have to take him away from everyone so we could work with him. He was ahead of the game he could already sit, shake, lay down and come. So he was just digging the click treat click treat. On our last class my husband forgot the clicker and worried we would be shunned from class so he mouthed the sound of the clicker, I couldn’t stop laughing and ruger was a wee bit confused. We really didn’t get anything out of that class other than a bill so he was a dog school drop out.

He definitely is a challenge I keep telling my husband this is why god waited so long for us to meet in life because if we were to have kids together it would be a hot mess! Ruger is very obsessive of my husband I can’t touch or kiss him around Ruger if I try he paws me and gets infront of me. He has to be between us, he pushes the kids around with his fat head like he’s herding them. He has to have special food or he gets sores and benedryl for his allergies. My husband always says “I think he was left in the sack too long”.

I will be posting some pictures on Instagram soon.

This weeks eats

So this week has been hectic so it has been easy meals. On Monday we had tacos which if we have it we usually have it on a Tuesday, “taco Tuesday” but this week was taco Monday. We made beef and cilantro lime chicken for the meat give a little option there. And I made my homemade salsa, nothing beats homemade salsa! Simple but so good. Roma tomatoes, red onion, garlic, jalapeños, fresh cilantro, some fresh lemon and sea salt..pretty simple yet fireworks of flavor. I’m not a big fan of tortilla shells so I just made taco salad for mine. No margaritas this time to wash it down with still recovering from the weekend!

On Tuesday we went to my in laws for supper, my father in law has been feeling down due to his prostate biopsy he had so my mother in law invited us over to cheer him up. She makes everything from scratch so we has homemade lasagna, garlic bread, garden green beans with bacon and a romaine salad from the garden. And of course fresh brewed sweet tea, a great summer staple!

On Wednesday my wonderful husband made supper while I took a nap after working 12 hours. He grilled chicken thighs in a sweet heat rub and made a dill pickle pasta salad. Very proud of his side dish and he cleaned up after himself!!

Tonight is Thursday so we will be grabbing some subway on our way to my second job. I clean lake houses so not much time to cook. And on the Fridays we have the kids it’s always “pizza Friday” . No baseball this weekend which is a good thing because I have to work on Saturday. “All work and no play makes Jake a poor boy”!

Still nothing from the doctor yet, waiting on insurance on my prior authorization of my MRI. Today I am not as tired toes and fingers on my right side tingling and arm is tight…don’t think the steroids the doctor put me on are helping. Thoughts and prayers!

Lights out

5:10 am, tired, hungry, thirsty sitting in hallway on concrete floor at work waiting for the power to come back on. This makes for a very long 12 hour day! My blueberry redbull source of energy is sitting all alone in my suv. Lights went out a little before 4 am, I came in at 2, woke up at 12:15 and went to bed at 10. Not sure when I fell asleep we were watching Mexico play in the gold cup, no matter how many times it is explained to me soccer confuses me. Offsides, how far the goalie can go, corner kicks, the colored cards..what I do understand about soccer is this..we are the only place that calls it soccer instead of football, the field is not called a field but a pitch, men soccer players have great hair, they use a stretcher for hammy cramps, the fans are intense and not much more. But Jamey has been patient at trying to explain. Ass is numb and now starts the Charlie horse cramps in my legs. An amazing start to Monday let me tell ya! Our water coolers are bottless which is great until the power goes out and they do not have a battery power back up.

Wondering why there is not emergency lighting in bathrooms. Listening in on other people’s conversations on why the power is out when it will come back on and who they have talked to where they live and if they have power. Some bad storms rolled through leaving a mess of high water, downed trees and power lines.

6:13 and we have lights! But because I work in a sterile environment that means doing a “full clean”…which means you wipe EVERYTHING down with Clorox and alcohol to kill any germs. Then that means people will bitch about what other people are or are not doing. Oh thank you redbull, my addiction.

“I ain’t as good as I once was”

#pitboss #deepeddyvodka #hungover

You ever forget your age until life reminds you? Ohh Toby Keith said it best..

I ain’t as good as I once was
I got a few years on me now
But there was a time
Back in my prime
When I could really lay it down.”

I had to work on Saturday and for once the weather was nice mid to lower 70’s. I got Jamey the Pitboss for Fathers Day and I must say it’s pretty bad ass. We smoked 2 chicken quarters and about 5lbs of baked beans (not exactly 5lbs but one of those big foil pans). We used Mesquite wood chips, I think the smell in the air made all the neighbors hungry! Anyone that has smoked anything knows that it is a long slow process so my ADD kicked in and I decided to paint one of the outside doors (bad idea on a breezy day), and our old ugly glass patio table I painted with chalkboard paint on top and flat black legs. I am very impressed with the chalkboard table! We have been working on our side yard are for a couple weeks. We put down a deck, added mulch, stepping stones, tiki torches, our pallet bar Jamey made for our wedding, portable fire pit, new grill, Notre Dame grill mat and flag. It is slowly coming together next will be chairs for our chalkboard table, lantern lights for the side of the house, rope lighting for around the outside of the deck and some flowers or bushes.

After we ate we decided to have a few drinks, unwind and chill from the long, busy week and just sit by the fire and listen to some music. We were taking turns playing songs on YouTube, Jamey was sweet playing by playing “walking the wire” by Imagine Dragons which was the song I walked down the isle to and “Tennessee whiskey” live version by Chris Stapleton and JT (Jamey’s second man crush..Tom Brady being his first) which was our first dance song. I’d pick Kid Rock, he’d pick Blake Shelton. I’d pick Jason Derulo he’d pick Kenny Cheney and so on. I got criticized for some of my music choosing because Jamey didn’t think our old lady neighbor would appreciate Slipknot being blared after 11pm. Been wide awake since about 4:30, I don’t sleep much even after a few drinks. I’m laying here listening to the birds outside, the box fan I have beside the bed and the soft faint snore of my husband as he lays beside me. As I’m listening to all of this all I can think is “damn, I’m not as good as I once was” and “you know you don’t do vodka well”! Our new find is, the lemon is fresh and summery.

I’m going to take some Aleve eat a banana while sitting outside on the deck this morning. It is now 7:05 the sun is up taking the crispness out of the air. Suppose to rain later so won’t be sitting outside later. We are meeting my dad, stepmom, sister and her family for lunch at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Father’s Day and my dads birthday later today. Hopefully this headache is gone it’s always loud in there I have a hard time hearing as it is so let’s jam the music so loud the people behind you know how you like your steak because you have to yell it…oh and don’t forget when my drink needs refilled I have to wait because all the wait staff has to stop and do a little line dance that no one cares to watch.

Dr appointment

So today I finally broke down and went to the doctor. For some time now I have had some “episodes”. My legs will turn red and feel like they are on fire, you can feel it through my pants and if I have shorts on you can just see the sweat (odd I know). Drives my husband batty because I can’t lay too close to him I am that hot. Well along with the my right leg hip to toes feels numb my toes will tingle and the Charlie horses are embarrassing and uncomfortable. My right arm has been acting weird like if when you lift weights and your muscles feel tight…well I have not lifted in almost 2 years so it’s not from that. I was having a hard time trying to get my hands to work on Tuesday I kept fumbling trying to hold even a pen. The right side of my cheek was tingly numb for almost 5 days, the back of my neck hurts and I am extremely tired with episodes of vertigo. It usually starts with one symptom and will increase to more but usually goes away well this one has lasted longer than any other time.

My mom suggested I get tested for MS so I am waiting for prior authorization from my insurance to get that set up. My dad wants me to be tested for Lyme disease and a hereditary disease he has called brachialplexopothy it is dominate in brown eye males in my family. So fingers crossed I am just old and over weight!!

Well diet today…crab salad and brats not too bad but sure as hell not Keto! Ruger has a birthday so he got peanut butter frosty paws and a new bone tonight!!

First blog

Hello! My name is Melony bare with me this is my first blog. A little about me, I am in my 40’s (that’s all you need to know lol). I am a newlywed, our one year anniversary is coming up in August. I have 3 kids, 3 step kids, 3 grandkids and a big baby Rottweiler. I will be blogging about remodeling our house, “remodeling” my body and health and general everyday randomness.

About my house, it is a older house with good bones but it is not the 60’s anymore so we are updating and doing it ourselves. So that has been less than enjoyable at times. I’ve learned a lot…like using a power sander is very messy and put Ruger (our Rottweiler) in his kennel while painting!! More about the house later…

About my body and health, I am roller coaster of weight loss and gain. I have gained 30 since we got married in August, but I am not alone so has my husband. So we are going to try different diets out, we’ve done the gym and protein shakes without success so we will see what our next diet adventure is. As far as my health, I have ADD, OCD and anxiety so that is always an adventure. I will try to blog everyday about something. Thanks for understanding I am a newbie and have a good day!