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#fmsphotoaday Catch Up

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.

And not that naughty Fifty Shades of Grey type of bad blogger.  The sort that hasn’t posted since day 19.  Shit, shit, shit.

I was doing so well and then things came crash, boom, bam!

At least I can say that I kept  on schedule with the photo challenge.

Day 20 – Triangle

#fmsphotoaday Day 20 #fms_triangle Thank goodness! I've been boggling my mind for this one all day!

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This one was difficult.  I kept looking for triangles and could not find.  It was later that day I realized that my car had these neat buttons.

Day 21 – Flower

#fmsphotoaday Day 21 #fms_flowers Bidens in the wind.

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Day 22 – Time

#photoaday Day 21 #fms_time

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And then today…. made by me.

Made by me today's #fmsphotoaday #fms_madebyme I've started making bird baths 🙂 #birdnerd #birdwatching #ilovebirds

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I’ve recently started making bird baths from purposed materials.

Tomorrow’s Photo Prompt:  In my bag


#fms_photoaday Day 19 #fms_favecolour

Today’s Photo Challenge:  Favorite Color!

#fms_photoaday Day 19 – My Favorite Color is orange… and it shows in my pen/highlighter collection. #fms_favecolour

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As I child, my favorite color was green.  In my early teens I had a brief goth phase so I loooooved black.  That didn’t last long!  For a while, I took a suggestion from Counting Crows and grey was my favorite color.  And now, I love orange.  I do adore the color, but I also believe that I am attracted to orange because it is easy to see.  If all of my important stuff is orange then all of my favorite stuff will be easy to find.

Tomorrow’s photo prompt:  Triangle.


#fmsphotoaday Day 17 #fms_liquid

Day 17 of the photo prompt:  Liquid

I cannot believe that I have successfully posted a blog entry for 17 consecutive days.  I know it isn’t much each day but it proves to me that I have at least five minutes I can dedicate to writing daily.  High-five me, bitches.

I also cannot believe it is raining AGAIN.  I am totally behind the theory that Mother Nature knows what she’s doing and it will all balance out but this is dedication rain clouds!  Please feel free to take a week off and let Mr. Sun cover for you.

#fmsphotoaday Day 17 : Liquid. Oh, look. It's raining. Again. #fms_liquid

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For the second time in 17 days I have used rain in my photo challenge.  I should have taken a picture of my coffee.  That was much more uplifting.

Speaking of uplifting, I broke out one of those unused journals and made a step towards setting up my bullet journal/planner.

First step is the hardest, right? #bulletjournal here I come! #bujo

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The sad note on this subject is that’s about as far as I made it.  Do you bullet?  I’d love to hear your tips!  I want to #bujo with you!

Tomorrow’s photo prompt : Message


#fmsphotoaday Day 16 #fms_behind

Day 16 of the photo challenge : Behind

I thought about taking a photo of my bullet planner/journal.  I’ve tried to start setting it up and so far I can proudly say I have put my cell phone number and email address on the ‘This Journal Belongs To” page.  It’s almost June and this is what I have accomplished.  Creative juices are running ape shit wild over here.

My favorite instagram shot came from ARLENE …


Instagram behind genius.

Mine was a little less flashy (see what I did there)

#fmsphotoaday Day 16 #fms_behind World's Best Backseat Driver is behind me. #DOGismyGPS #dogismycopilot #coffeerun

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Tomorrow’s Photo Challenge:  Liquid

#fmsphotoaday Day 15 #fms_lunch

Today’s Photo Prompt: Lunch!

It was my last day at the CVC East conference.  I’d been been stuffing my brain all weekend with new ideas about low stress handling, compassionate euthanasia, hospice and pain management.  I used my lunch tickets to purchase some chicken stir-fry from the cafeteria at the conference and then headed outside to soak up some warm sunshine.

#fmsphotoaday Day 15 #fms_lunch

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Well, I’d like to say that is the end of my lunch description.

I’m not sure if it was me or if it was the dish, but I wasn’t feeling the grub.  I gave myself a pep-talk about surviving without lunch.

Then this happened:

If lunch wasn't all that great, it may be time for an upgrade. #fms_lunch #donuts #duckdonuts

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DONUTS ARE SO DELICIOUS!!!! Can I get an amen?

Thank you Duck Donuts for saving me in my time of lunch time sadness.

Tomorrow’s Photo Prompt:  Behind!  (Like my ass?)



#fmsphotoaday Day 14 #fms_eye

As Instagram filled with creative, high quality photos of eyeballs…


#fms_eye #eye #aussie #australianshepherd #jersey #dog #pet 5/14/16

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I posted this…

I do understand that I lack excellence in my photo with the others of such high caliber.  When you are desperate for a shot that involves an eyeball and you’ve got this going on, you’ve got to run with it.  Get on that treadmill and start hoofing it.


#fmsphotoaday Day 13 #fms_mirror

Day 13’s photo prompt was mirror.

I attended the CVC East Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center today.  I took in lectures given by Dr. Andy Roark (amazing fellow… you should check him out)

Seriously, I just watched five of his YouTube videos when I was getting the link for that video.

I ate my lunch outside today and that is when the mirror opportunity presented itself…


#fmsphotoaday Day 13 #fms_mirror

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What were the chances I’d find that wonderful opportunity!

Tomorrow’s photo challenge:  eye


#fmsphotoaday Day 12 #fms_text

I feel like I cheated for this one.  Everyone on Instagram seemed to be working with fonts and books.  I took a screenshot.

Today’s Photo Challenge:  Text


I thought it was clever but it may get me kicked out of the photo challenge.

Also today on Instagram…


I got out of my car and chased down this plastic bag this morning.  I thought I was doing the right thing, you know.  Saving the Earth, keeping our streets clean.  When I got back in my car I noticed that the bag’s logo was not that of a grocery store or a convenience chain.  No.  It was labeled:  Patient’s Belongings.  Oh.  Dear.  God.  What kind of cooties did I just come in contact with.  Bleh.  Oh no.  Oh no!  So much hand sanitizer, folks.



Residents of Virginia can thank me as the weather returns to normal over the next few days.  All our wacky weather has been a result of my winter flag still being out.  No worries!  Spring flag is flying now!

Tomorrow’s photo challenge:  Mirror


#fmsphotoaday Day 11 #fms_tiny

I spent most of the day writing “May 10th 2016” on everything so you are lucky that I’m not repeating the travel prompt.  There are days I wonder if I was to get on the Bullet Journal bandwagon, could I save my last remaining brain cells.

No.  No, I think my brain cells are near extinction.  It’s not all their fault really.

Day 11 was the photo prompt tiny.

#fmsphotoaday Day 11 #fms_tiny #kittens #ohnoyoukitten

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There are two kittens in this photo.  These orphans were on death’s doorstep yesterday.  They are better today, but I wouldn’t say completely out of the woods.  They are one thing for sure though, tiny.

Kittens are super cute and I do think the world is a better place because of them.  Us humans have to get better at controlling their population.  These little guys are so malnourished and I’m sure in every town right has litters and litters of kittens just like these.  Some will get homes but many of them will continue the feral cycle.  If you have stray cats in your neighborhood, you can give an amazing gift of having them spayed or neutered.  There are low cost spay/neuter clinics for feral cats providing the surgery and a rabies vaccine.  There are way too many homeless kittens and the only way to fix this is contributing to a better outcome for these wayward felines.

Tomorrow’s photo prompt:  Text