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#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?)

 

 

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#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.

 

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#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

 

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#fmsphotoaday 9 : #fms_sign

I pass so many signs on my way to and from work.  Easy, peasy.  Signs.

Yeah.  Easy.  Until you forget you are supposed to be taking a picture of a sign and you have to make some quick maneuvers through traffic to get get on snapshot.

#fms_sign #fmsphotoaday Photo Challenge: sign

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I stopped by one of our local vegetable stands and boom!  Day 9 photo challenge complete.

Today there were lots of great sign post on Instagram.  I’m going to share these with you guys instead of me running at the mouth.

 

 

#fmsphotoaday sign

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Tomorrow’s Challenge:  Travel

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Day 8 : My Sunday #fms_sunday

And we trudge on!  With a week of photo challenge under my belt I come to day 8:  My Sunday.  Today was a busy day with Mother’s Day visiting, yard work, and grocery shopping.  The morning started out with birding!  I have volunteered for the 2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas.  My mission is to visit my assigned area (my block) for twenty hours between April and October for the next four years.  Two of my visits have to be nocturnal visits.  I’m on the lookout for birds and especially birds who are trying to or have already made a love connection!  I have to keep my peepers open for singing males, birds collecting nesting materials, fledglings and other such suggestions that breeding is taking place in my block.  Not to sound like a total nerd, but it is super exciting!  Today I saw a pair of Northern Cardinals alerting their fledgling of my presence (score!) and a female Carolina Wren moving her fledglings along (double score!)

Day 8 #fmsphotoaday : My Sunday – Logging birds for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas #vabba2

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This is an almost enchanting path located in my block.  I have high-fived myself numerous times that the owner of this property has granted me permission to bird here!  Eeeeee!  So much fun!

Tomorrow’s photo challenge :  A sign!

Day 7 of #fmsphotoaday

Day 7 of Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day challenge is… “This means a lot to me”.

I considered a lot of things to photograph today, but after all was said and done I realized I already had the picture I needed.  I uploaded a picture of Shamooki on her last day.  For the most part, that last week was filled with a 50/50 mix of Shamooki sleeping or staring at the floor.  She’d tolerate me petting her but would become agitated after a while and want me to leave her alone.  I worried about her being by herself during the day when we weren’t home.  Luckily, she had Ratchet.  Ratchet watched her like a hawk that last week.  Every time she moved to a new location he’d move so he could keep a watchful eye on her.

 

Ratchet is a bizarre little kitty but his dedication to Shamooki at the end was adorable.  It meant a lot to me that in the end, she was never alone.

Tomorrow’s photo challenge:  My Sunday!

 

 

#fmsphotoaday Day Five

Day five’s photo challenge from Fat Mum Slim is button.

#fmsphotoaday Day 5: Button … on my Tufted Titmouse shirt. Yes, I have a Tufted Titmouse shirt. #birdnerdproblems #ilovebirds

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I want to apologize if I ever gave the impression that this would be an easy jump start to get my creative battery back up and running.  Do you know how hard it is to get through your day and find a random button to photograph?  Seriously, I almost took a picture of my bellybutton (and I’m sure there are people who have.  There were nude shots on N is for day.)  Tomorrow is AIR!  How the fuck am I supposed to photograph AIR?

I’d love to chat, but I made the fatal new recipe mistake.  I paid no attention to the ‘Time To Complete’ section Oktoberfest Chicken and Cabbage.  No biggie, right.  No biggie until you realize that it takes an hour and a half and you are just starting at 7:00 pm.  I hear it is very European to eat late.  I always wanted to be a Brit.

Join me tomorrow for Day 6:  Air …. Are you fucking kidding me… air.

 

 

 

Day Four of #fmsphotoaday

Day 4 – only twenty some more to go!

Today’s prompt is ball!

If there had been a neuter today, you guys may have been in for a pretty graphic post-op surprise…. but there wasn’t.

What was a surprise today was our Amazon shipment containing one of the two Catit enrichment toys that we bought for Ratchet – our cat who refuses to forget he came from the hard streets of his cat-hood.  Born to a feral mother, he still lives out every single moment like someone is out to kill him.

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We’ve been really worried about how Ratchet would deal the recent passing of our devil cat Shamooki.  He was terrified of her and yet obsessed with her all at the same time.  She was like his security blanket.  As long as Shamooki was there to lay the smack down on him and everyone else, all was right in the world.

Day 4 of #fmsphotoaday – Ball Ratchet's new Catit Senses 2.0 Super Circuit Toy. #catenrichment #catastic

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I think in the end, he understood her time was near and he handled things much better than we anticipated.  Still, we felt rocking some new toys he would be able to grieve her death a little more easily.

He’s the proud new owner of the Super Circuit and the Food Tree (still in transit).

I’ve doused the Super Circuit with enough cat nip to keep him stoned for days.  Hopefully he decides that this is the best thing since sliced bread and not a government conspiracy.

Join me tomorrow (unless the cat finds a way to kill me with the Super Circuit) for Day Five – button.

#fmsphotaday – DAY 3 – N is for

N is for … Nametag that I rocked for nearly 12 hours today!  Holy cow!  What a day.  I just made a joke that I wear a name tag so I can remember my own name.  Maybe I should have had my address engraved on the back just in case I get lost!

 

#fmsphotoaday Day 3 – N is for…. Nametag that I rocked for nearly 12 hours today. #vettech #lvt

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Since I’m too tired to be witty, I found someone else being witty.

 

#fmsphotoaday Day 2: Routine

*Gasping*  Holy shit.  *Holding up one finger* Let me catch my breath.

I made it, bitches.  I made it.  Day 2 of #fmsphotoaday – I am here!

My first idea was to take a picture of my new snazzy lunchbox.  I bought it a few weeks ago and I’ve been serious about getting my healthy eating habits back on track.  And by that I mean I eat everything in my lunchbox and still sometimes get ice cream on the way home.

Don’t hate.

It figures the day I’m supposed to be posting a photo about my routine (lunch packing) I forgot to pack a fundamental part of my lunch.  In my defense, I brought all the ingredients, mixing bowls, a whisk, a spatula and a Crockpot to work so I could make one of my coworkers a Betty Crocker Chocolate Lava Cake…. mmmmmm….

 

Image Credit : Betty Crocker Website – sadly not my image

Instead of my lunchbox, I’m posting a picture of my routine of utilizing my Kindle’s Audiable app.

#fmsphotoaday Day 2: Routine – Listening to audio books on my drive to and from work.

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I mentioned on my blog post yesterday that I’ve been listening to Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.  It’s not the first audio book I downloaded.  First in my library was Ireland by Frank Delaney followed by Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

I had the hardest time focusing on the fictional books.  I first tried out Ireland on a road trip with the beau.  It’s purpose was to be a good distraction so that I wouldn’t think about having to pee the whole ride.  I decided that I wasn’t able to pay attention to it because the beau and I chatted a lot along the way and that is why I couldn’t stay focused.

I tried again later with Gone With The Wind – a book I can nearly recite on my own.  Nope, found myself zoning off to another world and not the world of The Hitchhiker’s Guide.  In one ear and out the other as I pondered about what was for dinner or how would I ever be able to differ the songs of the Chipping Sparrow and the Pine Warbler.

It was a last ditch effort to try a non-fiction audio book.  I really enjoyed the first podcast season of Serial.  I thought to myself, maybe I need someone to talk some real shit to me on the way home.

I scrolled the list and came across Habit.  I have been really impressed with it thus far.  It has a nice pace, a few backstories that are bounced around and some eye-opening facts.  Now, if I can use this to have more good habits than bad.

Come back tomorrow for day three:  “N is for….”