Saturday, October 31, 2009

SOOC Sunday *Bale & Flowers*


I've decided to try a new Sunday meme. It's called Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC) Sunday. I think I'm going to really, really enjoy this meme, as the only restrictions are: You take the photo yourself and no photo alterations/manipulations are allowed other than cropping - hence the "Straight Out Of the Camera" part.

So, here is my first entry for SOOC Sunday. There's just something about this scene that kept catching my eye, so I finally decided to photograph it. I guess it just appealed to the farm girl in me. It also reminds me of warm and sunny days... rather than the cold wintry days we have ahead (I don't like cold - I wouldn't even choose to go on a ski vacation). Besides, you can never go wrong with wildflowers!

(c) Misty DawnS

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Camera-Critters #82



(c) Misty DawnS

I really enjoy going with Hubs when it's time to check cows. This means we drive through the pasture, making sure that no cows are having trouble giving birth and no calves have been born and ignored a.k.a. orphaned. Every once in awhile, we get an orphan calf who needs bottle fed, but not very often. Our herd seems to consist of some good mothers, who can be rather protective of their young uns. I love watching when "Mom" loses track of her baby, because it wandered too far away. She'll let out a bellowing moo, and all of a sudden, you'll see this little shiny black baby come running just as fast as its little legs will carry it. Then, Mom checks it over to make sure its O.K., and she probably gives it a little lecture about not getting out of sight like that anymore. ;-) They are protective of their babies, and there seems to be a sense of pride too. It's kind of like when humans have a baby. I can just hear the debates in the pastures... "My bull can beat up your bull." or "My heifer is prettier than your heifer." *sigh* I think maybe I think about cows too much.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday *Early Bird Gets The Worm*


WooHooo! It's Friday! Not only is it the end of the work week for most people, it's also time for the fun and wonderful meme where we spend our time Looking at the Sky on Friday! (Click on the badge to join in the fun!)

(c) Misty DawnS

Over the weekend, when I thought I was over the flu, because my fever was gone, I decided to go for a walk. It was a beautiful day, as you can see by the pretty blue sky. However, I was unaware that with this nasty flu, even though your fever and some of the other symptoms are gone, you are still not quite over the flu, because the exhaustion hangs around... for a LONG time after the other symptoms. When I got back from the walk, I was completely wore out for the rest of the day. I was so exhausted (or bughausted as my one friend and I say) that I couldn't hardly function (let alone figure out what hid kits are), and I was asleep on the couch by 7:30 pm on a Saturday night! Yeah, I'm quite the party animal! Lemme tell ya, if you want a rockin' good time on Saturday evening, I'm your gal... ummm, up until 7 o'clock.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Heads or Tails Edge *Photograph*

Heads Or Tails



If you click on the graphic above, it will take you to the awesome HoT blog where you can sign up and start participating in this fun and popular meme!

I was wrong last week. It is actually THIS week which is unfortunately the last week for Heads or Tails. It has been a fun and wonderful meme from start to finish - thanks to the hard work of the HoT hostess, Barb. Thank you Barb for everything you put into this meme.

The theme for the final week of Heads or Tails is "Edge". When the coin lands on its edge, we are permitted to choose any past theme. So, I chose the "Photograph" theme (yes, I can hear your gasps of surprise).

Maggie May asked me to post this photo in honor of Barb and the Heads or Tails Meme. Maggie said that when I snapped this photo, I may have thought that Maggie was just relaxing in the leaves on a nice fall day. However, she says I was completely wrong. No, she wasn't contemplating an auto insurance quote. She says she was watching a guinea pig in the distance, and she was contemplating what she was gonna chat with Hannah about the next time they got on their Mommy's computers without their Mommies knowing.

*sigh* I would have never known had she not confessed the truth.

(c) Misty DawnS

P.S. There are obviously some inside jokes in this post, but that's only appropriate as a tribute to Barb and all the time she's put into this meme for us!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Camera-Critters #81


Let's play "Find the Critter".
Do you see the critter?
Look closely.
(c) Misty DawnS

OK, how about now.
Now you see the critter, right?
(c) Misty DawnS

Ahhh, there. Now you definitely can see it.
Camouflage at it's best!
(c) Misty DawnS

I had actually spooked this and another deer unintentionally. I was walking along the woods, with my mind on the gate my husband had asked me to close for him. My mind and senses were not open as they would be when I'm on a walk looking for nature and wildlife. These deer got spooked and started to run, but this one decided to stop and check me out. I guess it thought it was well enough camouflaged to allow it to take some time to see what I was up to. So, we stared through the leaves and branches at each other for awhile, and then we both turned and went our separate ways.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Win 100 Free Postcards!!!

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Looking at the Sky on Friday


WooHooo! It's Friday! Not only is it the end of the work week for most people, it's also time for the fun and wonderful meme where we spend our time Looking at the Sky on Friday! (Click on the badge to join in the fun!)

(c) Misty DawnS

Well, after this past week, I may need to go on a diet! OK, maybe I'm exaggerating, but I'm telling you - I've done nothing all week. I've just been on the couch feeling ucky. Yep, that flu is definitely no fun! Monday and Tuesday were gorgeous days... unfortunately, on Monday I was at work, and on Tuesday, I was on the couch. Today, however, it has been raining all day. So, I don't feel like I'm missing out on much today. I'm just hoping I'm getting better, because I really need to get back to work! It is totally unlike me to take this much time off, and it's really bothering me. So, I decided to do a Looking at the Sky on Friday post... to remind me of feeling good and beautiful days!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guilty, Worry, & Flu

(c) Misty DawnS

Guilt is a nasty thing with which I'm all too familiar. I'm home sick, yet again today, and I feel major guilty. Taking off two days in a row is something I just don't do. Am I sick? Yes. Would I feel more guilty if I went to work and someone else got sick as a result? Definitely. Will worrying and feeling guilty help the situation? Nope, not at all. However, I still can't shake the guilt I feel of not being at work. Talk about dedication, eh?

Before you start lecturing me about going to the doctor... I called a medical clinic, and the doctor advised that since I have no other major medical concerns, I need to just stay home and take over the counter medication. He said that since I am past 48 hours after the symptoms, they wouldn't give me the flu medicine. He also said that his son had this too, and they treated him at home, because he had missed the 48 hour window too. Geesh - everyone is sick. Also from what I've been reading and told, H1N1 comes with a high fever. My fever goes up and down, and at its highest is only around 100. So, I'm thinking I just have the regular seasonal flu, which I hope will be over very soon. I just want to get back to work. Even if I feel icky, I can work... I just need this bungi-cording fever to go away so I can go back and not worry about making others sick.

Guilt and worry... I think those are my middle names! Geesh

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Michelle Obama Wears a Toy Watch

Photo courtesy of:
J.R. Dunn Jewelers

Do you recognize the watch in the above photo? If you are a fashion follower, then you probably recognized the watch immediately. That watch (and the wearer of that watch) has sparked a new fashion trend. The watch is called a toy watch. The well-known wearer of the watch who has been sparking many fashion trends? Well, she happens to be married to the President of the United States! Yep, the one and only Michelle Obama has been seen wearing this watch, and it has caused the popularity of the toy watch to soar. I'm sure you can guess my favorite thing about this watch... yep, it's purple! They are not all purple though; there are many different exciting colors and designs.

If you are a fashion follower, you'll want to check out these watches. They're going to be a big fall fashion trend according to NBC. They've become a big hit in Hollywood because they are fun, whimsical and exciting.

This isn't the first fashion trend Michelle Obama has started though. The fashion junkies have been watching her since she became the First Lady. AOL Beauty and Style even posted to tell readers how to 'get the look' after Michelle Obama visited the Jay Leno Tonight Show wearing J. Crew.

Our First Lady has admitted that she realizes she sets trends in the fashion world. What I think is interesting is that she says that she shops online! Here I thought only people like me, who live in the middle of nowhere, do their shopping online!

Heads or Tails *Stop OR Go*

Heads Or Tails



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This week is unfortunately the last week for Heads or Tails. It has been a fun and wonderful meme from start to finish - thanks to the hard work of the HoT hostess, Barb. Thank you Barb for everything you put into this meme.

This week's theme is HEADS - Stop *OR* Tails - Go - Make any kind of post using any form of either word. You can even use both.

(c) Misty DawnS

Seasons are constantly changing... stopping and going. Life is full of many seasons, many changes... full of "stop and go". Sometimes, I feel like we're just along for the ride. Life takes us where it wants us to go.

I am sad to see Heads or Tails have to stop. However, we all certainly had a fun time while it was going. Barb, thank you for all your hard work with this meme. I know personally that it isn't easy-going keeping a meme running. Now, my friend, you need to stop and focus on what is most important - YOU! I'll miss your meme, but I'll be comforted knowing you are taking care of what is most important.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Camera-Critters #80


It has been rainy, cold, and plain ol' yucky here all week. Therefore, my walking time has been non-existent, and my critters photos are also non-existent. So, I'm sharing a photo with you from my archives. Actually, this photo is from August. It was a rainy day then too, as you can see by the drenched critters. That's my mailbox they are standing by. I'm not sure if they were expecting some important mail or what.

(c) Misty DawnS

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heads or Tails *Cause*

Heads Or Tails



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This week's theme is HEADS - Cause - Make any kind of post using any form of the word "Cause".



My post today has nothing to do with HAVC filters, but it does have to do with something very important... a cause that I support and ask that others support also. The cause is Pancreatic Cancer awareness.

Most of you know that the actor, Patrick Swayze recently gave up his fight with Pancreatic Cancer. Well, this cause has even more meaning for me, because shortly before Patrick Swayze's passing, my aunt gave up her fight with the same disease... leaving a family who misses and loves her very much.

Nowadays, most people are on Facebook. Therefore, I'm including the link to the Facebook cause page for Pancreatic Cancer awareness. If you are on Facebook, it would mean a lot to me if you joined this cause.

"The Federal Government has the largest say in how much money goes toward Pancreatic Cancer research every year. By spreading Pancreatic Cancer awareness and becoming actively involved in the fight, we will help to create awareness and raise funds for research."
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/3234/32757658?m=1b2abeb2

You can also visit http://www.pancan.org/, which is the website for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Camera-Critters #79


It's that time of year again for our farm... calving time. We are 'fall calvers'. Well, we personally aren't, but the cows on our farm are. So, every fall (we certainly hope and pray), we drive through our fields, watching out for little black speed bumps...

I often get met with a bit of attitude.
"Hey lady, zctly whatchoo think yur lookin at?"

(c) Misty DawnS

As we drive, we try to count how many calves we have thus far. That always becomes interesting, because, you see, calves and cows are living creatures, and... they move. Try as I may, I can NOT get the cows and calves trained to line up for attendance. Nope, just ain't happenin'.

"Can't see you! Can't see you!
If I can't see you - you can't see me!"
(c) Misty DawnS

"OK Lady, I'm standin, but I ain't linin' up!"
(c) Misty DawnS

If all works as it should, our fields should be dotted with around
90 calves by the end of calving season.

These, are the bulls. They are in a pasture by our house right now.
I'm really no interest to them. Thank goodness
(c) Misty DawnS


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Looking at the Sky on Friday *Waving Hello to Fall*


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(c) Misty DawnS - Waving Hello to Fall
Anyone know of any good online schedule type thing? OK, that was overly vague and confusing, wasn't it? Let's see if I can make more sense if I explain what I'm wanting to do. Bear with me here...
I've got a lot of responsibilities right now and also a lot of ideas for different things running around in my head. For now, they just keep running around up there, bumping into each other, and giving me a headache.
I'm thinking that if I give myself a schedule... and a timeline... and actually get it down in writing, I might get myself to start tackling some of those ideas, goals, and long-term responsibilities. Ideally, I'd have an online calendar or schedule - I'd be able to type in "HAVE to do's" and also type in "goal" dates. Then, ideally, there'd be some sort of reminder that would pop up each day and say "Yo Mist, this is what you need to get done today!" That would be ideal.
So, do any of you use anything like this? Or, am I just daydreaming of crazy ideas again?
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Keep Your Pets Healthy

(c) Misty DawnS
You see those beautiful girls in that photo? Well, they own my heart and soul. No matter what kind of mood I'm in, they bring a smile to my face. They love me unconditionally, and they are always ready to freely share that love with me, any time I need it.

Since I don't have human children of my own, I tend to think of my dogs as my kids. Yes, I know, some of you will think that's a bit strange. I've received comments before about how I think of my dogs. However, I don't care, and my dogs don't care what other people think either. ;-)

When you care about someone so much, you, of course, want to do everything in your power to take the very best care of them that you possibly can. That's why my dogs receive their monthly heartworm pills, in additional to flea treatments, etc. I usually order the dogs' meds online.

There's a website called Petmeds which goes above and beyond just selling medications to keep your pets healthy. When you visit their blog, you receive volumes of helpful and educational information. Is your cat sneezing constantly? Do you think your dog may have Lyme's Disease? Does your pet show symptoms of something, but you have no idea what it may be? Well, you can visit Petmeds and find answers to your questions. It's a very helpful blog. If you are like me, after visiting their blog, you'll also want to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, which is easily done by clicking on the buttons on the sidebar.

If your pets mean the world to you, you'll find a lot of helpful information on this blog. Your pets will thank you for it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Heads or Tails *Build*

Heads Or Tails


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This week's theme is HEADS - Build - Make any kind of post using any form of the word "build".

(c) Misty DawnS

This photo reminds me of being a child, closing my eyes, making a wish, and blowing the seed pods into the sky in hopes that my wish would come true. What does this have to do with "Build", you ask? Well, I think of everything Hubs and I are 'building' here. We are building a life, building a home, building employment, building a farm, building dreams, building ideas, and building on wishes. We are all constantly building our lives... through family, work, ideas, hopes, wishes, and dreams. Yes, we are all in a constant state of construction.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Camera-Critters #78


The Monarch butterflies are starting their migration south.
(c) Misty DawnS

When there, they will hibernate...
(c) Misty DawnS

I'm thinking the Monarchs have it figured out...
Head south when the weather gets cold...
and then just rest in the warmth.
(c) Misty DawnS

Don't forget Heads or Tails on Tuesday, Looking at the Sky on Friday, and for your weekend enjoyment...

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