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WOD Challenge & JusJoJan 1-27-20 No Respect

Don’t Call Vultures in Texas Buzzards

Turkey vulture

The turkey vulture soared over it’s prey as the dazzling sun beat down on the Texas highway, fresh roadkill was already being eaten by some black vultures and the turkey vultures were not to be denied. Landing close by, the red-headed beasts sauntered up to the decimated deer carcass like they owned the place, nudging the gray-headed birds out of the way. A small scuffle ensued, before both bunches of birds went back to ripping dead flesh from bones. When they were done with their meal, they flew off to find their roosting spot for the night, a hollowed out tree in the east Texas woods.

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We appreciate, even if we don’t like to watch, vultures in Texas being the highway clean-up crew. The one thing they are not is Buzzards. We have two kinds of vultures here in Texas, according to several articles I read this morning. Turkey vultures are ugly, bald, red-headed birds that normally wait for something dead to eat, where Black vultures also eat dead prey but may not mind killing something if they have to.

Black vulture

The misnomer that they are buzzards started when the early settlers saw them and thought they looked like buzzards from their homes in Europe. They are not. Buzzards are part of the hawk family and vultures are their own species. With faces only a mother (vulture) could love, they are evidently sweet tempered birds that only provide a service no one else wants to do, yet they are viewed as gross, ugly, and disgusting. Poor misunderstood birds. They soar like hawks but on the ground look clumsy as they hop around their prey. They deserve some love and respect, but I’ll just do it from over here inside my comfy house if you all don’t mind. 😉

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WOD Challenge & JusJoJan Prompts 1-26-20 Wistful/Busy

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I’m feeling a bit wistful at the thought I could have been doing more with my blogs all this time than I have, like sharing it with friends in some other way than just social media. (Now that a couple of friends have taken notice because they are trying keto.) On one hand, I’m happy to help out in what ever way I can, offering advice or what has worked for me. On the other, I wish I had developed an email list or created a newsletter that I could share with all my friends, and all this work I have done for the last few years would have possibly benefitted them and they could have shared it with THEIR friends and…you get the idea. Us bloggers stay busy and probably so much in our own heads, we don’t share our stuff with anyone but other bloggers. Maybe that’s because we are such an accepting community, we support each other, and no one is mean spirited or hurtful like the public can be on social media. Am I making sense to anyone but myself here? I guess my point is, we should be proud of the work we do and share it with more people, because you never know who it might help, touch in some way, or benefit.

I’ve been leaving it all up to chance, hoping friends find me through social media, or word of mouth instead of being intentional and sending my posts directly to their emails. What’s the worst that could happen? If they like it and it helps them, that’s great, if not, there’s a delete button.

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JusJoJan & WOD Challenge Prompts 1-24-20 Plans Change

Well, my plans for the day just changed, but that’s how life goes sometimes, eh? Dad texted me and asked me to get him into the ENT, he thinks he has an ear infection, this is a chronic thing with him. Waiting on a call-back from them now.

My plans were unspoken, even to myself, but daily I write, then whatever errands I might have, and my hubby was planning on taking half a day…

Oh well, everything works out as it should I guess. Dad’s health is more important than anything I had going on, it can all be worked out later. I hope you all have a nice Friday and a good weekend!

 

 

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JusJoJan & WOD Challenge Prompts 1-23-20 My New Chair

My New Chair

Oh man! You guys!! I got my new chair yesterday and I just have to say, WOW! This thing is amazing! It is keeping me warm and massaging my back as I’m typing! I just hope the noise and vibrations are something I will eventually get used to and tune out. I got it from Wayfair, it was delivered on the promised day and when I got home from work last night, my awesome hubby had already put it together for me. I’ll have to work a couple of things out, like move the rug up under the desk a bit more because the wheels of the chair catch on it and I have to keep putting it back. Maybe I need a plastic mat in addition to the rug so I can fit all the way under my desk…IDK. I will figure out something. 🙂

My new chair from Wayfair

Pocket for controls

Later today I will drive myself to work, I have lots to do before that so I turned on the spa music on my living room television and I’m hoping to focus and get all my writing projects done today before I go. I’m hoping the distractions will be minimal and that when I do get to work, the kids aren’t holy terrors like they were yesterday! 😉  Two-year-old’s———–am I right??

 

 

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One-Liner Wednesday & JusJoJan Prompts 1-22-20 Make My Day

Her smile just makes my day!

My smiling dog Whiskey

Photo: My sweet Shorky Whiskey, sitting on our rug in the living room that she practically blends into…actually, Brandy’s coloring comes closer to the rug, lol. Anyway, this dog actually SMILES! She also snuffles, whimpers, and has a bark shrill enough to pierce your eardrums at times, but we love her. She is my lap dog, my baby. She’s too long, needs grooming, and weighs a little too much, but she’s all mine and I love her.

 

If you would like to participate in today’s prompt, just head on over to Linda G Hill’s place to find the rules.

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