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Macro Monday – Turtle Face

I haven’t posted any photography in awhile and I’ve missed it very much.  I like few things more than taking photos and sharing them with others.  That means that it was again time to join up with Macro Monday!

Here’s my up close and personal macro of hubby’s turtle….

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Be sure to check out the other Macro Monday photography here….

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I’m going to try to bring Foto Finish back, and I hope that you’ll join in.  You can read more about it if you click here and I hope to see you linking up this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!!

 

 

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Macro Monday: Turtle Yawn

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This shot for Macro Monday and I Heart Macro is brand new!!   Hubby has a turtle that he rescued and this time of the year, he collects live food for the turtle to eat so that he stays up on his hunting skills.  I took this shot after the turtle had a nice full belly and was tired.  He let out a big yawn and stuck his tongue out at me!!

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro…..

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Foto Finish: Pets

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It’s once again time for Foto Finish!!  Today’s optional theme is definitely one that I can work with.  Barbara has suggested “pets” for our optional theme today.

I’ve once again chosen hubby’s turtle.  I guess he’s just the most photogenic of the pets!!  This time, the turtle is eating his dinner.  What’s on the menu??  A banana!!

Here’s my “pets” Foto Finish…..

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Foto Finish: Animals

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It’s once again time for Foto Finish!!  I’m happy that today’s theme is one that I can work with.  Always very glad that Barbara has the “optional” theme for us to work with because I always struggle to find the right photos so share.

Today’s photo is my hubby’s turtle.  This was taken last Spring before the grass turned green.  That’s not a problem this year with all the rain we’ve had!!  Anyway, when we’re outside, hubby generally brings the turtle out to stretch his legs and walk around our yard.

Here’s my “animals”…..

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On a side note, I have 2 posts that should be posted.  For one of them, I scheduled it and I messed it up again, so I just need to adjust it and post it.  The other, I didn’t quite finish and was too tired to mess with it.  I’ll post both of them tomorrow (later today), but the’ll show up by date, so you’ll have to scroll down to view them.

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Last Day

I just can’t believe today is the last day of May.  Is it just me or is time going by really fast??  It’s crazy!!

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged all weekend.  I guess I’ve been too wrapped up in making games to even think about it.  I have to keep busy with the house empty!!  Oh yes, I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but Miss K is at my parents house for a week.  We did the half way thing, had lunch together and they took my girl away!!  HAHA  She was really happy to see them and I know they’re going to keep her busy.  They love each other so much and I’m glad she has that bond with them.

I don’t really have much else to say.  We took the turtle or a “walk” today.  Sat outside and enjoyed the weather while he ran around the yard.  Let me tell you, that little guy can move out!!  Of course, the dogs think that he’s a toy.  They never touch him, but they watch him closely and sometimes even follow him.  I suppose if Mr. Turtle makes an escape, they figure they will too!!  So that means, yes, we still have him.  He’s doing great and boy does he ever love strawberries!!

We’re fighting a huge flee problem here.  They’re just driving us and the dogs nuts.  We’ve treated the yard over and over and we still have them.  The one neighbor has a dog now, not to mention the lawns only been mowed ONCE so far.  The other neighbor with the nasty cats now has 2 dogs.  I think we’re fighting a losing battle.  This whole week, I’m going to work on making sure they don’t get into the house.  So far so good, but I know it’s coming.  Anytime we can’t get rid of them outside and the dogs go as crazy as they are right now, we’re about to be hit!!  One way or the other, we’ll win….it’s just a matter of time!!

Oh, my microscope challenge hasn’t been answered yet.  Only my bud Debbie even took a guess.  She was very close too.  She guessed sugar, but it’s SALT!!  Good try Debbie!!

With that, I’m outtie!!

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Mixing it Up

I’m going to start with a file folder game/mat that I made today.  I don’t know why, but I’m really proud of this one.  This ffg/mat is for CVC words, that is constanant-vowel-constanant.  It’s called “Baited Words” has 2 game board/mats for 2 different versions of the game.  There’s also a separate set of directions for each version.  For one version, the player matches bobbers (CVC objects) to the CVC word.  In the other version, the player gets a bobber (CVC object) and spells the word out using letter hooks.  It’s fun, cute and kid friendly using a fishing kid’s theme.

Lean Green surprised me with flowers tonight.  Yes, flowers!!  I couldn’t believe it.  He said he just had to stop for a minute on the way home and pick them up for me.  This is highly unusual because I’m not much of a flower person at all.  He made sure to get just the right pretty spring bunch though….complete with a pink carnation!!  I’ll post pictures of it tomorrow.

On the subject of The Man, someone finally came to check out the damage to his car from that fender bender he had a couple weeks back.  He has 2 options.  He can either take it someplace to have it fixed, or he can find a bumper on his own and pocket the left over money.  We’ll know exactly what we’re looking at as soon as the appraisal comes in and there’s no telling how long that’ll take.

Mr. Turtle is doing great.  That critter LOVES strawberries!!  He gobbled up some boiled egg (with shell) tonight.  So far all the research I’ve done has paid off.  He eats everything they said he would.  We haven’t tried meat yet.  I’m sure that’ll come this weekend.  Oh, and as much as he loves strawberries….he HATES celery!!  HAHA  We’ve let him run around the house once, but that drove the dogs nuts, so we took him outside this evening.  He didn’t seem to like the grass much at all.  We moved him to the walkway, then he took off.  When it was his idea to be in the grass, he was good with it.  And let me tell you, that turtle can move!!  HAHA

I’m going to end with another item to share.  This one is “Memorial Day Say & Write 3rd Grade Dolch Sight Words”.  Print them out, laminate and let them write the words on the flashcards in cursive.  Otherwise, just simply use them as flashcards to help learn the 3rd grade Dolch Sight Words.  If I must say so myself, these sure are pretty!!

I’m going to try to create something each day this weekend for Memorial Day.  I don’t know if that’s possible, but I’m sure going to put some effort into it!!  On that note, I’m outtie!!

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