April Photo Challenge Day 30

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Day 30 (Last Day :) ) Summer plans

We since hubby got hurt and is in essence taking his vacation now, we probably won’t be able to do much this summer. Plus with his leg the way it is he still has 4 weeks before he can maybe put any weight on his injured leg. So, it looks like this summer will be full of reading and school.

Books on my kindle that I haven't read yet.
Books on my kindle that I haven’t read yet.

I still have a many, many books on my kindle that I haven’t had the time to get to yet so that is what I will be working on over the summer. For me, this is a good way to pass the time during the day when I stay in because the temperature is usually around 110 during the day. I don’t do heat very well and can only handle being out in the heat for an hour or so at a time (if that). So, no regrets as I love to read anyway, and I usually don’t have the time to do it so it will still be a good summer. And if hubby’s leg gets better quicker (as he is thinking it will) we may still be able to get in a camping trip or two before the summer is over. Just have to wait and see what happens there though.

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 29

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Day 29: On your feet

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If I could walk around like this all the time I would. I despise wearing shoes. That is always the first thing that comes off when I get home. When only here at home, if I am going into the main house I will just go in my socks. If I have to check on the chickens, then I have to put shoes on cause there are stickers out there. The majority of the day though, I go without shoes. I have to wear socks though.

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 28

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Day 28 – Trees around you

Since I really don’t get out much I got some pictures today of a few of the trees (if you want to call them trees – They are mesquite) in the yard. The first one is probably my favorite because it gets so big and droops down making an area underneath that my nieces and nephews like to play in when they come over.

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The next one is in the front yard and it doesn’t get real big or anything. Kinda sad looking really.

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This one is the tree my one of my chickens likes to roost in. This one also gets big and bushy so I have to trim an area where I can under to get the eggs the chicken lays under it.

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And these are just a few of the trees on our property.

 

Have a great day!

Renee

Blogging from A to Z and April Photo Challenge Day 27

In response to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and April Photo a day Challenge.

It’s a 2fer today! Blogging from A to Z the letter is W and the April Photo Challenge is water.

 

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W is for Water!

I live in Arizona therefore it has not rained in a while and there are no bodies of water closer than 2 hours away from me. So, for this one I had to go back to pictures I have taken in the past.

When we do get rain, sometimes we get quite a bit. My front yard begins to look like a lake.

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This was only about 5 minutes into the rain storm. During this particular storm, Jackie, one of our dogs decided to suddenly be afraid of loud noises. Because of this, for the duration of the storm, she would not leave my side (but only because hubby was at work otherwise it would have been by his side).

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This one is just a wider view of the first showing the lake our front yard had become.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

April Photo Challenge Day 25

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Day 25 is top 3 accessories!

I had a bit of a hard time with this one as I don’t really do accessories. I have my wedding ring that I wear all the time, I have my mother’s ring that I wear all the time, and I have my Garmin Vivofit that I wear all the time. Nothing else so I had to get a bit creative on this one.

I tend to carry a purse which carries my .380 and my pepper spray, so that is what I chose as my top 3 accessories simply because I really don’t do accessories…LOL. 20160425_174720

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 24

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Day 24 is to post your favorite NFL Team.

I know I will probably catch hell over this one, but here goes:

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Photo from Google Images

The Dallas Cowboys have always been and probably always will be my favorite NFL team. Even when they lose they are my favorite team. LOL. Of course second to them I would have to say my next would be the

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Photo from Google Images

This is simply because it is the NFL team for Arizona which is where I live. You have to root for the home team….right? Then of course there is the Chicago Bears.

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Photo from Google Images

Again, I have liked the Bears for a long time, although they haven’t been a good team in some time. I gotta say though I can’t wait for football season to start again.

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 23

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Day 23 – Your weekend

Well with hubby laid up for a while, we really can’t do very much. So, in honor of that, we will probably stay in and watch movies this weekend. Some of the titles we have are:

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These we have already watched. We usually hit up the video machine (can’t remember what it’s called, it’s not redbox though) to find the new releases to watch. So, since we are taking it easy this will probably be the way we go.

Have a great day!

Renee

What’s to your left? Day 21

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What’s to your left?

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This is exactly to my left while sitting at the computer typing this. I know the picture doesn’t show it really well, but this is my scarf used in the “something purple”  for the same challenge and my treadmill which folds up quite nicely.

Flowers!

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Yesterday was a good day. I was on my way to the store when I saw the flowers I was going to take a picture of. I love when the cactus blooms, they are so pretty.

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In a few more days there should be several more blooms on the cactus. I think this is just one of the things that I truly like about living in the desert. Even though we don’t have much green, we do get some very pretty flowers in the area that give the landscape color.

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 18

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Day 18: Your Idol

I’m really not sure that I’ve ever had an idol. Many people that I look up to such as my Aunt Sharon, My grandparents, my father, but I don’t think I would go so far as to say they are idols.

Left Aunt Sharon Right Grandma
Left Aunt Sharon Right Grandma

 

Front and center Grandma and Grandpa. My mom, aunts, and uncle behind them.
Front and center Grandma and Grandpa. My mom, aunts, and uncle behind them.

 

My dad
My dad

 

My Aunt Sharon
My Aunt Sharon

 

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 17

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Day 17: Fav. Actor/Actress

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Is this not the sexiest man you have ever seen? Sam Elliot have been my favorite actor for so long. I think the first movie I remember seeing him in was Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze (another favorite actor).

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ravepad.com from Tombstone

When he played in Tombstone (filmed partly at Old Tucson, where I worked at the time), I got to meet him and several others in the cast of the movie (Val Kilmer, Goldie Hawn (no she isn’t in the movie but was there with Kurt Russel who is), Kurt Russel, and Jason Priestly. All of them were amazing people with the exception of Jason Priestly who was a jerk. That was a great day!

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo Challenge Day 14

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Ok, so this one should have gone out yesterday but I didn’t have a chance to get on here. So for yesterdays photo the subject was breakfast. I don’t usually have breakfast so I had to compromise.

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I is for Injury

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I is for Injury. This is what I am dealing with right now. Hubby broke his leg pretty bad (2 bones). He had to have surgery on it to put in a rod and 2 plates to fix it. So at the moment my day is full of “honey can you help me?” But you know what? I wouldn’t change it. I married him for better or for worse and well right now is worse…lol. But I still love him (more and more every day) and have no problem helping him with anything he needs. He is my other half. 

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Candy!

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Today’s photo for the April Photo a day Challenge is Candy.

I don’t do candy very often so I wasn’t sure what to take a picture of for this one. I love Recees, but I don’t get it very often simply because I don’t eat candy very often. My hubby loves chocolate, but even that we don’t have in the house at the moment, so I found the one this we have in the house right now (that is not really candy, but it’s the closest I have at the moment).

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This is the hubby’s absolute favorite cookie. This year he bought 3 boxes because he knows they are not around for long.

Have a great day!

Renee

April Photo A Day Challenge Day 9

In response to April Photo a day Challenge.

 

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This  is my favorite photo frame that we have in the house right now. We got this frame for Christmas from Aarron’s mom and dad. The pictures in it are of Aarron, myself, my daughter, and Jackie. We have since been able to put up a few more pictures, but this one is still my favorite. Not only because of where it came from, but because it holds my favorite pictures as well.

 

Have a great day!

 

Renee

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Blogging from A to Z – H!

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H is for Hot!

 

This is a good time of year in Southern Arizona right now. It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. However, in the next month or so it will be getting HOT in Southern Arizona. I’m talking like 110 or worse HOT. The picture above shows my favorite lake where I enjoy time when the weather get hot out here.

 

Have a great day!

 

Renee

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Blogging from A to Z – G!

Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli

G is for Garden!

This seems to be my passion right now. I can’t wait for them to start producing veggies. I hate to buy veggies because they are so expensive, not to mention the chemicals involved. I just added the fertilizer today, so we shall see how they do over the next weeks.

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Have a great day!

Renee

Stiff by Mary Roach

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 Hmm. Guess I should have checked today’s subject before I mentioned this book yesterday…LOL So here we are again for the April Photo a Day Challenge with my favorite book. Stiff by Mary Roach. I talked about this one yesterday, so I won’t bore you with the same thing today. I’ll just say this is my favorite book.

 

Have a great day!

Renee

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