In the meantime...

I’ve got coffee in hand and I’m daydreaming about what the perfect year would look like. Sometimes planning which moments should unfold, without having to logically plan out the details is good for the soul. This year, I want to spend more moments with family, than without. If this were the perfect year, it would include joking around with my brothers often, having girls nights with my sisters-in-law, relishing in the beauty of my boys developing that forever-friendship that comes from cousinhood and staying up late to drink coffee with our parents. It would include best friendships growing even deeper and new friendships blooming. And since we’re striving for perfection here, it would include me doing my Zumba DVD without pulling a hip out of socket or having my side muscles cramp with agony rivaling childbirth.

 In the meantime, I’ll squeeze every last drop from this goodness I’ve got. 


I love early morning sunrises and babies clad in fleeced pajamas. Skies lined with mini palm trees, just planted and thriving their way to standing tall. I love giving in to the wild hair that treats you to a spur of the moment, solo morning drive; Where you watch the first of the sea gulls dunk and dive for their breakfast and join in the camaraderie of the few fellow early risers, even if it’s only in the passing by of their whirling spokes and quick pedals. Josh took over the morning routine and I ran with it. He’s a good man that one.

I only just realized that today dawns one extra vacation day. Before bed last night, I set my alarm and mentally psyched myself up for the beginning of regular routine, telling myself, it’s time. Then Josh reminded me we have one last day of freedom. Truth be told, I need this last day. Tomorrow is for routine, today we enjoy.

We love our little lemon tree.  

This kid, oh my gosh, he loves LOVES helping me “paint my face”. He’s also at that stage where the things you tell him are really seeping into his little brain. For instance, we are under the impression that our little gingers are the most amazing kids ever, and we tell them so. Jacob declared, after thirty minutes of “face painting” that he looked amazing and that he was “so smart, right dad?” It kills me! You know, in that I can hardly believe the goodness kind of way.

Obviously we brought in the first day of the new year with donuts. Obviously. And that one below, he partook with a vengeance, giving in completely to the subsequent sugar high.

My prediction came true. Josh and I made it to around 10:45pm on New Year’s Eve before crashing to bed and had our welcome-new-year kiss over coffee yesterday morning instead. It’s not how you celebrate so much as who you’re with. And I wouldn’t want to celebrate even the smallest of moments with anyone but Josh.

Happy New year!

How was your weekend celebration?

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

Veterinary science

Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from non-human animals to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work. Ethically, veterinarians are usually obliged to look after animal welfare.

Deepwood Veterinary Clinic

23 March 2019

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