our not so new adventures

“Look mom! Look mom!!! Loooookkk mom!!!!!” I’m driving and while driving I adhere to the strict policy of keeping my eyes on the road and not the flailing child in the back seat. Call it neglect or what-have-you. At the next stop Jacob is holding his finger in the air for Judah and I to see. “It’s a booger!! hahahahaha!!” Seriously? He’s two and a half, how does he have this sense of humor already? I promise on my coffee maker that I do not pick my boogers and then parade them around. I’d blame Josh, but I’m certain this is one of those nature-nurture things where nature won out.

I think I should compile a list of conversational topics for when I meet new people. Why? Because I’m becoming that mother. Oh you know what I mean. That mother who only talks about how cute her kids are, the cute things her kids say, the cute moment when her kids did this or that…and I swore I wouldn’t become that mother.

I’m just kidding. I love being around other moms who love their kids and talk about their cuteness. They are, after all, our lives; Plus they talk about inappropriate things like boogers, how could you not share that?

But, while I haven’t actually started that list of topics yet, I have been thinking recently that short of reading a timeline of thoughts (and sometimes non-thoughts) crammed into one hundred and forty characters (twitter), I don’t read anymore. (Although I do read blogs and they totally count)

If I read some good books every now and then, maybe booger stories wouldn’t be my go-to topic of conversation (or blog posts). So, here’s my plea: comment with one of your favorite books or even one or two that you haven’t read, but think would be good. I’ve got a date with the library to get a card and then I’ll be ready to go. Twitter, I still love you, but published authors have a better chance of keeping my brain from turning to mush.


Usually on Thursdays I share some new adventure we’ve had. We’ve been pretty adventure-less lately, but I did find my glasses in the glove compartment under a sticky container of prunes. Cleaning them was an adventure. Oh and I found the missing container of prunes. (click image to read everyone else’s real life adventures on Alicia’s blog)

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.

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