1. The awkward moment when you realize that you’ve just posted a really cute photo of your kid, but his fingernails look like death. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.  (see above)

2. When Judah’s speech pathologist told me that I looked really tired…paused and then said, “Ohhh…I mean no offense” and I almost hugged her because at least she’s being honest (plus I really like her anyway).

3. I totally stepped on a snail with my bare feet while raking leaves. Jacob lamented over it being “broken” and I worried that he might have heard that tiny stream of profanity that came out of my mouth.

4. Two other moms were talking to each other in their native language and I had no idea what they were saying, but knew they were talking about or to me. I just smiled and looked like a goofy teen-ager and they walked away.

5. The other night Jacob woke up crying and I ran smack-dab into the door frame on my way into the room.

6. I met our next door neighbor. She was incredibly sweet, but the second thing she asked was if she could come over and dig out the weeds from our back yard.


1. This adorable, lanky-pot-bellied elderly man on his afternoon walk went by the park carrying a portable radio, blasting I’m Walking On Sunshine AND he was singing to it.


2.  I’ve been on a winning streak with Judah. Every time I ask for a kiss, he gives me one…and doesn’t just offer his cheek.

3. Had a couch date with Josh and watched American Pickers while he gave me a back massage.

4. I finally bit the bullet and folded all 5 loads of laundry. Not have to dig through piles of towels and jeans to find the match to your sock is a win!

5. Found forgotten candy in the glove compartment just when I needed a little treat and it wasn’t melted or too old to eat.

6. Had a fun little conference call with two of my girlfriends from KC while they were having girls night. It totally made my night…plus it was pretty hilarious.

{I know a lot of other blogs do “awkward/awesome” posts, but I mostly stole the idea from The Daybook}

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

09 July 2020

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