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A Trip to an Outdoor Reserve


Last week the children and I decided to take a drive to Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterĀ  in Texas … it was a lot of fun. It was drive through and not too many persons about.






A natural habitat.


Look at those antlers.


Looking for pellets.



We were advised to feed the giraffes by hand which the children did and loved it … they do slobber a lot. I was chicken and did not feed them, lol.


They are tall, graceful and beautiful creatures.

I am not the best videographer, I will have to do better in this regard.

The park was lovely in its natural state and we enjoyed the trip very much.




The deers munching.


The day was sunny and the views awesome.


A nice look out area.


God’s own country.


I found this old tree very interesting.


My little Snooky


My Snooky and I. The gift shop area was open but not many customers around.


The views were awesome.




The Cheetahs were not paying any attention to us and just laying under the trees.







The layers of the soil.


The view.


All in all we had a great day with lots of fun. My daughter and her friend were along for the ride, but did not want their faces on the blog, so no pics of them.

Have a blessed and safe day everyone.

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Chillaxin With The Kiddies

Due to a lot of rain, water from the lake covering the streets that we could drive over 1 week ago, a few of the trees are submerged as well.

Today I spent the better part of the day, acting a fool with my kids. It was so much fun!

I had for a while, been an overworked mother in an effort to (over) provide for their earthly needs as well as mine.

Last week I learned from my 2nd job that I could not take more than 80 PTO (paid time off) hours into April and scrambled to use some before I lost 50% of the 160+ hours I had accumulated.

It had been my plan at the time that I would take one month off this summer to return to South America with my family to relax. I had verbalized this desire to my boss many many times over the past year. I worked every holiday.

Myself (day shift house supervisor) and the night shift house supervisor kept the place running smoothly while upper management went every which way over the holidays and used up their PTO.

My supervisor, the director of nursing gave me her verbal approval and we had several conversations about me being out on vacation and finding coverage.

Well, about 4 days ago I received a text from my HR rep that I was not approved for my vacation and I needed to be at work for 03/19/2020 as usual. They were refusing to grant me any considerations for using my PTO, and my boss (a professed christian / pastor) needed to be on vacation on the last week of March, so both of us could not be out at the same time.

Denied that she had verbally approved my time off.

So I pondered the unfairness of it all and I resigned. I cannot in good stead work with a known liar, one who would throw me under the bus and this was not the first infraction to myself or other nurses / employees.

They still refused to pay me over 160+ hours of earned PTO.

I am leaving it all in God’s hands.

God knew I was tired, I felt so good today hanging out with the kids. It was a great day! Perhaps inadvertently God is saving me from some future ill … I prefer to see the glass as half-full.

Spent more time with the children, a blessing in disguise.

Be safe, be blessed.