Moon Dog

I went out and took some pictures using various settings with my camera of the Supermoon last night.  Maigee volunteered as my willing assistant .

Maigee’s Rules of Life

1. Bugs are really, really fun, but you have to watch for the stinkers and the stingers.
2. Car rides mean fun smells.
3. Amber thinks she can sing, she can’t, but she still tries in the car.
4. Might as well settle down and take a nap at the bookstore, Amber will be there forever.
5. Drinking lots of water right before bed means that Amber will be half coherent when letting me out at 3:00 a.m.
6. Cats are fun until they just lay there doing nothing, but rabbits scratch back.
7. Guinea Pigs serve no purpose other than to make interesting squeaky noises.
8. If I drop the bone Amber gives me to carry at the pet store, chances are, I won’t get it back (for a few days, anyway), if I carry it to the register, then out to the car, I can chew it on the way home.
9. If I want to be petted, and Amber is in bed, but reading or journaling, rolling around on her hands/feet is considered being petted.
10. Best way to make Amber laugh – roll around on the floor making “aurgh” noises, while randomly chewing on a foot.
11. Amber may give me homework to chew, but her professors don’t like that much.
12. When playing fetch, if you run back to Amber, you have to run after the ball again because she takes it away and throws it again most of the time. It is easier to run off with the ball, lay down, and enjoy chewing on it until Amber decides to make me bring it to her.
13. Amber teases me when I snore, but she snores too sometimes.
14. Cactus aren’t good chew toys.
15. Toenail cutting hasn’t killed me yet, but just to be safe, I should make lots of dying-dog-noises. If I squirm it just takes longer, so just the noise, no squirming.
16. Making puking noises is a great way to get Amber to stop the car fast.
17. If the microwave is making popping noises, there is a fair chance that I’ll get a special treat of the only human food I get – popcorn. Either that or Amber left metal in it.
18. Snow is full of fun games to play. But summer means swimming in the creek.
19. If outside when vest is removed, it is required to roll around in the grass or snow immediately.
20. Snow balls are super fun to chase, but very, very hard to pick up.
21. Corn husks are the bestest toy – ever!
22. The elevator at school is an attention box – Amber pets and/or talks to me when shut inside.
23. It is fun to play in the creek, but impossible to catch the minnows. And crayfish pinch.
24. Amber has fun in the swimming pool. I do not. So I shouldn’t jump in, even if she sounds like she is having fun.
25. Amber’s home made dog treats aren’t very good, she kinda burnt them. But they make a nice mess when I crunch them some, then leave the crumbs all over.
26. If Amber is sweeping the floor, it is really fun to run through the pile she has made and track it all over the floor (and it usually gets me some outside play time).

Photography

I really like photography and hope to do more of it, here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve taken over the past few years.

Pretty in Pink
2009

Looking Up
Looking Up
2009

Autumn Countryside
Autumn Countryside
2009

Rustic
Rustic
2009

Flying High
Flying High
2008

Ready for Take Off

Ready for Take-off
2008

Golden Bloom
Golden
2008

Peace Like a Dove
Peace Like a Dove
2008

Fire in the Sky
Fire in the Sky
2008

Hermit
Hermit
2007

Fly Away

Fly Away
2007

Rising Moon
Rising Moon
2006
2nd Place – County Fair

Long Week, Lots of Events

This has been a very, very long week. I’m exhausted. Homework has been heavy and intense, though I feel like I’ve finally caught up, and even got ahead on my Chemistry homework thanks to a boring trip to the ER (I’m fine, I think).

I had forgotten to pack my pills, so my parents made a special trip to bring them to me Saturday (4 hours round-trip, thanks so much!). When they came, they brought my dog with them, which made me so happy. We drove around the village my college is in and around the lake near the college. It was so good to get off campus, with my dog on my lap.

Today was a day of rest, much needed rest as by the time I got to Saturday, I was completely, I can’t move exhausted, but a nap yesterday and today has helped me be a little more refreshed. I’m hoping to feel a little better and more prepared for class tomorrow than I felt Saturday and today. But in order to do that, I need to go to bed now!