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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We are on FIRE! Send H2O!!!

NM is on fire!
Our air quality is very compromised due to the smoke, and the wind and no moisture are making it hard to fight the fires. Currently there are 5 fires burning in NM and 60,000 acres have been burned from the Los Conchas fire. It is very devastating, and we are desperately praying and hoping for rain. Please keep NM in your thoughts. There is fireworks sales happening in the state, and they're making the public very uneasy. 
I hope everyone is doing well! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Photo Challenge Drop Out

Hey amigos,
I am a photo challenge drop out. It looks like I just couldn't mesh my crazy schedule and taking the correct photo on the day assigned.  I know some of you really enjoyed the photos, and I'm sorry about not fulfilling the duty. The good news is, I've taken other photos to make up for it!
Recently I've been hearing a high pitched chirping noise coming from next door and I was wondering what the noise might be. So I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. Sure enough, underneath my neighbors carport was a swallows nest with two baby swallows. I didn't want to disturb them too much, but I was able to snap a few photos of the happy family.

On another note, clinicals are going well. They are exhausting and challenging, but I am learning a lot from the experience. I truly admire the work of CNA's and I'm glad I got to experience working alongside them. The nursing home facility I am working at is sub-par, and It reaffirmed my decision to never put anyone I love in a nursing home. However, I understand that this sort of option is necessary for some people. I do encourage that extensive research is done when placing your loved one in a nursing home, and visits and check ups on staff occur often.  It is heart-wrenching to see some of the patient's in distress in the last years/days of their lives.  However, as CNA's/Future nurses in training we are doing are best to bring a smile to the residents faces and provide the quality care they deserve.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Cheers!



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22nd

Hello everyone,
I am deep in the heart of my clinical training and just don't have the time to fulfill my photo challenge duties, so I am taking a break.  I will make sure to do a post catching up with all the photos I missed!
Life happens....and I love it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19th

June 19: Summer
June 19th

Happy Father's Day everyone! Feliz Dia del Padres!!
Today we had a great dinner up by the mountains to celebrate my awesome dad!
Even though it was super windy the "smoke haze" from all the fires cleared up just in time for me to get a shot of the mountains. I have been a little on edge due to seeing fireworks stands popping up around town.
Fireworks + dry season = disaster.
I love the Sandia Mountains, please don't catch on fire.
Please Pray for rain.

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17th

June 17: Bokeh
June 17th

Hello everyone,
Yes, I took a photo of my lunch. I thought it was really cute and it was actually quite tasty.
It was St. Dalfour Gourmet on the Go meals. I highly recommend them and they're low on calories. Not to mention super yummy! My meal today was wild Alaskan salmon with some potatoes and veggies, and all for 105 calories. Not too bad!  For more info on these meals click here. 

I'm sorry for the lack of creativity in photos lately, I've been getting my ass kicked in my and Nursing assistance course. It's not very difficult, but it requires a lot of time and a lot of memorization of certain a lot of different skills. However, it's been an amazing experience and I am thankful it is a requirement before you actually start nursing school.
Anyways, the smoke has finally cleared up here and tomorrow I begin running again with the Lululemon run club! I'm really looking forward to getting back in stride!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16th

June 16: Mason Jar/Jelly Jar
June 16th
I love Mason Jars!
You can use them for so many things. I particularly like to use them to keep hydrated with some quality H2O!
However, my love for Mason Jars doesn't stop at just filling them with water. Check out this creative idea on making yourself a Mason Jar Meal from the decorated cookie.

Check out more info on these super cute mason jar meals here.
More on the 30 day photo challenge here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15th

June 15: Action

June 15th

Catching some sweet air in-between my study sessions at home.
It's a bit blurry, but I actually like it. :) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14th

June 14: Someone You Love
June 14th

June 14: Someone You Love
It seems everyone I love decided to take a vacation or go out of town today. So, lucky for me I was digging through my wallet at Trader Joe's and found my favorite photo booth picture from 2009. It's my Señor and I being silly at a summer wedding. I had completely forgot about having this in my wallet. I am so happy to have found it again.
P.S. I know I am making that stupid "duck face" It's very 2009.

For more info on the 30 day photo challenge click here. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12th

June 12: Sun flare
June 12th

I will admit, I am starting to get bored with this challenge.
Cindy at Loteria Chicana was right!
Oh well, Onward to finish the challenge! Maybe the creative photo fairy will punch me in the face while I'm sleeping.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11th

June 11: Silhouette
June 11th

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

For more info on the 30 day photo challenge click here. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10th

June 10: Animals
June 10th

This photo was snapped last minute. I apologize for the blurriness. If you can't make out what it is. It's a photo of a swallows nest with. I love how the one swallow is on the lookout for what I assume is the female sitting in the nest.
P.S. This photo was taken under my neighbors garage. I am so lucky they didn't come out and shoot me. :0)

Oh well, mission accomplished!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9th

June 09: Fresh Fruit
June 9th
This is a lovely baby peach from our beautiful peach tree. We are super anxious for the peaches to ripen, so we can make some pie!

On a side note: Seeing these peaches came at a big surprise. WE had a terrible freeze this past winter and we were certain that our peach tree wouldn't produce and fruit this year. Well, our resilient tough peach tree proved us wrong. WE are stoked!!  

For more info on the 30 day photo challenge click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8th

June 08: Sunset
June 8th--Sunset
(Arizona Wildfire) Yes, We now live on Mars
I have to admit. I've cheated. These photos were taken yesterday at sunset, but I just  had to share how freaky the sun looked yesterday.
This pink/reddish looking sun is due to the Arizona wildfire that is currently 0% contained. The raging fire  has been affecting our air quality and visibility with a cloud of smoke that has made it's way to the Albuquerque area. These terrible conditions have been a huge bummer for us folks who like to exercise outside. The smoke really thickens at sunset and you can feel it burning in your lungs and hurting your eyes. It almost feels like we live on Mars. It's quite eerie.

DSC_0055 photo from Killbox on flickr
 This evening I tried to take a photo of the sunset hoping for a repeat of yesterday, but the smoke conditions have blocked out the sky so that you can't even see the mountains. So, I figured it would be better to just stay inside for health reasons.  I hope and pray that they contain the wildfire in AZ soon, and that no one gets hurt in the process of doing so or evacuating.

More info on the fire:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 7th

June 07: High Angle
June 7th--High Angle
These are our rouge green onions!
This is a high angle view photo of them from our backyard.  WE do try to use them in whatever meal we can, but sometimes they get ahead of us. However, I do love when they grow tall enough to flower. It almost looks like they are from another planet.

For more info about the 30 day photo challenge click here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 6th

June 06: Books
June 6th--Books
We have traveling minds.
The Lonely Planet Travel Book on the bottom is a great book to own.
The Señor and I enjoy playing a game where we close the book and open it to a random page, and whatever country we land on we make plans in the future to visit. It's fun! :)
Book can be found at:

P.S. We love Argentina. Can you tell??

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June 5th

June 05: Breakfast today
June 5th--Breakfast Today
A very yummy breakfast burrito made for me by my amore. 
We love our breakfast burritos and our green chile. 
Puro Nuevo Mexico!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

June 4th

June 04: Clouds

June 4th--Clouds

Beautiful Skies! Almost always a guarantee in NM.
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

June 3rd

June 03: Hands
June 3rd--Hands

It's a little bit of E.T. and a little bit of Michelangelo.
My boyfriends big construction hands on the left and my little hand on the right.

I hope everyone has a a great weekend! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2nd

June 02: Your favorite shoes

June 2nd: My Favorite Shoes
These shoes are my favorite. They are Asics Mexico 66 and they have traveled with me to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, UK, and Paris France. 
These shoes get a fair amount of attention. I love it when I wear these shoes and strangers stop me and say "Hey, your shoes take me back."
I love these shoes. :)

For more info about the 30 day photo challenge click here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1st

Today begins the 30 day photo challenge:
June 01: Self Portrait

June 1st - Self Portrait

For more info about the 30 day photo challenge click here.
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