Tuesday Photo Challenge – New

Tuesday Photo Challenge is hosted by Frank Jansen of Dutch goes the Photo!

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The new water lily buds and blooms in a large pond in Orlando Florida.

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Share Your World

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Share Your World is hosted by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography.  Each Monday she posts questions that are designed to get to know each of us who participate.   Here are the questions for this week and my responses.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?  This is an easy one.  It would be chocolate ice cream.  I love love love chocolate ice cream.  This is the only treat I allow myself since I have gone on a Paleo diet.  

Teleportation or flying?  Flying for me.  I enjoy the experience.  I also think I would have a terrible fear of me landing at a teleportation site with parts of me missing.  Who needs that?  Of course, if it were a few pounds of adipose I wouldn’t mind.  🙂

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?  I would much rather live where it is hot rather than cold.  I don’t do well in cold weather and I love the beach so it’s a no-brainer for me.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?   I really appreciated that my oldest daughter was able to take me for my procedure on Friday.  She is so busy with her family and I know that it is hard for her to get away sometimes.   I am also very appreciative that the procedure went well.  🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains and Tracks

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Cee of Cee’s Photography hosts the  Black and White Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is Trains and Tracks.

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These pictures were taken years ago.  They are of some of the trains my husband had collected.  I had fun going through these for this challenge.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

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Two Doors

Three Line Tales is hosted by Sonya of Only 100 Words.  If you would like to join in the fun you’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page.

Three Line Tales, Week 124

three line tales, week 124: two colourful doors that lead to ...

photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana via Unsplash

Two doors joined by design or happenstance.  The pink reflects compassion, caring, and love’; the blue trust, loyalty, and serenity.  It’s life expressed in color, captured in time.  A blueprint for us to follow if we just open those doors.

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Hybrids

Weekly Prompt:  Hybrid

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Hybrid is a word that has become very popular over the last fifteen years.  I had rarely heard it in years past, but you hear it all the time now.  I am talking about hybrid cars.

My son got a new car a few years ago.  I was visiting him and he said so do you like the car.  I told him sure, but I would never have a black car especially in Florida.  It is so hot down there and the black car and black interior made the car so uncomfortable.  He laughed, then said it’s a hybrid.  I looked at him and I have to admit I had no idea what he was talking about.  Now, I knew what the definition of a hybrid was, but not really what it meant with respect to a car.

He went on to explain how the car worked and that it was so much better for the environment.  It was much more information about a car that I really had wanted to ever know.  But you know big boys and their big toys.  🙂

I am proud that my son is being a responsible steward of our planet.  My generation not only didn’t have hybrids, we used high octane gas that could have eaten through steel if allowed to sit on it long enough.

What I really find amazing is how long it’s been since hybrid cars have been researched, built and not produced.  It seems that we are always looking out for the all mighty dollar when it comes to changes that will improve our world.  Very sad indeed.

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Who Needs the Fluff?

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Today’s word is “succinct.”  Fandango has filled the void when the Daily Prompt ended.  To join in, click the link for the rules.

Over the years I have had to attend many conferences for my nursing certifications.  I held certifications in Critical Care, Trauma, and Emergency.  I never minded going to them as I enjoyed meeting other nurses from different hospitals and cities.  It was also a way to compare hospitals and benefits.

What I didn’t like were those speakers who engaged in long explanations.  It used to drive me crazy.  I would find myself starting to fall asleep.  I loved my job and never thought it was boring, but some people just shouldn’t be doing public speaking.

There is nothing boring about critical care, trauma, or emergency nursing.  It’s fast-paced, often hard work, exciting, and satisfying.  Knowing you have made a difference in the outcome of someone’s life after illness or injury gives you a wonderful feeling.  Doctors may order the treatments, but nurses are with the patients all the time and they carry out doctors orders.  So, with all this excitement, how can a conference on the subjects be boring?

I learn best from speakers who give information succinctly  They get to the point without all the fluff.  I remain engaged and have never gotten the least bit bored or sleepy during a conference that was presented in this fashion.  I wish more nurses would spend more time learning the art of public speaking if they plan to be teaching.

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