“Be the bigger otter” – taking theoretical relationship advice from the otter couple at the zoo

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See this picture here? This is the smaller otter (I’m assuming the smaller one was the lady) hissing very aggressively at the bigger otter when ever he would try and go on the rock patch. After several attempts at trying to go chill with his lady and just getting yelled at for it he just kinda said “f*** it” and kept walking over to her as she backed into a corner. I though there was about to be a show down. But there wasn’t. Once he got her in the corner they just got all cuddled up and lay down together.

The reason I relate this to human monogamist relationships is because sometimes it reminds me of me and Mr. F . This is because due to our limited amount of time together (2 weeks before he’s gone again for another 4 :() we really don’t have time for petty fights.

Of course that doesn’t stop me from getting moody about petty things and vice versa. So, we have had to learn when it’s just not worth it to waste another second fighting when we could be enjoying each others company. I think this is one of the reasons why our relationship is strong, because we can let things go when they just aren’t important. We’ve learnt how to apologize better and also how to communicate what the actually issue is. So I guess there is a minimal upside to him being gone all the time… lol

I hope you enjoy the cute otter picks and the post! Happy blogging!

"Is this what you wanted? Is this how you wanted our Tuesday to go, Tina?"
“Is this what you wanted? Is this how you wanted our Tuesday to go, Tina?”

Beautiful days at the Zoo are good for the soul..

So one of the very, very, few upsides to Mr,.F working far away for 28 days at a time is that I do get a lot of free time to spend with my friends. Having that 4 week period that I can’t hang out with him at all and can hang out with my friends as much as I want is actually good for me because in past relationships I tend to spend all time possible with him and then we both ended up isolating ourselves from our friends in the end. However balancing the phone calls when he’s gone, and the struggle of hanging out with friends, his and mine, when he is home is a post for another day. This one is mainly about how even though it sucks big time that he’s gone, there still is light in the dark, sometimes very lonely, tunnel. This post is also about all the cute animals I saw yesterday went I went to the by donation zoo in Peterborough, Ontario. It was great, we each dropped 5 bucks in the donation box and took a tour of the park.

Selfie from the lookout point!
Selfie from the lookout point!

The bobcat was cute, and my brave friend grabbed a stick and got him to come over to the fence and play with us. I felt bad leaving him because he’s the only one in the park that is by himself… And it kinda reminded me of when I have a bunch of friends come over to the apartment when Mr. F is gone and when they all leave and I’m just kinda sitting there like…. What now?

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But after that downer the cute little squirrel monkeys cheered me up!

Look at his little face!!!!
Look at his little face!!!!

The whole time we were looking at the monkeys we could hear this god awful ratchet coming from inside their little hut then finally out walks these 2 playas. They were cute every time we would walk away they would start freaking out and then when we would come over they would just turn their backs to us or just tilt back and forth on their peg lol. image

This big guy didn’t want anything more than to break through this fence lol.

Turtle turtle
Turtle turtle

These friggen things were creepy, but surprisingly they photograph pretty well. In reality they look like raptors from Jurassic Park but in the picture it looks kinda cute. It is not.

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He is a beautiful blue though
He is a beautiful blue though

The best of them all was the otters. They were cute, one was playful the other one was being a lil bish and hissing at her boyfriend. I’ll get more into it in a post when I’m ticked at Mr. F. But this is a picture of the nice otter, probably thinking “Is this how you wanted our Wednesday to go Sheryl?” lol

Banished from the sun rock to the window
Banished from the sun rock to the window

And to finish off the beautiful day post here is a shot from the look out spot! Happy blogging!

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Hello bloggers

This being my first post I guess I should explain why I chose to start a blog….

As the title of my page suggests, I have 28 days between proverbial Fridays.

This is because my boyfriend (common law husband if we’re getting technical) works for 28 days straight, 2,000 kilometers away from our home in Peterborough Ontario. He works in Red Lake Ontario as a diamond-core driller. He takes a flight from Toronto to Winnipeg, and then from Winnipeg to Red Lake. So there’s no coming home after work.

There is a plus side to this though; when he does finally come home he is home for 14 days straight. So I might have the week from hell waiting for him, but every time he comes back its like the best weekend of my life, every time.

Thus, this is a memoir of how I live my life as a women in a serious, committed relationship, who’s other half spends two thirds of his time working away in a different time zone.

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