I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

 It's really been fun at our house lately since Mojo goes visiting with her Dad every weekend -- long weekends!! I don't have to share Mom's bed with Mojo all the time now and I love it. Does get a little lonely without her around as much as she used to be, but Mom and I do  have fun!

Yeah, well that's good because Dad and I have a lot more fun than Sam does, but I'm not going to rub it in! I'm too much of a lady to do that!! But I do smile a lot!  Hee Hee!! I haven't even reminded him that he really needs another haircut!!!

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the icon, sign up and show us how clever you are!
We're enjoying some lovely, sunny weather -- don't know for how long, but I'll take what I can get! I've also discovered something with the new Blogger -- I can post BIG photos! So while they run a little over the usual boundary, I think they're more fun to look at! So, I hurried down to the Bird Sanctuary and found some friends of mine enjoying the day!

And, of course, some colored pieces!

 Ah, don't we have fun, with new toys to play with!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty.  
We are enjoying a few days of gorgeous weather and I have been running around trying to get some good reflections to share with you today! I'm using larger photos since I now have that option. Although they don't quite fit into the usual space, I think the photos are more interesting when you can see more. So here are today's reflections!

 I'm sure you recognize my little friend that I caught enjoying the sunshine today!!

Reflections of the first hint of autumn reflected in the windows looking onto our deck.

I made another visit to my friends house and caught another great reflection of her living room and the neighboring houses!
And things got quite colorful in our breakfast nook!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend filled with lovely reflections!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the icon and sign up today!

There are few places in the world where the skies can go from miserable to glorious and back again in a matter of hours like the ones here in Seattle! Whatever it is that you don't like -- just wait a few hours, they'll change! I decided to use the extra large version that I now have the option to use, just so you could see these shots with a little more clarity than the squeezed down sizes -- even if they do run over the edge a bit! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend surrounded by beautiful skies!!

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.  — Mark Twain

If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.

 If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.  — Mark Twain

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  — Mark Twain

 80 percent of life is showing up.  — Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  — Mark Twain 

Buy land, I hear they aren't making it anymore.  — Mark Twain
 The exquisitely bad is as satisfying to the soul as the exquisitely good. Only the mediocre is unendurable.
Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Think it Might be Time to Change Our Life Style?

Will I Live to see 80?

Here's something to think about.

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive
Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just turned 70.)
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you
think I'll live to be 80?'
He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?'
'Oh no,' I replied.. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'
Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?
'I said, 'Not much... my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!
'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?''
‘No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?'
'No,' I said.
He looked at me and said,... 'Then, why do you even give a shit?

How About These Lexophiles -- You Know -- Word Lovers!

1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
6. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
7. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
8. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
9. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
10. A calendar's days are numbered.
11. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
12. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
13. The short fortune teller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
14. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
15. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
16. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine .
17. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
18. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
19. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
20. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
21. The roundest knight at king Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
22. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .
23. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
24. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
25. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
26. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
27. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
28. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
29. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
30. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
31. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: “Keep off the Grass.”
32. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, “No change yet.”
33. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
34. Don't join dangerous cults: practice safe sects.
35. I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ABC Wednesday - K!

Got your dictionary out? You ready to play with the letters? It's that time again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team: Denise, Annelie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me!
The Key letter today is K! And with even a little Knowledge we can find a lot of K words for the day! From the Kennel to Kindergarten, Ks are it for the day! Find yourself a Kimono, head for the Kitchen where you can Knead some home baked bread and plan a King Crab dinner for all your Kind Kinfolk! Or you could take up Knitting or using a Kodak, rediscover Kismet! Blow Kisses to those handsome Knights in the movies! Don't Keel over! Imagination is the Key Kraft here!! And here are my K words for the day.
K is for Kindergarten, for daughter, Kerith, for a Ketch and a Kayak and Kinfolk!
Celebrate the alphabet with us!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon and share your world with others from all over Our World! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? You can click on the photos to embiggen and get a better look!

 We had such a gorgeous day Saturday, but I wasn't able to get out to take any new shots and it's probably just as well because the harbor and the beach would have been packed and I probably couldn't have gotten anything but pics of the mob and who needs that!!! So, I'm sharing some of the beautiful things that make everyday in 'my world' a wonderful day!

For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity. — Mark Twain
If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.  — Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.  — Mark Twain

Now this quote I'm still working on  -- you know, the mind over matter stuff! Even though
I agree, total acceptance is never easy! 
 May you all have a wonderful day in Your World!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it. 

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
- Mark Twain

Best Smart Ass Answers of the Year!!!

 Even when things are difficult you can always find a reason to laugh!!

It was mealtime during an airline flight.  
'Would you like dinner?', the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.  
'What are my choices?'  John asked.  
'Yes or no,' she replied.
A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets.  
As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.
Without missing a beat, she said, 'Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.'
A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store but she couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, ' Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
The stock boy replied, 'No ma'am, they're dead...'
The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. 'I've been waiting for you all day,' the officer said.
The kid replied, Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.'
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.
A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: Low Bridge Ahead. Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it. Cars are backed up for miles.
Finally a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, 'Got stuck, huh?'
The truck driver says, 'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'
A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam. 'Now class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!'
A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, 'What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'
The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering.  When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, 'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand.'
A woman is standing nude looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly... I really need you to pay me a compliment.'
The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.  (This is how men end up on milk cartons)!
AND! The door mats for the week are!

Happy Sunday to You All from Seattle!

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.  ~ Mark Twain

Things are just a bit difficult here in my pocket of  Seattle, but wanted to wish you all a very beautiful day and a wonderful  new week!!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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