I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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 link under the blog title and sign up to play!! Temps from the low teens, snow, wind -- shadows??? I don't think so! But I can dream can't I????

Friday, November 26, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the post title and sign up to play with us! Once again our weather hasn't been particularly encouraging for any activity that requires sunlight! It's been in the teens and we had nearly five inches of snow. It's better now -- a little!! Enjoy your weekend!!

A lovely sunset at the harbor!

My favorite turtle friends!

Reflection of the stormy clouds in our back window!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 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 and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. We've had a little of everything this week in the way of skies and weather. We've had a gorgeous full moon in a clear sky, we've had plunging temps, wind, gray skies and five inches of snow!! It's been a wild ride to be sure! And here are some of our skies!

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
Mark Twain

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Mark Twain

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
Mark Twain
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you!

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  ~Edward Sandford Martin

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

 There Are Perks to Getting Older!!  Really!!
 Someone had to remind me, so I'm sharing this with you guys, too. Don't laugh.....it is all true....
  01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

02.. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 

03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

04. People call at 9 pm and ask,"did I wake you?"

05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

07. Things you buy now won't wear out.

08. You can eat supper at 4 pm. 

09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room. 

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size. 

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

20.And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.

Now, tell every one you can remember right now!

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

 You have been chosen to receive the blessing of the Snow Fairy. The Snow Fairy can bring you good fortune for one whole year. May YOU be blessed by his good deeds.....
Thanks for this one, Arija!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ABC Wednesday - S!

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, Leslie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me, Sylvia!
Say! It's the S Day! And you're Smiling! I can See the Smile from Seattle! Are you Salivating to get Started Searching? You're not being a Sad Sack now are you? And you're not going to be Sarcastic just because we  Savor the moment! Did I mention that it Snowed in Seattle on Sunday? Well, it did. Quite a Stormy Scene! I was Suddenly Salivating for Some Salad, hot Salsa and tacos from that new Spanish Saloon! And then perhaps a Side trip to the Salon for a Shampoo before I Sit down to play with the S words! So, Smile all you S Searchers, you can always Sleep Some other time!  And, here are my S words for the day!

 S is for Sam Schnauzer, Sail boats on the Sound, Sunset, Stormy Skies, Silly, Smiling, Sylvia, and Soft Shadows. If I had known when I put this post together I could have added that S is for Snow in Seattle!  And we do have lots of it!! Am I a Screwball or what?  Well, it's better than Sitting on a Sandbar waiting for my Ship to come in!!!

Monday, November 22, 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. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! 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?  Well, it has been a stormy, windy, cold week and they're predicting snow over the next couple of days! But who knows????  The first shot was just an incredibly lucky break taken Saturday evening and it still takes my breath away! And the last shot was taken ten minutes ago, the snow is falling and quite heavily!!

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

Dry winds
and crackling leaves
and she looks around
the empty trees,
stark in the dark....

There is a definite chill,
she feels
the roughness on her face,
brownish in patches;
and so she
will sit and pine
and grow thinner
day by day,
a sliver of her old self.

Cloud lotions,
and Christmas flake moisturizers,
coming up soon,
make her smile,
and touch her face again.

There will
soon be
Dancing with the Stars....

The time for Thanksgiving has come.....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at November 22, 2010 7:44 PM

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Mark Twain

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
Mark Twain
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Mark Twain

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

Susan at Stony River Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the title to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!

 What are you staring at, you two-legged Twit? You want to know what NF stands for?
Well, how about NO FUN. NO F FUN if it was up to me!

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 your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! We'll be waiting for you!!

Hey, we're trying to choose a pic for our Christmas cards! Mom wants us to both be in the same photo, but Mojo and I want our pictures separate! I'm sure you'll know right away the one I'd pick for Mojo's card! Hee hee!! Of course Mojo wants the one with that serious look on her face, like she's asking questions of the universe!! Yeah, right on, Mo!! Anyway , maybe you guys out there can help us decide! What do you do for Christmas? Do you get toys and treats like we do?

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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