I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 8, 2011

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!!

Mojo and her Dad finally came home!!!  And we decided to start preparing for next Christmas -- and that includes getting to spend it together along with Stella! Yeah, looks like she's going to be around for a while! Maybe forever!

Anyway, how do you like our Christmas outfits for next year? Pretty cool, huh?

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!! Oh, yes! More rain!! So, back to the photo files! Hope everyone has had a great week and wishing you an even better weekend. Stay warm, and dry and find lots of reasons to laugh and to smile!!

 As you can probably tell from the photo top right, I've found some photo software to play with. Hopefully, I'll actually learn how to make the most of it, but it has been fun!

Friday, January 7, 2011

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! And the new year is underway! And our weather is back to gray and grumpy, but I dug up a few from the mundane to the breathtaking! Hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of love and laughter

There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. 
~James Thurber

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  
~Edith Wharton

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  
~Maori Proverb

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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. So our new year is a week old! Hope yours is off to a great start. I was able to take advantage of the lovely days we had last week to get some interesting captures -- hope you enjoy them!
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers
A fool and his money are soon elected.
Will Rogers

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
Will Rogers
An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
Will Rogers
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Will Rogers
Even though you are on the right track - you will get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty


Spend as much time with nature as you do with technology.  ~ Lee Jampolsky
Know what matters and don't be bothered by the rest.  ~ Lee Jampolsky
 A main aspect of being on a spiritual path is seeing that we are all teachers and students to each other.  ~ Lee Jampolsky


Check This Out!

To  my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...
and  those who don't.

As Ben Franklin  said:
In  wine there is wisdom,
in beer there is freedom,
in water  there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled  trials,
scientists  have demonstrated that if we drink
1  liter of water each day,
at  the end of the year we would have absorbed
more  than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria
found  in feces.
In  other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of  poop..

we  do NOT run that risk when drinking wine &  beer
(or  tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor)
because  alcohol has to go through a purification  process
of  boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.


Water  = Poop,
Wine  = Health.

Therefore,  it's better to drink wine and talk stupid,
than to drink water  and be full of crap.
I think that it is safe to say that our politicians drink enormous amounts of water!!!

There  is no need to thank me for this valuable  information:
I'm  doing it as a public  service! 
Remember this the next time you have major surgery and need a blood transfusion!! This is good to know!!


Australian Medical Association researchers have found
that patients needing blood transfusions may benefit
from receiving chicken blood
rather than human blood.
 It tends to make the men cocky and the women lay better....

Just thought you'd like to know.


OK, I'll be going to my room now.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Y!

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! Hope you all had a very Happy New Year!  Year?? Oh, Yes!
Yoohoo, Yahoo, Y'awl! Guess what You guys!! It's the Y Day!! Yippee! Time to Yodel, Yell and Yowl! Not Yesterday, but today! So come in from the Yard, put aside that old Yearbook, stop Yawing and Yearning to be in Yucatan or vacationing in a Yurt in Yuma. Think about joining the YWCA! Yep! time to start the Yoga classes and get in shape for ABC Wednesday 2011! And here are my Ys for the day! Y is for Yoga, Yurt,  Yacht, Yucatan and Yarn!!

All photos except the yacht are courtesy of my partner in blogging crime -- Google!

Monday, January 3, 2011

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? Hope you all had a wonderful and very Happy New Year! So, on this first My World for 2011 I thought I'd share a bit of my world and some thoughts about the new year!!

New Year's Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. 
~ Mark Twain
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath.  Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.  Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.  
~ Mark Twain

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Author Unknown

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.  ~Oscar Wilde

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot.  Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.  ~Jay Leno

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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 link under 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!

See this? T is for Tacos in Texas! That's where the real Grease is and not just
in the tacos! Want to talk about politics? Didn't think so!
And from my good friend in Mumbai!
After oil spills by BP in the Gulf coast, this is the latest style of oil prospecting. Collecting grease lumps on the Gulf Coast beaches.

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at January 2, 2011 7:54 PM

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!!

So, when is Mojo coming home? She's been gone forever! I bet she's at Stella's house!!

I just keep watching!

It was fun when my Aunt Robyn was here from Michigan! We had lots of fun, but now she's gone and  Mojo and her Dad have been gone for nearly a week!! I think Mojo likes Stella better than me!! I sure will be glad when these holidays are OVER!!!

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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