I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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!!

Friday, January 14, 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 just like last week our weather is still  gray and grumpy, but I dug up some more from the mundane to the breathtaking! And then I played with some framing and a new program in Picasa!  Nothing like new toys!! Hope you all have a lovely weekend with lots of love and laughter

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
- Benjamin Franklin

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- Henry Louis Mencken

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

Thursday, January 13, 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. I'm afraid I have nothing good to say about the weather or the skies this week! Thank goodness for photo files!! The ones today weren't taken THAT long ago, just not this week! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! And now for some wisdom, humor and beauty!

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
Will Rogers
Hmmmm??? Sound familiar -- be sure and check the date!! 

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Will Rogers

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
Will Rogers

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
Will Rogers

 And how about this one from Winston Churchill?  Guess we don't have many like him anymore either!!!
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
       - Carl Sandburg

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
       - Kahlil Gibran

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
       - Anonymous
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
       - Anonymous

God Enjoys a Good Laugh!

There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black: 
1. He called everyone brother 
2. He liked Gospel 
 3. He didn't get a fair trial 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish: 
 1. He went into His Father's business 
2. He lived at home until he was 33 
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian: 
 1. He talked with His hands 
2. He had wine with His meals 
3. He used olive oil 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian: 
 1. He never cut His hair 
2. He walked around barefoot all the time 
3. He started a new religion 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian: 
1. He was at peace with nature 
2. He ate a lot of fish 
3. He talked about the Great Spirit 
But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish: 
1. He never got married.. 
2. He was always telling stories. 
3. He loved green pastures. 
But the most compelling evidence of all - 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman: 
1. He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was virtually no food 
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it 
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do 

Can I get an AMEN!!


*Dear God, my prayer for 2011 is for a fat bank account & a thin body.
Please don't mix these up like you did last year. AMEN.* 
* *

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Z!

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! So, have you been Zonked out since the holidays? You still Zigzagging around  your house and calling it exercise because you're having trouble Zipping up your skirt/pants etc? Well, you get Zero sympathy from me because I'm Zonked just like the rest of you! But now is our chance to display our Zeal and show Zero tolerance for lazy bums! It's time for Zen and Zest! We have things to do! So stop checking the Zodiac or hoping Zeus will show up with a Zither to soothe you or to take you to the Zoo. Time to move to a new  Zone! Let's create some Zany Z posts so we can get back to those easy A words!! And here are my Z words for the day,  Zen, Zepplin, Zucchini, Zodiac, Zither, Zeus, Zebra, and YES! Zinfandel! Hooray for that one! And my glass has Zilch in it! Where's the bottle??? Can you tell I wrote this one at night?????

The Zepplin photo is mine, the rest are the property of Sir Google our Zealous partner in being creative -- and we are, creative that is!!

Monday, January 10, 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? While my daughter was here over Christmas, my son, Adam, and his beautiful friend took us for some sightseeing including the Seattle Science Museum. It was a fun day!! The last photo is of my daughter, Robyn, Adam and me. Amber took the pictures of our fun day together!!

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
Will Rogers
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Will Rogers

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
Will Rogers

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
Will Rogers

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Will Rogers
If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.
Will Rogers

Sunday, January 9, 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!

No, silly! Not Mothman! This is Ladybug, the love of my life that I have been
looking for all my six years! It's her! My dream come true! 


My friend from Mumbai is back to play with us again! I love it!!!

Patience , Dr. You can check out the root canal, just as soon as the guy at the back fixes my wings,and I am able to lie down. Tough, eh ?

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at January 9, 2011 7:39 PM

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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