I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 19, 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!!  It's been a hectic week, we have had a little sun, but not enough time or sun, for that matter!! I hope that these will be the last ones from the files, but we'll see how the new week goes!!

Friday, March 18, 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 web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!   Things are a little better weather wise, but I'm still having to rely on my files! BUT one day soon!!
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thursday, March 17, 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. Our weather has been a little warmer, but still very wet -- incredible amount for the month of March! Ah, but Spring is on its way!

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.
Claude Pepper

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
Jay Leno

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Smiles!

Life must be lived as play.
I should have made it clear when I posted these that they were forwarded to me by a friend who sends me lots of funny things and I thought that they were so cute and wanted to share them with you. I have no idea where she got them. I do a lot of photography, but haven't taken up animals -- other than Sam and Mojo, as most of you know. Please accept my apologies for not being clear about this to begin with!!
Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mohandas Gandhi

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
Arthur Young

Ah, That Older Crowd!!

                              A distraught senior citizen
Phoned her doctor's office.
'Is it true,' she wanted to know,
'that the medication
You prescribed has to be taken
For the rest of my life?'
'Yes, I'm afraid so,' the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence
Before the senior lady replied,
I'm wondering, then,
Just how serious is my condition
Because this prescription is marked

An older gentleman was
On the operating table
Awaiting surgery
And he insisted that his son,
A renowned surgeon,
Perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anesthesia,
He asked to speak to his son
'Yes, Dad, what is it? '
'Don't be nervous, son;
Do your best
And just remember,
If it doesn't go well,
If something happens to me,
Your mother
Is going to come and
Live with you and your wife....'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (I LOVE IT!)

Eventually you will reach a point
When you stop lying about your age
And start bragging about it. This is so true. I love
to hear them say "you don't look that old."

The older we get,
The fewer things
Seem worth waiting in line for.


When you are dissatisfied
And would like to go back to youth,
Think of Algebra.


You know you are getting old when
Everything either dries up or leaks.


One of the many things
No one tells you about aging
Is that it is such a nice change
From being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful,
But being old is comfortable.

First you forget names,
Then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up your zipper.
It's worse when
You forget to pull it down.


Two guys one old one young
Are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart

When they collide.

The old guy says to the young guy,
'Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife,
And I guess I wasn't paying attention
To where I was going.
The young guy says, 'That's OK, it's a coincidence.
I'm looking for my wife, too...'
I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate'
The old guy says, 'Well,
Maybe I can help you find her..
What does she look like?'
' The young guy says,
'Well, she is 27 yrs old, tall,
With red hair,
Blue eyes, is buxom wearing no bra,
Long legs,
And is wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the first old guy says, 'Doesn't matter,
--- let's look for yours.'

The Price of Gas!!!
I went into the gas station today and
asked for five dollars worth of gas...
The clerk farted and gave me a receipt.

Kids Always Have the Answer!!!

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt,
when little Jason interrupted,
'My Mommy looked back once while she was driving,' he announced
triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the
Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on
the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'

A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'

A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did
a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?'

'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'


A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been
learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times.
But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?'

One child blurted out, 'Aces!'

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School.

'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind
enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt . When he got to the Red Sea,
he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely.
Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge
and all the Israelites were saved.'

'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his Mother asked.

'Well, no, Mom.. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'


A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class
memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23.
She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.
Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm.
After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in
front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn,
he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly,
'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'


The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father
always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon.
One day, she asked him why.

'Well, Honey,' he began, proud that his daughter was so
observant of his messages. 'I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.'

'How come He doesn't answer it?' she asked.


A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your mother
says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable.
 What does she say?'

The little boy replied, 'Thank God he's in bed!'


During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud
whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified.
She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked,
'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?'

Tommy answered soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'


A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night.
'Yes, sir.' the boy replied.

'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' the pastor asked..
'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the daytime.'


When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would
bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past).
For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli  would say, 'And all girls.'

This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this
closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her,
'Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?'

Her response, 'Because everybody always finish their prayers
by saying 'All Men'!'

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his
Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.

When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
'Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer.' said his mother.

'I don't need to,' the boy replied. 'Of course, you do.' his mother
insisted. 'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.'
'That's at our house.' Johnny explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.

The Importance of Walking

Walking can add minutes to your life.
   This enables you at 85 years old
   to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing
   home at $7000 per month.  

   My grandpa started walking
    five miles a day when he was 60.
    Now he's 97 years  old
    and we don't know where he is.
   I like long walks,
    especially when they are taken
    by people who annoy me.
The only reason I would take up walking
    is so that I could hear heavy breathing again
    I have to walk early in the morning,
    before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
I joined a health club last year,
    spent about 400 bucks.
    Haven't lost a pound.
    Apparently you have to go there.

Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
    I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

The advantage of exercising every day
    is so when you die, they'll say,
    'Well, she looks good doesn't she.'

   If you are going to try cross-country skiing,
  start with a small country.
   I know I got a lot of exercise
    the last few years,......
    just getting over the hill.

  We all get heavier as we get older,
    because there's a lot more information in our heads.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

   Every time I start thinking too much
     about how I look,
    I just find a Happy Hour
and by the  time I leave,
    I look just fine.
   You could run this over to your friends
   but, what the heck, just e-mail it to them

If you don't forward this to some of your friends within the next 5 minutes your belly button will unscrew and 
                    your butt will fall off.  Really.... It's true!

I will be gone today and unable to participate in ABC Wednesday.  Look forward to seeing you all next week! 

Thought for the day

With all whom you see or think about, offer a gentle thought of forgiveness, and accept the same for yourself.
Lee Jampolsky

Monday, March 14, 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?  A blogging friend of mine and I spent several hours on Saturday looking for some sun -- we didn't find it! Here are some samples of what we did find and a few of what we had hoped to find!

I'll probably be a little late visiting your blog today as I'm going to check out what may be my new home here in Seattle! More about that later!
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
James Broughton
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Harold Coffin
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

You change your life by changing your heart.
Max Lucado

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

When A Man Can't Stand it Anymore!!! Priceless!!

Warning to men....do NOT try this at home!  Come on ladies...it's okay to laugh...you know it's FUNNY!

A photographer will die of old age waiting to get another shot like this one.

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!!
We're feeling pretty sad about all the bad things that have happened because of that earthquake and tsunami. We don't really know what they are, but Mom said lots of people have died or been hurt, so that means lots of dogs like us and cats, too! All kinds of animals have been killed or hurt!! We're both holding lots of good thoughts for all of them!!
And you guys can help, too!! We hope you stay safe and have a good day!!

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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