I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 16, 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!!
We've had a bit of sun with hopes of some more in the next few days! I'm not going to hold my breath though! And one week down, two to go until moving day!!
Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and beauty!
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Friday, April 15, 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!  And, yes, it's still raining -- HOWEVER! It's supposed to be sunny most of next week! Of course, I'll believe it when I see it! I hope you've all had a great week and that you're ready for a wonderful weekend!!
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Bern Williams

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran

Thursday, April 14, 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.  We had a blue sky day late last week and as the day slipped by the sky seemed to be celebrating not being covered by clouds and grim gray stuff and they began to play and I shared in their delight!! Hope you enjoy them, too!
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Shirley MacLaine

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Who Reads Our Newspapers???

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run
the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run
the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they
should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run
the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do,
however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't
mind running the country, if they could find the time ... and if they didn't
have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used
to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't
too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can
get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who
is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous,
preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running
another country, but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who
aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so,
they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the
leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen
to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course,
that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line
at the grocery store.

12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently
caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ABC Wednesday - M!

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! And guess what? It's that day again!
Marvelous! It's the Magnificent, Magic M day! No sitting around reading Magazines, Madame! You can get your Manicure another day! It is Mandatory that we Meditate -- no, no! I didn't say Marinate and I didn't suggest a Massage! Go check the Mail box! We need to solve the Mystery of the Letter M! That goes for you, Martha, Mary and Martin, too! Oh, I'm already tired! Bring me a Martini or a Margarita and some Maraschino cherries! And I need a Manicure, Maybe a trip to the Mall. Okay, Okay, back to work! This is a Major letter and here are Mine for the M Day! Music at the Market, Marvelous, Mellow Veggies, the Moon, May Flowers, Mushrooms and Mojo the Most!
 And, YES! They are all mine! How do you like that Sir Google

Monday, April 11, 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?  Well, it will be the end of the month before Sam and I can move as the paperwork wasn't sent to Corporate until every required document had been received. After delays, phone calls, faxes we finally got it all together on Thursday and hand carried it to the complex!  I did get to see the apartment again and it's even better than I remembered it! So, it'll be worth the wait!  And here are those lovely things in my world right now!
 Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill
 These two shots are from the arboretum a couple of weeks ago. I'd like to sit on this bench in the sunshine and just soak up the beauty!!
There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Wayne Dyer

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

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!!

When are the movers coming, Mom??? Where are they??? Are we going to move before Easter?  I want to hunt Easter Eggs at our new home!! 

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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