I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 25, 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!! Nothing really special with the shadows for today -- just a reminder to me and you that we do have sunshine in Seattle and it does make the beautiful things gorgeous! Have a beautiful, wonderful weekend!
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of the mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

Friday, June 24, 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!

We've had our usual variety of weather, but it is getting consistently warmer and that's lovely!!  I'm counting the days until next Sunday when my oldest son arrives!!! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Ghandi
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.
John Henry

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example.
Mark Twain

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
Mark Twain

Thursday, June 23, 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 address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up.   Last night's sunset was totally awesome!  I went to the end of the hall from my apartment and went out on our deck and what I saw took my breath away! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! May you all have a fantastic weekend!
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
Mark Twain
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Lao Tzu
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
Karl Barth
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Do everything a little more gently than usual. Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn

Peace comes from within me, and is not determined by people, places, or things.
Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Wednesday Humor!

 Blonde Humor for the Day

"Hi Mom, How are you?"

"Hi Sally, where are you? I thought you were with your father at the Ace Hardware"

"Yeah we were, but I got arrested, and they've let me make one phone call"

"What happened?"

"Oh, I punched this African-American woman in the head." 

"What on earth?! Why did you do that?!" 

"Well it wasn't my fault. Dad told me to find a Black & Decker."

Its infectious..
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 $4,000 per month.

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.

Pictures taken at just the right moment!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ABC Wednesday - W!

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!  It's ABC Wednesday!!

Whoopee! It's the W Day! Welcome!  Get on the Waiting list! The Waiter Will be Waddling over to take our order and you know What a Wacko he is if he has to Wait too long!! The Waffles are great! I could eat a Wagon full! I brought my Wallet and my Walking Stick -- I always eat too much! Well, I never said I Was Wise!! And, hey, What about the latest Washington DC scandal With that Wild, Weird Weiner!!! Never know Who, What or When with politicians! Whoops! I meant to Whisper that one! We're having Windy Weather here in my Washington and I've grown Weary so I'm going to Wrap this up! And my pics for the the W Day??? Why, my kids and I, We're on our Way to Whidbey Island in Washington Where there's lots of Water and Waves and Wind!

Monday, June 20, 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?

As some of you know, I'm not a shopper, but I always hope that the trips each week will provide some photo ops -- even at malls and here in Seattle I haven't been disappointed. This past week we went to an outlet mall that shares an area with one of the many casinos here. I spent about fifteen minutes in the outlet mall -- which was the biggest I've even seen!!! Then I headed outside to take a look at the surrounding area and I wasn't disappointed! Can you believe that even a McDonalds had a lovely outside eating area with a fountain!!! Ah, Seattle!! And the last couple of shots today were taken at home as I get more settled in.

Hope you all have a wonderful week filled with love and laughter -- and, yes, I do know that it is getting harder to find a great deal to laugh about, but it's always worth the effort!

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
A. Whitney Brown
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin

 Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
John Donne

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.
Lionel Hampton

Joy, living in the moment, plus lack of fear equals abundance. Live for the moment without fear and you have all you truly need.
Thomas Powell

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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! I'll be waiting for you!!

Mom has been going on a lot of day trips since we moved, but she can't take me on the bus with her!!!  She's not gone for a long time, but any time she's away from me is a LONG time!! Guess I'll just take another nap!! Sigh!!!

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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