I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 13, 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 has been a summery week for the most part, still very mild temps -- which I love! And we've had lots of lovely skies and sunshine! I've tried to focus on the beauty -- as always, so much more fun than politics, politicians and the economy!! And here are some of the fun shadows I found -- the doggies, lovely trees on my street, the park at Bellevue and one of the displays at the arts festival!
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, August 12, 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! 
Except for when I turn on the TV and get the news, it's been a wonderful week! We've had sunshine and lovely skies and mild temps! So different from most of the country! Here are my reflections for the day! I wish you all a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter!
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
        Eleanor Roosevelt

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Thursday, August 11, 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.

And yet another week has slipped by!!! Time does seem to fly whether you're having fun or not! Fortunately, I nearly always have fun -- well, except when and if I turn on the news!!!  Our weather is still cool, but pleasant, with a variety of skies as you can see here! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend, avoid the news, enjoy time with your family or with the things that bring you joy and pleasure. Preachy old broad aren't I???

We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poor house in an automobile.
Will Rogers

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa

Little Humor for Wednesday!

Ah, the joys of aging!! The video says it all!!

And .....

Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of Senators and Congressmen. It will be named the “Politician”.

It doesn't work and you can't fire it.
On a lighter note .......
Lovemaking Tips For Seniors
1. Wear your glasses to make sure your partner is actually in the bed.
2. Set timer for 3 minutes, in case you doze off in the middle.
3. Set the mood with lighting. (Turn them ALL OFF!)
4. Make sure you put 911 on your speed dial before you begin
5. Write partner's name on your hand in case you can't remember..
6. Use extra polygrip so your teeth don't end up under the bed.
7. Have Tylenol ready in case you actually complete the act..
8. Make all the noise you want....the neighbors are deaf, too.
9. If it works, call everyone you know with the good news!!
10. Don't even think about trying it twice.

And how about a little septic tank humor?
   Okay, okay! I've been bad enough for one day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ABC Wednesday - D!

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 and Gattina! And guess what? It's that day again!  It's ABC Wednesday!!

Darn! I nearly forgot! It's the D Day! I Declare the Daily Dallying has taken its toll! I've been Dashing around Dancing  and Debating from Dawn to Dusk, Decorating the Deck -- even in the Dark, making Deals! I DDeclare I have been Distracted! So here are my D words for the Day! There's Doggie and Daddy, Dahlias and Daffodils, Dreaming Ducks and Doggie on the Deck! And Damn! I Did it! And without you Daddy Google!!

Monday, August 8, 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?

It has been a wonderful week!! And as you can see if you scroll down, it's not just a birthday, but a "birth week"!! My four kids from here and everywhere else over the country  made it  a really wonderful week. So, here is a collage of celebration!! Now just who but a blooming idiot would have this much fun in celebrating turning 78!! What can I say?? I'm obviously a blooming idiot -- but a very happy one! Wishing each of you a wonderful week!

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Japanese Proverb

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
         Melba Colgrove

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Pets Forever

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!!
Here I am, waiting for Mojo and her Dad!!!! Mom's birthday was on Thursday and they came to help us celebrate!!
I was so excited! I didn't think they'd ever get there!!

We all went to the beach and WOW! Did Mojo have fun in the water!!
I just watched!!  I don't like getting all wet!
And here we all are!! It sure was a fun day!!!  Wonder when we can do it again??  Oh, and Mom said to tell you she promises not to use these pics again, but it was a fun 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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