I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 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 supposed to snow here tonight and tomorrow -- probably not a lot of accumulation, but snow is snow and it is COLD!  I went looking for WARM shadow shots in the files!!  Hope all of you have a lovely weekend -- preferably with lots of warm sun!!

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.  Raymond Hitchcock

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

Friday, November 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!

The turtles have returned, the harbor skies are as lovely as ever and the boats are ready to set sail! How about you? Are you ready to play with the reflections for the day?  Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend with lots of love and laughter!!

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. Herb Caen

Thursday, November 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  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy, Wren and me. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! 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. 

Ah, the serious rains have returned to the northwest and Seattle! And yet there are still so many colorful trees that retain their leaves and it is a small forest of those and evergreens that await me every morning -- even through the pouring rain! It is quite cold, but Sam and I are warm inside the apartment and he is happy to do with short walks!! I'm SO glad for that!  So, here are a few for today -- before the rains began!

I'll be a little late signing in today as I have a doctor's appointment, but I'll still be visiting as many of your wonderful blogs as possible!
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
Sydney J. Harris

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
Robert Half

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes


Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
Andy Rooney

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Some More Smiles for Wednesday!

To save the economy, on November 20, 2011, the Government will announce
they are ordering the immigration department to start deporting old people
(instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
Old people are easier to catch, and will not remember how to get back home!
I started crying when I thought of all of  you.  Then it dawned on me, oh crap.....
I'll see you on the bus! 

AND ..... New Church signs!  I do love a sense of humor wherever I find it -- particularly these days!!

Hope you all have a great day! Enjoy!  Don't turn on the news!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. Charles Gordy
Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.  Author Unknown

Laughter is an instant vacation.  Milton Berle
When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other. Alan Alda

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

 Once again, we've had a little of everything over the past week, from blue, blue skies, to gray, from sunshine to stormy, stormy days and nights with downpours!  Some trees still have their leaves although no longer green and some are stark naked -- already!!

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to
do but to stand there and take it.  Lyndon Johnson

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
Dale Dauten

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Henry Clay

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Paul Harvey

Once you leave the womb, conservatives don't care about you until you reach
military age. Then you're just what they're looking for.
George Carlin

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.  
Anna Fellows Johnston

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.  Jim Beggs

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.  
Victor Borge

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!!

What do you mean, Mom? Why can't  Mojo come for Thanksgiving?
She can sleep in my bed!!  What kind of Thanksgiving is this going to be for me??  I've been waiting and waiting!!

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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