I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 26, 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're actually having a few lovely days after nearly a week of nothing but rain! I had almost forgotten that sunshine could be so beautiful!  Yes! I exaggerate, but you get the picture!  Wishing you all a lovely weekend! Enjoy! 

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

Life is the sum of all your choices.    Albert Camus

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the
world is round and will lead you back to your door.  
Robert Brault

Friday, November 25, 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!

One holiday over and two to go! Hope you are all enjoying a great weekend!!

The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.  Nicolas Chamfort, translated from French

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

Thursday, November 24, 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.

Wishing all of you in the states a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving filled with lots of love and laughter, family and friends! And to my friends all over the world, may you have a delightful weekend filled with all the good things!

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.
John Hughes

                                                            Life is short!
Forgive quickly!
Love truly!
Laugh uncontrollably and
Let your Light shine brightly
for all the world to see!!!!.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Whole New Look at Popular Products!!! Ladies Take Notes!!

Dear Tide:

I am writing to say
what an excellent product
you have.
I've used it all of my married life,
as my Mom always told me
it was the best.
Now that I am in my middle years,
I find it even better!
In fact, about a month ago,
I spilled some red wine
on my new white blouse.
My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me
about how clumsy I was,
and generally started becoming
a pain in the neck.

One thing led to another and somehow I ended up with his blood
on my new white blouse!

I grabbed my bottle
of Tide with bleach alternative,
to my surprise and satisfaction, all of the stains came out!

In fact, the stains came out so well the detectives who came by yesterday
told me that the DNA tests
on my blouse were negative.

Then my attorney called
and said that I was no longer considered a suspect in the disappearance of my husband.

What a relief!
Going through menopause
is bad enough without being
a murder suspect!
I thank you, once again,
for having a great product.

Well, gotta go.
I have to write to
the Hefty bag people.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Watery Wednesday

This is my first time to post on Watery Wednesday, but I do love the water and thought it would be fun! On a cold, gray, rainy day like today I'm looking back to those wonderful sunny days that I spent near the harbor with the blue skies and equally blue water!!!  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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How About a Laugh to Start the Day?

A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room
when a young woman with purple hair styled
into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting  a variety
of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing,
entered . . . It  was quickly determined that
the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was
scheduled for immediate surgery.. When she was completely disrobed on the operating
table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had
been dyed green and above it there was a
tattoo that read . . . 'Keep off the grass.'

Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon
wrote a short note on the patient's dressing,
which said 'Sorry . . . had to  mow the lawn.'

Submitted by RN no name,

  As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB.
I was quite embarrassed when performing female
pelvic exams... To cover my embarrassment
I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.

The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassing me.

I looked up from my work and sheepishly said.  . ..
I'm sorry. Was I tickling you? ' 
She replied with tears running down
her cheeks from laughing so hard . . .

'No doctor but the song you were whistling was . . ...
' I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Wiener .'

  Dr. wouldn't submit his name.....

Baby's First Doctor Visit

A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the
doctor to come in for the baby's first exam.
The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.
'Breast-fed, ' she replied..

' Well, strip down to your waist,' the doctor ordered.

She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination.

Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said,  'No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.'

‘I know,' she said,  'I'm his Grandma,

But I'm glad I came.’

Monday, November 21, 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!!

Ah, the holidays approach!  And as I was looking around my world for the things that I am thankful for, I did find a variety of things! A glorious mountain overlooking the city, my very favorite tea room, my favorite chair, my best friend, Sam and the fun of preparing for Thanksgiving and a holiday visit with two of my favorite people -- my son, Adam and his fiancee, Amber!

I do hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of love and laughter and, of course, great food!!
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.   Thornton Wilder

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. Irv Kupcinet
Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart
You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.  Jay Leno

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

       As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest    appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
                                     John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have to remind myself of this quite often!!!

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!!

I know I sit here and look at you everyday!! Just a reminder!!  It's about time to go for my walk!

It isn't raining is it???

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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