I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis

Friday, December 23, 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!
It's definitely winter!! And I was longing for the harbor and the ships!
Wishing you all a very beautiful, Merry Christmas with lots of love and laughter!!
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Mark Twain
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

Thursday, December 22, 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. 

I do hope your world, is a a world filled with love and laughter and beauty as Christmas draws near!

To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
Ayn Rand

There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran

When you cease to dream you cease to live.
Malcolm Forbes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Watery Wednesday

Join the fun on Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy!!  http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your
Maya Angelou

Consider Holiday Inn Instead of a Nursing Home!!

  I'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when I get old and too feeble. I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.
 For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.
That leaves  $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.$5 worth of tips a day you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).
To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
 For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. 
While you're at the airport, fly somewhere.  Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.
And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see  Hawaii?  They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken?  Light bulbs need changing?  Need a mattress replaced?  No problem.. They fix everything,  and apologize for the inconvenience

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok.  If not, they'll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker.
 If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.     

                         And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.The grandkids can use the pool.  What more could I ask for?
So, now that I have reached that golden age, I'll face it with a grin.


To all of  you approaching 50 or have REACHED 50 and past,  this  email is especially for you......







Not  forgetting HIV (Hair is Vanishing)

Monday, December 19, 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!!

One of the things I love most about being a part of Our World is that each week it gives me the opportunity to realize how blessed I am to be surrounded by so much beauty and so many good things!
Well,  this hasn't been one of my better weeks, but if you take the time to look around the chances are good that you'll see something that will take your breath away or make you smile. I did and it works!! So, I thought I'd share some of it with you today.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

 I actually caught this one a couple of years ago when we had an unusual amount of snow for Seattle.  This is truly a pissed off seagull! But he did then and did today -- make me smile!

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Whatever you do, never stop dreaming.
Darren L. Johnson

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Khalil Gibran

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

When you cease to dream you cease to live.
Malcolm Forbes

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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