I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

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


I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be  Thomas Jefferson

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.   C. S. Lewis
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it
every day.   Henri Nouwen

Friday, January 27, 2012

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 sun for two days!! I'm ecstatic!  But I had already put my post together and besides, I didn't have a way to get to the harbor and that's where I wanted to be! Thank goodness for photo files!!!
Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host
against difficulties.  Helen Keller
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the
height of wisdom in the next.
        John Stuart Mill
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave
most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained
by giving them to someone else.    Peyton Conway

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sky Watch!!

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! 
I wistfully looked back for those wonderful blue skies!! Hope you enjoy them!
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does
not laugh....
Kahlil Gibran

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
 Albert Einstein

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
 Anaïs Nin

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
 William W. Purkey

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.               James Freeman Clarke

Blessed Are The Cracked, For They Let In The Light!!

1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't. 
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 
Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them. 
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke . 
5. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive. 

6. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me. 
7. Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder. 
Earth is the insane asylum for the universe . 
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing. 
10. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes. 
11. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck- is-the-room- spinning medicine. 
12. God must love stupid people; He made so many. 
The gene pool could use a little chlorine. 
Consciousness: That annoying time between naps. 
15. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again? 

16. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it! 
17. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up. 
. Procrastinate Now!
19. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With That? 
A hangover is the wrath of grapes. 
21. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance. 
22. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere! 
They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken. 
24 . He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.
25. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory. 
26 . Ham and eggs... A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig. 
27. The trouble with life is there's no background music.
28. The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
29. I smile because I don't know what is going on . 

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! 

Life is too short and friends are too few !

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Watery Wednesday!

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
 Leo Buscaglia
Join the fun on Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy!!  http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Maya Angelou

How To Stay Young!!!


1. Try everything twice.
On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
 "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
 The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:

Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever...
Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
 whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.

If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips..

Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

I love you, my special friend!

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Wine does not make you FAT .... it makes you LEAN ....
(against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Our World Today!!

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!!

It has been a pretty miserable world here in Seattle -- weather wise at least! And certainly too much of a mess for any good shots even if I had the courage to get out on the streets! Sam got walked and that was it! So, I looked back over the past weeks to find some of the many beautiful things in my part of Our World!
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct
to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
        Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must
have somebody to divide it with.

 Mark Twain
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 it's time for me to get another haircut like this?? How do you know all that snow won't come back??? I could freeze on my first walk!!!

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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