I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.
Rebecca H. Davis
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Charlotte Whitton

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

Another Saturday!! Time flies whether you're having fun or not obviously!! But I am having fun, as always! Hope all of you have a great weekend!!  


Friday, March 16, 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!
Hope all of you are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!

I have been unable to leave comments on the blogs of those of you who use Word Press -- just get a weird message that I can't leave a comment! 
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their
guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Mark Twain
Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more restful.
Mark Twain

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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 and I. 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! 
Our weather is really crappy, but spring is on the way in spite of that -- trees are blooming, budding out and there are patches of color scattered everywhere! Hope to get some beautiful skies soon to go with the colors!  Enjoy your weekend!!
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Anthony Robbins
Life is too deep for words. so don’t try to describe it - just live it.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
Langston Hughes

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you
nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living
that suits all cases.
Carl Jung

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them
long enough.
Earl Wilson

Life Explained by Graphs!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
Mark Twain

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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

Some Giggles and Laughs for Tuesday!!

His name is Dick
A sign of the times!!

And  for the women in the audience!
PREGNANCY Q & A & more!

 Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
 A: No, 35 children is enough.

 Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
 A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

 Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
 A: Childbirth.

 Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
 A: So what's your question?
 Q?: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
 A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.?

 Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
 A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

 Q?: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
 A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

 Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
 A: Yes, pregnancy.

 Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
 A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

 Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
 A: When the kids are in college.


 1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
 2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
 3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
 4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
 5. You're using your cell phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says:
"How's my driving".
 6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
 7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space."
 9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
 10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

Monday, March 12, 2012

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!!
To help me appreciate the fact that it isn't cold enough to snow again, I decided to show you a bit of my world when it is covered with snow!  Take note of the expression on the seagulls face and you'll see the general response to snow in the northwest!
Have a wonderful, beautiful week! 

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."   Robert Byrne

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.  W.J. Vogel


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
 William Wordsworth
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
 Elbert Hubbard

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Evan Esar

You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.   
Desmond Tutu

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!

He's back!!! Bozo is back!! I'm glad I got my haircut!!

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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