I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
 George Bernard Shaw
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

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

Welcome to the fun of playing with shadows! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekend Reflections

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

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!!

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Lao Tzu
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
W. Earl Hall

Thursday, March 29, 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! 
All seems to be well again and Sky Watch is up and running!

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are
infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.     Oscar Wilde

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
Robin Williams

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the
horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our
Minor White

Update on my daughter! The surgery went well and she will be leaving the hospital in a few days. Thank you for all the good wishes!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.  Maya Angelou

My daughter Kerith has breast cancer surgery tomorrow.  Thank you for holding good thoughts for her.

A Little More Humor for Wednesday!

4 worms in church  
 Four worms and a lesson to be learned!!!!
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol
... Dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke
... Dead.

Third worm in chocolate syrup
... Dead.

Fourth worm in good clean soil
... Alive .
So the Minister asked the congregation, What did you learn from this demonstration?

Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said,

'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'
That pretty much ended the service!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday Humor!

Thought you should know that the book,
"Understanding Women" is now out in paperback.
And ........
  Better than a Flu 
  Miss Beatrice,
The church organist,
Was in her eighties
And had never been married. She was admired for her
sweetness and kindness to all.
One afternoon the pastor
came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint
sitting room.
She invited him to have a
  seat while she prepared tea...
As he sat facing her old  Hammond  organ,the young
minister noticed a cut glass
bowl Sitting on top of it.
The bowl was filled with water,
and in the water floated. of all
things,a condom! 
When she returned
With tea and scones,they
began to chat. The pastor
tried to stifle his curiosity
About the bowl of water and its
strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.
'Miss Beatrice', he said,
'I wonder if you would tell me about this?
Pointing to the bowl.
'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it 
wonderful? I was walking
through the park a few
months ago and I found
this little package on the 
The directions said
To place it on the organ,
Keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. 
Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter. 
Have a good day.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Our World Tuesday!!

Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment.
Ellis Peterson

Spring is making a serious attempt to put in an appearance in my part of our world these days! And a wonderful world it is with a beautiful  coastline and blue, blue water, Mt. Rainier watching over everything, terrific places to find colorful plants and flowers, delightful, different places to eat or have tea, and of course, the colorful skies!!

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!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Broadstreet

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
Christopher Morley

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
 Martha Washington

Pets Forever!

Mojo and Stella will be here soon!!!
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!
And here is Mojo!! And her Dad! What a fun day!

And Stella, too! She is lookin' good!!

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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