I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
Bishop Reginald Heber

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!

 Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
      Thich Nhat Hanh

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
Bob Hope

Friday, April 6, 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!!

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

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

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
W. Earl Hall

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
        John Buchan

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
         Melba Colgrove

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
  Kahlil Gibran
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
        Carl Sandburg
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! 

We've had a little of all of it this week -- didn't like what you saw? just wait an hour or so! Wild and crazy, but beautiful as always!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty and Gratitude!!

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.  Kak Sri

I have much to be grateful for this evening -- my daughter had her post-surgery check-up and she is 100% cancer free!  They will be keeping a close watch, but all looks good for now!
Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts for her!!

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
Jerry Van Amerongen

Wet T-Shirt Contest!!

What did you think it was gonna be?

Out of the Mouths of Babes ...... And an Old Man!

While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the man's, he said, I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too..'*****As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing.
After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them..'
*****Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old Granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. 'In ten years,' I said, 'you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.
Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.'
Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children..
One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her needle. 'No, no, no!' she screamed. 'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behavior.' With that, the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!
On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, 'Dad, I know babies come from mommies' tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?' After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, 'You don't have to make up something, Dad It's okay if you don't know the answer.'
Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. 'I'm going to be away for a long time,' I told him. 'I'm going to Iraq ..' 'Why?' he asked. 'Don't you know there's a war going on over there?'*****Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood
Diseases. One afternoon, he and is wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn't know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, that's the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you've seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?' Blank stares. 'Well, you've probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.' An eight-year-old girl perked up. 'How long was he missing?'
*****... And the old man and my personal favorite .. It's God's Problem Now :
His wife's graveside service was just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little, old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Well, she's there."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
         Chuck Sigars


A father walks into a restaurant with his young son. He gives the young boy 3 coins to play the juke-box with to keep him occupied. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face.

The father realizes the boy has swallowed the coins and starts slapping him on the back. The boy coughs up 2 of the coins, but keeps choking. Looking at his son, the father is panicking, shouting for help.

A well dressed, attractive, and serious looking woman, in a blue business suit is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee.

At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down, neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the restaurant.

Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants; takes hold of the boy's testicles and starts to squeeze and twist, gently at first and then ever so firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the last coin, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand.

Releasing the boy's testicles, the woman hands the coin to the father and walks back to her seat in the coffee bar without saying a word.

As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, 'I've never seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a doctor?'

'No,' the woman replied. 'Divorce attorney.'


Are you one of those women who spend hours in front of the computer?
Do you end up with neck aches and tension in your back?
Here are some very helpful exercises sent to me by my 89 year old friend, Fran! She's a gem!!
(scroll down)

Neck feels better now, doesn't it?  You're very welcome!!!

Monday, April 2, 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!!

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
Charles Lamb

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock

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'm really, really tired of cold, wet weather! No, fun to take  walks anymore!! 
What happened to SPRING!!!  I need some SUNSHINE!!!

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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