I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard

Friday, June 15, 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!!

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.
Erma Bombeck

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!!

My son, Adam, was traveling in Idaho this past week and took this shot!! Has an eye for lovely skies, doesn't he?
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Bette Davis

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
Bertolt Brecht
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach
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!

 I hope everyone has had a great week and wishing you a beautiful weekend with lots of glorious skies! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Mignon McLaughlin

A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Jean Ingelow

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

Giggles for the Day from Australia!

A dear friend from Australia shared these with me yesterday and now I'm sharing them with you! In this crazy world of today we need all the laughs, grins and giggles we can get and today, that's called Insanity!!
To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1 At lunch time, sit In your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars .... see if they slow down!!
Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has recovered from their caffeine addiction, switch to Expresso.
4 Skip down the hall rather than walking. See how many strange looks you get
Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face
Sing along at the opera.
7 Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party, because you have a headache.
When the money comes out of the ATM, scream "I Won! I Won!'
When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the car park, screaming 'Run for your lives! They're loose!'
10 Tell your children, 'Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.'

And the final way to maintain a healthy level of insanity:-

It's Called...THERAPY

Enjoy The Ride, Life is Short!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

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

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

The iPhone!!

It all began with an iPhone... March was when our son celebrated his 17th birthday, and we got him an iPhone. He just loved it. Who wouldn't?

I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad.

Our daughter's birthday was in August, so we got her an iPod Touch.

My wife celebrated her birthday in September, so I got her an iRon.

What my wife failed to recognize is that the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and iClean.

This inevitably activates the iNag reminder service.

I should be out of the hospital next week!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Our World!!!

We've had a little sun this week, but it still feels like early March instead of mid June! I did get to go to one of my favorite places, the City Park in Bellevue and it is as delightful as ever! Hope you enjoy the visit!

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

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, June 10, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our
willingness to choose life.
Leo Buscaglia

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
Ernie Banks

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois

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!!
 No, I don't look like this today -- but come see me on Wednesday!!
Wednesday is bath and haircut day!! Darn it!!!

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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