I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Gemma Wiseman

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
Jean Cocturan

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working with one.
Bill Gates

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

Friday, September 7, 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!

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
       Storm Jameson

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

Thursday, September 6, 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!

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
        Burton Hills

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
        Leo Rosten, American teacher and humorist

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
        Spanish Proverb

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in
your years.
        Abraham Lincoln

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
        Chinese Proverb

Attack of the Cute!!! No Further Words Necessary!

Hope all of you have a wonderful day! Enjoy, find reasons to smile and better yet, laugh out loud!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.    John Burroughs

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  Elizabeth Lawrence

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Emily Bronte

Angels Explained By Children

 I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.
--Gregory, age 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it.
--Olive, age 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes.  
--Matthew, age 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
--Mitchell, age 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
--Henry, age 8 
Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!  
--Jack, age 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
--Daniel, age 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath again, somewhere there's a tornado.
--Reagan, age 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
--Sara, age 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
--Jared, age 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
--Antonio, age 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
--Ashley, age 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if  
they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
-- Vicki, age 8

What I don't get about angels is, why when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.  
--Sarah, age 7

Monday, September 3, 2012

Our World!!

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's hard to believe that it's September in Seattle! It's more like summer -- NO rain for 41 days!! Lots of sunshine and blue skies and I'm not complaining!! But whatever the season, it is a beautiful world! And my personal world is filled with heavenly skies, memories of summers lovely flowers, a wonderful four-legged friend, the promise of glorious fall colors, and my own corner full of books and wonderful memories! Enjoy every moment of every season!!

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  Elizabeth

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain
in fruits.
Samuel Butler

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.  John Burroughs

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.  Carlos Castaneda

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.   Montaigne

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!!

Hey, guys!! How do you like the frame for my photo!!!  Mojo and Stella's Mom sent it to me on my Mom's birthday!! Pretty cool, huh!!

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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