I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

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

Gemma Wiseman

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  Helen Keller

I think everyone should be told they're beautiful until they believe it. Unknown

Friday, September 28, 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!

You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. Albert

 We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch.

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.  Zig Ziglar

Thursday, September 27, 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!
And our gorgeous weather continues!! Amazing and I love it!! We have had a little of everything in regards to our skies which is the norm for us! Hope you enjoy these and have a grand weekend!!

The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty really are in ourselves.  Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.  Søren Kierkegaard

We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     Joseph Campbell

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.   Eleanor Roosevelt

Giggles for Seniors and Will-be Seniors!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily,
          visiting the natural world.
                                    Catlin Matthews

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
    within.    Horace Friess

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.  Alexander Graham Bell

Men Are Just Happier People

What do you expect from such simple creatures? 
Your last name stays put. 
The garage is all yours. 
Wedding plans take care of themselves. 
Chocolate is just another snack. 
You can be President. 
You can never be pregnant. 
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. 
You can wear NO shirt to a water park. 
Car mechanics tell you the truth. 
The world is your urinal. 
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. 
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. 
Same work, more pay. 
Wrinkles add character. 
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. 
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. 
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.   
One mood all the  time.   
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. 
You know stuff about tanks. 
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. 
You can open all your own  jars. 
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. 
If someone forgets to invite you, 
He or she can still be your friend.   
Your underwear is  $8.95 for a three-pack. 
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.. 
You almost never have strap problems in public. 
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.. 
Everything on your face stays its original color. 
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. 
You only have to shave your face and neck.   
You can play with toys all your life. 
One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. 
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. 
You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. 
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.   
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives 
On December 24 in 25 minutes. 
No wonder men are happier.  

·          If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. 
·          If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman . 
·          When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50.  None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. 
·          When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators. 
·          A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. 
·          A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale. 
·          A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel. 
·          The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337.  A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items. 
·          A woman has the last word in any argument. 
·          Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. 
·          A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. 
·          A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife. 
·          A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. 
·          A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does. 
·          A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail. 
·          A man will dress up for weddings and funerals. 
·          Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. 
·          Women somehow deteriorate during the night. 
·          Ah, children.  A woman knows all about her children.  She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. 
·          A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house. 
A married man should forget his mistakes.  There's no use in two people remembering the same thing! 

Monday, September 24, 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!!
The temps are cooler, but the skies are clear and there's lots of sunshine! What a great Fall we're having!!

I've developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time. Charlie

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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