I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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, it's really sunny outside and I'm not sleepy any more!! Let's go for a walk!!  What do you mean, it'll be dark soon???  You're getting to be a real kill joy, Mom!!!!  Are you getting old or something???  Whooppps! Sorry about that!!

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

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

Gemma Wiseman

When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
Dennis Weaver

And back to the Chihuly Glass Museum!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Friday, November 9, 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 may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
Donella Meadows

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Aldo Leopold

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sky Watch!!!

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!
Thankfully the elections are over, President Obama will remain president and I am so very HAPPY!!  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend with lots of beautiful skies!!!

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Hope is a waking dream.

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
Amelia Barr

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a
particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.  Charles Langbridge Morgan

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

A Giggle or Two from That Other OLD Broad!

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's "Patootie".
It's the tortoise life for me!
1. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn't run-- and does nothing--yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.
I'm retired.
Go around me.

Congratulations Mr. President!!

Oh, yes! Now, it is indeed a beautiful day!

Let's celebrate!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is
noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
For happiness, one needs security, but joy can spring like
      a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe

How About a Smile, a Giggle, Maybe a Belly Laugh!!


A very prestigious cardiologist died, and was given a very elaborate funeral by the hospital where he had worked for most of his life. A huge heart, covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service as all the doctors from the hospital sat in awe. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside.  The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.
At that point, one of the mourners just burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, "I'm so sorry --- I was just thinking of my own funeral ---- I'm a gynecologist."
The Priest fainted. 

Do they know that it's a stuffed toy???

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb
 potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag. 

Monday, November 5, 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!!

I had a good friend take me to lunch on Saturday and he told me to bring my camera, so I did although I wasn't sure what he had planned! After lunch we went to a casino that is on all Indian territory/reservation and although I'm not a gambler, I was impressed with the place from outside! Such beautiful fountains, and waterfalls everywhere!! So, I'm sharing some of that with you today! Hope you enjoy!

 Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
Bernard Meltzer

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

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

This is the ceiling inside the casino!! I was far too busy looking up to try my hand at gambling!!!  It was awesome!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

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!!

It's November, right??? Next month is the big month!! I'm sleeping until then! Just leave some food in my bowl!!
Hey, you guys! This is not a BEER belly, it's my Winter belly -- just sooner than usual!! Give me a break, 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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