I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Gemma Wiseman

Let us all hold good thoughts for people in Connecticut who lost so much yesterday.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

Friday, December 14, 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!
May our hearts and prayers be with the families in Connecticut in the wake of the horrific school shooting there this AM!!
 It looked to me as though the turtles on one side of the pond and the ducks on the other were having a serious meeting -- perhaps about just whose pond it is????
Our ideals are our better selves.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

Thursday, December 13, 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/
 The year is winding down, everyone is busy, lots of excitement and laughter! It's a wonderful time for me and hopefully for each of you as well! Let's celebrate the beauty of our world and our skies and be thankful for our many blessings!! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand

Christmas Cake Recipe!!

Once again this year, I've had requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe so here goes:   

1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt     
1 cup brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 bottle tequila
2 cups dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality

Take a large bowl; check the tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality..
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck iin the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the fruit up off the floor.

Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity.

Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.
Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.  Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner
Finally, throw the bowl through the window.

Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat.

Cherry Christmas to you all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Monday, December 10, 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!!
As I've been going through my photos lately I thought I would share some of my favorite places here in Seattle with you today!  The first one is a favorite park of mine, the next is my favorite place to eat -- a wonderful tea shop and the last two are from the awesome Tulip Festival!  Hope all of you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!!

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Linus Pauling

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!!

My groomer's new baby got sick and she can't give me a haircut until NEXT Wednesday!!  We leave for Portland the week after that!! What if someone else gets sick??? I can't go visit Mojo and Stella looking like this!!!!

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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