I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry, Merry Christmas to You All!!!

Wishing all of you a most wonderful and beautiful ChristmasI'm not sure exactly when I'll be back online, but I'll be thinking of you!!  I have included a link to one of the most fun, full of smiles Christmas videos that I've ever seen!!  If you have a free moment, watch and be ready to smile with people from all over the world!       https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pwe-pA6TaZk  

Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekend Reflections!!

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.    W.T. Ellis
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!  Wishing all of you a very beautiful and Merry Christmas!  I'll be on my way to Portland early tomorrow to spend Christmas with my family, so I may not be able to comment on many of your posts, but I'll be BACK!!

My Christmas tree in the sky!!!

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
Author Unknown

Thursday, December 20, 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/
Well, you guys will have to put up with me for a couple more days as Adam's schedule got busied up at the last minute and he won't be able to pick me up until Saturday morning!!  But at least it will be a great weekend!!
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.    Andy Rooney

Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.   Eric Sevareid

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.     Harlan Miller

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.     
Eva Logue

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  Burton Hillis

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!!!

Dear Santa,

I don't want much for Christmas, I just want

the person reading this to be happy .

Friends are the fruit cake of life-

some nutty, some soaked in alcohol,

some sweet but mix them together and

they're my friends.

Oh, and by the way ---
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
Jay Leno


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

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

And How About This Apology!!! PRICELESS!

Hi  Sweetheart,
I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up  the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me  too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am  apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is for you to be  happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season. Nothing brightens the Christmas  spirit like Christmas lights! I took the time to hang the lights for you  today; and now I will be off to the football game.

Again, I am very  sorry for the way I acted yesterday. I'll be home early.

Her response..........................................................................................................

 Hi  Honey, 
Thank you for that heart-felt apology. I don't often  get an apology from you, and I truly appreciate it. I, too, felt bad about the argument and wanted to  apologize. I realize that I can sometimes be a little pushy. I will try to  respect your feelings from now on. Thank you for taking the time to hang the Christmas  lights for me. It really means a lot. In the spirit of giving, I washed your truck for  you; and now I am off to the mall.

I love you too!   
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Merry Christmas!!!! Heee  Heeee

Monday, December 17, 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!!

A few wintry scenes around Seattle before Sam and I head for Portland on Friday!!  Lots of excitement being felt here!  Adam will be here on Thursday and we'll pack up and  head out!!
I may drop out of sight for a bit, but I'll have lots to share with you after the holidays!! 

I found this unhappy little sea gull looking for some warm sand one year when we had a white Christmas!!

 If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
Edna Ferber

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

For the families in Connecticut .
Gone Away
© Diana Blokzyl
An Angel whispered
take my hand and
come with me
you're work here is done.

I went away to a place
where there's no tears, nor sorrow
only laughter and smiles,
there will always be a Tomorrow.

As I move amongst the clouds.
I'll look down and smile upon you,
while the angels
sing a heavenly song.

I am not alone
all who went before
are here
they awaited my return.

I know you'll grieve
and wish I was still here
I am here in the memories
you hold dear.

Remember how much I
love you
and know I took your
love with me.

I did not wish for
you to cry, nor feel sad.
My pain is gone and
I am Free!

Soon you'll come to me
until then
God will be with you
Just as He's with me.

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!!

Oh, yes! I'm ready for Christmas now!!!  Can't wait for Friday and we'll be off to Portland!!! Hooray!!

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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