I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

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

Gemma Wiseman

Wishing all of you a most wonderful and Happy New Year!  Thank you for being a part of my world!!

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.    Author Unknown

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  Author Unknown

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore
his last oath.  Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.  Thirty days
from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to
cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Weekend Reflections!!

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen K

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! 

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.  Middle age is when you're forced to.  Bill Vaughn

Thursday, December 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/
 Hope your holiday week is going well! Make the most of every day, laugh, love and enjoy!!
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things.  John Burroughs

We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.  Edith Lovejoy Pierce

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.     Bill Vaughan

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Wonderful Christmas!!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!! I surely did and it was wonderful to be with my kids for a few days. I realize now that many of you thought that my going to Portland for the holidays was the permanent move, but that won't be until April when my lease here expires. So this visit was  just for the holiday fun and it  was fun indeed!! But wouldn't you know!!! My camera got "ill" and I've had to rely mostly on my son's photos!! But the good news is -- David got me a new camera for Christmas, but it was late arriving and I won't have it in hand until tomorrow! So much for Christmas photos this year, but I will share some of the kids photos later! In the meantime here are the newly weds yesterday!!

How about those smiles!!!

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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