I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Rose
(chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman

http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.com/

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  Leo Buscaglia


Friday, January 25, 2013

Weekend Reflections!!

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/


Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  Author Unknown

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.   Sicilian Proverb

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.     Douglas Pagels

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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/

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.  Robert Anthony


Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Richard Bach

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness.
The Wall Street Journal

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
-Publilius Syrus

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain

Time for Retirement?????




 And speaking of retirement --  some thoughts from Maxine!!
 


As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really care.   It's the tortoise life for me!

1.. If walking is so 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 150 years.

And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.

 

I'm retired. Go around me.

 

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good  fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

 





Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer

World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama XIV

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

Ah, It's Winter They Say in Ohio!!

It's winter in OHIO
And the gentle breezes blow, 
70 miles per hour at 10 below! 
Oh, how I love OHIO 
When the snow's up to your butt; 
You take a breath of winter air 
And your nose is frozen shut. 
Yes, the weather here is wonderful, 
You may think I'm a fool. 
I could never leave 
OHIO 
Cause I'm frozen to the stool.

If you get thawed out in time, check these out!!

 
THESE REALLY WORK!! I checked this out on Snopes and it's for real! ...

AMAZING, SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES: 
1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.
2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.
4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.
6. YOU NEED ONLY TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE. 

7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.


THOUGHT for the day:

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN THEY'RE PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.


Monday, January 21, 2013

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!!
http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/ 
We had a lovely, sunny day on Sunday and how welcome it was after a week of gray skies, heavy fog and bone chilling cold!! And I found myself thinking about spring and all the beautiful colors that we see here. So, today I'm sharing some of the colors of our springs from past years! Hope you enjoy!

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Mohandas Gandhi

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

Don't gain the world  and lose your soul, wisdom Is better than silver or gold.
Bob Marley

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
Mohandas Gandhi
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.
Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
  Henry David Thoreau


The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  Elisabeth Foley


When the snow is still blowing against the window-pane in January and  February and the wild winds are howling without, what pleasure it is to plan for summer that is to be.
Celia Thaxter

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!!

Mojo even kissed me goodbye!!  I can't wait to see her again when we finally get to MOVE!!!

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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