I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
 Margaret B. Runbeck

Ponderisms for the Day

(something to think about)

1- I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
2- There are two kinds of pedestrians . . . The quick and the dead.
3- Life is sexually transmitted.
4- Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
5- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
6- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

7- Have you noticed since everyone has a cell phone these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?
8- Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

9- All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

10- In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
11- How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

12- Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out'? Hmmmmm, How about eggs ? . . .
13- If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
14- Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?
16- If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
17- Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

18- Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?
19- Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
20. Do you ever wonder why you stop by my blog???

Friday, March 22, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.  William Wordsworth

The Time is Drawing Near!!

I still have about six weeks before the big move back to Portland, but there is SO much to be done that I'm going to be short on time. Consequently, I won't be blogging as frequently as I have over the past five years and I won't be able to participate in the memes as I have. I will try to visit as many sites as I can and I will still put up posts, just probably not as frequently. I look forward to being settled in my new home and being able to get back to the "important" thing in my life!!!  I will miss all of you and hope that now and then you'll check in to say hi and I will do the same with you!! You have all become such wonderful friends and an important part of the life of this "old broad"!!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

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 led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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/   

And no matter how often you look up, the skies are always beautiful , but never the same!!!

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.  Khaled Hosseini

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.
 Gordon B. Hinckley

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - - to be happy-it's all that matters.  Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Quiet Moment

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
 Virginia Woolf

New Government Symbol

The new  government symbol is  announced

The government announced that it is changing its symbol for Congress to a Condom, because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance.  A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed!!
Damn!! It just doesn't get any more accurate than that!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been!'
 John Greenleaf Whittier

A Great Way to Celebrate Getting Old!!

My wonderful friend, Suranga, in India sent this to me and I had to share it with you! Get ready to laugh!!

To commemorate her 79th birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:

(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,

These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd
that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please
share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who
would appreciate it.)

Monday, March 18, 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!!

By mid-April last year things were really beginning to bloom and colorful plants, trees and flowers were everywhere including the terrace here at the complex where I've lived for the past several years -- I will miss this and the roof when I move back to Portland!!! Ah, the good and the bad of moves!!!

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
 George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, March 17, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Where there is love there is life.
 Mahatma Gandhi

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!!

Happy St. Patrick's

When is it going to stop raining??? Tell me!!!  I'm tired of getting wet every time we go outside!! The least you could do is give me another couple of treats!!  And this should be St. Sam's Day!!!

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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