I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

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

Gemma Wiseman


Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
 Brendan Francis

I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
 J.M. Barrie

Friday, April 12, 2013

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.
And  how about my upside down duck friend!!
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
 E.E. Cummings

Thursday, April 11, 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/   

I want to thank all of you for your kind thoughts and concern for Sir Sam Schnauzer! He continues to improve and makes me smile and feel the joy of every day!!

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

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.    Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Browne

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One Quiet Moment

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just So You Know .....

Proper Use Of The Modern English Language:

Just keeping you in the loop for proper word choice, always looking out for precision communication.
Due to the climate of political correctness now pervading America ,

Kentuckians, Tennesseans and West Virginians will no longer be referred to as'HILLBILLIES.'

You must now refer to them as

And furthermore


1. She is not 'EASY' - She is


2. She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a


3. She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a


4. She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes


5. She is not a 'TWO-BIT HOOKER' - She is a

6. She is not an AIRHEAD - She has had a CEREBRAL LIPOSUCTION.


1.. He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a

2.. He is not a 'BAD DANCER' - He is


3.. He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He

4.. He is not 'BALDING' - He is in

5.. He does not act like a 'TOTAL ASS' - He develops a 
severe case of

6.. It's not his 'CRACK' you see hanging out of his pants - It's

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.   John Barrymore

Funnies for Tuesday!!!

Hope everyone can enjoy a giggle today -- Sam is much better so I can definitely smile!! Thanks to all of you yesterday for holding good thoughts for my little four-legged friend! You are all WONDERFUL!!!

Monday, April 8, 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!!

A very large part of my world for the past eleven years has been Sam Schnauzer.  As most of you know, he was injured by another dog late last week. He's not made the improvement we hoped for and I'm not sure what is going to happen. Please hold good thoughts for Sam and I.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

One Quiet Moment!!

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.    Palmer Sondreal

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!!

I hope all of you will hold good thoughts for Sam. Two days ago, a dog locked in a car parked in front of the complex where we live,  managed to jump into the the front seat and out the partially open window and attack Sam as we were going for our afternoon walk. It took three people, who just happened to be near the building at the timeto pull the dog off Sam and put him back in the car. Sam is doing okay, but is still having some problems.  We have no idea what prompted the attack other than he is a very vicious dog and the owner had been forced to move out of the complex that day because of the dog.  Unfortunately, not soon enough to save Sam from the trauma.

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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