I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Gemma Wiseman


To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy. is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many --not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
 Charles Dickens

Friday, May 3, 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. 

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.  Helen Keller

This is our log!!! You ducks need to find another one!!

Thursday, May 2, 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 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/  
 We have lovely skies and it is almost WARM!!  I'm getting ready for the big move on the 16th! I'm ready to move on!! Hope all of you have a great weekend with lots of beautiful skies!!!
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
within. Horace Friess

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. Montaigne

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.  Henri Nouwen

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. Sheerin

Ah! Be Careful What You Ask For!!!

This guys wife said "Fix that gutter downspout TODAY!"  This is how he responded!!

So I invited the boys over.

One brought his welding machine, one brought a pipe cutter,

the others brought beer.
Took us about 4 hours, mostly for the beer,

but we got the downspout fixed.
Wife is still speechless...

    I am certain not for much longer though.   


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

One Quiet Moment

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

How About These Paraprosdokians for the Day!!!

Gotcha, Huh!! Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous.  Winston Churchill loved them.  Here are some examples:

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you.  But it's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, Notify:' I put 'DOCTOR'.

11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

12. You do not need a parachute to skydive.  You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure..

14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

15. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

16. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

17. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

Monday, April 29, 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 glance today at what will soon be in the past! And while I have loved the years I have spent in Seattle, I am looking forward to returning to my former home in Portland, Oregon! I will be moving back there on May 16th and I am excited! But for today a look at some tulips a beautiful harbor and beach, casinos  and SNOW!! I hope all of you have a wonderful week!!

If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. John Templeton

Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.   Martha Washington

A Bright Day on the Horizon!!!

After a sad and lonely week without my dear Sam Schnauzer, things have taken a turn for the better -- my son, Adam, has found me a new apartment in Portland and I will be moving there in two weeks!!  It's comfortable and roomy and in a great area!! Needless to say, I'm delighted! The move couldn't come at a better time and will help me move on from the sadness of the past few weeks!!!

It will be a busy couple of weeks and I'll probably have to be offline for a day or  two until I get settled, but I did want to share the good news with you today!!! 

I also want to thank all of you for your wonderfully kind and thoughtful messages about Sam! They certainly made this very hurtful time more bearable!! I'll still be posting up until moving day and visiting as many of you as I can!! Have a wonderful week!!

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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