I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

The dancers shadows!  Forgive me for showing off my tango dancing daughter!!  Enjoy your weekend!!

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

(chubskulit)Gemma Wiseman

Friday, August 2, 2013

Weekend Reflections

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow

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. 

Thursday, August 1, 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 by 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 am enjoying my new home, but I will always miss the incredible skies in Seattle. So, I hope you will forgive me for sharing some more of them with you today!

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
 Elbert Hubbard

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
 William Wordsworth
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
       - Kahlil Gibran

Masculine or Feminine???


A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
  • 'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'
  • 'Pencil,' is masculine: 'el lapiz.'
A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?   Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether a
computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun.
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because:
1. No one, but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your salary on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on!
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.

The Women Won!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. --C. S. Lewis

It's Doggie Day for the Week!!

Monday, July 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!  

I never tire of the flowers and the parks of the northwest, they are always a bright spot in any and every day!

In summer, the song sings itself.
                                                     William Carlos Williams

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness

Horace Friess

Some people, like flowers, give pleasure, just by being.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.   Matt Biondi

Smile, It's Happy Sunday!!

Enjoy every moment -- like me!!!

Like my new hat!!

Just shut up and listen!! You're not the preacher!!

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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