I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it. - Andrew Matthews

Let's Go to the Beach!!!

We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Ewart Gladstone

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
 - Chuck Sigars

Friday, February 14, 2014

Spring is Coming!!! Really!! Trust Me!!!

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  ~Kahlil Gibran

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lovely Skies and a Beautiiful World!

“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach
Hope your week is going well!  Smile, laugh and look for fun and joy wherever you are and wherever you go today!! Oh, I know I'm just one of those "goodie two shoes" old ladies, but it's more fun than being the "old neighborhood bitch", don't you think???

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There's Always Beauty When You Take Time to Look!!

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”Sarah Ban Breahtnach
Yes, there are all kinds of beauty, everywhere once we learn to look for them instead of focusing on the bad and the ugly so often found on the surface!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Learning to Enjoy Every Day!!

The best medicine there is -- for everything!!

The earth laughs in flowers.  R.W.  Emerson


Find a lovely place to eat and enjoy a special lunch!!    
Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing -- Matt Biondi

Monday, February 10, 2014

I'm Tired of Snow and Cold!! Back to the Good Times!!

If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

Sunday, February 9, 2014

What a Difference a Week Makes!!! Happy Sunday!!

This was Saturday a week ago here in Portland!
This was yesterday here in Portland!!  Both shots were taken at my apartment complex!!  Those white flecks on the side of the building are snowflakes! BIG snowflakes!

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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