I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Weekend Wishes for You!!

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you 

Friday, January 8, 2016

One Quiet Moment

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
       - Buddha

Some Wisdom and Smiles for the Day!!!

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing. wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather; only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin

You can learn a lot just by looking. -Yogi Bera

The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.
-Abraham Lincoln

If you don't control your mind someone else will. -John Alison

Happiness is a direction, not a place. -Sydney J. Harris

Courage is grace under pressure. -Ernest Hemingway

No one really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
-Cynthia Nelms

I hope you have a beautiful and fun weekend!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sky Watch!!

Welcome to this weeks Sky Watch!! And at this time of the year here in the northwest you may just hope to see some beautiful skies!!!  They have been all GRAY, rainy, snowy and cold for several weeks now, but the sun and the beauty will return and in the meantime we can enjoy staying in the house!!!
I’m sharing some skies captured earlier and they are the colorful ones we like to boast about!!
I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season with lots of love and laughter and wintery beauty!!!

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
John Steinbeck

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
Anne Bradstreet,

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
Edith Sitwell

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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