I miss you Sam!!

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

Friday, August 6, 2010

For This Weekend Only - Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday and Pet Pride!

Well, unfortunately I'm not going to be able to go camping this weekend after all and I am, of course, disappointed. But some back problems made me decide I would be better off remaining at home -- don't want to push my luck. So, this week only I will combine my reflections, shadows and pets. Hope you all have a terrific weekend! Enjoy!

I thought we were going camping! What happened?

You are going, silly! It's Mom and I who are staying home! Darn it!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the icon and sign up today!

It's been a great week, a great year and a great birthday yesterday! And I thank all of you for helping make my every day beautiful! We're going camping this weekend to Whidbey Island and I hope to be able to get some wonderful photos to share with you. May you all have a beautiful, fun weekend! Our skies weren't particularly dramatic or colorful this week, but the clouds were interesting.

We must be the change we wish to see.
Mahatma Gandhi

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

It's never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

All the things I really like are either immoral, illegal or fattening.
Alexander Woollcott

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thank You for a Beautiful Birthday!

My friend in India who created my header, sent me a lovely birthday wish! My friend, Thom, had beautiful wishes for me on his blogsite last evening and there have been good wishes from so many blogging friends.

I was never that concerned about celebrating my birthday, just another day, another year although far too many by this time! But I have been overwhelmed by all the beautiful messages, thoughts, posts that have wished me such a Happy Birthday! Thank you! Each and everyone of you. You have no idea what this has meant to me!

Peace, Love, Happiness to each and everyone of you!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thoughts for the Evening

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. ~Charlie Brown

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

ABC Wednesday - C!

Got your dictionary out? You ready to play with the letters? It's that time again! ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team and we have new members to our team! Denise has added Annelie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen and then, of course, us old guys -- well not literally, except for me -- Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! And are you ready for this? Today is the C Day! So I'm Calling all Citizens to Concentrate on finding a huge Collection of C words for the day! Check out the Curriculum, Corner the market for Colorful, Creative words to share!

C is for Cats, Children's Colorful Classroom, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Celery, Clam Chowder, Christmas Cactus and Colorful Clouds!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Click on the icon and share your world with others from all over Our World! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for? Here are some of those things from my world today.

I lost my connection to the internet for 5 hours today, so I'm late getting to everyone. My apologies!

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
— Mark Twain

"There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked."
— Mark Twain

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
— Mark Twain

"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."
— Mark Twain

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
— Mark Twain

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist."
— Mark Twain

Sunday, August 1, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

Susan at Stony River
Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the icon to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!

For years she had searched for her ancestors home, his home and here it was!
The same window where Mary had waited in vain for his return.

A Little Humor for the Day!

A plumber with a sense of humor!

And the tattoo of the 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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