I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the icon, sign up and show us how clever you are!  Well, a little sun here, lots of clouds there -- in other words the usual weather for Fall in Seattle! But there still is a lot of Autumn's beauty and the gorgeous colors seem even more beautiful against the gray skies. Hope you enjoy today's collection.

Friday, November 5, 2010

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. Nothing really new this week, but some "look backs". I wasn't without sunshine this week, but as you know, I no longer have a car, so I'm going to have to get a lot more creative!! Anyway, going back through some old files I found some of my favorites! Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, November 4, 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! The last two days have been so gorgeous and WARM -- well, in the 60s! We're supposed to have one more beautiful day and then a week of rain!! So, here is some of the beauty before the rain gets here!

To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler and much less trouble.
Mark Twain

Apparently, there is nothing that cannot happen today.  — Mark Twain

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.  — Mark Twain

The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.  — Mark Twain

I believe I have no prejudices whatsoever. All I need to know is that a man is a member of the human race. That's bad enough for me.  — Mark Twain

I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.  — Mark Twain

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James
KNOW YOUR STATE MOTTO -- I love the last one!!
           Alabama           Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.
          11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
           Arizona           Yes, But It's A Dry Heat.
           Arkansas           Lituracy Ain't Everythang.
           California            By 30, Our Women Have More
           Plastic Than Your Honda 
           Colorado            If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother. 
           Like Massachusetts , only smaller 
           Delaware            We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water. 
           Florida            Ask Us About Our Grandkids 
           And Our Voting Skills 
           We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism. 
           Hawaii            Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru 
           (Death To Mainland Scum, Leave Your Money) 
           Idaho            More Than Just Potatoes.... 
           Well, Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good 
           Illinois            Please, Don't Pronounce the "S" 
           Indiana            2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free 
           Iowa            We Do Amazing Things With Corn 
           Kansas            First Of The Rectangle States 
           Five Million People; 
           Fifteen Last Names 
           We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign.
           Maine            We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster 
           If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It 
           Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's   
           First Line Of Defense From The Canadians 
           Minnesota            10,000 Lakes... And 10 Gazillion Mosquitoes 
           Mississippi            Come visit And Feel Better About Your Own State 
           Missouri            Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work 
           Montana            Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing 
           Crazies, and Honest Elections! 
           Ask About Our State Motto Contest 
           Nevada            Hookers and Poker! 
           New Hampshire 
           Go Away And Leave Us Alone 
           New Jersey 
          You Want A ##$%##! Motto? 
           I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right here! 
           New Mexico 
           Lizards Make Excellent Pets 
           New York 
           You Have The Right To Remain Silent, 
           You Have The Right To An Attorney... 
            And No Right To Self Defense! 
           North Carolina 
           Tobacco Is A Vegetable 
           North Dakota 
           We Really Are One Of The 50 States! 
           Ohio            At Least We're Not Michigan 
           Oklahoma            Like The Play, But No Singing 
           Oregon            Spotted Owl.. It's What's For Dinner 
           Pennsylvania            Cook With Coal 
           Rhode Island            We're Not REALLY an Island 
           South Carolina 
           Remember The Civil War? 
           Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender Yet 
           South Dakota 
           Closer Than North Dakota 
           Home of the Al Gore  Museum 
           Texas            We apologize for 
G.W. Bush...Se Hable Ingles? 
           Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus. 
           Vermont            Too liberal for the Kennedys. 
           Who Says Government Stiffs And 
           Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix? 
           We can tell Winter from Summer because the Rain in the Summer   
            is warmer         
           West Virginia
           No, we're not near Roanoke!
           Come Cut the Cheese! 
           Where Men Are Men... And The Sheep Are Scared 
           Home of Brokeback Mtn. 
           The District of Columbia 
           The Work-Free Drug Place !

Summary of Life

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
 2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
 5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
 6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
 7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
 8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
 9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap. 

 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
 2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
 3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
 4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground...
 5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.. 


 1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional...
 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
 4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
 5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions...
 6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician
 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. 

 1) You believe in Santa Claus.
 2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
 3) You are Santa Claus..
 4) You look like Santa Claus. 

 At age 4 success is . . . . Not piddling in your pants.
 At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
 At age 17 success is . . Having a driver's license.
 At age 35 success is . . .. ..having money.
 At age 50 success is . . . Having money..
 At age 70 success is .. .. . Having a drivers license.
 At age 75 success is . ... . Having friends.
 At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way;
BUT NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

Take the time to live!!!
 Life is too short.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ABC Wednesday - P!

I have no idea whose photo this belongs to, I didn't post it! The post it leads to is mine, the photo isn't!

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: Denise, Annelie, Leslie, Nathalie, Joyce, Donna, Helen, Roger, Troy, Jay, Barb, Gattina and me! 
Today is the P Day! Are you ready to Participate? Don't want to Pressure you, but it's time to Pick up the Pace and I can't Pamper you today!  This is not the time to be a Pantywaist! So don't get your Pantaloons in a twist. It's time to Pursue P words with Passion ! You do get the Point don't you? Let's Perform  Painstakingly  to Produce a Pageant of Ps! And  my P words for the day are! P is for Pagoda, Peach Pie, Parrot, Piglets, Plum tree and Pear blossoms! Didn't have time to look for a Partridge to go in the Pear tree!

I forgot to tell you that the photos this week are from Google's endless, marvelous supply of great photos!

Monday, November 1, 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? We've had a lovely day today and I even took the bus to do some grocery shopping primarily because tomorrow is supposed to be windy, rainy and cold! Definitely time for a big pot of homemade soup! But my world is about more than a cold, rainy day and a pot of soup! We've still had some color, some little flowers and some lovely skies, as you can see!

 Ugich Konitari has left a new comment on your post "That's My World!":

77 is the new 47!

Shrugging off
light snowy covers,
almost like blankets;

the light breezes
massage the bare arms
into sprouting
new growth and leaves;

biting cold winds,
by a
slowly powering Sun
bursting into
spring and summer,
replete with
wild and wet
flowers and fruit
romancing the birds;

And as
Summer fades into Fall,
she comes into her own,
in mustard yellow,
looking up
into a pure blue cool sky,
the leaves
enriched in gold.

They say 77 is the new 47..
she wraps
her confidence
a bit tighter around herself,
and says,
"It's such a wonderful life,
isn't it !"......

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

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

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.  — Mark Twain

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  — Mark Twain

Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?  — Mark Twain

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.  — Mark Twain

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.  — Mark Twain

Sunday, October 31, 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!

Bet you think, what a sweetie! Got news for you, that's a short, wicked witch
with a mask! Talk about nightmares! And I'm married to her!

Pet Pride!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get you human to click on The Man's pic and sign you up! We'll be waiting for you!!

As you can see, I'm badly in need of a haircut!  But on Tuesday I go to the Doggie Barber and when you see me next week, you won't even recognize me!!  Mom and I have the house to ourselves again this weekend as Mojo and her Dad went to Portland to visit Stella and her Mom! I love it when that happens!!! The WHOLE HOUSE is ours!!!!!! See you next 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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