I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 18, 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 link under the blog title and sign up to play!! And, you guessed it, a week of rain!!! Hope you have fun looking back -- again!

Shadow owes its birth to light.
John Gay

Friday, December 17, 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. Click on the post title and sign up to play with us! And, yes, still another week of  GRAY! So, let's see what I managed to dig out of the files for today!

Long on the wave reflected lustres play.
Samuel Rogers

Live in rooms full of light.   Cornelius Celsus

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.  Confucius

Thursday, December 16, 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 and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. Can you believe that Christmas will be here in nine days!!!!  Ah, well, time flies whether you're having fun or not!! We've had a few HOURS of sunshine and blue skies this past week and I'm not exaggerating! Ah, but what we had when we had them they were wonderful!! So, I went looking for them as I gnashed my teeth over the current politics! Hard to believe that Will Rogers and Mark Twain are not here today!  Their quotes are amazingly current or perhaps politics have always been the same game????  
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Will Rogers

Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.
Will Rogers

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers

Last year we said, 'Things can't go on like this', and they didn't, they got worse.
Will Rogers

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
Will Rogers

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
Will Rogers

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another New Illness to Watch Out For!!

 Anal Glaucoma

A woman calls her boss one morning and tells him that she is staying home because she is not feeling well. 
"What's the matter?" he asks. 

"I have a case of anal glaucoma," she says in a weak voice. 

"What the hell is anal glaucoma?"
"I can't see my ass coming into work today."

Can You Say "I love you" Any Better?

  What  Love means to a 4-8 year old . . Slow down for three minutes to read this.  It is so worth it. 

 words  from the mouth of babes. 

A  group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8  year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got  were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.  See what you  think:

'Love  is what makes you smile when you're tired.' 

Terri - age  4

'Love  is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before  giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' 

Danny - age  7

'Love  is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you  still want to be together and you talk more. 
My Mommy and Daddy  are like that. They look gross when they kiss' 

Emily - age  8

'Love  is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents  and listen.' 

Bobby - age 7  (Wow!)

'If  you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you  hate,' 

Nikka - age 6 
(we need a few million more  Nikka's on this planet)


'Love  is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it  everyday.' 

Noelle - age 7


'Love  is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even  after they know each other so well.' 

Tommy - age  6


'During  my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the  people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. 

He  was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy  - age 8


'My  mommy loves me more than anybody 
You don't see anyone else  kissing me to sleep at night.' 

Clare - age  6


'Love  is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of  chicken.' 

Elaine-age 5


'Love  is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer  than Robert Redford.' 

Chris - age  7


'Love  is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all  day.' 

Mary Ann - age 4


'I  know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and  has to go out and buy new ones.' 

Lauren - age  4


'When  you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out  of you.' (what an image) 

Karen - age  7


'Love  is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's  gross.' 

Mark - age 6


'You  really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it,  you should say it a lot. People forget.' 

Jessica - age  8


And  the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a  contest he was asked to judge. 

The  purpose of the contest was to find the most caring  child. 

The  winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly  gentleman who had recently lost his  wife. 

Upon  seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard,  climbed onto his lap, and just sat  there. 

When  his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy  said, 

'Nothing, I just helped him  cry'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday - V

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!
Viva the V Day! Are you ready to Vacate the TV and Videos, stop Vacillating and staring into space with that Vacuous look in your eyes? You don't live in a Vacuum you know! You're not a Valet or  a Vagabond hunting in Vain for something of Value to Validate your life! You are Valuable! So, start adding to your Vocabulary, use your Voice for a new Venue! A trip to Vienna, some rich, purple Violets, some Vintage Vino and Vermouth .... and maybe even some Vodka! Those should help you let your Voice be heard -- they certainly do mine!! And here are my Valued V words for the V as in Victory Day!!  V is for Veggies! Lots of them for you Vegans! And V is for Valley, Vase, Volunteers, a Viable View, and Violets

Oh, and all the photos except for the Volunteer sign and the Valley are mine! Enjoy your week!

Monday, December 13, 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. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! 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?  Wish I could say that we've had lots of sun and warm temps, but I'd be lying if I did! So, as with some of the other memes I participate in, I'm having to look backwards for the beauty of My World!! And, of course, a little wisdom from Will Rogers!! He and Mark Twain did manage to see Our World with great clarity and humor! We could all use that!    
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.
Will Rogers

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers

Sunday, December 12, 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 link under the title 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!

I'm dolled up, doing laundry in the yard for this guy to take pics for
for a special edition -- of what? Little Woman's Day on the Prairie?

And from my wonderful friend in Mumbai, how about this take on the pic of the day!!

"Don't be fooled by my smile.. as soon the fellow clicks, whoever threw this grater into the soap water is going to get a shower of soap suds."

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 your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! We'll be waiting for you!!

Hey, remember last week when I was wishing Mojo was back home? Well, she's back, but this weekend Stella and her Mom came to visit us! What's with this back and forth stuff??? I said I missed Mojo -- not everybody else!! Ah, well, Mojo's Dad is happy -- I'm not so sure about how  happy Mojo is though!!!  Hee hee! She has to share her Dad and the house!!!See the look on her face? Know what she's saying?  "Why me? Wasn't Sam and his Mom enough???" Ha Ha Ha!! Guess not, huh!!!!

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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