I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pets Forever!

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! I'll be waiting for you!!
Hooray!! Bozo is out of the hospital! I'm so happy! I jumped up on Mom's bed!  Hope you're getting lots of  hugs and treats, too, Bozo!!

Silent Saturday

I'm just taking a day off, will be back tomorrow. Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend -- the countdown to Christmas begins!

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that
might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes

Friday, December 16, 2011

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 web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!

And another weekend approaches! Gray, grumpy weather and I was looking for some humor this week! Be careful when you scroll down past the second shot -- that guy is not in the mood for cold weather any more than I am!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Lots of love and laughter as we get another week closer to the big Day!!
It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you
take it from another person's plate.
Dave Barry
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
W. C. Fields

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy, Wren and me. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. 

I do hope your pre-holiday skies are beautiful along with your world, a world filled with love and laughter and beauty!

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkner

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
Bill Cosby
Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
Jane Roberts
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor

Some Wise Thoughts on Women Over 40! Hooray for the Late Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney wrote:

As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.
A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.
Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.
A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.
A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Animals Are Amazing!!

The  Law Of The Wild says kill ONLY when you are  hungry
Photographer  Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing  pictures on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara  in October last year, 
said he was astounded by what  he saw:

"These three brothers (cheetahs) have  been living together since they left their mother at  about 18 months old,' he said. 
'On the morning we  saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking  quickly but stopping sometimes to play  together. 
'At one point, they met a group of impala  who ran away. But one youngster was not quick  enough and the brothers caught it  easily'."

These  extraordinary scenes followed.

and  then they just walked away without hurting  him..........

Life is  short... forgive quickly,  love truly, laugh uncontrollably...and  never regret anything that made you  smile!

Ten Thoughts to Ponder!!

Number 10 Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8 Men have two emotions :Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Number 6 Some people are like a Slinky-not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.

Number 4 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3 Why does a slight tax increase cost you $800.00, and a substantial tax cut saves you  $30.00?

Number 2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

And The Number 1 ThoughtLife is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers--what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.

- - - and as someone recently  said to me : "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."

Monday, December 12, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!

This week left a lot to be desired weather wise, but after all it is December so I really can't complain. Besides I had a quick visit from my youngest who was up from Portland for a few hours! Always fun!  And I dug through my files and enjoyed remembering those better weather days of yore!!

Know how to live the time that is given you.
Dario Fo

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Tom Stoppard

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Joseph Addison

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life
he leads?
Albert Camus

Pets Forever!

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! I'll be waiting for you!!
Oh, I'm so sad and worried about Bozo!! He's in the hospital!!!
Let's all hold lots of good thoughts for him!!

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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