I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman

It's gray, gray, gray again and I had to go looking for some sunshine in my photo files! I wanted to see green grass and happy geese! Enjoy your day.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with lots of laughter and love!  

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
Vivian Komori

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

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
William Barclay

Friday, December 30, 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!

Wishing all of you a very wonderful and Happy New Year!!
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined
make happiness
        - John Buchan

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a
little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so
often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Pam Brown

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, December 29, 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. 

Wishing you all a very beautiful, peaceful New Year  filled with lots of love and laughter!!
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Have You Heard the Music Industries Latest Star???

PIANO SOLO Too funny!

Imagine you are a singer and you accompany yourself on the piano. You have a small dog who is your constant companion and who watches as you rehearse.  Got the picture? Now, imagine that you're away for a few hours, leaving the dog alone at home with the video camera on. 
Here is what happened while you were away! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Watery Wednesday

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
Allen Klein
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher
Join the fun on Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy!!  http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

I had a lot of trouble posting today for whatever reason and was unable to put the above information at the top of the page!! My apologies!!

Monday, December 26, 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!!
As my world begins to settle down after Christmas and before I take on a new year, I spent some time looking around my world today! From my bedroom filled with golden light, to the amazing skies and a chance to see the magnificent Rainier! I happened to look up to see a plane overhead and for a moment I felt as though I was seeing my world from up in the skies! So, I'm sharing those views of my part of Our World today!
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
You change your life by changing your heart.
Max Lucado

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Wishing all of you a most beautiful and joyous  Merry Christmas!!

Hey, Guys! Hope all of you are having a great Christmas! I surely am! Don't I look terrific?  Look at all my goodies! Hugs to Bozo, wish you were here to celebrate with me!!!

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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