I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Celebration!!!

As many of you know, my youngest daughter, Kerith, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago in January. She had successful surgery and is doing really well -- no thanks to a wild driver on a California  freeway yesterday causing her car to tumble three times!! She spent the afternoon in the Emergency Room, but was home last evening and feeling good all things considered!! But the wonderful thing I wanted to share with you today is a video made by the cancer center where she went for her surgery and starring none other than my lovely daughter!! I hope you can find a few minutes to watch it. It is an inspiration for all! 

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman


Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?  Dennis and Wendy

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. Sheerin

Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature
     scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass
     to  a snowflake.  Rachel Carson

Friday, February 22, 2013

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!

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  Thich Nhat Hanh

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.    Henri Nouwen

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.   Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sky Watch!!

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 led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/
 We had a sunny day this week -- ONE!! But it has been a mild, if gray, winter so far so I really can't complain other than I miss our colorful skies and glorious sunrises and sunsets -- all the more reason to take lots of photos when they are there!!! Here's some from earlier!!
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the
same.   Carlos Castaneda

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. Montaigne

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

One Quiet Moment!

Where there is love there is life. Indira Gandhi

Why Children Need a Pet!

To have someone to watch their favorite cartoon with.

To clean their face off so Mom doesn’t have to!
To use as a warm pillow!
To hold their binky for them while they sleep!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Five Rules To Remember In Life

1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on a bicycle. 

2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the ass-hole's name. 

3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again. 

4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them. 

5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk. 

THERE YOU HAVE IT...and remember, life is good.
Oh, yes, one more thing!

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, "Oh, crap, she's up!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Our World!!!

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!!

So many of you have expressed an enjoyment of the pics from the Chihuly Center here in Seattle at the Space Needle, that I decided to share some more. It is an awesome exhibit and he does have some amazing, different displays! Hope you enjoy these!

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
 Margaret B. Runbeck

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
 Leon J. Suenes

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.   Arthur Rubinstein

Sunday, February 17, 2013

One Queit Moment

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

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!!

NO!! I don't need another bath and haircut!!! Not yet!!  It's still winter and we're not going anywhere, are we!!!  I need some sleep!! Maybe just before we move,  in a couple of months!

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.

Portland Time