I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

One Quiet Moment

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.
Faith Baldwin

Seattle for the Weekend!

I had two great days in Seattle this past week and I thought I’d share a bit of the beauty for the day!!
I hope all of you have wonderful weekend!!

I’m sure some of you will recognize some of my favorite places/views, but hopefully you’ll enjoy seeing them again!!

Friday, September 25, 2015

One Quiet Moment

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Some Very Wise Words for the Day!!!

This is a tad long, but well worth the read, believe me!!
 A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.   
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz. 
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. 
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. 
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an Ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on." 
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. 
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrowhave a large glass of wine tonight.
1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue! 
2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. 
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. 
4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker. 
5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. 
6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.   
7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8 * Never buy a car you can't push. 
9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on. 
10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. 
11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. 
12 * The 2nd mouse gets the cheese; after the first got caught in the trap.
13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. 
14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live. 
16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. 
17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are
different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. 
18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 
19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today. 
20 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!* I THINK !!!! 

Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the DEVIL says~~ "Oh Crap, They're up!" 

Have a great weekend!!

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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