Saturday, April 30, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...seeing shoes that light up on a toddler

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway."
...Elbert Hubbard

Friday, April 29, 2011

Merchandise Mart






Tablescape, British Royal Wedding, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.



What an adventure I had today. My friend, Susan Andrews had tickets and asked me to be her guest to attend two events at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. First we enjoyed seeing the International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art.






After we had lunch, we attended the second event. We arrived at just the right time at the International Antiques Fair to enjoy a cupcake. Many others were enjoying a toast of champagne to celebrate the British Royal Wedding .






Pink Saturday - April 30, 2011



This Saturday I decided to post a mannequin with Pink Roses, ecru ribbon and lace curtains. If you would like to view more Pink items click on logo above. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.




Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer. Image was taken at Arbor Avenue Antiques, 100 Arbor Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185


What brings me pleasure?

...seeing how green the grass is in Spring

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
...George Washington Carver

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 42


If you would like to participate or view skies from all over the world click on logo above. Thanks to all the Skywatch Friday team.



Skies here aren't much to brag about. It is one gray day, another gray day and then yes, another gray day. Here is a slice of clouds and blue sky that happened recently. We may miss Spring altogether and go right for Summer here in the Mid-Western part of the good ole United States of America.

What brings me pleasure?

...knowing that there are honest people in the world

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Faith is taking the first step
even when you don't see the whole staircase."
...Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."
...Charles Buxton

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

4/27 Outdoor Wednesday #120




Even though it is a bit dreary in the Chicagoland area right now, I did find these numerous lamp posts, the Chicago River and a sea gull flying up high just above the trees. There were also incredible clouds in the lower skyline. It is suppose to rain for a week with a slight break on Friday when we will view sunshine instead of cloudy, dreary, rainy, windy weather. Good thing I invested in a London Fog raincoat, it has come in handy this Spring.


Glad to see you are visiting again. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed in hopes you will return next week to see what is posted.





What brings me pleasure?

...seeing jonquils blooming in the garden

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I was beside you there."
...Isla Paschel Richardson

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box


Tomato in an antique Bowl, April 2011

What brings me pleasure?

Listening to http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"We are indeed much more than what we eat,
but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be
much more than what we are."
...Adelle Davis

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could become a pale copy
of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own."
...Berenice Abbott

Friday, April 22, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"No matter how chaotic it is,
wildflowers will spring up
in the middle of nowhere."
....Sheryl Crow

Pink Saturday - April 23, 2011



If you would like to participate or view other blogs who have posted Pink things click on logo above. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.



Happy Easter from our house to your house.
Happy Passover!

Monday it snowed. Rest of week has been raining and windy. Heard Spring is right around the corner.....mmmm ..... which corner?

See you next week. Take care.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...picking blackberries

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"First a howling blizzard woke us
Then the rain came down to soak us
And now before the eye can focus-
Crocus."
...Lilja Rogers, Author MORE LAUGHTER THAN THE TEARS

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 41


If you would like to participate or view skies from all over the world click on logo above. Thanks to the skywatch team.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...playing UNO with our grandchildren

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

Erica Jong once wrote "Take your life into your own hands,
and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

4/20 Outdoor Wednesday - #119


If you would like to participate or view blogs that have posted an Outdoor Wednesday theme click on above logo. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



Learned this from the book MUTANT MESSAGES FROM DOWN UNDER written by Marlo Morgan. Ask "If _______ is for my highest good and the highest good for all life everywhere?"

Meanwhile, take care. See you next week.

What brings me pleasure?

...listening to an old time radio show

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"And the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took to blossom."
...Anais Nin

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

Medicine Pouch, April, 2011. Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer

What brings me pleasure?

...a wink of an eye

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." ...Mark Twain

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

....turning pages in an old book

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ...Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...making a wish on the first star I see at night

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." ...Willie Nelson

Friday, April 15, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 40

If you would like to participate or view other skies from around the world click on logo above. Thanks to the SkyWatch team for all their hard work. Unfriendly skies above Glenview, Illinois Post Office April-2011.

What brings me pleasure?

...eating a chocolate marshmallow sundae

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"May you always have walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire." ...Irish Blessings

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...see old fountain pens

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." ...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

4/13 Outdoor Wednesday #118

If you would like to participate or view other submissions with an Outdoor Wednesday theme click on above logo. Thank you Susan for being the hostess.


Chicago Illinois Skyline, April 2011

Lincoln Park Area



What brings me pleasure?

...listening to the ocean in a sea shell

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

Robert Browning wrote a poem entitled Andrea del Sarto where "less is more" was said first. "Less is more." ...Ludwig Mies van der Rhoe

Monday, April 11, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...seeing a butterfly on flower blossoms

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ...Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thinking Outside the Box

Metamorphosis: Sadly I found this dead butterfly on the road last year; changed image to mysterious green color then multiplied insect amount. Butterflies, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, sex unknown. Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer, 2011.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...curling up and reading

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control these threads the whole panorama of the world's life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the minds' own powers of reflection and judgement are exercised and strengthened." ...Helen E. Haines

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Privacy Issues - Parents and Grandparents Watch this .... scary

This is why I haven't been posting pictures of my grandchildren http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vARzvWxwY

What brings me pleasure?

...hearing a cat purr

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." ...Lindley Karstens

Pink Saturday - April 9, 2011

If you would like to participate or look at Pink items posted click on logo above. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess. This week my husband, who has neuropathy had an appointment at the Podiatrist. Included in his exam was a pedicure. I decided why not, so I scheduled a pedicure too. I only had a pedicure once before, and to be truthful, I didn't care too much for it. This time though it was a pleasure. Procedure was done with more care. The whole office didn't smell like nail polish remover nor was the area noisy. Would I do it again, by all means YES! We arrived early, my husband went across the street to a gas station mini-mart to purchase a cup of coffee; while I walked around the neighborhood looking for a shot to post for Pink Saturday. I didn't have to look far. Real flowers growing are rare right now in the mid-west; but I did find this Pink rose. Sigh, I can only dream about Spring flowers. Think I'll go make breakfast. See you next week. Take care.

Friday, April 8, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

a long string of pearls

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

An old Cherokee Chief was teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves." "One is evil ---he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self doubt and ego." The other is good---he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." "This same fight is going on inside you---and inside every other person, too." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The old chief simply replied "The one you feed." ...Author Unknown Origin click here: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=321024

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 39

If you would like to participate or view skies from all over the world click on logo above. Thanks to the skywatch team.
Expecting a lot of this kind of weather in April here in the mid-west. I am told rain brings May flowers. I can hardly wait to see all the colorful blooms.


Yesterday, we did a lot of errands about an hour away. It was sunny and warm there. My husband, John and I both took our jackets off. After encountering lane closures, shopping, refueling the car and going out for brunch plus several errands; we returned home. Skies were gray. We put our winter coats back on. Who would think weather could change that much in one day in the same state; but it does!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...puffy white clouds in a blue sky

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Life should not be a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow, What a Ride." ...Hunter S. Thompson

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4/6 Outdoor Wednesday #117

If you would like to participate or view other posts with an Outdoor theme click on logo above. Thank you Susan for being our hostess. Hinge, Lincolnwood, IL, April 2011


Gate with Chain, Lincolnwood, IL, April 2011

In this world, I have overlooked many things in life. With a camera in hand the "eye" sees. My husband parked the car in back of a restaurant which is connected to an alley. I noticed metal, shapes, textures. I had to have these shots. So, I told him I would be along in a minute to eat breakfast with him. Is that ok? He is used to me saying Stop Here. Over there is a shot! Lucky me, to have a partner who is so understanding.


Thanks for visiting. Hope you will come back.

What brings me pleasure?

...listening to music

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still." ...Dorothea Lange

Monday, April 4, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." ...Fernando Botero

Thinking Outside the Box

Bowl and Ball, April 2011 Interior and Exterior Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer April 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

....bobble heads, bubble gum and bubbles

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The undisturbed mind is like the calm body of water reflecting brillance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind." ...Jagyu Jubei

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yanni Concert

Click here for more information: http://www.yanni.com/ Charlie Adams Click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Adams. Yanni concert, March 26, 2011 at Sear's Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 7:30 P.M. I enjoyed all the lights which flashed red, white and blue on the stage; musicians were the best of the best. I never saw a concert as exciting as this one.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Everything you need is already inside. Just do it." ...Bill Bowerman Quoted in Nike's ad for Olympic 2008

What brings me pleasure?

...droplets of water on a rose

Friday, April 1, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose from out nights gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal leaf by leaf." ...Susan Coolidge

Pink Saturday - April 2, 2011

Hello. March just flew by. Here it is April 1st, time to post for Pink Saturday. My Pink contribution this week are three photographs of a Pink sunset. If you would like to participate or view other blogs who have posted Pink things click on logo above. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.



Drop by next week. Meanwhile, take care.