Friday, December 31, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
...Chili Davis

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 25

Howdy Folks! My hat goes off to the SkyWatch Friday team who does such a good job week after week, month after month and year after year. I appreciate all your efforts. If you are interested in participating or viewing other skies from around the globe click here:

Snowman made out of bales of hay taken near Jacksonville, FL in December, 2010.
From our house to your house, we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.
See you next year!

Twist and Turn

On Christmas Eve, my older grandchild, saw a bottle/can opener on the kitchen counter.
He said, "Now I have a question for you grandma, a long pause, what is this?" He was holding the green bottle opener.
I said, "John that is a bottle opener."
This grandchild has been camping out for almost two years to win a Scouting Badge for you guessed it camping.
He responded with, "How do you use it?"
I proceeded to show him by opening a bottle of Sprecher Root Beer.
Oooohhhhh, he replied. " I just twist and turn."
Out of the mouths of babes.
It is such a joy seeing a 13 year old boy so innocent; but it also reminds me that times are changing. Things that were used in my lifetime are disappearing.
Out with the old. In with new.
And so it is.

FYI: I will keep on using my green bottle opener because my hands aren't strong enough to twist and turn. However, my grandchildren will keep on twisting and turning.
I wonder what will come after their generation.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
...Sydney J. Harris

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Fill our lives with SUNSHINE
and our hearts with Love."
...Author Unknown

Isn't That Something!

I remember when I saw my first email attachment. I was in Cable, Wisconsin with my mother-in-law named Catherine. We were in this tiny restaurant the kind that serves just breakfast and lunch and closes by 3:00 P.M. This elderly man who must have been in his 80s or 90s, was showing us a picture of his newborn grandchild. The picture was printed on just regular copy paper. The thing that made this photograph special was that it came all the way from Japan. I told the stranger whose buttons were almost popping off his shirt, "Isn't that something!"

It reminds me of how it must have felt for our parents to see a plane in a farmer's field or to see that first automobile stuck in mud on a road bound from Illinois to Wisconsin. We don't have to beat our clothes against a rock; we are lucky enough to have a washer and a dryer to do the job.

Folks can take a picture with their phone, download it and instantly be posted on Facebook if they want to. Isn't that something!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12/29 Outdoor Wednesday #103

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Photograph One: Orlando, FL - December, 2010.

Photograph Two: Graffiti on Window, Orlando, FL area - December, 2010.

Happy New Year from our house to your house.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Give it all you've got because you never know if there's going to be a next time."
...Danielle Ingrum

Monday, December 27, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time."
...Dean Acheson

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."
...William Shaespeare

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."

Friday, December 24, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sun glasses. Hit it!"
...The Blues Brothers

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 24

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Skies, barbed wire, farmland, Jacksonville, Florida area, December 2010.
Happy Holidays from our house to your house.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
...Calvin Coolidge

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Every wall is a door."
...Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 20, 2010

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"If we had no winter, the Spring would not be so pleasant."
...Anne Bradstreet

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The daily distractions of life are some of the most dangerous ways to squander the genius that you were built to be."
...Robin Sharma

Friday, December 17, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."
...Katharine Hepburn

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Every human being has a basic nature of goodness."
...Chogyam Trungpa

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Winter is a time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for a touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the fire: It is a time for home."
...Edith Sitwell, British Poet

Friday, December 3, 2010

Goals 350 Days of Quotes

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Sometimes it is the smallest decisions that change your life forever."
...Keri Russell

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"If you are going to act on the basis of what you know, you cannot just hold onto your knowledge. You have to translate it into a movement."
...Joseph Campbell