Monday, September 29, 2008
OOO the flower /plant is a bougainvillea. I Even have to redownload the pics. Glad I was almost finished with guess the flower! I have one more but have to go take the pic. I don't know what it called so will have to find out along with ya!
Kennedy quotes? don't know why, just did!
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.
Edward M. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, 1980
Each time a man or woman stands up for an ideal,
or acts to improve the lot of others,
or strikes out against injustice,
he sends forth a ripple of hope
and crossing each other
from a million different centres
of energy and daring,
these ripples build a current
that can sweep down the mightiest walls
of oppression and resistance."
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
The last one was a firecracker plant. The ends look like firecrackers, quite pretty. This is not and azalea which was what I thought when I got here
Me and the hubby got up pretty early this am as we are going further south for a Flea market. Usually we like to get a good start on the day. However whom we are going with hasn't arrived yet and it is already 10:40 am. So much for an early start!
We walked the dog and found to our amazement many folk were out and about early- these old folk get up EARLY. One woman had already done her mile walk @ 7am. A guy was washing the house next door before 8am! Gardening was being done, painting and such!
Man is it a beautiful day here! 80 degrees, no humidity, sunny. I keep getting messages from dau #2 about their Nor'easter and rain! and putting the heat on. Just opened up the windows and shut down the air conditioner!
Danny, #2 grandson, had his football game last eve. He made 3-4 sacks in the first 5 plays of the game. Shortly thereafter they took him out and changed him to a different position. A back I think. In flag football they are all about learning the rudiments of the game. Dan finally got to pull several flags and was sure happy!
Kenny, grandson#1, has his game today, and is all geared up for it. I spoke with him this am. He has gone from 104 to 93 pounds playing football- now that's a diet. He has also gotten taller- he looks thin to me on pics, but guess he is more muscle now. I know his doc will be happy! By now he is probably is as tall as me ! Boohoo- your 9 year old grandson taller than you!
Hubby put up his various diplomas in the computer room-Yikes who needs wallpaper or such. Looks very impressive! No wall space left for any of mine!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Humankind cannot stand very much reality.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
they don't believe we are in the most important election of our nations most recent history
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations
Monday, September 22, 2008
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Bette Davis (1908 - 1989), The Lonely Life, 1962
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)
Today hubby & I went for a ride on the cycle!! Yeah it was fun, but hot. Haven't been out with him for awhile, so thought I had better.
Here in Fl they don't have to wear helmets, which I think is NUTS!
I still have helmet hair from it!
DO you get the pic? My hubby has a beard & looks like Santa! and I sorta am built like Mrs Santa! We didn't get anyone pointing at us, so guess we didn't look too silly!
Hubby is upset this eve. He has been saving quarters for about 5 years and thought he had a bunch of money! Well it's about a quarter of what he thought he had! He has decided he is gonna stop saving them-"what's the use" hey you 're saving even if it doesn't add up to what you think! he doesn't see that logic!
I however, think I have finally gotten out of my most recent funky mood!? Paid the bills and maybe we can even go out for dinner and get groceries till we get paid again. Even though Hubby forgot to pay the electric and they were gonna shut it off! That bill was one of those that want you to"go smack your momma bills"! God does provide! We used to get paid biweekly, but since I have retired it went to monthly! What a difference to get used to. O yeh and it would be good if the house up north would sell!
Seems like I work every day and still have more to do! but I guess thats the way of a housewife!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
I think I only spent $40 or something like that. The others in the party
were much more generous than me.
Today was the first day we used the new wheelchair lift on the car for my handicapped daughter! What a joy it was having it! No more lifting the wheelchair for me YEAH!
I actually didn't have to push her around either cause she took her new motorized wheelchair
she got while I was up north- settling things
I almost didn't know what to do with myself not pushing her
Plus in all this heat I didn't get heat stroke or heart attack-what a relief,
we should have gotten it years ago- would have saved me and hubby allot!
When we drove back I used the GPS in the car- one of the gals that went showed us how to get down there- she was amazed I could remember all the turns etc. I laughed out loud and told her I wasn't all that smart I was using the GPS. She had never used or been in a car with GPS and was so very amazed! She actually had an argument with it, said it was telling me wrong and had to apologize to it when it was right. She actually called it a bitch!
We had a great day with just perfect weather! The Skyline Bridge was truly beautiful-you could see for miles!
When we arrived home hubby was full of perspiration from working outside all day! I told him to go get his bathing suit on, he needed some swimming and the hot tub! OOO and drink something!
What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn't it? We can't let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too!
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
It's calm and so quiet here
standing on the porch outside
hearing an occasional car go by
or the crickets undeniable sound
It's hard to believe there are storms abrewing
Tropical depressions and hurricanes abound
The ocean is roaring on the other side of the state
There are children crying
from lack of food from their mom and dad's
the diseases that mame and disfigure
the Innocent ones
There are still wars
going on across the miles to other continents
killing the soldiers we have sent abroad
the rumbling of the parties
those Democrats & Republicans
calling names where rhetoric abounds
Lord, please let the things we see and hear
in the nature you provide
be noticed and mimicked
let there be peace, calm and quiet
for everyone to see
not just me!
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
Monday, September 01, 2008
Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic
I was reminded it was a holiday today, but it really wasn't for me.
I cleaned one of the closets. I mean I took everything out, rearranged , threw some stuff and put other stuff to give to Good Will. I took nothing out of the car or the darn trailer I drove down here! Am I nuts- don't answer that it was rhetorical!
We did go out to a friend's for dinner and went swimming, but it didn't seem like a holiday.
Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will have a holiday?