Friday, March 20, 2015

Don't You Just Love Fridays!

I can honestly say that I have loved Fridays as far back as high school... and probably back even further than that if I really think about it.  It seemed that a weekend just went on forever and there was always something fun to do. Friday nights you either went to the movies or roller skating with friends before you were old enough to date and when that magic number arrived and you were allowed to date, you had two nights worth if you were lucky!

Although my date nights are long over with lol, I still look forward to the weekends. And if it happens to be a long weekend... then it is pure bliss. I looked up some quotes that would be fitting for today and this is what I picked out. ;)

Soothing Quotes For a Friday Morning

Thank Goodness It's Friday

I hope that I have given you something to think about today! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I'm Thinking About BlueBells This Morning

Although I have never seen this display, I really feel as if I do. I have been married closing in on 40 years... yikes, that's hard to believe. Okay, we were still babies when we were married, but it must have been a good fit because we are still together and raised two great kids. And now we have one adorable, precocious granddaughter to spoil rotten.

But back to the bluebells. Hubby was born in England and ever spring, meadows of bluebells would blossom in the countryside.  Hubby couldn't have been very old because he emigrated when he was 18 with his family and still, the sight of those flowers stayed with him all of this time... and I hear about them every year!

It would be nice if I could possibly see them and it just might happen. We just might be going back to live if darling daughter gets the job she applied for. Time will tell, but I think that we would love living there. Will just have to find away to convince son, his wife and that darling granddaughter to move over too!!

Thinking about bluebells

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Looking For Love

Good morning to you all.

I'm kind of in an odd mood this morning. I spent a lot of time this morning listening to a Playaway by Robin Carr that I had picked up from the library. It was about a man who had to give up one life in the army which he loved (I have to point out) because of a tragic accident and find another reason to go on.  The point that I'm trying to make is that he LOVED his previous job and suddenly that was out of the question.

I began to think about that this morning. I don't think that I have ever loved any job  that much. If someone asked me if I loved my job, I can't think of one of them that I would have to say yes to.  I wondering if Dad planted that thought in my head. I remember him saying to me once that you don't have to love your job... it's a job! That's kind of sad when you think about it. It's sad for him too. I know that he never loved any of his jobs, which were few.  All I can remember is General Motors for years and years and then he bought a small motel. He was there until he retired. That was it, for as long as I can remember.

But back to me... I wonder what it would be like to love your job. What it would be like to get up every morning and be excited to start your day? Is it possible that I simply haven't found my dream job yet?? I have lots of things that interest me, but I'm not sure that you could make a living from any of them. So, it seems maybe it all comes down to money. That was always in Dad's thoughts too.  He always had his opinions on wants vs needs.

Kind of sad to go through an entire life that way!

*I hope that I have given you something to think about today! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A New Category for This Month!!

I know that spring is a long way off, but it doesn't stop me from thinking about it. And so, I  added a new category above. For the next two months, I will be adding quotes especially chosen for January and February.

**I hope that I have given you something to think about today! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Today's Quote About Home..

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

Margaret Thatcher

I always thought that a woman should run countries... it just makes sense! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Happy Quote...

I don't think that we give enough weight to happiness in our lives. I just found a wonderful quote about just that topic and it's waiting for you in the pages above. Hope that it is just what you need!!

I hope that I have given you something to think about today! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

I Broke It...

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils. 
Henry Ward Beecher

And what did I do?? I dropped my coffee decanter and it broke. It looks like 2015 will be starting off with a new carafe!  And he's right about  the scent of coffee. Even my daughter agrees and doesn't even drink it!!

I hope that I have given you something to think about today! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Kind of New Year's Resolution

Now This Is My Idea Of A Resolution!!

Instead of making a New Year's Resolution that you will probably ignore after a few weeks, why don't you instead, take a little time to look over the past year and see what you accomplished. You might have done more than you thought and in the coming year, try to do even more!

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 30, 2013

Can you hate winter but love snowflakes?

      And then there is the little song... Suzie Snowflake. And yes, I'm humming it to myself right now.

“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.”
 Alice Childress

    “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...”
 Francis Bacon,

       “Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”
 Henry David Thoreau 

Lets color a snowflake... not us silly. I found this snowflake on a grandparents site. Unfortunately, my granddaughter lives a long way away, but I might send her the link anyway! :) 

It won't be long before all of our Christmas decorations are quietly packed away until next year, but I thought that this Snowflake fairy would look cute and she could make us feel better until spring arrives. Check out the instructions... they are quite simple but the end result is quite effective. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

How to like freezing drizzle!

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” Frederick Keonig

We have freezing drizzle right now... I'm having a hard time appreciating it right now.  Maybe I could be happy that I'm warm and cozy inside and Elton John is on the radio????