Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Pooky

This potted cat is named Pooky.
Today is her Birthday, she's eighteen and roughly a month older than my daughter.
Yes, I and the mother cat were briefly pregnant together.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: Patriotic songs

Since it is so close to the fourth of July, the U.S.'s birthday, that I thought I show my colors and my Thursday's thirteen will be Patriotic songs.

1. America the Beautiful

2. Battle Hymn of the Republic

3. God Bless the USA

4. God Bless America

5. My Country 'Tis of Thee

6. Stars and Stripes Forever

7. Star Spangled Banner

8. Yankee Doodle

9. This Land is Your Land

10. What the Flag Means

11. A New Wind a Blowin' by Langston Hughes

12. America
(My country, 'tis of Thee) by Samuel F. Smith
13. The Marines Hymn

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: Dealing with life's Burdens

Thirteen; Dealing with Life's Burdens.

I got these from Merle and she got them from her cousin Bill.
Thank you Merle and Bill

1. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

2. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

3. Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

4. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

5. If you lend a friend $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

6. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because you won't have a leg to stand on.

7. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

8. Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

9. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

10. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have the longer you live.

11. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

12. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

13. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thursday's thirteen: follow your dreams

I thought I would post something uplifting this week and post the following. Several are from Barbara Sher whom I just love, she inspired me to start writing seriously-- at age 38 and I have a learning disability. Which I'm not going to let stop me from doing what I want to do, and don't let anything stop you either. :)

Thirteen follow your dream quotes:

1. "In your first life, you served your job and your family. In your second life, you get to discover your own genius and pursue your passions." Barbara Sher: Creating Your Second Life After 40

2. When you get near people who are pursuing their heart's desire, you can see the intensity on their face. Life is just too short to live without that kind of focus. ~ Barbara Sher

3. ~"You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning." -Barbara Sher

4. ~Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. - Belva Davis

5. ~"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." -Doug Larson

6. "The era you're entering is so different from your first forty years it's completely justifiable to call it your second life." Barbara Sher

7. "The universe is not going to see someone like you again in the entire history of creation." Vartan Gregorian

8. “Whereof what's past is prologue; what to come,
In yours and my discharge.” From The Tempest by William Shakespeare

9. Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. ~Goethe

10. Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it at the bud. ~Osborn, Alex

11. The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Proust, Marcel~

12. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling, like dew, upon a thought produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.
Lord Byron~

13. Water which is too pure has no fish
Ts'ai Ken T'an~

Here's a bonus from me:

"Remember that everything before this spot in time--is prologue."
Janice Seagraves~