Friday, April 24, 2009





Our host this week is JohnOh.

It is great to have him hosting again!

The theme he has chosen is:



Love the theme ~ look forward to seeing the post!
My Picture was taken October 2008 at Orange Beach, Alabama & was taken with my Kodak Z740 Digital Camera
Beyond the horizon,
Around each bend,
New adventures await
for us to begin.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



More of "Your Life Support" ~ Travel you can believe in! Our relationships are the most important things we have.  Those with our family, our friends, our co-workers, and our loves...   I agree with Mr. Goodier... remember TRAVEL and you can't go wrong!!!



For Closeness T-R-A-V-E-L


Inmate Mitchell King had a visitor - his wife. King was serving a six-year jail term in Auckland, New Zealand for armed robbery. But his wife didn't want to be away from him for that long. So they held hands. And they stuck. She'd rubbed her palms with Super Glue.

Their new-found closeness was short-lived. And their separation painful. Her technique is not one I'd recommend for a closer relationship.

But if you want more closeness; if you desire relationships that are deeper and broader, more meaningful and longer-lasting, then remember the word "travel."

T is for TRUST. Trust is the glue that holds people together (not Super Glue). A relationship will go nowhere without it.

R is for RESPECT. "Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead," writes Anna Cummins. It's about respecting others and letting them know that you value them.

A is for AFFECTION. Sometimes affection means love. Sometimes it means a touch. Always it means kindness.

V is for VULNERABILITY. Though we may feel afraid to let another too close, no relationship will go anywhere without risking vulnerability. Entrepreneur Jim Rohn says, "The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy." And the love.

E is for EMOTIONAL INTIMACY. Learn to be open. Learn to communicate freely. What kinds of relationships you make are largely determined by how openly you have learned to communicate.

L is for LAUGHTER. Victor Borge got it right when he said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." It's also the most enjoyable.

For relationships that can really go somewhere, just remember the word "travel." Then enjoy the trip!

~ Steve Goodier

*Your Life Support*



Wishing All A Wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, April 20, 2009

I was right... the best people in the world do come from California!!!

Just some of them live in St. Augustine now!  LOL.





Isn't she beautiful... well, she is just as beautiful inside as out!!!

And so much fun to be around and talk to...  I should know, we talked for hours...

I wanted to stay & keep talking but I still had 8 hours in front of me to drive.

(That in itself is a story).

My week has been interesting to say the least...

(will be glad to go back to work to rest -LOL)

But the high point of my week was meeting our "Luxy".

I know there are a lot of people in MM that can back me up on this..

If you get the opportunity to meet her ~ Jump for it!!!

I know I will be going back.  Will also find ways for us to get in trouble together!

LOL... we have already talked about everyone going to Cades Cove,

but to be really honest with you... Any where is just fine with me.

I know from being around Frannie & Russ, and now Monica,

that we could be out in the middle of a desert and there would be fun to be had!

Thank you Monica for sharing your Sunday with me....  It was great!



(Guess you MM shooters see I was in the right place at the wrong time

~ lol ~

just two weeks late!)


BUT the company was wonderful!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009



Link below

As some of you know,

I am in Florida visiting my Mom and my Sis,
As Mom's health is not too good...
We are not out and about
I didn't want to miss Mitchy's theme this week.
Last November when I was visiting John I took some pictures of some
bees on a bush.... still trying to learn my camera after 5 years ~ lol
They are not great quality but am thinking this fellow would do for

His little face looks like a pilot with a handle bar mustache to me.


Thank you, Mitchy for the great theme...
I will have to do my visiting Tuesday & Wednesday,
Thinking there are some great pictures for this theme!
Look forward to seeing them!

Hope everyone
is having a
nice weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Katie Melua - 'If You Were A Sailboat'

If you're a cowboy I would trail you,
If you're a piece of wood I'd nail you to the floor.
If you're a sailboat I would sail you to the shore.
If you're a river I would swim you,
If you're a house I would live in you all my days.
If you're a preacher I'd begin to change my ways.

Sometimes I believe in fate,
But the chances we create,
Always seem to ring more true.
You took a chance on loving me,
I took a chance on loving you.

If I was in jail I know you'd spring me
If I was a telephone you'd ring me all day long
If was in pain I know you'd sing me soothing songs.

Sometimes I believe in fate,
But the chances we create,
Always seem to ring more true.
You took a chance on loving me,
I took a chance on loving you.

If I was hungry you would feed me
If I was in darkness you would lead me to the light
If I was a book I know you'd read me every night

If you're a cowboy I would trail you,
If you're a piece of wood I'd nail you to the floor.
If you're a sailboat I would sail you to the shore.
If you're a sailboat I would sail you to the shore

Katie Melua - What I Miss About You

Missing the train every morning at 8:52,
Sipping coffee from the same cup as you.
The sharing of secrets we thought no one else knew,
That's what I miss about you.

The new way that love had made me see,
Your bashful grin when you asked if I would like your key.
The knowing way you used to caress me,
That's what I miss about you.

You stole in with your starry smile exciting me,
Driving with you in your new car, feeling free.
If it's true that love is blind, then I was blind willingly,
You made me feel we had a future, that could be and would be.

The way you said I'd be no one on my own,
Your habit of soaking yourself in over-priced cologne.
The way you turned the light out when I knew you were home,
That's what I don't miss about you.

I bet you're using your weary magic like it's new,
Driving so fast with a new fool beside you.
Presumably believing she's the last of the lucky few,
I wonder if she knows she's being lied to like I do.

The way I only doubted myself when I was with you,
Like I was a fool for expecting something from life too.
Your skill of putting me down in-front of everyone we knew,
That's what I don't miss about you

You've got a friend in me....

(click play please)

I know it would be hard to prove at times
when I am absent from here...
BUT you all are very special to me. 
This week am in Florida visiting
my Mother and my sister.
My mother's health is not what it once was...
(isn't that true for most of us mature people)
May not be on very much but will try. 
Know that some people are traveling
and busy doing things...
even life changing things...
Want to wish everyone the best...
Know you are thought about
and prayed for!
Hugs to each of you...
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pick yourself up.... Dust yourself off... And start all over again!

Another of "Your Life Support" post...  I read them and just have to share. 
They say so much.  Who of us doesn't "beat" ourselves up for mistakes that we make?  Maybe just maybe we should be grateful we are making a few!!!


Theodore Levitt
, of the Harvard Business School, said, "Experience
comes from what we have done. Wisdom comes from what we have done
badly." Theodore Levitt sounds like a wise person. I wonder what he's
done badly.

Based on his reasoning, I must be bursting with wisdom. Over the
years, I've racked up an impressive number of things that haven't gone
too well.

But put another way, wisdom is what the school of life gives us with
every poor report card. Wisdom is hard won, and it is often birthed in
the ashes of failure.

One man tells of meeting one of the truly "wise" ones among us on a
flight to Florida. He was preparing his notes for a parent-education
seminar he was to conduct there. Bessie, an older woman sitting next
to him, explained that she was returning home after having spent two
weeks visiting her six children, 18 grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren .

Then she asked him what he did for a living. The man explained that he
was a psychologist specializing in children. He dreaded telling her
this, as he fully expected her to probe him for free professional
advice during the three-hour flight. But not this wise woman. Instead,
she sat back, picked up a magazine and said, "So doctor, if there's
anything you want to know, just ask me."

Bessie's years of parenting and grand-parenting gave her what no
professional degrees could – it gave her hard won wisdom. Much of what
she knew about children could only be learned through experience,
including experiences of failure.

I really don't worry about the things I've done badly. If I paid
attention to what went wrong and why, then even my most spectacular
failures gave something priceless back – they taught valuable lessons.
Sometimes wisdom can't be gotten any other way.

~ Steve Goodier

So the next time a mistake is made
(and we all make them),
instead of thinking "How dumb!"
(or that we are a failure)
it might be more appropriate to say,
"Just look how wise I'm becoming!!!"

Sunday, April 5, 2009


(Link below)


(My apologies to Gator for the song...
Am hoping her dinner
was not one of his relatives!!!)


Cherie is our hostess this week

& the theme she has given us is:



So many things came to mind with this theme.  I am sure at one time or another all of us have used a butter knife for a makeshift screw driver when we couldn't get a hold of the tool.  Also times I have used the refection in a building window as a makeshift mirror to straighten my hair before going into an appointment (no pictures of this lol).  At work all the time people are using coffee cups to have  makeshift soup bowls when they have forgotten to bring a bowl. 
What I decided on was a picture taken several years back when my daughter volunteered me to make a Christmas dress for one of her co-workers who was having trouble finding just what she wanted.  It was for her little toddler.  Given the measurements of the child I stated out sewing (it was a slip, dress and separate collar).  At one point I realized I needed to check out how the dress and slip hung together as the cathedral lace was suppose to show out the bottom of the dress but that was all that was suppose to show.  Not having the child present I had to come up with a
Makeshift Model that had about the same measurements around as the child...
And I just happened to have one...
My Makeshift Model

My Makeshift Model worked.. the dress and slip fit...
The bear survived the dress ordeal...
LOL.. guess all is well that ends well!!!
More of the Makeshift Model