Sunday, August 30, 2009


I have never posted some of the other photos of has been crazy busy since we arrived home along with a million other projects. We are painting the house and I have been trying to decide on a new color. I have wanted a green and been working on some samples. Gotta decide soon since Dave is already scraping and priming! Here are the pics! Train ride from Seattle to Porland was beautiful. The train station in Seattle was going through a complete remodel and they were restoring many of the original features of the station's architecture. Most of the route is along the Puget Sound leaving Seattle, then along the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains in the background. Went past Mt. Ranier but couldn't get a good photo because of the trees in the foreground. The train ride was quite pleasant, very comfortable, had a resturant on board, and was a wonderful way to travel. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing and comfortable way of travel. The train went all the way to San Francisco. Wouldn't that be a fun thing to do? Leisurely travel down the Pacific coastline this way! The train stations in both Portland and Seattle were very clean and it was obvious it was a very popular way of travel in that area of the country. It was easy catching a cab outside the terminal for the hotel once we arrived to our destination. I will post some photos of Portland later. I must say....Portland continues to be one of my most favorite places to visit.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Few Things To Remember… 

  • Faith is the ability to not panic.  
  • Do the math.  Count your blessings. 
  • Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted. 
  • Laugh every day - it's like inner jogging. 
  • The most important things in your home are the people. 
  • Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
  • There is no key to happiness.  
  • The door is always open.  Come on in. 
  • A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. 
  • He who dies with the most toys is still dead. 
  • We do not remember days but moments.                 
  • Life moves too fast so enjoy your precious moments. 
  • Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hearsay. 
  • It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again.  
  • Just be sure to flush when you are done. 
  • Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. 
  • The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking.
  • Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck. 
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.  
  • Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
  • Leave gentle fingerprints on the soul of another for the angels to read. 
  • Don't discover at the end of your life that you have lived just the length of it. 
  • Live the width of it as well.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Its Late and Time to Sleep

Seems like every night this week I have been up late working on paperwork. And as I sit here tonight, finishing up some work, reading some blogs and laying out plans for Burmese cat, Butch, is a constant companion at my side. He has crawled on the desk, layed his head on top of my notes for tomorrow & my paperwork and his head propped on my planner. I love that old cat. Goodnight and Sweet Dreams to all!
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Seattle Pike Market

GGot some fantastic photos from our trip last week. We traveled to Seattle for three days, then by train to Portland for three day. What fun it is to explore a totally different part of the country. We left the sultry heat of the 100's to temps in the 70's. What a nice relief. Seattle's public market has to be one of the best markets as far as produce and florals are concerned. I have never seen, or tasted fresh fruit and vegetables like the market had available. The flowers are grown in wide open pastures like the pic I have and then they sell them in the market place all bundled up with perfect groupings for a small price. I will be posting more photos and comments in the next few days.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vacation Time

Everyone needs a week off from the everyday stress of life.....and mine starts today! Follow my tweets for pics here and there of some beautiful country. Just check the weather and it looks beautiiful. 70's and 80's small chance of rain. Rain there is so different than Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, we get a rain and it pours! Portland gets rain and its a fine mist. Packed my Columbia jacket and I will be fine. Of course... I'm on vacation.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Preparing for Vacation

Today was one of those days that I never got the makeup on, got fully dressed, and never left the house. Well, maybe to go water my flowers on the patio. After several days of work with no time off, I have to do this for myself. I am really anxious about our trip next week for Seattle/Portland. Obviously, today I got out my suitcase, pulled out my bathing suit (that which has not been out all summer), and made myself a Travel Journal. I took a school composition notebook and covered it with scrapbook paper, made a page for our airline info, page for our hotel reservations, taxi cab coupon, notes on good places to eats, and sites to see! And this is what I do for relaxation!
ps....I will most likely be swimming in a heated pool. The nights are around the 50's and they heat their pools. It is wonderful.

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