Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Walk Softly Carry a Big Stick

Our Man Jake, enjoying the sun and his Stick.... all you bloggers that are out their shopping for your pets, I DON"T HAVE TO.... this is his favorite toy.

Flat Caleb and Nana Lola

 My friend Lola is assisting her grandson, Caleb in a school project based on  Flat Stanley. I had never heard of flat Stanley, and if you have not click on that link and read all about it.
Flat Caleb was created in school by Real Caleb and then Flat Caleb traveled here to Florida from Alabama via Branson, Missouri    ALL PHOTOS TODAY TAKEN BY FLAT CALEB'S NANA
This is Flat Caleb and Caleb's mission from his 2nd grade teacher, is to present a report in January of 2012 on the adventures of Flat Caleb, where he has traveled and what he has seen.
Flat Caleb has been photographed by Caleb's Nana Lola in many exotic places. Fron very imaginative Sand Sculptures to Umbrellas on the beach

Can you find the bug in Flat Calebs visit to the bush here in Florida, if so what is it?
Flat Caleb visited Branson Missouri with Nana a few weeks ago
And then Flat Caleb went to the Chalk Art Festival in Sarasota.... He is now on his way to Australia with one of Nana's friends.
Caleb will have a wonderful report in January.... Flat Caleb is more traveled than I am  for sure.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trust Me Tuesday Tip

Have you ever struggled to open one of these child proof lids?

I have, and was getting to the point I would have to ask Hubby to open it for me.

I also drop things a lot.

A therapist (not the MENTAL kind, even though our are thinking I must need one), said get a squeeze ball and squeeze it, start now, do it every day.

I got the ball a year ago but kept forgetting to DO IT. (senior memory GONE)
One week ago, I placed the ball in a green lid (off my memory pills bottle, I did you not) and sat it on the breakfast bar at the place I eat all my meals.
(note: I never FORGET to EAT so this is the best place)
 Three times a day... Pick up the ball and squeeze

 Three times  a day, TEN times each hand.... I think that comes to 30 squeezes per hand per day, right?
THIS WORKS.... Trust me! 
 yet another OLD AGE thing is a Thyroid pill that I take at 4 AM because I can't have coffee for HALF HOUR later. At 4 AM without coffee I am supposed to open this lid. Bob is in the pool when I need his assistance.
In ONE day, I could remove the lid and by the 2nd day, I opened it with no problem and I have only dropped one thing since I started this.
 If you try this, don't forget to do the TIPS of your fingers 10 times also. If you don't have the problem now, start before you get OLD like me. 

TRUST ME! you will get OLD! and quicker than you think, quicker than a blink
The good news is, the excerise allows me to open the bottle
The bad news is, it did NOT make my hands look younger or remove the WRINKLES
Heaven forbid I get to the place where I could NOT Snap Photos

Monday, November 28, 2011

Canine Christmas-2011 Talent III

 Service Dog demonstration....
 He hands her the cup she dropped

 Realizes SOMEONE is Madly Snapping and gives the photographer The Look

 She said he helps her with her laundry, puts things in and takes them out, hands them to her to fold. Amazing
Service dogs are trained for Therapy and to detect cancer, for Veterans to help with daily life skills.
 If you are interested in seeing how smart dogs really are go to YouTube and watch
this video...  Moscow's Stray Dogs Master Using the Subways

SUPER DOG!!!! she is jumping more than twice her height..

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Berry Beautiful

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.

 Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.

 Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.

 Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.   Mother Teresa
I almost missed this  beauty because I was focused on the train, I backed into the bush as I tried for a better angle....
Life is like that, we miss the beauty that hides in the corners of our lives while we focus on the BIG THINGS in life, when it is the small things that can bring beauty into our lives.

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord." (Psalm 96:11-13)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Manatee Village-Train

Above is the General Store at Manatee Village. A blogger friend asked me to take photos of this old train for her series on old engines.
Click on Mama Bug to get info on this old train and the rest of her series

 In my quest I found a Gecko that lives on the General Store Porch Railing
 Climbing up the side of the General Store.... we grow them BIG in Florida

Ginny of Let Your Light Shine and I both love the Geico Gecko, so this post is for YOU Ginny

Friday, November 25, 2011

Canine Christmas -2011 Talent II

 Love those Eyes and See her Jump




 Wooo Hoooo Up and Through....more Jumping

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day 2011

 On November 22nd in Our Daily Bread devotional, I found these words.

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” G. B. Stern

The whole reason for saying thanks is to let the giver of a gift know how much you appreciate something.

Thank you all for being my blog friends and thank you Kim of  Stuff Could Always Be Worse  for telling me we have royalty free photos and clip art at Microsoft Images and that is where I found this beautiful turkey dinner.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Canine Christmas -2011 Golden's

 Can you believe there is a rescue needed for these beautiful and wonderful Golden Retrievers? they have many just like these.

 Pretty from the rear
 pretty from the front
 Stunning from the side...

 This golden was staring at Rich and I clicked the camera for above shot
 She snapped her head around and looked right in my camera lens... the owner said she is a camera hog and when she hears the word camera or the click of the shutter she comes running.
 NOT your average Golden here, but a Golden Mutt and I fell in love. He kept saying Don't stop scratching, Please ooooohhh feels good.