Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ummm..It's TIME to er.....umm

Ummm..It's TIME to er.....umm Make New Years Resolutions.... today I thought I would share mine.
And number two is.......

When I hear a funny joke I will not reply, "LOL... LOL!"     

 Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~Carl Sandburg

 The Old Year has gone.The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell

The two photos above are of a sunbeam hitting on my friend Rich's Grandfather clock.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Fence- Warnings

 Some of you might remember the post about our local hospital and the battle to open a trauma center. Blake Hospital WON the battle and now there is one 2 miles from my front door and I love the sound of the helicopters saving lives.
 Blake has declared the entire property smoke free. They removed all the smoking zones for visitors and employees.

This bright orange fence warns us there is still construction going on and NO SMOKING.

NOW I wonder, what will they do if someone Dares To Smoke in the parking lot? a whipping? a fine? your picture in the news paper? it just warns, but does not tell what the penalty will be. Since I am not a fan of being told what to do, I Thought About, trying it to see what would happen. Drat, I had no cigarettes or matches.
 Actually a fence is somewhat of a warning. as in KEEP out.

 Does a sign that tells you NOT to do something make you want to DO it? come on now, be truthful.
Join the fun at Friday Fences

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Canine Christmas-2011 The End

You are safe now, this concludes my post on the Canine Christmas Festival... Until NEXT YEAR

Sarasota Singers entertained and some of the singers had their dogs with them.

Almost fell asleep while they were singing but at the last note his eyes popped open.

I saw these sweeties coming in as I was leaving.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MadSnapper Blather

Scene:  4 A.M. Kitchen of our home, MS turns on hood light over the range/stove

"OH NO!" MadSnapper shouted!
"What? what's wrong?" MS Hubby calmly asked

" THE BULB burned out, it just FLASHED when I turned it on" says MS
" No Problem, get me a bulb" says MS Hubby   then he calmly twisted the bulb off and left this in the HOLE

THEN  He  LEFT it laying on the counter in PLAIN VIEW of The MadSnapper.

What else could I do? huh? huh?

MadSnapper said "I FEEL A POST COMING ON" and she grabbed the camera (it's all his fault, he should have put it in the garbage and I would never have seen it.)

This same MadSnapper had a complete Duh moment and sprayed my HAIR with Eye Glasses Cleaner

 Well! they do  sit side by side on the shelf and are about the same size... did you know Eye Gas Cleaner Wets the hair and makes the curl come OUT?   well? did you?
NO they don't sit on the kitchen counter, but when I carried them in the kitchen to take their photo for this post, there lay the shadows........ besides, I could not take the camera to the bathroom shelf  because, well, there was a tad of DUST.... but that is another story.

OK!!! Which one of you just said "can't she EVER take just ONE photo of something?"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Canine Christmas 2011 -Boxers

Boxer Rescue told me they have 90 boxers to place in homes which makes me so sad. I have a passion for Big dogs and they are the hardest to place in homes.
 Last years photos are under my labels Canine Christmas on the side bar. this sweety was waiting for a home. this year's Festival is label Canine Christmas 2011
this sweetie wanted to be adopted and  I hugged and kissed this sweet guy and told him I would take him home if I could.

 can you tell I love boxer butts? 

Below is a 6 month old Mastiff that will weigh about 170 when full grown

 Rich and I got many pets and kisses....OOOOOOOHHHHH

Monday, December 26, 2011

Candlelight and Humor

 You know what a camera is? A mirror with memory  and these are my memories of my Christmas Candles

 Q. What kind of candle burns longer, a red candle or a green candle?
A. Neither, a candle always burns shorter.
  What did one candle say to the other candle? Lets go out tonight!
Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday.
Steven Wright

So many candles.. so little cake.
A birthday saying for those getting on in years

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Epitome of CUTE

 OK, I know they are CUTE.... but what are they to me and my husband? this is the question. Patti is our niece, daughter of Bob's sister. Patti's daughter is our great niece, and these are her children.

UPDATE: all photos today were taken by Patti, the children's grandmother. they live in PA and she emailed me these photos.
 They are the grandchildren of my husbands niece, Their Pop Pop is a volunteer fireman and they were at the Fireman's Christmas party.

Besides being the Epitome of Cute... what are they to us. Great Great niece/nephew?  I am waiting to here.
Meet Cody, the one sitting on Kayla... who knows why, but it looks like fun to me.

I watched The Christmas Star on Hallmark HD and it is a wonderful story if you have not seen it. Ed Asner as an escaped convict in a Santa Suit.  LOVED IT

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Take A Walk Through Bethlehem

 The virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Lord of Lords

God of this World

Savior and Redeemer
Lord, Jehovah
Jesus Christ

Author of Life, God of Glory, The Promised Holy Spirit

Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel  before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

 Joseph and Mary walked more than 80 miles to get to that manger, it probably took them a week.

this is a another favorite song There's A New Kid in Town

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

 Oh, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,
Shining afar thru shadows dim,
Giving a light for those who long have gone, have gone;
And Guiding the Wise Men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay,
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on.

Below is my favorite song at Christmas, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Patti Loveless.

for those of you who are not country fans, click Here to find the song by many others. or got to YouTube and type in the name, there are many other artists there.. the photo is the Star on my Tree in The Nook.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cards for YOU

 Billy: How come you never hear anything about the tenth reindeer, Olive?
Tilly: Olive?
Billy: Yeah, you know... Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names...