"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Wordless Wednesday November 25, 2020

Dutch Apple Pie....my son Paul's favorite!
Have a lovely day!!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Awww Monday! November 23, 2020

This was sent to me by my good friend of over 60 years! Lots of wisdom here. I think we can always learn to live more simply and that kindness and good manners cost nothing!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Kathe  

I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:
1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5 I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7 I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”
8 I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.
9 I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
10 I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
11 I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
12 I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.
13 I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.
14 I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!
I decided to share this for all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age?
I borrowed this. I don't know who to credit it to, but thank you! Painting by James Coates


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Feline Friday November 20, 2020

 Have a Happy Feline Friday!
Thanks Sandee!

Thankful Thursday November 19, 2020

I am thankful for many things-

Thankful for the 6 years we had in the beautiful California mountains. We will always treasure our time there.

I am so thankful for my sweet husband who continues to amaze me as to what he can fix and build. He is my wonderful lifelong friend. I am so lucky. He is a 24 Karat treasure and I tell him that everyday!

And last but not least I am so thankful for
our Lucy who chose us. She brightens each day
with her antics and love for us.

Have a wonderful day every day!
Thanks Brian!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Awww Monday November 16, 2020

 Normally we are in Zihuatanejo, Mexico
for 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately because 
of the Wuhan Flu we had to cancel 3 trips
planned for this year. Only 2 of our friends have
 traveled down to this lovely beach-Playa La Ropa.
Thanks to them we have this gorgeous photo 
taken by Ted just a few days ago. 
Hopefully next year we will be there.
Have a great week! And thanks Sandee!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Feline Friday!!! November 13, 2020

I just added the above image as a friend of
mine remiinded me I had already used this image!
Ooooopsie doodle!

Have a great day and a splendid weekend!
Thanks Sandee!