Monday, June 28, 2010

Take Time to Smell the Roses

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I love roses. I don’t believe there is a color that is not exquisite in a rose. Today I took a vacation day to handle some things I could not handle on the week end and I was blessed with a truly beautiful day to run errands in.

There was a billing error on a medical procedure I had taken so I took it and my insurance card into the office and they found the error and are now rebilling my insurance. I was truly grateful for the kindness and courtesy of the staff there and am sure everything will be resolved.

Two blocks from there I had to pull over and take time to smell the roses. The fragrance was heavenly and I was standing on a sidewalk taking advantage of the beauty cascading over the fence. Awww. ..


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Friday, June 25, 2010

Electrician in the Sky

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GEDC8943 If your a nature lover like me and sit inside all day, you know how antsy you can get. Even with only half an hour for lunch I am heading to the nearest window to the break room to look at “my tree”. I’ve watched this tree through the seasons for the last two and half years. I don’t know what kind of tree it is, but I love it. The leaves are soft and fern like so I looked that up in my tree back and got more than one answer. It has almost a tropical look, which we know is not possible in Michigan. I was standing on the fourth floor and this is my view. 

I asked one of the maintenance men one day when they walked by and I won’t tell you what his name for my lovely tree was. He says it makes a mess and he has to clean it up so he had nothing nice to say about it. This day as I looked into my view finder in my camera I was wondering if he had hung fluorescent lights in the sky above my tree. See how the lighting reflects in the pictures? But a friend happened by and showed me that by standing at an angle instead of straight on I could get my tree without the reflections.

What are you seeing these days? Are you seeing double? Visit James at Weekend Reflections to see more photos and share your own.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Watery Wednesday in Homer


To get wet and refreshed visit Watery Wednesday. Don’t forget to get your feet wet. A h h h….


Monday, June 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesday ~ Vibrant Flowers

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The vibrant red shades perk up the landscape and made my week end much more colorful. I hope you had a wonderful weekend also.


For more Ruby Red Tuesday selections take a look at WorkofthePoet.blogspot and have a great and colorful week!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Watery Wednesday

GEDC8072 I stopped at the water cooler to get a drink of water and when I tapped the button the water went right over my head! I immediately thought of our watery Wednesday meme (being the faithful blogger that I am)! I stood back as far as I could reach, gently tapped the button and snapped my camera. I changed my mind about getting a drink.

Not five minutes later a small boy ran up to the fountain and miraculously climbed up it sitting in the basin. He must have been about two. He placed his little mouth near the spigot, pressed the button and got the surprise of a life time. You should have heard him holler! He wasn’t one of mine so I didn’t try to take a picture. He was really wet from head to toe. I hope Mom had a towel because it was a bit windy out.

For more wet moments head over to Watery Wednesday and bring your towel!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Welcome to the Double Digits

Yesterday was a special celebration for Anthony, it marked his tenth birthday. While playing with the grandchildren at the park chosen for the event I noticed a commemorative sign and was touched by the message. So were they.

The parents of a four year old donated all of the park equipment so that children could play and enjoy themselves like their son did when he lived. Their four year old son was taken from them much too early as the result of a car accident. Even in their grief they celebrated life with their donation which was marked with the commemorative sign. I believe that my grandchildren and their friends enjoyed playing in the park all the more knowing of the special significance and extreme generosity of the grieving parents.

The last line of their message pleads with us to enjoy our children, and enjoy we did.

It seemed very fitting to celebrate a birthday here and I’m sure Carter would have enjoyed the party very much. Happy Birthday Anthony!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Ruby Red Tuesday and one of my Favorite Characters.

GEDC7642 GEDC7589 Sunday was a very busy day for me. Weeks ago my baby girl had told me she was having a very special cook out and it was important to her that all the family be there. As I was leaving church to head over to her house the roads were blocked because of the Rose day parade. My oldest daughter, Aimee` called to ask me to take Ruby’s daughter, Re`membrence to the parade as she was in it. As a reward for perfect attendance and model behavior she was one of the few chosen children from her school to get to walk in the parade, so my husband and I quickly stopped at Ruby’s and then on to the parade. I will post on HardworkinJudy about her announcement, but for now Ruby Tuesday.
Look who I saw at the parade. I dedicated an article to the charitable events of Ronald McDonald, mentioned also on HardworkinJudy. My daughter was housed in the Ronald McDonald house after giving birth to her oldest son. It was within walking distance of Sparrow Hospital where Shaon was in the premie care unit. I have a special fondness for this charity, but that did not prepare me for this…

You know that my hair color did not come out right about a month ago. It was supposed to be light brown but came out red. Ronald McDonald took one look at me on the side lines, pointed to his hair then mine and gave me a thumbs up!!!

He even walked over to the side lines to do this. Oh my! My husband was aghast and remarked that now I really must do something about “that” hair. Thanks, Ronald.

For more Ruby Tuesday photos please travel over to WorkofthePoet.blogspot.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

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Shadows can be soft or crisp, depending upon the time of day and our

proximity. To submit your shadow

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shots and enjoy those others have created check out HeyHarriet you are sure to find some you’ll like.

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday ~ Clothing


Clothing serves multiple purposes; warmth, protection, beauty, and modesty, to name a few, okay a little more than a few. :-)

Because of the holiday week end, our management decided to let us dress more casually on the Friday before Memorial day. We were given the go ahead to wear tee shirts, flip flops and shorts just above the knee. This is a major concession over the normal dress code of business casual, but rather than be grateful I heard grumbling from some who wanted to come to work in halter tops and short shorts.

My response was to say lightheartedly and with humor; “There are some of us you really do not want to see in various stages of undress.”  Personally I believe the human body is a wondrous and magnificent thing, but prefer to view it with clothes on. Have you ever watched  a man talking to a beautiful woman with a low cut blouse on as his eyes continued to wonder to….  I’d prefer to be looked in the face while we carry on a conversation.

The right clothes can truly accent a woman’s beauty or a man’s dashing good looks. My mother told me she first saw my father in a uniform when she was 12 and fell instantly head over heels in love. I can’t dispute that. They were married more than 50 years and had me, didn’t they?

The Queen Anne’s Lace pictured above, is stunning in bloom and lacks some of it’s appeal after the blossoms fall. Well, give me all the “blossoms” you can find!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Gerbera Daisy

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