Monday, 24 November 2008

24th November
"If you woke up this morning, it's time to celebrate!"
~ Joe Takash

Here is my she-roe of the moment
Abbie is doing so well coping with her physio and exercises.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
~ Maya Angelou
23rd November
"A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.”
~ Plutarch (46-137), historian, biographer, essayist

My mind certainly needs some kindling!
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
~ William Shakespeare
22nd November
"Baby it's cold outside"
~ Dean Martin

It was certainly cold here when I got up this morning.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather just different kinds of good weather.
~ John Ruskin
21st November
"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. ”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), philosopher, poet, essayist

Anna took this portrait of me at our 365 retreat. She managed to smooth out the wrinkles and do some beautifying. Thankyou Anna
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Denis Waitley
20th November
Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls."
~ Melody Beattie; author, journalist.

I like to think I live my life from the heart.
“Sharing is loving.”
There is no joy in possession without sharing.
~ Erasmo da Rotterdam
19th November
"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
~ Henry Clay (1777-1852), politician and orator

There is always a warm welcome at our front door.
“All doors open to courtesy”
~ Thomas Fuller
18th November
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
~ Ann Landers (1918-2002); advice columnist

Over 40 years into our life together and still counting.
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

Monday, 17 November 2008

17th November
"Where are You?"
-Theme tune from Moon Raker

I am in a happy place.
"No matter where you go, there you are"
~ Buckaroo Banzai
16th November
"Casino Royale"
- Daniel Craig 2006

Colin is teaching Abbie to play Rummy.
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
15th November
"For Your Eyes Only"
-Roger Moore 1981

A visit to friend in hospital today and she was so pleased with the book I gave her
Definitely for her eyes only!
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.”
~ Daniel J. Boorstin
14th November
"Tomorrow Never Dies"
-Pierce Brosman 1997

Abbie fills our life with pleasure.
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
~ Stacia Tauscher
13th November
"Never Say Never Again"
Sean Connery – 1983

There are some places I have visited that I would like to think I would return too.
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and never will be again.
~ Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973)
12th November
Sean Connery – 1964

This is the last golden bloom, in my garden this year.
“An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold”
~Chinese Proverb
11th November
This week, (thanks to a fellow 365er, Sarah,) we are going to be inspired by James Bond Films!
"Diamonds are Forever"
Sean Connery – 1971

Especially if you don’t loose them!
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure”
~ Peter Marshall

Monday, 10 November 2008

10th November
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward."
-Spanish proverb

After a busy but fun filled weekend, I have been editing some of my photos and I just love this one of Anna..
Definitely beautiful.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~ Ovid Roman poet

9th November
Today is Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. A time to remember all those lost in wars over the years. We show our respect by wearing a red poppy, and 2 minutes silence at
Take time today to remember someone, something important.

My grandad.
8th November
As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbour?”
~ Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), 36th U.S. president

Here is Anna's group photo for the day!

I have also been busy with my camera but some of my 365er friends did not want to be drawn nearer !!!!
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. ~ Samuel Johnson

7th November
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
~ Coco Chanel

Pearls always make me feel fabulous and classy.

I don't consider myself a goody-goody, but I like to be perceived as classy. ~ Kristen Johnston

6th November
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
~ Maya Angelou

We love to look after Abbie and I think she likes how we do it.
"If you find it in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded."
~ Maya Angelou

5th November
"No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!"
-Thomas Hood
but full of colour! I love autumn. Show me autumn in your life today

My day for a new hair cut and new autumnal colours.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~ Albert Camus
4th November
"Happiness is the best facelift." -
Diana Krall, quoting Joni Mitchell

My face needs all the help it can get these days so I had better smile a lot.
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~ Author Unknown


Monday, 3 November 2008

3rd November
Is it the Monday morning blues for you, or the start of a fresh new week of anticipation? * Who – Colin and Abbie.
* What - Arriving home from school
* When - This afternoon.
* Where – By the front door.
* Why – Abbie comes to us after school on a Monday, Colin goes up to school to meet her.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~ Maria Robinson
2nd November
A day of rest. I will be teaching today, what will you get up to? * Who – Me – a photo taken for my blog in May.
* What - Making 16 4”x 4” pages all day for a 365 retreat.
* When - Today.
* Where – In my craft room.
* Why – Steph a fellow 365 er has made us all albums to use.
We are all doing pages to swap so that we have a complete album of everyone at the retreat.
“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest”
~ Ashleigh Brilliant
1st November
Its the weekend, what’s a typical saturday for you? * Who - Me.
* What - Screwing up my lottery ticket.
* When - After the prize draw.
* Where - By the bin.
* Why – I always loose – should really stop taking part!!!!
“Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you”
~ Ogden Nash
31st October
Its Halloween, and I will confess to no SP. Show me what you got up to today! * Who – Abbie and friends.
* What – Dressing up for Halloween.
* When - In the evening.
* Where – Indoors because it is very cold.
* Why – Going around the village calling on friends and family only.
“A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.”
~Erma Bombeck
30th October
Capture a morning routine. * Who - Abbie and me again.
* What – Posing by the pumpkins.
* When – this morning - not a weekly routine but we go together ever year!
* Where - At Peachcroft farm.
* Why – We were there to order the Christmas turkey.
“We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
29th October
Record a daily activity, remember we are doing a "week in our life". Use these questions for your journalling. * Who Abbie and me.
* What - Reading together.
* When – Just before bedtime Abbie
* Where – In the lounge.
* Why – Abbie’s staying for a sleepover.
“A home without books is a body without soul.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
28th October
We are going to do something different this week. I have loved Ali Edwards idea of a "week in the life" concept. This week lets take snapshots of our week, self portraits of course!, and keep our journaling to a simple bullet list. * Who - Me.
* What – Needed to do a sign in page for a circle journal.
* When –Today photo from May!
* Where - On a tag !
* Why - We are doing a Crafty Magpies team circle journal.
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week”
~ Spanish Proverb