Saturday, December 28, 2013

George Carlin Sums It Up

SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away. George Carlin

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Yesterday I remembered it was supposed to be the day to start the 30 day sweater voting. Well I went to the website and sure enough voting had started. You have to have a facebook account and can vote once every 24 hours til the 22nd. There are 36 sweaters and if I had not entered there are half a dozen I would vote for. However I am asking you vote for mine. My sweater is side pockets. Here is the link to vote. You can view entries and search for mine or scroll all the way down and I am the last sweater. Click on the picture and then vote. Thanks in advance for your vote. When you come to the home page look at the prizes, some sweet give aways.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

My Zoo

I feed the birds and of course the squirrels come too. The possum was up the other morning and he had too much fur that tells me the winter is not gonna be good. The squirrels are happy happy happy that the walnuts were plenty and they are having fun with them. The sky the other morning was a pretty pink puffy cloud for a few minutes.


I have 7 violets scattered around the house, 5 of them are blooming like crazy right now. I have split 2 of them and they will need to be split again soon. They must like my house.

Christmas Gifts

I have been busy making Christmas gifts and we had a bit of snow this morning. I am done with winter now we can move on to Spring.