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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Wednesday - Is Hump Day!



Be nice to others because . ..

Time WILL make a difference!

One day you will no longer be the big dog...

Just the old dog...

And my friend, we are now the old dogs

HOWEVER, OLD DOG IS BETTER THAN DOG-GONE.
(Well you gotta think positive about age don't you?)



I've been thinkin' which is dangerous in itself - about growing old. I'm not going to get negative here, but old age isn't for sissies is it?

I mean it's tough and it's rough. Right?

Nothing works like it used to and we all know the ending. (Okay the final ending won't be bad at all - it is the getting there may be tough.) Hey I'm realistic.

I want to know who in the heck coined these the Golden Years anyway?

Now there are some perks to it too, but I have forgotten now - oh yeah - one is 'more patience' - and the other is 'things don't bother us as much' - anything else?

"The highest reward for person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." ~ John Ruskin

The reason I picked this quote is - because toils changes us to the final product. Our work here now - lays what we become then . . . you know what I mean? Life is hard work and we have to run the good race. (Had some stresses of my own today - can you tell? lol)

Okay now for some fun -

Doris

is a good friend of mine from Blogland - she crochets beautiful items. She lives here in Georgia, but she is from Germany - with a beautiful German accent and a real zest for life! She is so much fun. Check her out. She has a monthly winner and finally, finally I WON! This is beautiful stuff. I am blessed.

OKAY - HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THERE HAS BEEN ENOUGH SNOW?




Love, chatty

24 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

It is always great to start my day with a laugh. Thanks for your post.

Sandra said...

i know all about being old and have said many times, golden years my foot, who ever said that was a lier. love the snow sculptures

Melanie said...

Hi, Sandie~
Congratulations on your win! You're a sweetie and you deserve it!♥
Those snow pictures are too cute.
*hugs*

Life is good! said...

love the snow sculptures. congrats on winning. i don't do the try to win thing anymore cause i don't ever win. and i'm never dissapointed cause i already know the outcome. have a great day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Sandie, hope your day lightens up and goes easily. Those snow photos are a hoot. I love the one that looks like the snowman is screaming! LOL! I can relate!

Jane said...

Sandie, I hope you didn't have a bad day, i love the snow sculpts. And as always had a good laugh. Blessings jane

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love your snow creations. If only winter and snow was all for fun and lasted just a little while.

Barb Hodges said...

Sandie, once again you have come through to lighten our hearts. I pray the stresses will not dull your enthusiasm.

Doris Sturm said...

I'm glad you like your gifts. I posted my February Giveaway today and it's different than most because it does not include any of my crocheted items -so, maybe, some folks will actually play this time LOL

I hope you are doing well today, Sandie, and I'm going to take a nap (yep, speaking of old age) - but it has its privileges and I'm going to take fully advantage of my privilege to take an afternoon nap!

Love you,
Doris and Gizzy (hugs)

Stella said...

Love the snow photos. And yes, some days you have to work harder at it then you used too.

Thisisme. said...

Loved the snow photos! I have been trying to think of the advantages of getting older as well (I will be 64 in April) - will probably write about it in a future post actually. At least you've still got a terrific sense of humour, and that's half the battle!

Ginny said...

Funny snow creatures! I won Doris' Christmas giveaway, and was so glad to hear that you won this one!! Did you know she has a new, second blog? Oh, I think you've had a really bad day, did you have P.T. today? Did it go worse than usual? Phooey on the Golden Years, these are the Rust Years, but you know that rust NEVER sleeps, my friend!!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I don't like this gettin old business at all! Congratulations on your win! It's snowing again at my house! lol Wonder how much we will get!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

sarah said...

you make me smile. love those snow people chairs....too funny.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Your new treasures are very nice. Hope your day was good!Susan

Cindy Caudle said...

I love you posts. Yes I a corgi lover too. I had three until Yancy passed away. I have Pete who is 11 and Bella who is 7. Love my furbabies to death.

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Growing old is better then the alternative..... is now always so. Trish

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh yes we were funny today getting up from the table after sitting for so long...old bones take awhile to unwind! Love your winnings! hugs, Linda

Kim said...

Getting older sucks, but it beats the alternative! The snow pictures make me giggle.

Mevely317 said...

Those snow sculptures are so clever .... one of my fav memories from childhood was building snow people. Not very clever, but so much fun!
... and how come I don't remember ever being cold, even w/o a jacket? Nowadays, I go running for a sweater when the temp drops below 70! Geesh!

Carol said...

Great words of wisdom and fun pictures. You are FUN!

Cindy Caudle said...

Hi Sandie. My email address is cintiejo@aol.com. I would to get in touch with others that have corgis and chickens. Thank you very much for your friendship. Cindy

Sharon Kirby said...

Loved the fun snow stuff!! I think I liked the recliner and TV one the best.

I can think of another perk - I really think we APPRECIATE the small, simple things in life A LOT more than the younger generation! We're just happy to be here to enjoy them...

Loved the Ruskin quote. Kinda reminded me of something I think about a lot - it isn't what God wants me to do for Him, it's what He wants me to BE.

And...though I said that nice comment above about getting older - the truth is...YES! It isn't for sissies - and a lot of it really stinks - like gravity's effects and wrinkles. And bad eyes, and sore knees (oh...sorry about that one!) - but, it sure is fun getting those senior discounts!!

xoxo

FishHawk said...

The first time I can recall ever hearing of Wednesday being referred to as being, "Hump Day," was when a fairly attractive secretary of a company that I was working for years ago said it when she sat down across from me at a table during a break time. Since she was looking right at me when she said it, and I did not know what she was really talking about, my face lit-up like Rudolph's nose on Christmas Eve, much to the delight of the others sitting at the table.