Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Getting Back Up is Living

I recently saw this quote posted on Twitter (@gramepat) and Facebook (Pat Cooney Foster) ...and wanted to share these words of wisdom...

An old woman once said.."There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, GETTING BACK UP IS LIVING."

"Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off. And Start all over again"
This 'old woman' loves 'getting back up and LIVING' Acadia National Park....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All the Old Familiar Places

Tonight as I was coming home from my office, I had all I could do to keep my eyes on the road and concentrate on my driving....
The sky was a kaleidoscope of colors...
I found myself humming an 'Oldie but a Goodie'...

"I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places "...
"I'll find you in the mornin' sun..."
"I'll find you in the mornin' sun"
"And when the night is new..."
"And when the Night is New"
"I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you ! "
(I see you, Mom..."in all the old familiar places ...that this heart of mine embraces ...
...In everything that's light and gay. I'll always think of you that way." )

If you can't be with the ones you love, Love the ones you're with!

Belated Happy Valentine's Day Greetings to "the ones I'm with". 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Small Efforts...One Shovel Full at a Time

"I think I can...I think I can...I think I can... "One shovel full at a time"..
Eventually we'll be able to dig out from under!...

Long Pond Vacation Cottage

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Come See the North Wind's Masonry"

Waiting for GrampE Bob to plow the driveway so I can eventually get to the office today.
Dressed to the 9's in 5 layers of clothing with my latest fashion statement: Ski Pole Accessories!
Pleasant day...(15 degrees Above instead of 15 Below)

Realtor GramEpat
The 'North Wind's Masonry' is getting piled pretty high. I'm beginning to wonder where Bob's going to put the additional snow predicted for this weekend. Gotta Love Maine winters!...

Somesville Landing on Somes Harbor

Come See the North Wind's Masonry.

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hill and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end.

To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,
Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work,
The frolic architecture of the snow
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson


My Piece of Maine
Acadia National Park