It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chapter 10, Page 13, Book 08

Even though autumn shows us a leaner side of the world, we still can find much beauty and promise in it. As we watch the turmoil of the world around us today, we may not see the beauty in it, but we can take solace in knowing that this is an inevitable part of the cycles of life, and if we have faith that spring will come right after winter, then we can look forward to fall as a time that teaches us simplicity and spirituality while nurturing us with its gifts, as long as we keep ourselves open to seeing and recognizing those gifts

Tom Walsh



It seems that lately I’ve been asked over and over about when I’m retiring. Oh, they say you will be 65 next year so I suppose you will quit working. Oh no, says I, I’ll be working til I can no longer do the job. I can still do it so I keep on.

I’m feeling quite old this morning after a very busy weekend and am very thankful that my Monday work was done on last Friday so today will be a quiet one. I guess there is a reason for everything that happens. Even doing a Monday payroll on a Friday seems to have worked out for the best.

I’m adding a few more pictures of the past weekend today. It was such a beautiful weekend that I took lots of pictures.

I owe, I owe,
It’s off to work I go….


We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.

Anna Jameson

‘On Ya’ - ma


LYN said...


Donna. W said...

Cliff says his co-workers are always asking him when he'll retire. He tells them he enjoys spending money too much to retire.

Cindi said...

have a good work least it's

Joyce said...

People are always asking my husband the same thing...and he gives the same answer...he is a workaholic...they never want to quit. When the time is right, you will know...
Hugs and love,

Alice said...

Hi Ma. Those wonderful week-ends make up for the work days, don't they? I agree that there are reasons why things happens; not the other way around :)........alice

betty said...

I think as long as you can keep doing the work and as long as you still somewhat enjoy it, I think it is good to keep working; so many people retire and then don't know what to do with their days (although I think you would find plenty to keep you busy, I'm sure :)

hope your day goes good


Jenny said...

All your pictures are lovely. Not easy to put them where you want them to go though on here.
Jenny <><

Hollie said...

Beautiful pictures! I wouldn't retire until I was good & ready....

Linda said...

I always feel old on Mondays! Linda

Kath said...

Lovely pictures once again.Good to see you had a fun weekend again.I agree with you on working .I don't blame anyone if they are well enough to do so.I havn't got the hang of inserting pics through photobucket yet so I have much on my plate this week.LOL!!Sorry I havn't been over but aol disconnected me Fridayearly morn and I only got back online yesterday pm.So frustrating.Have alovely week.Take care God Bless Kath