Now you are about to be let in on one of my 'addictions'..."Hello, everyone, my name is Marcy and I am an earringaholic." Strangely enough, I wear very little jewelry...in fact, I had to 'teach' myself to wear the two additional little rings on my right hand. But...earrings...Whoa Nelly and Whoa Everyone Else...a serious weakness here!! You can imagine my delight when several years ago, my late hubby and I happened upon these earring racks at a Renaissance Festival....
This is a picture of the two of them side by side. Originally they were inside the doors of an old dresser I had, but now Michael put them on this closet wall for me. In case you are thinking this doesn't look like that many earrings, let me tell you that these are the tip of the iceberg and that I have gone through multiple times and given away tons of earrings!
This should be an 'everyone's favorite'...it is a series of three photos I made of the morning sunrise here in Georgia just a few days ago...
I went downstairs to let Tinka out and and saw this beautiful panorama...
So I had to capture it from every angle....
Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent
"THE GIFT OF LISTENING... But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.
THE GIFT OF AFFECTION...Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER...Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE...It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT... A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
THE GIFT OF A FAVOR... Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE... There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION... The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You."
A large two engine train was crossing America. After they had gone some distance one of the engines broke down.
"No problem," the engineer thought, and carried on at half-power. Further on down the line, the other engine broke down, and the train came to a standstill. The engineer decided he should inform the passengers about why the train had stopped, and made the following announcement:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that both engines have failed, and we will be stuck here for some time. The good news is that this is a train and not a plane. "
The Koala Bear
A Koala bear walks into a bar, sits down and orders a sandwich and the bartender brings him a sandwich. The Koala eats the sandwich and gets up, spins around, pulls a pistol out of his pouch, shoots the piano player in the foot, and proceeds to walk out of the bar.
The bartender, in shock, shouts to the Koala, "Hey who do you think you are, you ate my sandwich and shot my piano player in the foot, and just where do you think your going??! "
The Koala replies, "Hey I'm a Koala. Look it up."
The frustrated bartender pulls out a dictionary from behind the bar and looks up
Local Shopping Center and rolled down the car windows to make sure his Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air. She was stretched full-out on the back seat. And he wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. He walked to the curb backward, pointing his finger at the car and saying emphatically, 'Now you stay. Do you hear me? Stay! Stay!'