Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hey, hey, hey it's a beautiful day












Well, as you all may know, I am very proud and happy today. And just in case you haven't heard, the New York Yankees are the 2009 World Series Champions.
The joy that the Yankees have brought me & countless others, makes me wonder, what are the things that makes one happy. Certainly sharing with family, including fur family members, friends, appreciating the world around you, the beauty that nature offers, one's accomplishments, music, art, knowledge, and yes being a 'fan' of a sports team.
Here we have shared with each other some of the things that provide us with pleasure & in keeping with how I feel today, my wish is that each of you get to enjoy something that provides you pleasure each day, even when the realities of daily life sometimes seem overwhelming.











26 comments:

Chloe said...

MG Ivy, Those pictures! I don't know how else to say it: I was overwhelmed by picture 2, with all the colors. I have to say I have never seen anything like that in my life, because I've never lived in a cold climate. Absolutely beautiful! I immediately made it my desktop. I hope you've tried the same, because it is even more striking enlarged to that size.

" Here we have shared with each other some of the things that provide us with pleasure & in keeping with how I feel today, my wish is that each of you get to enjoy something that provides you pleasure each day, even when the realities of daily life sometimes seem overwhelming.

"Here we have shared with each other some of the things that provide us with pleasure & in keeping with how I feel today, my wish is that each of you get to enjoy something that provides you pleasure each day, even when the realities of daily life sometimes seem overwhelming."

What you said there, is lovely too Coreen. Congratulations on your Yankee's being the 2009 World Series Champions. It was fun watching your excitement throughout the series, and to see you come out on the winning end.

What you said in that last sentence... well, reading it is a great day to start the day. Thank you.

Chloe said...

"And Ivy, that lack of AC at our joint doesn't seem to deter any crime around here. People who commit crimes just don't think, let me see what's going to happen to me if I do something wrong."

LOL Carol. That reminded me that no one ever thinks they're going to get caught. If they did, there wouldn't be nearly as many 'crims'. :)

They don't air condition the prisons here either. Or smoke. Do your prisoners smoke there?

"Don't you just hate it when you don't have everything with your coffee pot set up just perfect and you go into the kitchen to find a coffee ground soup all over the counter?"

Yes! I hate that. That's even worse than having no coffee ready at all, when I forget to set the timer.

Regarding what you said about H1N1 and humidity (and the high humidity in your prison),
I linked an H1N1 article quite a while back at TM that said that it does better in humidity. Which is the opposite of what I thought it would be.

I'm not surprised though, that there's more out of jail than in, at this point, because they're not exposed to nearly as many people (even though I'm sure in a close environment like that, it could spread really fast).

It seems to me that most illnesses are spread the fastest in schools. Most every time I get sick, it's from being around school age children.

Chloe said...

Well, off and running.
Have a great day everyone! I wish to you what Coreen said. Still can't believe how nice that was Coreen.

Again, excellent post and pictures!!

Solar said...

Coreen,

I don't use FB that much at all. I just wanted to go and see Maria, Patsi little grandchild. I feel like I know her well. The same as Chloe's Emma. Congrats, on the NY win.!

Carol,

I see that Coreen has finally taken my picture in my Jamiees....that was me in her first pic..you said that I was a space alien...click on the first pic, and few times,and you will see me "streeking across the sky..

Chloe, Here is a morning hug for you both.

ps That avatar has been there for at least two weeks...I couldn't get it any bigger...

Coreen said...

Solar,

Thanks, they made their fans so very proud.

And what makes you think I did not know it was
you when I took it.

Chloe,

Thanks much. Your encouragement is appreciated as well.

Ivy Green said...

Coreen,
Those ARE beautiful pictures! And beautiful sentiments to go with them. What a great way to celebrate your Yankee Day. I know how joyful it's made me feel whenever any team of mine is victorious, and how "in the dumps" I've been when they lose. You'd think we were the ones on the playing field. lol

I am not "in the dumps" today for the Phillies' loss. They had it last year, and my rooting for them stems mainly from my childhood influences growing up in the Philly environs. I remember when the World Series was played in the middle of the school day. The nuns were such avid Philly fans, they would wheel the television cart into the classroom so they could watch the games while we were given coloring or drawing to keep us busy! lolol

Ivy Green said...

Coach Saban never fails to credit support from the fans for the important part they ("we") play in boosting the players' morale. Fans are not for nothing.

Ivy Green said...

Carol,
I understand the petty criminal mind believes it is invulnerable. The mark of immature thinking, the same sense of invulnerability that keeps teens from slowing down or texting while driving. "It will never happen to me."
Not thinking about potential consequences may be less about personality types and more about brain dysfunction that crosses all sixteen of the types. Not learning from one's own consequences is even more baffling.

Chloe said...

Coreen,

I want to apologize for writing the wrong name, when telling you how much I admired our pictures this morning. I knew it was you, I was thinking of you, but noticed I inadvertently wrote Ivy's name.

Solar, Right back atcha.

Solar said...

Just up graded my browser firefox to the latest version 3.6 Beta 1

seems faster to me, even with many windows opened.

Ivy Green said...

Chloe,
We knew what you meant. It's an "I" thing. We all do it. lol

Ivy Green said...

Happy Guy Fawkes Day. Here's a little pome about it I copied from wiki...

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*)
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

Ivy Green said...

Another sweet one...

"Guy, guy, guy
Poke him in the eye,
Put him on the bonfire,
And there let him die."

Ivy Green said...

We know a fellow from Lewes where the biggest bonfires are held and they throw in a good measure of anti-popery for extra fun...

"A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A fagot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!"

Ivy Green said...

In case I get side-tracked before the day is over, I will be out tonight celebrating Guy Fawkes Night with one of our Brit colleagues who's visiting. I will be sure to ask him lots of questions about the traditions. He is quite a historian, and I'm sure he'll know lots of trivia (I love trivia, I don't know if that's an "INFJ" trait or not.)

Carol, Hubs does insurance work, projects that go through Lloyd's. I have been with him to Lloyd's. Talk about being steeped in history and tradition.

Ivy Green said...

One good thing about the Phils' not winning last night is I won't have to drag this poor fellow to a sports bar and make him sit through American baseball! Every cloud has its silver lining. lol

Ivy Green said...

Coreen,
I'd noted previously you have the Ida Tarbell House in your locale. A famous journalist, one of the celebrated "muckrakers" of Teddy Roosevelt's day. Today is her birthday.

Ida Tarbell House

Muckrakers

Solar said...

Carol,

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/091030/memory-well-traveled-dog

Another great dog with the same name, Maggie.

A great nice story, about a nice dog, U r going to love the Pic of this Magie

Solar said...

I went back and read the 2nd page..you all will like it. I think. later

Carol said...

Another batch of great pics Coreen. And again congrats on your Yanks.

Ivy, I kind of felt you might be preparing for someone else to be gracious about an upcoming loss in your concession speech this morning. That wouldn't be me, would it? Think that I might be losing this weekend and I should also be gracious? Well, I'll think about it if circumstances occur where I might have to be.

Chloe, even though you wrote Ivy when complimenting Coreen's pics, I also knew who you were talking about. Isn't it interesting that we can read each other's minds now.

I thought that was you Solar in that first pic. You need to get some better snaps on that booty flap. I think you might have mooned us. Look again, don't you guys see that moon?

That dog in the article you linked Solar might have my Maggie girl's name but she looks more like Jan's Lobie.

My flu guys are already feeling better and want out of isolation even the ones with the really high fever.

Carol said...

Coreen that pic with the leaf color changes is beautiful. Our trees down here seem to go from alive to dead. One tree that seems to have the best color changes is the Tallow tree. It grows like a bad weed and most people around here don't like that tree. If you have a field that you don't mow for a few years, those trees can take over the property.

Carol said...

Ivy, not your usual inspirational poetry this morning. A little morbid. I like the prayer poems better. You need to hurry and clear the air. Don't need to leave all those blood, guts and ash on the floor.

Carol said...

Have a rough day today Jan?

Coreen said...

Hi Carol, I'm here, but really having trouble
keeping my head up. I'm pleased that all of
you are enjoying my pics. I am now always
looking around to see if there may be something
of interest.

Glad to hear your inmates are gettting better,
possible it wasn't the swine flu? There is a
disturbing story on the web about Wall St firms
getting the flu shots before the 'hi risk'groups, makes you want to strangle someone.

Carol, you are going to schedule yourself for
that flu shot aren't you?

Coreen said...

Ivy seems to be very knowledgable about historical events & persons. The woman she
mentioned that lived here, I never heard of,
but I am going to try to find the home that
she lived in, apparently it is on a nation historical registry.

Chloe said...

I've posted a new thread because I knew I would never be up and around before Carol tomorrow. I doubt that any of us will, so we'll have a head start to say Happy Birthday Carol!!!!