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  • Delilah

    7/30/2015 1:54:25 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Yesterday's blog was about a man seeing silhouettes on the shade of what he thought was his sweetie's place. Fortunately for him, he was on the w... Read more

  • July 29, 2015 Quotes

    7/29/2015 7:23:12 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relat... Read more

  • Two Silhouettes On the Shade

    7/28/2015 10:34:29 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Rays, 19571 Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, hut-hut Ah-... Read more

  • July 28, 2015 Quotes

    7/28/2015 12:20:39 PM, by SILVER1369

    “Always work hard. Intensity clarifies. It creates not only momentum, but also the pressure you need to feel either friction, or fulfillment.... Read more

  • I did it!

    7/28/2015 8:20:39 AM, by MALKS_ARIA

    I had an unexpected day yesterday. .. spending it in the ER as my son woke me up at about 130p in extreme pain. At that point an 6 out of 10.. by... Read more

  • Hair

    7/27/2015 11:51:34 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Got a lot accomplished today - walked the pups early morning (07-09) for nearly 5 miles; had my every other week massage (she always finds areas ... Read more

  • 2 weeks and 5 pounds

    7/27/2015 11:21:54 AM, by HNORDQUIST

    A couple of weeks ago I just felt bad. I was bloated, heavier than I have been in years and sluggish. So, I went out and found an eating plan (... Read more

  • July 26, 2015 Quotes

    7/26/2015 12:39:25 PM, by SILVER1369

    “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire "People usually fail when they are on the verge of s... Read more

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    7/26/2015 8:52:05 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Managed to walk the pups after I got home from a moderately busy but muddled night at work. Fell asleep about 3 pm (1500), cracked an eye open @ ... Read more

  • July 24, 2015 Quotes

    7/24/2015 8:48:49 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ... Read more

  • Every Breath You Take

    7/24/2015 7:48:16 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    This was one of the major songs of the summer of 1983. By The Police (written by Sting) Read more

  • July 23, 2015 Quotes

    7/23/2015 5:53:07 PM, by SILVER1369

    “There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” ... Read more

  • Marks to Motivate

    7/23/2015 11:43:58 AM, by CINDYHOUGHTON

    As I have begun to lose weight I see the damage I have done to my body by overeating. I have found stretch marks in places I had no idea that exi... Read more

  • If I Didn't Have You

    7/23/2015 5:04:08 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Another Randy Newman song, this one from Monsters, Inc., 2001. Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski) and John Goodman (Sullie) sing it as a duet. Read more

  • July 22, 2015 Quotes

    7/22/2015 11:31:49 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is p... Read more

  • Short People

    7/22/2015 6:59:28 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Randy Newman had a big hit with this one in 1977. He said this song did NOT reflect his personal viewpoint, but the verse "short people are just... Read more

  • The Expected Answer...

    7/21/2015 6:47:35 PM, by MALKS_ARIA

    Image from www.eorthopod.com/chondr
    omalacia-pa... Read more

  • July 20, 2015 Quotes

    7/20/2015 6:04:44 PM, by SILVER1369

    “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their... Read more

  • High Hopes

    7/20/2015 4:43:02 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Tripped over an uneven sidewalk yesterday while walking the pups and fell into some bushes. Got a little graze on my side. Worse thing? Landed on... Read more

  • No S

    7/19/2015 2:40:47 PM, by A_NEW_JAN

    i stepped away from SP earlier this year when my Mama passed away. I simply needed time to myself to process, remember & reconnect with who I... Read more

  • July 19, 2015 Quotes

    7/19/2015 7:29:42 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. ” ― Mark Twain ... Read more

  • A lovely day at the lake!

    7/18/2015 11:59:27 PM, by A_NEW_JAN

    Sunshine, friends & the lake. A great day! ... Read more

  • Games People Play

    7/18/2015 11:23:48 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Joe South, singer-song writer, 1968. He wrote yesterday's song, "Rose Garden", also. For some reason, I always thought Randy Newman wrote this so... Read more

  • July 18, 2015 Quotes

    7/18/2015 5:08:42 PM, by SILVER1369

    “ Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. ” ― Pope John Paul II "No pessi... Read more

  • Rose Garden

    7/18/2015 12:01:49 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Recorded by Lynn Anderson, 1970. Written by Joe South ... Read more

  • July 17, 2015 Quotes

    7/17/2015 5:37:58 PM, by SILVER1369

    “ Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ” ― Lou Holtz... Read more

  • Howdy!

    7/17/2015 12:34:35 AM, by MALKS_ARIA

    So my right knee went caplooeee and is hurting. The good news is the X-rays show no damage. Bad news is it still hurts. I am on a week in pai... Read more

  • All About the Bass

    7/16/2015 11:27:08 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Wow, yesterday was kinda a wasted day. Walked the pups 4.8 miles. Got home & my yard guy, Rob, showed up to finish repairing my gate post. After... Read more

  • July 16, 2015 Quotes

    7/16/2015 7:53:03 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. ” ― John Paul Jones ... Read more

  • July 15, 2015 Quotes

    7/15/2015 7:29:43 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. ” ― Richard Bach "I, not even... Read more

  • The Chair

    7/14/2015 11:24:59 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Heard this oldie on the radio today. George Strait, The Chair, from 1985, written by Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran. Read more

  • July 14, 2015 Quotes

    7/14/2015 8:05:30 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the... Read more

  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix

    7/14/2015 12:42:10 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    By The Time I Get To Phoenix. Jimmy Webb wrote it in 1965, and Glen Campbell famously covered it in 1967 Read more

  • Do you make your bed every morning?

    7/13/2015 9:16:30 PM, by A_NEW_JAN

    According to, well, just about everyone, you will be happier if you do. I admit that sometimes I do, & sometimes I don't, but, after reading thes... Read more

  • July 13, 2015 Quotes

    7/13/2015 7:35:59 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert ... Read more

  • I Wanna Talk About Me

    7/13/2015 1:52:32 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Thanks to LJCANNON for suggesting his one - I hadn' t heard it before! "I Wanna Talk About Me" By Toby Keith; Songwriter: BRADDOCK, BOBBY... Read more

  • July 12, 2015 Quotes

    7/12/2015 6:33:26 PM, by SILVER1369

    “ Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ” ― Peter T. McIntyre "When we can beg... Read more

  • vacation!

    7/12/2015 11:47:55 AM, by RASH1127

    Yeah a week of fun in the sun and the previous week with the grandkids at the house. Am very happy to say that I only gained 2 pounds. After eati... Read more

  • I'm Still a Guy

    7/11/2015 11:46:23 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Woof, a rough couple of nights. Not overwhelming, but steadily busy, frequent ambulances, short staffed, and the admitting beds limited. One guy ... Read more

  • July 11, 2015 Quote

    7/11/2015 10:05:29 PM, by SILVER1369

    “ At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and in... Read more

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