Friday, February 10, 2006

The Weekend

Hi, I think most of the people reading this are single, and yes, I guess I am feeling a little low, but Friday and Saturday nights are never easy (when single). The sun just set and the weather in Manhattan Beach is always great in the winter as well as the summer. High 60's and sunny days and 50's at night. This is a small city, some 37,000 people and you pretty much know most of the residents. I usually find something to do on Friday and Saturday nights because you can walk everywhere or it is a short bike ride to many restaurants, etc. But I have found in the 4 weeks since I have been back, that I do not want to go out at night or talk on the phone, except with my family (who have been super!!). Why? Because I know many people here and everyone is very nice and asks "how are you feeling." Grrrrr. I don't want to be a whiner, but it's hard to say."oh, fine." So I hide out. I do hope you all have a good weekend and I will be in touch next week. RR


Mary R said...

Hi Richard and Friends,

I sure know the "Hiding out" feeling. I have realized that for myself that when I choose the easier options of Avoidance, Backing Off, or just Doing what I am comfortable with,--for me- I know that I am fearful that I might not handle "Whatever" PERFECTLy or just don't have the energy to learn something new or even help anyone else.
When I come out of my CAVE it is to do something more in case this is my last day.

Love and Hugs

Thanks for sharing as part of our human race. The sun goes up and down as do our feelings. Right this moment, look ourside!!!
It is a HUGH FULL MOON, the same one I can see in Arizona, but one we will never see again as it will be replaced in the morning by a brighter SUN.

Being alone is an option. YUCK!!!
Mary Rose

Friday, February 10, 2006 6:17:43 PM  
willemina said...

Hi Richard
I'll have a God weekend and I hope you do too :)
Your friends and neighbors are concerned about their dear friend and I'm sure they don't see you as a whiner. Get out as often as you can and enjoy life :)
I just returned home from a long walk with my sister. The weather here has been beautiful this past week. Today was in the upper 70's. Now I am off to pick up some groceries for my mom (another fun Friday night for me too)
Tomorrow night I am going with my neighbor to listen to jazz and have a glass of wine. And on Sunday I want to take my chickadee grandaughters to see "Curious George" which was recommended by Callmelin.
hugs and prayers to you

Friday, February 10, 2006 6:32:13 PM  
Lady"K" said...

I wish I was near you to see your smile and hold your hand if that would help. Widowed at an early age, I've had to find ways to fill those weekends and several lonely days, but frankly nothing is better than a genuine smile and hug from someone who cares.

Know that even though all these who write you are strangers, you have taken us into your life and opened a course for many to see it is possible to live a terrific life after 50! As a survivor in many ways, I am living well!

I wish you could see my beautiful grandchild, Zoey (2 1/2), raise her arms in a "y" and say, "Yeah, Gran, you did it!" I send this image to you (in words right now) in anticipation of the great outcome of your surgery and recovery. Better yet, I'll send you a picture of the two of us yelling, "Yeah!" or "touchdown!"

Friday, February 10, 2006 7:36:19 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Richard, being low is to be expected and we all know what you are going thru each in our own way.

I remember after my husband died I didn't want to see anyone for the same reasons you have described. One day my best friend sat me down and asked "So tell me how many nice, good looking men have you met passing thru your livingroom lately?". I knew that she was right and I also knew that the facts would not change so I ventured out. Last year I even ventured out to a place called Manhattan Beach where I met a man named Richard and a whole bunch of ladies who have become my dear friends.

Don't hide away, it is a waste of time, instead have the time of your life.............Love and hugs, Lin

Friday, February 10, 2006 7:55:26 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends,

25 after 8PM on my one of my few Fridays nights off and I just got the call I had been waiting for from my Honda repairman. He thought he had it's starting problem solved until he tried starting it to load it on its trailer, home bond for tomorrow's ride---and***Then it wouldn't start again***** Glad it is with him. No riding tomorrow, but I am not stranded either!!!

Now, I got to catch up on the blogs---.

Leslie, special prayers for you too. As I said at dinner, nothing is more valuable then our health! BUT ALSO, NONE OF US HAVE A GUARANTEE ON TOMORROW. Cancer is just a real "IN our face" reminder that DEMANDS attention. Sometime it brings about wonders like IE: how my effenciency, affectness, planning to completion skills, multi tasking, etc. etc. all improve in the last few days-hours before my VACATION.

My youngest son was sick a while before he died at age 27. I will never forget how I felt and what resulted the day I realized that when he left -that day-- I might never see him alive again. ALL that was important to me,, as his mother was that he KNOW that I loved him, KNOW THAT I LOVED HIM JUST THE WAY HE WAS. He could not die without knowing that he was loved and accepted! I feel comfort knowing that he knew. To this day, I still think the 'one' word that define LOVE best is ACCEPTANCE.

Enough serious---

There have been so many good stories and even the horiscopes. I sent the Apple story to a gentleman friend that was questioning my ideas, dreams and faith. There are so many talents shared here, second only to our adaptability and desires to make things work.
All I can add is from Victor Hugo:
"There is nothing like a dream to create the future."

Love and let someone love us
Mary Rose

Friday, February 10, 2006 8:12:20 PM  
Meghan said...

I feel your sadness...
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special..."Don't give up, don't ever give up."
Inspiration from Jim Valvano, the Espy Awards in 1993

Friday, February 10, 2006 8:58:35 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone - finally posted some of my "people" pictures from the Arizona trip on my blog. Feel free to drop in for your viewing pleasure. I just put up people ones 'cuz the scenery ones don't do the places justice. But I know a lot of you have been waiting to see some photos. Cheryl you home yet? Waiting for some of your shots from Dale's on the Sat. night.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:32:05 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

RR's in the 'STARS'
February 11, 2006

You may feel unsure about how to attain your goals today. You could be reconsidering earlier decisions or hesitating about which way to proceed. Your future could benefit from you spending some time thinking about the options available to you and affirming that all paths will eventually lead you to your destination. It is likely that one or two choices will stand out as the most feasible at this time, and you can give them more thought to see which feels right to you. You might also find it helpful to visualize your preferred outcome.

Think about the steps you need to take in reverse, from the achievement of your goals leading back to where you are today. You might be able to see the actions that will lead to what you want.

When considering how we can achieve our goals, we can gain confidence by understanding that many paths lead to the same destination. Decision-making can be intimidating because we are afraid to make a wrong move.

However, we can benefit by acknowledging that there truly are no wrong paths in life. Each path we take offers us opportunities to grow and learn. Even if we choose a path that takes us in a direction we didn't anticipate, we still gain wisdom that can be applied to the achievement of our goals.

By approaching your decision-making with the knowledge that all paths lead to success, you can release your fears today and enjoy the journey...


*Sending LOVE to ALL on a FULL MOON beam!

Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:25:40 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dearest Richard!
Tell me about it, Friday and Saturday nights, holidays, birthdays, even upcoming VALentines Day shows no promise as yet of sharing it with a 'special someone' other than my adorable three children. My Eldest Son and his girlfriend invited me out to a club tonite to hear a budding young musician and his band. This afternoon my adorable Daughter is taking me out for lunch, haven't seen her for a few weeks due to exams etc. I do have a FRIEND who has been a source of comfort but holds no promise of anything more than that, I guess that is what it is supposed to be, FRIENDSHIP!
I stretch my hand to you in friendship and although we have never met I feel a sense of connectedness via this medium since April 2005. We are friends 'in Spirit' and wish I lived closer to you. As I have said many times before as soon as my Settlement comes through I wish to visit you in Manhattan Beach, my daughter would enjoy it too! I leave on February 23rd for a couple of days, the day of your scheduled surgery. I thought about that just the other day, people are constantly asking 'how are you'? It is starting to sound passe, almost robotoc, of course they mean well!
G-D Bless You and Yours
Thinking of you
Love and Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. True Blue Friendship is for better or worse good times and bad
you can count on me Richard! Look out for that pocket book in the mail. YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!

Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:41:48 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

oooops robotoc.....should be robotic

Saturday, February 11, 2006 7:03:38 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Yes this will be a 'G-D Weekend' as I am heading off to the Kabbalah Sabbath Service, a very poignant one this particular weekend. I will add your name in the special 'Healing Prayer/Meditation' that takes place during the Service, very powerful, unlike any Synagogue I have attended, not mainstream at all, purely Spiritual Energy!
Here's wishing ALL a 'God Weekend'(sorry Richard but ....cute one 'squirrel' ;)
Hugs and Love

Saturday, February 11, 2006 7:17:49 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Good for a laugh....Keep smiling..
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new
neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the
removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: "Too many
deer were being hit by cars" and he didn't want them to cross there
This one was from Kingman, KS.
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She
asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was
sorry, but they only had iceberg.
And he was a
Kansas City chef!
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an
airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without
your knowledge? To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how
would I know? He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."
Happened in Birmingham, Ala.
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it safe to cross the
street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of
when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it
signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What
on earth are blind people doing driving?!"
She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was
leaving the company due to
"downsizing," our manager commented cheerfully,
"This is fun. We should do this more often." Not a word was spoken. We all
just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.
This was a bunch at Texas Instruments.
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back
into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her system would
not turn on.
A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff's office no less.
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to
pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the
service department and found a mechanic
working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the
passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it
was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "it's open!"
To which he replied, "I know - I already got that
This was at the Ford dealership in Canton,Mississippi! MM

Saturday, February 11, 2006 8:27:05 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Leslie: I had a 'hunch' to peruse through your blog and your message dated January 7th has confirmed that one needs to watch one's back.
How nice that 'DROMA' otherwise named 'DRAMA' by Joe at one time congratulated you for 'jumping on my high horse' so to speak....well giddyup! If my 'LONG POSTS' make you puke, as you so eloquently put it then why do you read it? I post here because it is RICHARD'S BLOG not yours, so kindly use a little more discretion when referring to those who blog here. And also in 'SOFT_RAIN'S defence whom you and others have labeled 'dense fog' how cold and calculated of you!
Thank goodness I have NOT posted on anyone elses blog other than Richard's and rightfully so! Misery loves company, if you care to gossip and it makes you feel good, then by all means gossip about those whom you KNOW. I am NOT CANADIAN and NEVER will be so you need not be ashamed, and to quote your reply post to 'droma': "Please don't think all canadians are like that OMG"

I rest my case in peace but as usual I watch my back and know who my friends are on the blog!
I wish you and yours good health, love and peace
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. a good policy to live by "if you have nothing positive to say about others behind their backs, better to zip your lip"

Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:37:01 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hi All
It is great to read your post and inspirational wisdom. It is good medicine.
Your Freudian slip..God Day instead of Good very interesting to me. hmmm...I think someone is trying to communicate with you my sweet friend. Take a quiet time to ask what and why? Then pray and ask for exactly what you want. Then you can claim it and move on with faith that it will happen. Trust me- I believe and believing is powerful! Remember all things are possible with a little faith and prayer.
Some alone time right now isn't a bad thing - as long as you are spending it in reflection of life and what it means to you and keeping an open mind on why we are here in the first place. Pity parties have their place...and then just keep the positive I am going to beat this battle - winning!
I know.. way too deep - but I am praying for you and I truly believe things happen for a reason..just get it - and then get better! : )
Life is good... still!

Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:14:08 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Ok all you travelers I just got this one from a true Okie that I've had a few dates with...
How to say 'I love you' in 25 languages.....

I Love You

Te Amo

Je T'aime

lch Liebe Dich

Ai Shite Imasu

Phom rak khun

Ti amo

Wo Ai Ni

Jag Alskar

North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia
parts of Florida

Nice A-- , Get in the truck

My education for the day. Peace , Love and Joy to all.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 5:17:41 PM  
Merry Mary said...

My pretty blond friend,Paula, has very good advice. I still don't get to drive until next week so have been studying my Sun. School lessons at home. John 16;33 made me think about Richard "You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous." I started a new book that is really good today called "Soon" by Jerry Jenkins. It's fiction and on the same line as The Left Behind Series which I loved all of them. Love to all,Merry Mary

Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:33:58 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Val,
I throughly enjoy your messages and if some one doesn't want to read mine or yours then they can just scroll right on by them. Hope you had a really great day. I have missed church for 4 weeks and really miss it. I'll be able to go next week Good Lord Willin' and the creek don't rise.
Your Friend,MM

Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:39:21 PM  
Meghan said...

I understand the "hideout" routine--enjoy it-- but remember cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it's a life sentence-- it pushes us to live! It actually got me over my unimportant fears, like getting old and not having a love relationship in my life. Believe it or not. cancer is a beautiful blessing. It improves us...

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dreamweaver18 said...

Dear Richard, Joe, Posse, Peeps on the blog!

RICHness;) You are 100% entitled to experience what you're feeling and it is good to go 'within' for introspection and reflection. I fully understand and identify with every stage. You are and always have been very upbeat here on the blog, in your newsletters and at the soirees etc. You have a strong network of support from your adorable family and here on the blog!
p.s. I can't remember seeing the pink pants in Monaco in '75, how'd I miss that one? Looking forward to more 'inside scoop' from yesteryear!

JOE: Mazeltov to you and yours on the new addition to your family circle!

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': good strong medicine, as usual!
Sending loving vibes on a moonbeam~~~~~~~

MERRYMARY: you are bouncing back, nice to hear from you, a sweet, sincere caring Soul you are!

Ooops correction from former post...defence should be defense!
Let's keep the positive vibes ~~~flowing~~~~
Senior Bachelorette:)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:18:57 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

MERRYMARY: 'Good L-D Willin' and the creek don't rise' makes me dream of attending a Gospel Church Service, I have always wanted to sing and clap m' hands to the foot stompin' music in a Church, I LOVE Gospel, lifts the Soul! In fact all the music that originates from the deep American South has always struck a deep chord (pun intended:) Soul stirring stuff!
I must've seen the movie 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' more times than I can count, for the laughs but especially the music!
Here's to LOVE and LAUGHTER...the best medicine!
VALentine ;)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:35:20 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

MERRYMARY: 'Good L-D Willin' and the creek don't rise' makes me dream of attending a Gospel Church Service, I have always wanted to sing and clap m' hands to the foot stompin' music in a Church, I LOVE Gospel, lifts the Soul! In fact all the music that originates from the deep American South has always struck a deep chord (pun intended:) Soul stirring stuff!
I must've seen the movie 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' more times than I can count, for the laughs but especially the music!
Here's to LOVE and LAUGHTER...the best medicine!
VALentine ;)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:35:21 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Here's your laugh medicine to begin your day....Hope you all have a nice Sunday.....Generation Gap

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, "It was a good idea you had to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church fills first".

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, "And you told me a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I suppose the rock 'n roll gospel choir you brought in was another good idea. We are packed in to the balcony."

"Thank you, Father," answered the young priest. "I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth."

"Well," said the elderly priest, "I'm afraid you've gone too far with the drive-thru confessional."

"But, Father," protested the young priest, "my confessions have nearly doubled since I began that!"

"I know, son," replied the elderly priest, "but the flashing neon sign, 'Toot n' Tell or Go To Hell' cannot stay on the church roof!" Lots of Love to all,MM

Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:46:29 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

RR's in the 'STARS'
February 12, 2006

HEART Matters...

You may feel affectionate toward someone or have the desire to form or strengthen a friendship today, but you are worried about how your attention will be perceived. Perhaps you are concerned that the other person may be unresponsive to you. If so, this may keep you from communicating or reaching out.

Try to remember that your intention is what matters. Often, what we THINK we should do in a situation isn't the same as what we NEED to do. Knowing how you feel today on a deeper level can help you syncopate your head and heart.

By recognizing our deepest feelings for the people and relationships in our lives, we can bridge the gap between our heads and hearts. Since our minds may have endless things to say about a certain situation, our hearts communicate far more simply. And it is our hearts, which are somewhat buried and soft-spoken in comparison, which we should listen to when they speak about these matters.

The heart speaks the language of truth when it comes to our relationships and can persuade our heads if we take the time for the two to get in sync.

Allow yourself to experience your feelings today and silence any mind chatter; you'll find that your heart and mind are not too far apart when it comes to knowing how to initiate or strengthen your relationships.


*Dreamweaver- THINKING of your kind HEART today... xoxo, 'ella'

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:15:11 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

It's Sunday morning, a little after 6 am here in Manhattan Beach California, and the full moon is just about to drop behind the hills of Malibu. Quite a sight.

I am writing the Newsletter for this week and this will be the last "installment" on Monaco for now. If you ever have suggestions for things for me to write about, e-mail me with your ideas at Ciao for now, RR

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:26:37 AM  
KarenJW said...

Good morning Richard!

It's been something that I've thought about; the fact that we all have difficult times in our lives, and we have all felt as you are now feeling. To me, part of the problem is we all hide our feelings behind our social mask, and it leaves us nowhere to go when we would like to tell the world of our sorrow and frustration and downright fear of what lays ahead.
When it comes to meeting people and not knowing how to express that all is not quite well, I think it's okay to say 'I'm getting by' or 'I'm hanging in there' or even 'I've had better days'. They convey that you're not 'fine', but is an honest answer to a difficult moment. I think our friends know in their hearts, that all is not fine, and will relate to your feelings.

Make sure you let yourself feel whatever you need to let out. And whether it's alone, or with your loving family about you, crying is allowed.
Know that I'm thinking of you, and sitting beside you, holding your hand.


Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:27:25 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

RICHness/Man In The Moon;) top 'oer the morning to you!
What a way to wake up and see the Full Moon over the mountains, and evenings see the Sunset over the ocean...a WOW moment for sure! To have a room with a view such as that is a gift, brings back memories of living on the mountainslopes of Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa with a panoramic view scanning down to the ocean, breathtaking to say the least! I am having very interesting dreams of late, this morning's dream I was wearing my Beloved Mother's Dressing Gown, it was strange to wake up and remember that she is no longer on this 'earthwalk', her presence is strong!

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': from my HEART to Yours :)

Wishing You and Yours a sun shiny day, every new day is an opportunity to start over with a clean slate, that's powerful stuff!
Senior Bachelorette
VALentine ;)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:31:14 AM  
willemina said...

Good morning Richard
Mornings are beautiful aren't they? When I was growing up, I loved walking on the beach early in the mornings before the throngs of people arrived. So beautiful, so peaceful, so awe inspiring.

When I married and moved away from the South Bay area, I always missed the ocean. The mountains of Colorado are beautiful but I'll take the ocean any day. I'm glad to be living in California once again...the ocean is a 30 minute drive for me now...but definitely worth it.

Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has made...

For those of you on the East coast...please stay safe during this storm...but if you must go out, drive safely.

Hugs :)

Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:44:36 AM  
KarenJW said...

Good morning Ladies!

Especially you Willemina! Wish I were in beautiful California; it's finally snowing a bit in Rochester, but nothing like the East coast. My sister called from Brooklyn and said they already have a foot of snow and it's still falling. We just had the warmest January here since 1932, with many days in the 40's and 50's. I'm loving it!
Spring is coming, folks! Some of us just have to wait a little longer!

Everyone have splendid day, where ever you are.


Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:57:10 AM  
willemina said...

Hello Karen
Some of us are planning to get together in the Los Angeles area March 2-5th and you're welcome to join us! Check my blog for updates and let me know if you're interested?

I was watching the Today show this morning and they are getting lots of snow in NYC...I think it was a foot already since 2 AM in Central Park. I do think snow is beautiful, especially when it is white powder but I never liked driving in it.

hugs from willy

Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:07:46 AM  
willemina said...

Last night my neighbor and I went to listen to a live jazz band in a quaint little courtyard near our home. We also did some wine and champagne tasting and the appetizers they served were delicious! We have some of the world's best wineries right here in Paso Robles.

I'm going to clean windows now...doesn't that sound like fun? I did the yardwork yesterday afternoon. A woman's work is never done and when she doesn't have a man around, it doubles.

Have a beautiful day everyone...

Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:15:45 AM  
traveln-hsr said...

Hi Richard,

Checking in on your adventures. A lot has happened I see. I am sorry for the way things are going, but I am confident that things will work out for you. It's tough to put your life in the hands of others at times but modern medicine is truely wonderful and I think that the sun will continue to shine on you! I promise.

We've been traveling too. Just got back Thursday. I am in the process of updating our blog. We went kayaking in the Everglades. Very cool. The alligators really do leave you alone. Paddled in the "River of Alligators" with 16 of the little [big really]boogers - it was great. Hit the beach at Captiva and the Ding Darling Preserve for more Florida wildlife in the kayaks. Then went off to Key West - Hemmingway's house you know. Got some homeschooling in. Really. Hemmingway's house, biology - habitat studies, history, geography, physics. Then it was off to the Caymans to visit an amazing friend that dives "the wall" - totally cool. Looking at further Caribbean adventures - maybe the San Blas Islands...

I'll be thinking about you and in my own way - praying for your continued successes in health matters and in life!

Kindest Regards,


Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:39:42 AM  
willemina said...

I just posted some comments on my blog for anyone interested in joining us March 2-5 in Los Angeles.

Now I'm off to the movies with my grandaughters to see Curious George!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 2:15:40 PM  
young at heart said...

I'd like to share this simple prayer.

"When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find that God is all you need.

God, please bless (Name) with whatever it is that You know (blank) needs this day. And may (blank)'s life be full of Your peace, prosperity, and power, as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with You. Amen."

Peace and blessings to all.
Sunny in Lexington KY

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:21:47 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hang in there!! I know all our thoughts and prayers are with you. Prayer can do so much. Take one day at a time, sometimes a moment at a time. You will survive this and someday look back and be able to give strength and encouragement to others.
Always remember, silence is golden.
Through this blog you are receiving many hugs.

Linda P.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 8:36:07 PM  
willemina said...

Curious George is highly recommended by me and my grandaughters...what a cute movie! Go see it with your grandchildren.

Afterwards, we went to a 50's diner for a bite to eat. I had a wonderful day today and hope everyone else did too!

Hello to young at heart and linda nice to hear from you again on the blog. Words of wisdom always appreciated. I am really awestruck by all the love and caring expressed to Richard on his blog. I'm sure he realizes how many true blue friends he has and that everyone has good intentions.

How are your eyes after the surgery? I'm sending healing thoughts your way and prayers that God will see you through the next major hurdle in your life. How can you lose with so many well wishers praying for you?

God Bless and goodnight

Sunday, February 12, 2006 9:03:56 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

RR's in the 'STARS'
February 13, 2006

You may feel introspective today and want to create more significance in your life. These feelings could inspire you to seek solitude so that you can spend time in reflection.

You may be inclined to examine your life and determine how you can create more peace, a greater sense of purpose, or find your soul's passion.

If spending time apart from humanity does not help you discover the revelations you seek, consider writing in your journal. Write about the present and the past. Putting your personal history into words can make it easier for you to recall certain details that will help you understand how you arrived at this point in your life.

Writing can help jump-start your memory today and help you uncover those parts of your life that you've repressed or forgotten.

Introspection can help you create a more meaningful life. In examining your past and present, you can figure out what has worked for you. You can then discard what is no longer serving you and find new ways to create the life you want.

Introspection can also help you understand the consequences that have resulted from certain choices. You may even discover new facets of yourself that you have recently developed but were previously unaware of.

Recognizing who you've become is essential if you are going to create a more meaningful life. Engage in introspection today, and you can figure out what you need to do to create more significance in your life.


Monday, February 13, 2006 4:53:55 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

It's 6:15am here in San Juan Capistrano...
Are you all looking at this most gorgeous, big, FULL, beautiful MOON?


Monday, February 13, 2006 6:22:18 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

PS- Janiegirl, aka Lady Jayne...
Wish I were skating on it with Walter Brennan (and I bet that Michelle Kwan does, too)...


Monday, February 13, 2006 6:38:05 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hey Richard, I posted a comment on Saturday just before the computers in the library went off line so I guess it didn't go through. Basiclly, I just wonted to say nobody knows what you are truly feeling, but we certainly don't concider you a whiner. It makes me feel more like a friend to hear you release honest feelings. IF you'll remember when I crashed into the sand on that byke ride and got sand up my gludious maximus, I didn't wont sympathy from anyone. I'll never forget how sweet and understanding Joe was in helping me maintain my pride. You have taught me that it builds character when you can screen out idiot remarks and be real,and sweet, while looking foward to a better day. M.M. Corbett

Monday, February 13, 2006 10:21:30 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

G'dday RICHness, Joe, Posse & Co!

Wishing ALL a Happy VALentines Day for tomorow Feb. 14th and all days to follow, may your hearts smile!

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': wish I can see that MOON at the crack of Dawn hiding behind the cloud cover, must be a magnificent sight
MOONGLOW at it's best! The quietude at that time of the day is so peaceful and energizing.

A 'heartfelt':) happy day to ALL
Senior Bachelorette

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:00:51 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO sounds familiar, I may have heard it in a song. I visualize a hacienda on the Mexican Riviera with Bouganvillas in vivid colours of red, pink, and yellow cascading down white-washed walls. The sound of the ocean waves crashing against jagged rocks and the call of the Seabirds floating on the 'tail-winds'
ok, I'm back...'nuff said ;) nice to dream!
VALentine :)

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:28:04 PM  
Merry Mary said...

To my friends in RRLand....

Just up the road is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As one stands and watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God.

Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Merry Mary

Monday, February 13, 2006 2:20:44 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Willemina, I had afternoon pout with grandkids yesterday....Chucky Cheeses for 3 hours of games and pizza...Fun, fun, fun.
Val, Happy Valantines Day to you,too. You truly are a sweetheart. Much Love to all....MM

Monday, February 13, 2006 2:26:22 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Folks, I wanted to advise you all that the newsletter will be going out as usual tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. There will be the last (for now) "installment" on Monaco, and some other goodies.

A copy of the Cruise Newsletter was re-sent today as some people said they did not receive it. If you did not receive the Cruise Newsletter and would like to, e-mail me at Ciao for now, RR

Monday, February 13, 2006 4:17:39 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hola RICHy RICHness, Joe & Co.
I look forward to the Newzletter manyana and 'goodies', now what? she asks, smiling like a Cheshire Cat and y' know what curiosity did to dat cat? :)

LINDAINTUCSON: is there a chance of catching just ONE more glimpse of that veil again? Go ahead...make my VALentines Day girl :)

WOW...I have just had the strongest DEJA VU....who has experienced DEJA VU when visiting a country for the first time? I feel that about Ireland, yet I have never been there!
It all started when I was given the Claddagh long ago (Irish Wedding Ring) Yeah for Life's Simple Pleasures!

Sweet Dreams...see you manyana

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:46:46 PM  
willemina said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Love Quotes

If music be the food of love, play on.
- Shakespeare

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
- Lamartine

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
- Albert Camus (1913-1960)

It's not the men in my life that count -- it's the life in my men.
- Mae West (1892-1980)

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
- Rita Mae Brown

Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
- Cynthia Heimel

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

At the touch of Love every one becomes a poet.
- Plato

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
- Sean Connery

Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.
- Joyce Cary

Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
- Jerome K. Jerome

One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
- Oscar Wilde

It is never too late to fall in love.
- Sandy Wilson

Monday, February 13, 2006 8:32:20 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

RR's in the 'STARS'
February 14, 2006

You may feel very social today, and you may even be ready to seek new friends. This desire to expand your network may manifest itself professionally, compelling you to attend networking events or meet-and-greet functions. You may also be inclined to host a dinner party that includes both new acquaintances and loved ones.

If you've been living in your own world for a time, this may be the day that you choose to break free of your solitude and embrace being around people. Your choice to expand your boundaries to include others could attract new experiences, ideas, and mind-sets.
Consider using the social mood you feel today to seek and meet individuals whose outlooks and passions will add value to your life.

By coming out of your shell socially, you invite a world of support and new experiences into your life. While there are many activities we can do and much knowledge we can gather by ourselves, opening up to others can expand the borders of our understanding. With others, it becomes possible to share your ideas and your soul. Likewise, others will share themselves with you, granting you the ability to see the world from their perspectives.

Life can take on a new 'rich'ness when we enjoy it with others. Your choice to re-enter the social sphere today can help you enjoy the company of your loved ones more while you also invite new friends into your life.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:06:34 AM  
wanderlust said...

Dear Val the Gal,
I perused Leslie's blog to see her Jan.7th post that offended you. Well, there is none, she must have deleted it. So rest in peace.

Your "Soulmate" of 6 weeks ago has become a friend to comfort you. Lucky lady!

Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:42:03 AM  

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