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Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs - The Letter M

I am still unable to post any of my pictures to Blogger right now.

In lieu of pictures I am posting my favorite poem that starts with the letter "M". I hope that you will find as much meaning to this beautiful poem as I do.


I have to live with myself, and so
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun,
And hate myself for things I have done.

I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself, as I come and go,
Into thinking that nobody else will know
The kind of a man I really am;
I don't want to dress up myself in sham.

I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here in the struggle for fame and self
I want to be able to like myself
I don't want to look at myself and know
That I'm bluster and bluff, an empty show.

I can never hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself, and so,
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.
By: Edgar A. Guest

Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend filled with love, joy and laughter and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rescue Pets........

I'm having trouble with Blogger for the last few days so I'm reposting a few shots from my local shelter. Is anyone else having problems? I can use old pictures but not any new ones.

Please click on "The Daily Puppy".

Right now shelters are overfilled with pets that need homes. If you are considering a pet, please visit your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter. You will never find a better pet and it will thank you and be a loyal pet for it's lifetime. A pet gives you unconditional love at all times.




The Hotzie Totzie Twins.........

Hope everyone has a beautiful day and........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Letter To My Animals.........

I have a thing or two to say to a couple of my animals today. As you all know, I love all of our animals but lately a couple have "issues" that I'd like to address. And a BIG thank you to Roxie and Ellie for being good examples lately. I'll address you another day......I'm sure...........

Darling Sophie..........why is wherever I lay clothes to dry your favorite place to sleep? Is it the smell of fresh laundered clothes that you can't resist? I'm going to change detergents AGAIN just to see if I can find one that you don't absolutely adore!! I love you but really.........come on???

Sweet Sadie and Gus you big lug.........must you fight over every apple you find in the yard? You have toys everywhere and you want to play with apples? It's like some kind of keep away game with you two lately. And please Gus, for the love of Pete (whoever Pete is??), would you stop chewing on the deck? What's the deal with that??

And you........Scully!!! Must you start with "Hey.....What You Doin" as soon as the sun cracks in the sky every morning? Whats the deal with that?

As soon as Sophie, Sadie, Gus and Scully read this I just know that things are going to change around here. Right? Right???

Please click on "The Daily Puppy".......for the love of Pete :)

Have a beautiful day and........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thanks Eve For The Hot Flashes!!

Okay........this is exactly what a hot flash looks like. They have been running through my body JUST LIKE THIS!! I would like to give my very own personal thank you to Eve for this rubbish merely because I'm not entirely sure who else to blame. I would like to know what I've ever done to you? Thanks gal!!

Between hot flashes, I've been working on my gardens and have to show you this Gladiola be-yoot that is blooming in one of my rock gardens...........

A few snapshots from my organic garden. I make my own organic insect repellent to keep those little suckers off my veggies.........

My eight gi-normous blueberry bushes are chock full of blueberries this year.......

My eggplant are full of blooms that will soon produce..........

My yellow Heirloom cherry tomatoes have millions of tomatoes on them (okay........maybe not millions.....but thousands.......)

I have loads of squash already...........

I'm off to weed my garden. Helps the hot flashes you know? I am determined to get the rest of those suckers gone today so that more can take their place. Still, I find gardening very therapeutic and soothing. Doesn't hurt that I sell my veggies either. That's always good incentive, lol.

Please click on "The Daily Puppy"!!

Have a beautiful Monday and do something that makes you smile today.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Mind Of A Child.......

Wishing you all a peaceful reflective Sunday and.........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We Wanna See Your Melons........

These kinds of melons..........(so that Bagman doesn't get the wrong idea!!)

Our newest gang grandmother, Goddess Sarah Lulu, has chosen anything that starts with the letter "M" in honor of her beautiful granddaughter Matilda Margaret. Mamma Lulu's site is:
Please jump over to her place to see the sweet child that has inspired her choice this week. Matilda Margaret has us all enchanted already. She's a "GANG BABY"!!

Let's see.........there may not be a lot of things around your town that start with an "M" but there has to be things around you....like melons, marigolds, mailboxes etc, so use your imagination. It will be a really fun challenge this week!!

If you haven't joined our gang yet........what are you waiting for? "Friday Shoot-Outs" are a blast and you'll meet the nicest people you've ever met from all over the world!! Patty and I started as lone shooter's just a few months ago and our list has grown each week. Hit either one of us up with a comment if you'd like to join the fun.

Have a super great weekend.......perhaps do a little Mambo to get inspired for the letter "M" this coming Friday. Dancing is good for the soul!! Whatever you do.....pursue happiness. It's soooo worth it........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Friday Shoot Out - Random Shots

Is it Friday already? Where did the week go? My girl Rockin Robyn @ An Alaskan family chose random shots this week for Friday Shoot-Outs so away we go with some totally random shots......(by the way, the above shot is myself and Cousin Four on a ride that I said I'd NEVER ride, but who can resist a such sweet kid??)

Gypsy Sista and her grandson at the playground..........

Me after winning the Golden Domino and Hello Kitty crown in my family's annual domino tournment. I took this shot to send to all the loser's just to rub it in a wee bit...........

Kiddo's looking at clouds.........

There is apparently something about seeing gorilla's that makes a kiddo want to act like one........

Cuz Cash playing in the shower display in Lowes...........

The oldest of our cousin kiddos and his tiny Bull Mastif Duke..........

Sidewalk chalk drawings in town..............

Cute little boys playing with trucks..........

I happened upon a few men working in the park..........

A bee on my marigolds.............

Random wooden moose..............

An old barn shot that I couldn't resist...........

A tower of American Flags that I took a shot of just for Airman Mom.........

Playing ball with the kiddos at a cookout..........

Our newest grandmother, darling Sarah Lulu from Downunder gets to pick next week's subject. What's it gonna be lovely Goddess?

Everyone please have a weekend filled with love, joy and laughter!! Do something that makes you smile :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

"What a Wonderful World....Oh Yeah"

***Please click on "The Daily Puppy"***

Sending you all love and happy thoughts today and please remind yourselves what a wonderful world we really live in despite the ups and downs of everyday life. Beauty is all around us.....many times in the simplest things.......

~~~The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts~~~

~~~Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important~~~

~~~~My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open~~~~

"I see of green........ red roses too
I see them bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin......i love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
Theyll learn much more.....than Ill never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin...I ....love....you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
A whole lot more than Ill never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.
Oh yeah......" (that's my favorite part)
~~~~Louis Armstrong~~~~

**Note to Bagman........call me dude.........seriously :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

If You Smile At Someone.........

....they just might smile back!!

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~Author Unknown

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. ~W.C. Fields

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. ~Author Unknown

Everyone smiles in the same language. ~Author Unknown

Wishing you all a day full of smiles!!!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Got Nothing...........

I am trying to catch up in my veggie garden after loads of rain so I've got nothing but a picture of the ultimate animal "Kiss This"!! My cat Sophie sits in the window like this to tease my 4 dogs when she is inside and they are outside. It drives my poor pups mad. It seems that she is saying "I'm in and you're not"!! Who says animals don't have a sense of humor??

Awwwww.........look at Toby, so please click on "The Daily Puppy" and please support your local Humane Society. They really work hard for the animals.

Wishing you all the best day ever!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Sunday, May 31, 2009


"Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark"
~~~~Rabindranth Tagore~~~~

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen"
~~~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~~~

"Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see."
~~~~William Newton Clark~~~~~

Wishing you all a quiet, restful, reflective Sunday.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday Shoot-Out Update - Go Random

I let Gus and Sadie pick a name outta the ole Corona hat this week........

And they picked Rockin Robyn my girl from An Alaskan Family!! Robyn wanted to go Random this week. Anything you feel like shooting. You can make a theme or mix it up with any thing you fancy.

Also, Becky from Iowa @omgirlblog.blogspot.com
beautiful Audrey from Canada @stage3whome.blogspot.com joined in the fun this week. Please check out their great shots!!

We have lots of wonderful new participant's. If you haven't joined our GANG yet, you don't know what you're missing. You will meet the nicest people ever. We've all become like one big family and get to know each other better every week. We care about each other, we laugh together and sometimes we cry together.....but together we are!! We will all be friends for life.

You might want to shoot Grandpa's and grand kids together. That's my Big Bro and my nephew going out to the garden to pick a few veggies.......

You might want to shoot a little 3-D cabinet surfing..........

You might want to shoot men with earrings.......(Prince will kill me for this one but hey, I love a man who's not afraid to wear an earring).........

This is one of the easiest most laid-back gang's on the net. A different gang member picks a subject each week and we all come out shootin. No rules, it's all about your interpretation of the subject. If you want to be jumped in to our gang, please hit me or Patty up with a comment and then drop by our Grand Poobah Gordon's site at "Friday Shoot-Outs From Florida" or traveling beauty GingerV at "Flowers and More" with a comment and they will gladly add you to the ever growing list. Then on Friday please add "Friday Shoot-Out" to your post title so that we can all see it on our dashboards and check out your shots.

Come on...........join a gang. We have a shoot-out every week and to date, no one's been hurt or arrested yet (that we know of that is). You won't be sorry!!

Everyone please have an E~X~T~R~E~M~E weekend, do something that brings a smile to your face and makes your heart sing. Pursue happiness..........it's worth it :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs - Water, Water Everywhere

Water..........the building block of life! Hensley choose the week's assignment and a great one it has been.

Please check out Jama @ Sweet Memories from Singapore and girlichef from Indiana . Welcome Jama and girlichef!!

Rockin Robyn........it's your turn to pick a subject so "Holla" gal!!

I love to see these signs announcing that our fountains come from recycled water.....

Water drops from a fountain..........

Little Wahoo Creek's edge...............

A picturesque shot of Wahoo Creek...........

A fountain in Veteran's Plaza downtown Newnan. This is one of my thinking places. The fountain base is shaped in a triangle, like a folded American flag..........

What is sweeter than kiddo's making sandcastles at the beach.........

This is my lil cousin Daniel being a fish...I think?? Anyway, too cute..........

A shot off a bridge in Helen, Ga..........

Tallulah Falls in Georgia............

Pretty drops on my firecracker hummingbird vine after an afternoon rain........

Around my deck after another afternoon rain (yep, we've had loads of rain lately. I refuse to complain because we've had a drought for the last couple of years)..........

Another shot after the rain. I loved the way the pebbles look.........

Drops on my Iris blades..........

Bubbles in my pool...........

My gal gigi sent me this picture from her vacation out west. Thanks girl, what a gorgeous shot.........

Canadian geese at a marina. Another shot by gigi sent to me..........

A beautiful waterfall in Ruby Falls that Prince took for me when we were there year before last with Big Bro and Gypsy Sista..........

A friend of mine has ducks that think I'm going to feed them everytime I see them. Of course I do........

One of my very favorite pictures in the world. My hunny and I on the beach by The Gulf Of Mexico where I'm orginally from. Safe in the arms of my man :)..........

"I'm gonna love you like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river
Come rain or come shine" ~~~~Frank Sinatra

Please have a weekend filled with love, joy and laughter.