Friday, January 30, 2009

The sun shone upon us today.
In all their beauty, the icicles began to melt.
Be aware; look up,
as these frozen emblems of Jack Frost
can turn into dangerous daggers.
With that caution,
have a way good, safe, wintry weekend!
And, goodbye January.
You have been a most eventful month!
{photo 1 by flickr 8#X; photo 2 by flickr mbryan;
photo 3 by flickr Peter Sundstrom; photo 4 by flickr warie; 
photo 5 by flickr happify}

Thursday, January 29, 2009

This is our world of snow and ice.
Another snow day from school.
As everything is frozen,
please take care of our feathered friends
by providing fresh water and seeds.
They will bless us with their
grace, beauty and twittering
for a way good day!

{fiickr by}

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The power is still holding fast so Mr. R can watch
his beloved alma mater, DUKE,
currently ranked #1, play Wake Forest at Wake.
How we loved being Cameron Crazies
for those two years of grad school.
It was a waaaay good time!
Go Blue Devils!
{flickr by Fingers in the Frosting}
This morning we awoke
Somewhere out there, this must have happened
because we did not have any of this...
For hours and hours.
It went on and off,
on and off,
on and off.
Mr R still went into work.
I had a snow day.
Our power is finally back on
for a way good wintry evening!
Everyone drive carefully.
{photo 1 by flickr by hoosier3Fan;
photo 2 by flickr NicelySighted;
photo 3 by flickr arnitr;
and, photo 4 by flickr BO433}

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Give a man a fish
and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a lifetime.
-Chinese Proverb
May we teach each other and
learn from one another for
way good days of our lifetime!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Rats ushering in the Year of the Ox
{flickr by Ajlsen's photostream}
Happy New Year, China!
{flickr by Roberto Hipp}
Symbol of the Ox;
symbolizes patience,
hard work, tenacity
and loyalty.
{flickr by origami3d_cranes}
Family and friends exchange
red envelopes stuffed with money,
in hopes of a prosperous new year.
{flickr KayCpics}
We will be celebrating, too.
{flickr by someotherbob}
Mr. R and I shall be reading the
fortune baked within the cookie.
Sure hope it is a way good message
for a way good Chinese New Year!
{flickr Sutanto}

Friday, January 23, 2009

a shared moment in history

"All the world is a stage."
{Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images}
From a town hall in Paris,
{AP Photo/Jacques Brinon}
to a cafe in Baghdad;
{AP Photo/Karim Kadim}
from the Kenyan village, Nyang'oma Kogelo, where President Obama's father was born,
to our current service men and women serving in our Armed Forces, whom we so respect, honor and appreciate;
{Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images}
from those who may never have thought they would witness this day in their lifetime;
{AP Photo Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran}
A new act, an opening scene...
{Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images}
for us as the world to be a player, a participant,
and see a new perspective,
and reflection,
for a way good day.
{REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi}
(thanks to
Marta for posting the link to
All photos from

Thursday, January 22, 2009

inner strength

People reports that Jennifer Hudson
will deliver the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1,
sing at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Feb. 6 and
then at the Grammys two days later.
May we find courage and fortitude, as she has and continues,
to carry on our lives for a way good day!
{flickr by Pan-African News Wire File Photos}

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Great job!

Thumbs up!
Make sure you give positive reinforcement for a way good day!
{flickr John McNab}

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Anything is Possible

Anything is possible; nothing is impossible.
God Bless President Obama, us and the USA.
May we all pitch in everyday,
all day,
for everyone,
to make it a way good day!
{flickr by davef3138}

Monday, January 19, 2009

"America's Song"

I was soooo moved watching Oprah today.
Oprah asked David Foster and to create an anthem.
The world premiere
was moving, stirring and uplifting
as it was performed and sung by
David Foster,, Faith Hill, Seal, Mary J. Blige, and a pre-taped Bono.
You can upload "America's Song"
for free over the next 24 hours at
Listen to David Foster and discuss
the collaboration of the song on Oprah's site.

"My America, Your America, Our America is beautiful"
It is indeed and may we always make it so for a
way good country!
{fiickr ladybugbkt}

Friday, January 16, 2009

Due to this....
today we are not having this...
Yippee, a snow day!
Which means we now have a four day weekend.
Enjoy playing games, drinking hot cocoa
and snuggling to stay warm for a way good day!
When I checked the mercury in the wee hours this morning
it was -15 degrees, actual temperature.

{desk photo by flickr farming feeds}

Thursday, January 15, 2009


The mercury hit a high of 6 degrees and is forecast to slide down
the thermometer to a sub-zero
-8 this evening;
like living in a deep freeze.
It was beautiful though with the sun shining its rays upon the
sparkling snow for a way good day!
(Please bring in all your four legged creatures for their safety!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It is snowing here...lots and lots.
Winter; I LOVE it.
Enjoy for a way good day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


If you have a reason, any at all, to fly to Utah,
I encourage you to plan your trip to coincide with the
"Love for NieNie" benefit concert
Monday February 2 at 7:00 pm in Provo.
What a wonderful way to begin the month of pink, red hearts and love;
by supporting the Nielsen's.
It will expand our hearts, I am sure, and increase the fondness we have for our blogging friends.
For tickets, click here.
Go, participate and be uplifted for a way good gal, Stephanie!

Monday, January 12, 2009


"The things that matter the most in this world,
they can never be held in our hand."
-Gloria Gaither
Something to ponder for a way good day!
{flickr photo}

Friday, January 9, 2009


There was a knock, knock, knock on our front door Sunday evening, December 21. We opened the portal of our home to find J and her New Orleanian, four legged guest, Lucy, upon our doorstep; a full twenty four hours before they were expected! J had left at 4 am and driven straight through to be home to help clean and decorate before other guests arrived for the holiday.
What a gift!
Whether Lucy was running...
jumping in the snow,
or just melting our hearts with her joy of life;
Whether Lou was sneaking yet unopened toys
or sticks from her treat bag,
or patiently waiting, always waiting, for someone to throw her "baby" which she always set upright by your leg,
or resting under the lights of the tree, which she loved running around and pulling off branches, which is why we did not put up ornaments this year;
Whether Lucy was sleeping on every bed in the house, as she is an equal giver of her canine love, on the pillows; this is no lay at the bottom of the bed dog, noooo sirree, or mam...she is a southern gal;
She was happy.
They were happy.
And we totally fell in love with Lou, this dog rescued from the pound in New Orleans, that J was dog sitting over the holidays.
Miss Lucy left an indelible mark
in our Christmas 2008 hearts
in the best possible way!
Thank you, J and Lou, for a way good holiday!
Love, all of us

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Today we had pedi's. The moment we walk in the salon, our gal knows exactly what color we desire; she does know all our names but prefers to call us by our nail color name--quite funny.
As we sit in the massage chairs and soak our weary feet, we let Tina do her magic of scrubbing and massaging our feet and calves before painting our nails our favorite color.
A way good day!