March 01, 2013

Life Lately

Browsing through old photos. I totally love looking at old photos...brings back so many great memories. Reliving delightful memories will always bring a smile to my face. And I am a sucker for that nostalgic feeling, but sometimes it's too much and I need to stop!
Life has been going pretty good lately. Well, my life may not be perfect, but I am thankful for everything I have; I am blessed. I don't have everything that I want, but I do have all I need. I live a very positive lifestyle and encourage others to do so! After all, I've found it easier to look at things positively. Over the years, I have come to realize that "It pays to be positive".
My favourite quote right now.

I'm not gonna miss you, sweet little macaron...at least for the next couple of weeks. I'm on a diet to lose weight, but I'm much more conscious about what I'm putting into my body these days.

This is Puddles. My new neighbour's furry friend. He's so... 
darn cute! Isn't he?

Loving pink for Spring. I think most of us are ready for spring, right?

Innovating ideas for redoing my bathroom. {From Ikea.}

Looking forward to enjoying my bike.

How has your life been going lately, my dears?

Happy March! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Have a great one! xx

Linking to Camera Critters

78 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful sunset! :)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely captures, gorgeous sunset, delightful little dog, a favorite movie of mine and wise words!!! A post doesn't get any better than this one, Betty!! I feel the same way! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Awesome! Glad to hear that life is good! I've been feeling that way lately too. Funny, my childhood dog was named Puddles too!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What lovely photos! The macarons are so pretty, but good for you for putting them aside for a bit. Glad to hear things are going well for you! Have a great weekend, Betty :)

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for sharing your happiness!

Cloudia said...

Yeah, sugar is not a friend. You do share joy & the best of real life with us. Thanks,
Aloha

Sandra said...

no macaroons in my life. but i would like one.. adorable pup and that path to the sun is stunning

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I see you have wonderful days!Great weekend!

Anaximandro said...

Espectacular y relajante esa puesta de sol.
Un abrazo.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Puddles looks very huggable. I especially like the spring flower picture too.

Keep feeling good, Betty.
xoRobyn

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Betty, Wish you would add the email gadget option to your sidebar... Thanks!

Great post --and I love your gorgeous sun photo.. WOW...

Yes--there are limits I think on reserving judgments...

Cute little doggie, and I love your PINKS... I'm ready for spring even though it's trying to snow a little here today.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You really have a way with a camera, Betty! The sunset is beautiful. And you can see each hair on the cute little Puddles head. Wonderful shots!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm being quite careful with the diet too!

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✿ chica said...

Tudo lindo e também...APETITOSO!!! beijos,chica

It's me said...

Spring is in the air !!! we all feel it !!!...lovely weekend....love Ria...xxx...

DIMI said...

Καλό καί ευλογημένο μήνα Μπέττη μου!!Επιτέλους!!Ήρθε η άνοιξη!!Ανθισαν καί οι παπαρούνες!!Η φωτογραφία μέ τό ηλιοβασίλεμα,φανταστική!!Καλό Σ/Κ!!Φιλάκια!!

Betty Manousos said...

texwisgirl, thanks! i hope that i can be able to find happiness in whatever i do.

barbara l. hale said...

Love the macaroons and the doggie! Beautiful!

sky-blu-pink said...

Busy busy busy, glad its the weekend!

Hilary said...

What a beautiful, eclectic collection of photos.. wonderful sunrise, adorable pup and very tempting yummies. And oh how you make me feel like taking off on a bike.. but I'd need that basket for my camera.

Dennis Evans said...

Betty, I do like the Gatsby saying, and I think faith and caring about people requires it, along with the requirement of limits. You gave us some interesting pictures to think about and I am also searching for spring.

Robert Geiss said...

Can't wait for spring. Peace to arrive. Currently am working on a Lexicon of a grass.

Please have a good weekend.

Mari-Pi-R said...

Macaron, un dulce muy delicado, atractivo de color y bueno.
Un abrazo

Bitch said...

Hello, my dear Betty !
I love your wonderful images and the dog is adorable !
You are doing fine in thoughts and words!

I am lately on Flickr, uploading photographs and sharing my work with people I meet there...
I have missed you and the other friends here..

Send you my love !!!!

Kelly said...

Such a cute pup!

And YES! I'm ready for Spring!!

Powdered Toast Man said...

don't worry, i will double up on macaroons so they don't feel neglected.

Teresa Coltrin said...

I don't have words enough or the right ones to say how spectacular these photos are. You are an artist for sure.

Have a great weekend.

dianne said...

Wonderful photos dear Betty, the pup is so cute...pleased to hear that all is going well for you, I am looking forward to Autumn.
xoxoxo ♡

Riot Kitty said...

He is adorable! You know, I don't even like those kind of cookies but your pic made them look delicious.

The flower pic is my favorite.

Things are going. Things are starting to bloom, which means spring is near, which is great!

Susan Deborah said...

Life is treating me good and can't ask for more. I just completed an academic paper for a book and looking forward to the book being published.

Your sunset and the furry neighbour and the wee cycle looks fab. A picture of you with the furry one on the cycle and riding into the sunset would be a treat for readers like us ;)

Have a lovely Sunday and a fantastic week ahead.

Joy always,
Susan

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm strangely drawn to the macarons - but not to eat. I had a bad experience with a dessert consisting of 5 - WAAAAAY too many, but I ate them anyway. Now I just like to look at the colours!!

Have a great weekend!

diane b said...

Glad to hear that you are being positive and watching what goes in the cake hole. I pulled a muscle in my leg at the gym, silly me, now I feel miserable with the pain and it goes with the miserable wet weather. I need some of your positivity to brush off on me.

....Petty Witter said...

So glad that life is good. I had an awful feeling that like several of my other good blogger buddies you were going to announce you were having an extended break from posting. So, so glad this isn't the case, have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Betty, Puddles is absolutely adorable. What a precious face!
I am looking forward to this movie. One of my favorite books.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I'll take one (or more) of those cookies!!! :-)

misssrobin said...

What a fun glimpse into your life. Thanks for sharing. I'm so ready for spring and that picture of your bike just got me extra excited.

Happy Sharefest. I hope it's sunny where you are.

Mothering From Scratch said...

{Melinda} Beautiful photos ... spring is here in Florida but it is cold! At least for us .... :)

Happy Sharefest! Have a wonderful weekend!

rainfield61 said...

Happy March.

This is my life.

Tamara Vellozzo said...

So lovely! I love the pic with the bicycle... I have a thing for nostalgic pictures with bikes.
Visiting from SITs!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Puddles is cute to be sure. That flower photo just below puddles, is that a peony? Pretty colors.

ladyfi said...

OH, what gorgeous shots - love the vibrant sky shot and that pretty flower.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's so sweet and I love the sunset too.

ξωτικό said...

Ωραίες και οι σκέψεις !!!
Κάνουμε το καλύτερο μ'αυτά που έχουμε.
Μη μου πείς οτι το ηλιοβασίλεμα είναι στην Άνδρο (;)
Καλή άνοιξη !!!!!!!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betty! So happy you are doing good. I love your images, especially the sky shot. The macaroons look yummy. And Puddles is a real cutie. Wishing you a very happy weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I like them all - but that pink flower for spring - awesome.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

pretty pictures as always i love how you enjoy the wonderful small things in life

Mark said...

That sunset is crazy good. Love it.

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

Beautiful Puddles.
I like to look back.
Tasty food, but be careful of kilos.
Hugs and kisses.

paigenicholl said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love what you're doing here and I will definitely be checking back in. Beautiful photos!

Silvina Soave said...

Hermosa imagen y hermoso blog!Saludos desde Argentina.

Pat said...

I always love your assorted photos! Sunset is beautiful! I am ready for Spring! Open windows, bike rides, and hopefully some walks, now that I've had my foot surgery! :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Ths sunset and the colored cookies are amazing ! xoxo Synnöve

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, an excellent game of colors and lights, great B & W of Puddles. Greetings.

Giga said...

Zawsze warto do życia i ludzi być pozytywnie nastawionym. Życie jest milsze. Twój przyjaciel jest kochany. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
It is always worth to human life and be positive. Life is nicer. Your friend is loved. Yours sincerely.

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty of the pup, wonderful, and all the others are sublime, cheers Betty.

Just Be Real said...

Betty glad you are doing good and having good memories in pictures. Blessings.

Nancy Claeys said...

I sense a little sadness in your post today Betty. Perhaps I'm just imagining... in any event, I think warmer weather and all things pink and puppy-like will cheer us up after this long winter. :) xo

George said...

Puddles is really cute. I imagine he can make anyone smile. I've also been going through some old pictures (digital versions) and enjoying the memories. But I'll admit I'm impatiently waiting for warmer weather so we can make some new memories as well.

ANRAFERA said...

Que bonitas fotografías nos expones Betty. Me gustan todas ellas.
Feliz semana. Un abrazo.
Ramón

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable puppy!Your pictures are great and I love macarons as well! hmmm delicious idea!
Hugs and a nice week,
Léia

shooting star said...

me loves to look at old photos too..especially of travel...brings back wonderful memories :)

love the sunset(or sunrise??) pic :)

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Craver Vii said...

Puddles is a cute dog; that's for sure. I want so much to bask in the glow of that sun! It seizes my gaze as it is gloriously reflected off the water; I can barely turn away.

EG CameraGirl said...

Puddles is very cute!

Pantherka said...

This is a beautiful sunset.
The dog is sweet.
Desserts as well.
Thank you for your visit on my blog.

Dianne said...

each image is so lovely
Puddles is adorable

Ramakant Pradhan said...

I agree browsing through old pictures sometimes means a trip down memory lane. Lovely pictures!

Diane AZ said...

Puddles looks like a sweet pup and I love the pink flower and the macarons! Happy March to you Betty!

Cloudia said...

Another look at Puddles. Cookies!
Aloha B

Lynn said...

I try to stay positive all the time, too - it makes life so much easier, doesn't it?

Love the peonies and those stacks of macarons (which I wouldn't be eating right now either.) Still beautiful!

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Blond Duck said...

I think Gatbsy looks good!

imac said...

Pure Magic/ lol.

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sergio celle said...

...hello Betty, your photos are always works of art, as the sun set in the first place. Beware of sweets this weekend and also covers the dog from me. And thank you to convey your love for yourself and for your life. big hug...

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Bety; excelentes fotografias...
Cumprimentos

Mandy Southgate said...

I love how you capture moods with your photos! I don't like macarons. They are just two sweet for me.

Things are good in London although my health is not good.

michael said...

I love macarons and Gatsby!
:-)