Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Sincere and Heartfelt Thank You, and a New Poll!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
Thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes on my blog post yesterday!  I can't begin to tell you how much your comments mean to me, and I am very grateful for all of you!  Thanks again!

I have added a new poll, this time I am asking your favourite social networking site.  I am allowing you to vote for more than one, as many as you like to use.
Thank you so much for taking the time to vote in my polls!  I really appreciate it!  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Dogs Being Used at Airports for Stress Relief

Let the Worry Bird Worry for You - Gloria de Haven (1951)

Sewing Basics:  How to Make Fabric Napkins

Model Train of the Famous Sherman Hill Railroad

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Do not overthink it.  Breathe and have faith that all will work out for the very best.

I'm the kind of person who says 'hi' to dogs.  (I had to laugh when I saw this because I do just that, and not only to dogs!  Birds, squirrels, cats, horses, whatever animal I come across).  :)

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not obsess.  Just breathe and have faith that everything will turn out for the best.

No matter how awesome you are, you won't be everyone's cup of tea.  No worries.  You'll be many peoples' double espresso.

I view my life as a zig-gagging, rollicking journey of growth.

When somebody truly cares about you, then make an effort, not an excuse.

Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect.

Scrub-a-dub-dub...let self doubt go down the drain! And don't forget to wash behind your fears!  :)

Let go of whatever worry you're holding onto...let go again when it returns.  Allow returning worry to build your letting to muscle. - Maggie Distasi

When it rains look for rainbows.  When it's dark look for stars.

indifferent cow  :)

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. The pools are fun, Thanks for having them.

  2. Good morning, dear Linda! Your happiness is mine and I couldn't be more overjoyed at the turnout of friends who came to wish you a happy birthday. You deserve all the love and praise you received.

    I voted in your poll. My answer was easy because blogging is my passion. I have a YouTube account but its sole purpose is to enable me to upload videos of rare recordings for use on my blog. I think dogs at airports are a great idea. I would much rather reduce stress by petting a dog than to watch a flight attendant attempt a stand-up comedy routine to explain safety procedures. My uncle devoted the entire third floor of his row house to model trains and worked on them day and night for years. The model train in this video looked remarkably real as it passed by the stationary camera.

    Thank you, dear friend Linda!

  3. Anonymous12:40 AM

    Bonjour Linda !
    MERCI pour ce beau post

  4. Bonjour chère Linda,

    Tout est délicieux ma chère Linda ! Comme on dit chez nous, dans le cochon tout est bon !

    Gros bisous

  5. That is an amazing model railway Linda. It looks so real

  6. I enjoy your polls Linda. And I loved your photos from yesterday as well as these great choices from today. Thank you Birthday Girl :)

  7. Yes, always look on the bright side of things!

  8. Hi Linda

    I vote for Facebook and blog. Cant hangle too many .

    Happy Birthday to you

  9. Happy belated Birthday, Linda!
    May joy, love and new discoveries brighten your days!
    Your post made me smile... and think...
    I like the quote about the rainbow and the stars.:)

  10. Anonymous4:23 AM

    Model trains are beautiful to see Linda, a lot of people play with it.

  11. Anonymous4:32 AM

    Did you have a great time yesterday, Linda?
    Can't wait to see your birthday cake :)
    Don't think we have Ogilvy in England.
    But we do have Harrods in Malaysia :)

  12. Dogs at airports to relieve goodness might for some, but those that don't care for dogs, might frighten them therefore making them more stressed.

  13. great post, love you.

  14. Gostei de ver os vídeos.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

  15. bonjour , j'aime bien la vache lolll
    je te souhaite une douce journée ici la pluie est revenue

  16. i love the idea of having those wonderful dogs at airports for stress relief ... just looking at them and petting them would definitely make the time spent at the airport less aggravating, heh :)

  17. these polls are fun and interesting!

  18. Hi Linda, I’ve voted. I enjoy your polls as they are nice and easy. I also enjoyed the just for laugh's gag, especially the chap who got out of the car and started tapping out a rhythm on the guitar. Good for him!

  19. kiitos niin ihania kuvia ja videoita Hyvää keskiviikko päivää Linda :)

  20. Hi! I enjoyed your Dogs' video Very much. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Good gag, Linda !

  22. Bonjour Linda,
    J'ai apprécié le petit cour de base pour la couture :)



  23. Yes, I'm the kind of person who says hello to dogs too!

  24. " the indifferent cow" me fait sourire Linda


  25. Dogs are much sought after for their therapeutic power. I’m also the one who talks “hi” not only to critters but also to flowers. Thank you, Linda, for all the encouraging or inspiring quotes as always.


  26. I voted in your new poll.

    I'm so happy you had a great birthday.

    Loved the gag. It was bad enough and then the guitar arrived and it was show time. Too funny.

    Dogs can to so much to lessen stress. Yes indeed.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

  27. Would it be un-Canadian of me to admit I never go into Tim Horton's?

    I've driven some of those autumn tour areas, and they are spectacular in the fall.

  28. Great gag video. Love the Gloria De Haven video. The model train video was great it looked like a real train. Voted in your new poll. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

  29. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your birthday and you go on until your next birthday. That's the way I look at it. Did you save me a piece of your birthday cake? ha,ha,ha.
    I've always enjoyed Model Trains and trains per say. The Tim Horton's part with the police was so funny. These policemen also need to get their coffee and donuts. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  30. Ottimo, mi piacciono in modo particolare il primo clips (quello della chitarra) e la vignetta della mucca indifferente. Buon proseguimento di settimana.

  31. I think your results may be biased, since "my blog" is winning by FAR! If you asked people on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, they'd probably answer your Facebook/your Twitter!

    1. Hi Stephanie, I don't think so, because if people are honest they will say what they prefer no matter where they are! I have a Facebook account and have mentioned over there on numerous occasions that I prefer my blog to Facebook. I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg has seen it. LOL! I know they are trying to compete with Google. :)

  32. Merci Linda pour ce beau partage, bonne journée toute douce!

  33. Thanks for the laughs! It is good to know I am not the only one who greets animals. They all know I am there so it would be rude not to acknowledge them.

  34. Of course you say Hi to animals. I do, too! 😉

  35. funny one with Tim Horton

  36. What a beauiful woman in your third clip.


  37. Your Canada pictures make me laugh! Back in Toronto, we'd always say that any police car with its sirens on was on a "Tim's Run". There doesn't seem to be an equivalent here in Berlin.

  38. I was just thinking the other day how I'd like to get a sewing machine again. I sewed a bit when I was younger.

  39. I voted IG! Coz it's the most fun.. but of course the blog is important too as it represents my voice in this WWW!

  40. I don't know which of those recommended fall foliage road trips is pictured in that poster, Linda, but it's gorgeous beyond words!

  41. Gostei de ver os vídeos.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

  42. I'm so happy you had a good birthday, Linda. You really deserve it, my dear friend!:)
    Thank you so much for brightening up my days...can't begin to tell you how much that means...:))


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