Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Christmas at our home with the tree all decorated, the girls hanging on Santa. And my Husband sitting by the fireplace. The girls hanging on Santa was actually taken at a Breakfast with Santa.
This is our own little town within a town. We had been adding to this collection but this year we did not. We actually have another little village underneath our tree every year. Our neighbors just love it we have it in our foyer and it can be viewed from outside. My husband enjoys putting this together with his youngest son and our grandchildren. Just had to share this with you all.
This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn't appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly, in his Euphues and his England, wrote:
"...as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote."
Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love's Labours Lost, 1588:
Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:
Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues
Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanack, 1741, wrote:
Beauty, like supreme dominion
Is but supported by opinion
Hi here I am again still playing around with this. There is a lot to learn, I just posted a picture of my beautiful daughter Christina. Christina is such an inspiration to all who know and love her. She cannot talk or walk but her expressions say it all. We all complain of everyday aches and pains or life in general. Christina usually has a smile on her face no matter what. This child has experienced more pain in her life then most. Christina has alot of medical issues one of them is severe scoliosis, along with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This child can be happy and smiling one minute and the next she can be in respiratory distress in the hospital on a ventilator. She is well know in the hospital in the Lehigh Valley Area. She amazes even her doctors that care and treat her, for someone as complexed as she is. Christina always pulls through, Thank God. Today she is still sleeping away in her bed with her nurse by her side. Christina will sleep until 12:oo somedays and others she is bright eyed and bouncing about by 7 a.m. We also have a special link to Wheels for Christina, Helping the Special Needs & Developmentally Disabled. This is the charity we are making the aprons for, we hope to sell lots of them.