Today, I am dressed as "Tiny Tim" from "A Christmas Carol." Since I have been hobbling around on crutches for sometime now, the costume was a perfect fit. I will end with "and God Bless Everyone."
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.
Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”
The next night, the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.
When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole source of income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel,
“How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him!” She accused, “The second family had little, but was willing to share everything…and you let the cow die!”
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.
“When I stayed in the basement of that mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and was unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.
Then last night, as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Like I said, things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I am enjoying this beautiful Fall day here in California. The weather is pleasantly warm but has that crisp feel to it. Even though I am wearing shorts and a tee shirt, I am reminded of the time that I went to visit my sister-in-law in Massachusetts. It had always been one of my dreams to visit the New England states and see the Fall foliage. What a gorgeous treat it was for me. The weather was much cooler, but we bundled up warm and drove from state to state to see the spectacular show of colors. My little Marci from LaLa Land stamps is dressed in her warm coat and hat while she enjoys the Fall show. I added gold Stickles to her buttons and hat to tie in with the glittery leaves. The paper is Dreamin' from Close to my Heart.