Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Year Resolutions

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."  ~Benjamin Franklin

Its that time of the year again when most of us try to turn into a new leaf in the coming new year. We make note of all that we intended to do in the year that went by and then make up a list which we call the New Year Resolution.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Not measuring up?!!!

"Christmas gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To all, charity.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect."  ~Oren Arnold

"It's not Christmas unless you have a Christmas tree decorated with loads of streamers and lights....
It's not Christmas if you don't have a star shining bright....
It's not Christmas if you haven't baked a cake...
It's not Christmas if you don't have a bottle of wine or champagne....
It's not Christmas if you haven't bread and stew....
If all this is what makes Christmas to you then I have no Christmas this Christmas I tell you...... "

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Memories of Christmas

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."  ~Bob Hope
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. As the time for celebration and thanksgiving approaches nearer I am fondly recollecting all my past memories. I cannot control myself from being transported back in time whenever I hear Christmas songs of Jim Reeves and Boney M.

Christmas Spirit

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."  ~Burton Hillis

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."  ~Norman Vincent Peale

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."  ~Larry Wilde

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." ~W.T. Ellis

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself..."
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."  ~Harlan Miller



Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
"The best Christmas gift, you can give to your family and yourself is the joy of being together."

'C' is for the Christ child, born upon this day,
'H' for herald angels in the night,
'R' means our Redeemer,
'I' means Israel,
'S' is for the star that shone so bright,
'T' is for three wise men, they who traveled far,
'M' is for the manger where he lay,
'A'’s for all He stands for,
'S' means shepherds came. 

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Cooking with a twist

"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."  ~Voltaire

I like watching cookery shows, they kind of inspire me to cook. I am quite lazy in that department or should I say rather scared of trying out new things as they have a history of not turning out right when I make them. Now I have turned my attention to cooking blogs. I have been through loads of them lately.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Almost there but not perfect...

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."  ~Phyllis Diller

There are a quite a few things that you have to learn to live with on becoming a mother. One of the things is that your house isn't going to be picture perfect from now on. 
Its going to have unfolded clothes on the couch, overflowing laundry baskets, dishes in the sink, beds undone and whole lot more.