Thursday, 27 December 2012

Bossy & Selfish Reminisce

Of course Bossy & Selfish miss their kids in Canada and especially during the Christmas Holidays but Bossy would like to point out a couple of things she has noticed since they haven't been around:

  • She can always lay her hands on a pair of scissors whenever she wants to.  They are in exactly the last place she left them. 
  • She no longer has to buy stock in scotch tape companies.  In fact, she bought two rolls of scotch tape when they arrived in Ecuador and they are still working on the first roll. 
  • She no longer has to buy ladies shavers once a week.  One razor, in fact, lasts her several weeks!
She could go on and on but the above serves to demonstrate this extraordinary phenomena.  

In the Corner

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Cuenca's Christmas Eve Parade 2012

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~ Garrison Keillor #quote

Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up. ~ Wendy Cope #quote

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~ Author Unknown #quote

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~ Author Unknown #quote

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. ~ Taylor Caldwell #quote

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~ Janice Maeditere #quote

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~ Katharine Whitehorn #quote

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~ Peg Bracken #quote

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

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

And So This Is Christmas;
And What Have We Done?
Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun;
And So Happy Christmas;
I Hope You Have Fun;
The Near And The Dear Ones;
The Old And The Young.
~ John Lennon
Happy Christmas (War is Over) #quote

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~ Don Meredith #quote

I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~ E.M. Forster #quote

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~ Washington Irving #quote

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~ Mary Ellen Chase #quote

I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat.
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

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 #quote

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. ~ Hamilton Wright Mabi #quote

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

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

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby #quote

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm #quote

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

And So This is Christmas

All the below pictures taken in Cuenca, Ecuador during the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas Day

Happy Holidays!