Today is the official celebration of Beethoven's (the composer, not the dog) birthday.
Wikki says: Beethoven was baptized on December 17, but his family and later teacher Johann Albrechtsberger celebrated his birthday on December 16. Happy Birthday, Ludwig.
Anyhow, here is a greeting card for you. It's supposed to be playing a small part of the 6th (Pastoral) Symphony but I'm not sure if you can hear it. I could hear it on the Amer. Greetings site but not when I sent it to myself. Strange. Maybe you'll have better luck.
The last time I looked, I had seven little girls in the living room watching Over the Hedge and moving on to the new Pirates of The Caribbean (Dead Man's Chest). We (Elcie and Rebecca) went to Blockbuster today, then a little shopping, to Barnes & Noble for lunch, and then back home. They're doing fine; I need a nap.
I didn't abandon Rochelle; she chose to hang out at her friends' house (same girls who are now here) until I returned.
Elcie was given a free video rental by one of the school cafeteria workers. She (Elcie) helps with a special day class and one of her jobs is to escort them to lunch. She takes it very seriously.
First time I've been in the store in ages. They had to put my card back in their system because we do online rental.
I'll get over to see Ray a little later when I have someone to stay with the girls. Last I heard, he was doing okay and I've talked to Carol twice since I saw her yesterday. I'll get back there probably on Tuesday.
And now I need to make sure they're not shaving eyebrows in the bathroom.
I've been intending to link to this site for days now and keep forgetting to go back and find it.
Briefly, it's an online auction to benefit Muscular Dystrophy. I won't try to paraphrase it. It's absolutely legitimate and quite personal to the sponsors who have a young family member who has contracted one of the most serious forms of MD.
Take care everyone.