Last year I had a lit tree in the den.
With the lights from it and a few candles,
the room felt warm and cozy.
This year I made the number tree,
and it has no lights.
So I was sitting here early evening,
perusing the net,
and realized there was no "Christmas" lighting in here,
other than the candles on the book ladder.
The den just did not have that warmth I need
this time of year.
As I am known to do, when I want something different,
I "shop" the house. I walked outside to the garden,
and literally yanked these two stars out of a tree and
perched them near the ladder.
I have lights, I have ambiance, I have cozy.
I have two more days till Ben is home.
Went to the store for the ingredients for this
MAGIC stuffing of his...$$$$$ YIKES.
Fennel, pears, Italian sausage, red peppers etc..
It had better be dang good!
Everyone please remember all those
not as fortunate this Thanksgiving.
Even small donations have great impact.
If it's easy to give $10.00 then give $20.00
If 20.00 is easy, give 40.00....
I set a goal 10 years ago, to give to charities 10% of my
gross income each year for ten years.
I had hoped to increase the amount as the years went by.
That didn't happen, the economy flipped for all of us.
This year I will barely make it but I will make it.
I'm selling off a few trinkets here and there to meet the goal.
( as I was typing this a pal called to buy
some dishes I was selling. WoOt!)
Time to set a new goal.
I live on a very-very small budget but I always find a way.
If your budget is adequate, find a way, set a goal
make a difference.
Be a mensch.