Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thinking about a Green Christmas

I don't want anyone to faint at the fact that I am actually posting, lol. I have been in a funk for the last couple of weeks and I just didn't want to talk to anyone or say anything. I just wanted to sulk.

I think I am on the road to coming out of my funk though. I went to the eye doc the end of last week and she informs me I have eye allergies, and fussed at me for not coming in sooner. I just assumed my eyes were red and hurting from all of the glare and I have been staying in the house and in the dark trying to keep my eyes and my head from hurting. Anyway, she gave me a script for eye drops and I am having my glasses tinted (they aren't back yet) and my eyes have actually felt good enough I have done some sewing the past 2 days. Shock! She also thinks I need to see my regular doctor since I am having severe headaches all the time. I asssumed they were from the eyes also. She thinks I am having migraines. More maintenance needed here. I think I am going to paint a big sign and wear it. It will say "Maintenance in progress, do not disturb", lol.

Oh, well, anyway, what I really want to talk about is the spirit of giving. This year is getting so tough on so many people, my problems feel very minuscule in comparison. Every day on TV there are reports of the shelters for the homeless being overrun due to the economy, and the Food Bank running out of food faster.

It is so bad here that the local Food Bank is actually fixing paper sacks full of milk and nutricious snacks for school children to take home with them on Friday afternoons because that is all they will have to eat for the weekend. Even my grandaughter's 3rd grade class at her school has taken on the Food Bank as their Comunity Service project. They go down there and help get the sacks ready for distribution. Wonderful training for our future citizens.

So, I have decided, since my family and friends are not suffering from this economy at the moment, that, instead of giving presents like I usually do, I am going to go online and donate the money I would normally spend on gifts to the local Food Bank. That will be less junk to fill up the landfills too, so it is a "green" thing to do. If you are wondering at this late date what you can possible get for "such and such", consider doing something of this nature in their name.

9 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm glad to see your outta the funk! I've missed you. Migranes can be just awful. Go see the doc and get some medicine. GO.....NOW!!! Dont make me come back there.
Hugs

Carol said...

Glad to see you feeling better! Get to the doctor...Migranes are the worst!!! What a great idea for Christmas!

Beth said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and coming out of your funk. I get in those too sometimes. That is very nice of you to donate money to charity this year, I know what you mean, there are a lot of people out there way needier than most of us.

Libby said...

Oh my - hope you get some headache and eye relief soon.
Great ideas for helping out during these hard times - we really are blessed to have so much *s*

Juliann in WA said...

so see to see a post from you and I do exactly what you are talking about for gifts for my parents and sister. We have been doing donations to the food bank for years and it is a great idea. Hope the healing continues.

Stephanie D. said...

I'm so glad your doctor has some relief for your eye problems! Hope the migraines subside, too!

Take care of yourself!

ranette said...

She lives!!!! Hi Perry, I'm so glad you are coming out of your funk. I miss your funny and entertaining posts!

Shasta said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better soon. Go to the dr and take care of yourself.

Sheri said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well .Hope you get to feeling better soon.
Sheri