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.