Tag Archive: holidays

Nov 29

Blessing Bags

Ok, you guys know that the holidays are coming up, and with that? Cold weather. I know I’m excited about knee boots and tights and the smell of fall, but the changing temperatures mean something totally different to those without homes.

I know I personally don’t have a problem giving cash to the homeless (though I rarely have any on me anyway); I figure that I’m not going to spend that $5 any more wisely than they will – maybe a soda and candy. I know that a lot of people don’t feel this way, though, and are stuck in a position where they want to help, but don’t know how to without enabling.

Pondering this, I came across Blessing Bags on Facebook, which talked about things to put in Ziplock bags to keep in your car; such things included a bottle of water, bar of soap (wrap that a few times or it’s going to permeate everything else in the bag), granola bars, juice box, tissues, antibacterial wipes, bandages, packets of Tylenol, toothbrushes/toothpaste, etc. Hubbin got me like 40 handwarmers as a joke one Christmas, so I throw a couple in there, along with sanitary items for women.

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Nov 27

Thanksgiving

In case any of you are still out there, Happy Thanksgiving. I have been MIA for what…three months now. It’s been busy and crazy and I have not prioritized well. Everyone is still alive, I finished all my commitments, I still have my job, and we are all mostly unscathed, so I’m going to call this one a win.

I am super tired and 100% not in a writing mood, but I did want to give a shout out to my parents, as tomorrow is their 40th wedding anniversary. Y’all, that is like…a REALLY long time.

I don’t have much in me tonight – I am tired and carb-deprived and the house is a disaster, and it would take me hours to even attempt to list the things I am thankful for. So in true ADD fashion, I’m not even going to try. I do, however, want to recognize my gratitude for the dedication my parents have to their marriage. Today I’m thankful for growing up in one lovely home. I’m thankful for all the sacrifices they made for us to give us the life we had, which was seriously like the childhood everyone wants. Happy 40th Anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love you both so very, very much.

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