Next year we can start earlier and do more. Perhaps I'll pick up some cards at 70% off after Christmas this year . . . but then I'll have to find them next year!
S10 said as we worked, "I'm not sure doing this is making me happier. I think I feel kind of sad because these soldiers are away from their families."
I just smiled sympathetically, "That's good. It means you're feeling sympathy. I do hope you feel happy because you're doing something nice, though."
She smiled happily back at me.
I think she's fine.
Tuesday A5 said the prayer at lunch. Among other sweet expressions I heard, " . . . and please bless the soldiers who are far away so they can have a happy Christmas . . ."
My mother-heart is full.
Tuesday's project was picking up trash in the woods. We filled 3 bags in about 5 minutes. It created fewer warm fuzzies than the cards did, but it was a service nonetheless.
Today we're making a batch of treats for our neighbors. This one will appear strategically throughout the month so that