Seriously, is anyone really interested in what I have to say, other than me? But, to quote Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail,
“I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So goodnight, dear void.”
I’m trying to figure out what we’re going to “purchase” with the donations collected at last night’s youth group Christmas party. We collected $102, which is more than last year’s $78. There are so many options, though. Last year we bought a goat, but this year, with more money, and so many choices, I’m just not sure. So far, I’ve narrowed it down to:
- 10 fruit trees for $45
- Clothe 5 homeless US children – $25
- 2 Rabbits – $15
- 10 Ducks – $20
- Feed a village for a week – $80
- Bed for a child – $75, and
- Immunize a child – $25.
I want us to give gifts that are long-lasting, not just one-time shots. Even the choices like “send a kid to school for a year” just somehow fell short, because what about next year? The goat was great last year because it provides milk for the family, can have babies that can be sold, and so forth. I also wanted to do a whole gift, not just a “share” of something, even though those things are big and are important. I wanted to pick things that the kids could relate to, could understand the importance of and feel good about. I’m just torn now. I wish I had money for all of it.
Tomorrow night is the Staff Christmas Party. This is the third one since I’ve been there, and I’ve managed to not go to the other two. This one, however, I feel I must go to, even though I hate parties like this and going places alone, etc. I “most likely” won’t be working there next Christmas, so I should probably do this. The first year, I thought I wouldn’t be there that long and so I didn’t want to go. Last year, I copped out, crying “sick” and generally just feeling antisocial. Grunt.
However, to make up for it, Saturday is ‘s birthday celebration. Quarter of a century, folks. Not sure yet what we’re doing, and I have to bail early to get enough sleep for on Sunday, but still should be a good time.
Rockin’ out to: James Taylor, A Christmas Album (available only at Hallmark)
Wisdom Source: I’m not reading these days. My brain is on strike.
Today’s Wisdom: Don’t eat yellow snow.