I hope you all had a wonderful time during the Christmas holidays. Nick had to work on Christmas, but fortunately, he was on day shift, so we were able to have the evening together, as well as his lunch break for lunch and presents with my friend Crystal.
And, I have not abandoned my 31 things project. I’ve actually been quite diligent about doing the things, just not very diligent when it comes to blogging about them. Things got a little hectic right before Christmas, and our computer/internet are so slow these days. It. Seems. To. Take. Forever. To Load. One. Post!
So, instead of daily little posts, which was my original plan (one that I think would have been better), I’m going to do two relatively long posts to finish up the 31 things. It seems that they’re pretty much all food or animal related. (Can you guess what I’m passionate about?) So, I’ll do all of the animal related ones, and then all of the food related ones tomorrow.
18. Picked up a dog from a local vet to take to the no-kill shelter. He was taken in as a stray, with a damaged eye. The vet’s office fixed him up, and then got in touch with the no kill shelter about taking him. It’s in the next county, so he needed a ride over. I arranged to leave work a little early and picked him up to take him to the shelter.
19. Donated a blanket to the animal shelter. The colder temperatures seem to be here with a vengeance, and here to stay. The animal shelter sent out a plea for more blankets to help keep everyone warm, so we donated a blanket.
20. The no-kill shelter has a thrift store (all of the money goes back into the shelter), so we loaded up a few boxes of things, including a few Christmas decorations we decided we could part with, to take to them. The money is for a good cause.
21 - 22. There’s a colony of feral cats living behind a local hardware store here, and there’s a small group of volunteers who feed them. I became involved with them last year, and Monday is my usual feeding day. Since Nick had to work on Christmas, I took Christmas as well, so the usual Wednesday feeder could enjoy Christmas morning, uninterrupted with her family. I also took the cats some treats with their regular food. It was Christmas!