At first, the table was bare.
Then the table was set, but still no dinner.
OK, the turkey is finally done, and it’s food, and food and more food!
And still more food!
Pluto was playing innocent, not as though she’s try to actually steal anything from the table!
Until she did!
The operative word is booof! a word used at the Pico household to indicate that one is full. The table was a waste case.
We actually live pretty simply; things just aren’t very elaborate here. But we are blessed with two strong, intelligent, healthy daughters, a roof over our heads, a life in reasonable, simple comfort, and jobs which seem pretty secure at the moment. There are a lot of people who don’t enjoy those things. Elaine is at work today because germs and accidents and cancer don’t look at the calendar, don’t take time off for holidays. Where our kids are healthy, there are plenty of families who aren’t so fortunate, families with really sick kids, families whose children seemingly have little future.
If you have a few minutes, and if you have the money, I’d like to suggest a donation to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. CFCA is an American Institute of Philanthropy Charity Watch A+ rated charity, with 94.6% of funds raised actually going to charitable work. You can make a donation online at their secure server, either directly from your bank account or by using your credit/debit card. I just donated $100 to CFCA, specifically for their food support program; there is a drop-down menu from which you can select a targeted donation, or just contribute to their general fund. After the meal I just ate, knowing that not everybody is that fortunate, it seemed appropriate.
If you can help someone else right now, the CFCA is a good place to do it. I maintain the CFCA logo and link to their site near the bottom of the sidebar, for anyone who is interested in donating, but who needs to wait a week or so.