Food has been the focus of my week … not for me (because Lord knows I could stand to slow down on eating a bit — I’m already a member of The Sisterhood of the Grappling Pants), but for others. That is my good for this Only The Good Friday. If you are a new reader, I only post “good” on Fridays as an exercise in optimism. I save the snarky posts for other days.
I told you I was feeding the birds, and I decorated the little “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” in my front yard. I didn’t say that I’m Martha Stewart, or anything. This won’t win any prizes, but the cardinals are happy. And, as JennyMcB pointed out to me, my five cats find this endlessly entertaining. They watch through the window and drool.
Do you feed the birds in winter? If you’ve gotten them in the habit of coming to visit, don’t forget to put some fresh water out for them. In the freezing weather, they probably have a difficult time of finding anything to drink. Is that more important than having food? I don’t know how much birds actually drink. I just know that my cardinals spend a lot of time at the bird bath. Maybe they just like to be clean?Last Sunday, I decided to do “cans for comments.” I posted that I would match every comment on any blog post this week with a can of food for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Bless his heart, Joe at Round Circle offered to match me, and Kathleen G., who has not visited before, pledged to match up to 100 cans. As I write this in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, I have 112 comments. I’ve got that many cans ready to take on Monday, and I’m not ready to stop, so you can keep the comments coming.
The best part of that post is that I’ve found some new virtual friends! FairyKate and CrazyJudith are on several forums, and they have been sending people here in droves — people from all over the world. If just two or three of them get motivated to donate cans to a food bank, then I did my part.
The “feasting” doesn’t end yet. Today I will fill my house with the savory smells of simmering soups, for we have invited friends to come and go (or come and stay) on Saturday. I even cleaned the bathrooms for them … how good is that?
If you want to “feast your eyes,” visit my friend Robin’s Around The Island Photography Etsy Shop. Robin is a magnificent photographer from Israel. Her readers have been telling her all year that her photographs are good enough to sell, and she finally listened.
Or, visit some of my friends who also try to post “the good.”
RV Poetry; Candid Karina; All My Great, or Not So Great Adventures; Inside Mo’s Mind; Thorne’s World; Down River Drivel; Duward Discussion; Ramblings of an Unstable Mind; Insightful Nana; Newbie Lifeline; Everyday Tarot; West of Mars; Life’s Journey; Round Circle; Barbara’s Travels; Blog of Revelation; Desert Diva; Blogjem My Life As It Is
Have a Friday filled with Only The Good!