Whew - OK - so "a few days" ended up being a week, before I could get back over to this blog. After dozens of jars canned, containers frozen, jams jarred up, and many meals and sharings with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers... we have caught up to the supply. We had a horrific wind yesterday that knocked down a beautiful ornamental sunflower in the garden - it split at the base as if a saw went through the stalk. I grieved for that plant - it was so lovely, so bright yellow, so tall, so many flowers on it yet to bloom, such an attractive plant that brought lots of pollinators... and today it is wilted, lying on its side. Sad.
Thank you for your patience in this regard. I hope you enjoyed scrolling through the archives, though, viewing posts and following the many links they offer.
Today I'd like to share with you a link that my eldest brother sent me (thanks, Larry!):
-- Prank It Forward --
MediocreFilms "pranked" a homeless shelter - by turning it into a 5-star restaurant. Some of the participants had never felt respected, most had never been treated so special, and quite a few had never, ever had steak in their lives! Find out how you can help people in need by sharing a prank at Prank It FWD.
According to the Prank It FWD website - (http://sites.break.com/prank-it-fwd) "Break.com is bringing back its “pranks for good” campaign for charity. To raise awareness for homelessness and poverty during the holidays, Break will donate $1 for every 1,000 views any of its positive prank videos receives. To raise the stakes, Break will also donate $1 for every share of its pranks that includes the hashtag #PrankitFWD. All money raised goes towards the non-profit organization, DoSomething.org."
I watched several of the videos they had up on that site and ended up with tears of joy, just sharing the emotions of the people involved. Thank goodness for organizations like this and the many people behind that make it possible.
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