Sunday, December 7, 2008

Perspective.

Today I have been running errands and such. After two days of leaving my house only to walk Foxie Doxie, this has been a pretty good thing.

I went to Target and bought gifts for the family I'm adopting for Christmas. I bought a snowsuit and board books and the cutest little hat and a bunch of other great stuff. Not having little kids to shop for usually, it was fun to shop for toys and tiny clothes.

At Thanksgiving, my family decided that for Christmas, we'd each give one gift to each other, and then we'd adopt families and make donations to folks who really need a hand up. I can't wait to see what we all do. The unveiling of good deeds is when we open gifts on Christmas day. I don't want to write too terribly much about it, because talking about Saint Cha Cha isn't the point. But I will say, giving makes me feel good. Better than chocolate. Better than wine and chocolate together.

I also did a little correspondence today. I wrote thank you notes to our vet and groomer, letting them know about the Geriatric Poodle's passing, and thanking them for taking such good care of him.
It's sort of like all the stuff you have to do when a human dies. You have to write thank yous. And you are humbled by the kindnesses shown to you. And if you're lucky, you have your wits about you to pay it forward.

But Foxie Doxie?He is so over this gratitude shit. He wants to know where his belly rubbing is, woman.

8 comments:

you gotta wonder said...

You touch my heart. Keep doing what you're doing.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Even when you're runnin' on empty, you find it in yourself to give - you're amazing. By the way, I don't want a belly rubbin', but a back rubbin', I'd take one of those. Given our distance apart, I'd say you're safe thought. I'll make hubby do that after he gets over his bad self for puttin' up the lights and running to Target so many times in a day!

Green Girl said...

I love that you sent the vet a note. And that Foxie Doxie looks like a smart cookie.

cndymkr / jean said...

You know, you are doing great things right now and that is wonderful. Adopting a family at Christmas and writing thank you notes! Very wonderful.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

How cool is that? I love that you're adopting a family for Christmas.

I'll have to get more active on the giving thing this Christmas.

Saucy said...

Spread the lurrve, give Foxy Doxy a belly rub from me!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Cha Cha, my sweet friend. I have left something for you on my blog. Go see. Hope you are doing well today.

Minnesota Matron said...

Oh my dear-- I hope you FOUND a marvelous family for that generous spirit. And I'm sorry about geriatric poodle. We lost a 14 year old Irish setter/ springer spaniel mix in 2007 and are currently caring for a 15 year old deaf/blind terrier. It's hard! Big love in that regard.