Cold and very, very windy this morning. Our cat has a little house on the front porch and she did not want to come out for breakfast. I can’t blame her- I didn’t want to be out of my house to serve it to her! At least we got a few drops of water out of this storm. And I read yesterday that brief doses of cold air actually help build up the immune system. I’m counting on the brief part…I’m not a big fan of cold.
Lots of sickness and injury in my little circle of friends and family, and I know that many of you are suffering with some health issues. Time for prayers and positive thoughts. Our medical advances are remarkable, but not magic. There is still so much that must be endured. But we can have power through the strength, grace, and patience given to us by God.
This time of year also gets me into a mood of gratitude. Time to give thanks for my blessings and to help others. There will be lots of opportunities over the next few weeks to do just that. Organizations in our area collect money, food, coats, blankets, toys, and other items needed during the holidays and the cold winter ahead. I’m sure there are similar drives already under way in your area. Most of us have much more than we really need. Please be generous to those who don’t.
I’m posting the following information on both of my blogs today. I’m always happy to help my community and I love the way Caddo residents join together for a good cause!
The Caddo Community Association and the Caddo Masonic Lodge are joining together to have a fund raising event to support the Caddo and the Freeny Valley Volunteer Fire departments. They will host a stew and corn bread dinner and pie/cake auction Saturday, November 12 at the Caddo High cafeteria. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 7:30pm. Stew, cornbread, and a drink for a $5 minimum donation. The auction will begin at 6pm. The Masonic Lodge has agreed to match funds up to $3,000.
All donations will be greatly appreciated. The fire departments have worked many long, hard hours during the drought and have incurred extra expenses. Please help us support them!