I'm struggling a little bit with What Am I Supposed To Do Now?........ I really believe that when we begin to feel lost or pitiful in any way, the best thing to do is to do something for somebody else. So yesterday I volunteered at the annual Taos Feeds Taos big day of food distribution at the National Guard Armory. Every town has something like this. I recommend spending a few hours or even a whole day making sure someone else gets fed. It will feed you too.
I spent a good part of my time there slinging hams into shopping carts - an odd job to give to the only vegetarian in the room...
But once the marching band started to play, I kind of got into it... Did you know that hams make wonderful dance partners? They also make terrific little drums.
The Guard Guys were great, as were the volunteers from the high school and the community. There we all were - cheerleaders, soldiers, artists, and real estate agents, all slinging hams, hoisting boxes, and pushing shopping carts through the snow like one big happy family. I wish I could do it every day.
After the food line slowed down, Deborah and I sorted out all the coats and toys that needed new homes. There's nothing like handing a fuzzy teddy bear to a little kid, or to a little old lady, and watching their faces turn instantly from serious to happy.
Later, I met up with some other good girl friends for a little get-together. Always fun, hanging with the girls. We are such an interesting group...
And so... another day, and still wondering what in the world to do. Maybe I'll make beads. It pays about as well as volunteer work these days, but still, it's what I do, and one of the things I love to do. Tonight we're going to a Christmas Sing-Along at the OBL. It's one of our favorite holiday events here, and we were lucky to get a table, thanks to Lauren, who pulled some strings for us.
If you don't hear much from me here for a few days, don't worry. I feel kind of talked out for now, but I'll be back as soon as I have something to say. Till then, Happy Holidays! Let's all go out there and make some magic.