Happy Thanksgiving!

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Most of us are sitting around a table, sharing a festive meal with family and friends, enjoying each others company.

Today, I am welcoming a friend into my home and into my family. For this, I am thankful. Thankful for being able to do this for a woman whom I consider a sister and who has been there for me many a time. Thankful that, while I can help her, she is willing to help me as well. Thankful that she understands my illness and treats me the same as she always has – with love and respect.

 

Today, I give thanks for all of the understanding, love and support I receive from my family. The road I travel would be a lot more difficult without it.

Today, I give thanks to the people with ME/CFS, who are using the little bit of energy they have, and their supporters, to advocate for this invisible illness. Together we are fighting an uphill battle – one that has been made necessary by neglect and abuse from the medical community. I am thankful that I have enough energy to join the fight.

In fact, everyday I am thankful for all of the above and more.

Thank you for reading this blog!

Wait for it…. Wait for it…..

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My birthday was last month and a special gift from my daughter had been ordered. Well, it finally arrived in the mail.

Drumroll please……….  Two tickets for the Alton Brown Traveling Tour! Definitely worth the wait! 😀

For those of you who do not know Alton Brown (and also for those who do), I give you the following video (with the addition of another fav of mine, Craig Ferguson!)

 

 

Policeman Buys Food and Drink for the Needy

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So nice to hear good news about a cop with a heart! It is always good to serve the community in a positive way – can be useful as a crime deterrent by establishing trust and good will.

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Lovely photo captures a cop’s good deed.

Tamas Nadas policeman

A recent power outage at Albuquerque’s Noon Day Center shelter meant no food or drink for the needy waiting outside – until Officer Tamas Nadas stepped in.

Seeing that the patrons would go hungry, he went to McDonald’s buying food and drink for 20 people. Clearly taken aback by the fuss over his kind deed, Nadas explains it felt like the “natural” thing to do to help out.

Regardless of whether he’s in uniform, he adds, “it’s human to human.”

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A Change in Appetite

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My daughter and I have decided to eat healthy – this includes organic veggies and fruits delivered “from the farm.”  When we bring in the box of goodies, of course our cats must investigate the new smells (but they really just are waiting for the box to be emptied-lol.)

In the search for new recipes (have to make use of all these new items arriving to our doorstep!) one blog, “Two Peas and Their Pod”, has some terrific recipes that we have been using. Tonight, we decided to make Goat Cheese Lemon Pasta with Kale -which is a fast, easy and delicious dinner! (This will be the second time making it – it is that good!)

To help out, Cady did some of the prep work in advance while I was at work (Thanks, Cady! 🙂 ) When I got home, first thing I did was wash the kale and set it off to the side to dry. As I walked away, I heard crunching – some of the cats were eating little bits of leftover kibble while waiting for their favorite part of the evening – wet food at seven.

Then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something unexpected. There was our cat Geordi (yes – named after Lt. La Forge) with his head in the kale, crunching away! Upon seeing me look his way, he grabbed a stalk and ran into a corner, where he proceeded to hunch over it like a prize, nibbling delicately (not) until the leafy goodness was gone. I could tell he wanted seconds, but I dashed his hopes. And seven o’clock came around just a bit earlier tonight!

Geordi in photo tent

Look at that innocent face! Geordi, our kale nibbling kitty.