Monday, May 09, 2005

"The love you take is equal to the love you make."

Sunday evening ended with 12 dozen chocolate chip walnut cookies. As a ploy to get donations for City Harvest’s Skip Lunch Feed the Hungry, I made cookies to distribute. I had already whet the appetites of Lrudlrick’s co-workers with almond muffins Friday and wanted to seal the deal with killer cookies. At one point, Lrudlrick came into the kitchen, kissed my forehead and said he was the luckiest man to be married to me. I responded with a desperate plea to have him fold the clean laundry sitting in the hallway. Yes, our newlywed years have clearly flown out the door along with my sanity. By 11:45, I baked my last batch of cookies, Lrudlrick folded the laundry and the two dogs kept running away from the psycho cookie maker. Guys, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to step on you but you can’t lie flat on the kitchen floor and expect not to get trampled on.

Ok, folks I’m mentioning it again. It’s spring cleaning time. When you hit the pantries, please consider donating any non-perishable unused items to your local shelter or food programs. It’s a small gesture that will not only help others but the return you get will be tenfold.

With that said, I want to thank all the contributors today to the Skip Lunch Feed the Hungry Day. The benevolence of my co-workers, friends and family has been enormous. It makes me feel good that I’m surrounded by such compassion.