Growing up, my folks had the same meal every Christmas Eve: we had crab, sourdough bread, and spinach salad…
And so now at my house we’re starting our own tradition, and it’s gonna center on…grilled cheese.
That’s what I’d say in a nutshell,
It was a successful feast in every sense of the word…
Kids had a fun day,
Wrapped it up with my bro…
Here’s how it ended up,
42nd Annual DeAnza Lions Club Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021:
460 boxes of food,
maybe 900 (plus) people served,
about 30 Lions and Friends/Family of Lions, much GOOD…
It’s all been gathered. It’s all been done.
About 30 volunteers. About 300 miles in loops shuttling food to sort center and cold storage.
Now it’s time to execute.
Now it’s time to feed the people.
42 years and counting, the Cupertino DeAnza Lions Club have made this effort,
Gathering food to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for families in need, those who might not otherwise be able to celebrate this holiday.
And so it begins again, 3 days, 30 plus volunteers and countless donors, to bring it together…
For 340 boxes? These tape guns just won’t do.
Boxes delivered, ready for the prep: 340 boxes of food, 170 families, maybe about 700 people benefiting … GOOD.
A little more time on the weekend,
A little more time to make something tasty,
A little more time to give a little more thought, a little more consideration of what’s possible,
Give yourself a little time to pause,
a little time to create,
A little to enjoy,
An example? Give yourself permission to do something good, make something good,
This this this…
Dessert, no hurt, Rhubarb Cobbler, yum, Rhubarb Cobbler YUM.
I knew nothing of rhubarb until I read this ~~ GOOD:
Slow-go Saturday, this to that.
Easy-go Saturday, easy easy easy, rat-ta-tat-tat,
A couple fam gatherings, laid back, good chats, good peeps, good snacks, kids had a good day, we had a good day,
Doesn’t take much to find a little respite. Old BBQ fired up, coals burning hot, does the trick.
Chicken Thighs and Broccoli on the grill tonight.
Day on the wane, weekend eve, late start to dinner, no problem at all. Evening breeze, kids in the yard, sun sinking low, all good.
Thankful for the weekend. Thankful for the food to cook. Thankful for the backyard. Thankful for the ancient BBQ.