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    I did an angel tree this year at work. The kid I'm buying for asked for a shirt. She's 12 and I went to four stores to find the right one lol. Are there any charities you do during this time of year ?
     
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    Bless your heart Drifter. I love this part of Christmas.

    Mom and I used to do a few things... a few names off the angel trees included. I loved it but I seem to have lost something when I lost her and I haven't got it back.

    I'm helping out in the kitchen they have for poor folks and elderly for a bit. Maybe I'll stay on as a volunteer after the holidays.
     
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    Sorry about your loss. I can't imagine it. I volunteered at refuge center and the food pantry a few years back and stopped too. Giving back takes me away from myself and makes me realize lots of people have it hard and I gotta remind myself of that. I am lucky for all I have. I hope my angel girl likes her shirt. I definitely put thought into it and was picky. Lol
     
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    I am doing the same charities I do throughout the year, but I happily get spend more time on them now that the year is wrapping up. Merry Christmas to all you wonderful people. All the best!
     
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    Wow that's neat!
     
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    Thank you Drifter. Not all days are hard, but I do sometimes wonder if I'll ever be all me again, if you know what I mean.

    Ah well.Even on a bad day I'm still one of the funniest bitches I know. ;)

    I need to volunteer for some other stuff too. Keep myself busy. I tried at a animal shelter for about 13 minutes and that shit will rip your heart out. I couldn't do it. I may try again some day if I grow a spine.
     
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    Which charities are you find of ?
     
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    I don't recall when I started doing this but I do remember they were on Fox & Friends and so I looked them up and have been doing it every year since...
     
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    I’m involved with a couple associated with the local parish, but my favorite is Meals on Wheels. I do a lot of kitchen work, but the best part is hanging out with the older folks on or after the delivery. We get to chew the fat, or maybe play a couple hands of cards, or help around the house in some way.
     
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