Even before my Friday really begins, I’m feeling the weekend love. Lots to do, but three days in which to do it all. There’s a big farmers’ market tomorrow in the town next door and I’ll be on the prowl for some of the veggies that our gardens didn’t provide for us this year…keeping an open mind ’til I see what’s out there. I have to finish casting Prelude to a Kiss, craft a reasonable rehearsal schedule and design an ad for our community theater website…just for starters. The house is in dire need of vacuuming…the living room floor is still covered with little bits and pieces of paper from the Great Poster Project of last weekend. And it is time to move the herbs and geraniums back into the house…they live outside in the summer and inside for the winter…these plants and I go back a long time.<G> Oh, and I have to come up with a yummy recipe to utilize a purple cabbage…I have a few in the garden and they are nearing harvest time. I was an AFS student to Belgium the year between high school and college, and my Belgian mom made an incredible sweet and sour red cabbage dish that was served with the rabbit we ate every Sunday. I’ve never been able to recreate it, but I think it is time for a renewed effort.
Here’s my question…to whom do you donate your used clothing? A friend told me that a couple of the groups into whose bins I occasionally drop bags of good, servicable, reusable clothing shred the cloth and sell it. I have some donations that are appropriate for this purpose. But I also have some really nice clothes that I just don’t wear anymore. The groups that take clothing so that women who are re-entering the workforce want the clothes dry-cleaned and on hangers…my intentions are always good, but I just can’t pull the trigger on spending a lot of dollars to dry clean clothes that are going to someone else. OK, I just re-read that and it sounds really cheap of me. I guess I should just go ahead and do that and consider the dry cleaning cost an additional donation. However, all that said, when you drop clothes in some organization’s bin, which organization’s name is on the bin?
Have a wonderful, long weekend that includes at least a little bit of something that makes you very, very happy.