Lexi Liu fills both Moshe Moshi and me with laughter, purrs, and smiles each day. She did well with the Holiday card this year as she did with her first card last year. Though I believe she and Moshe Moshi together will make beautiful card images for years to come, I admit the holiday card process has been hard for me since losing Jake and Maus. I smile every time I see this picture and laugh remembering their antics during the shoot (perfect is work people). We had a good time, I miss them (sniff*).
Though we enjoyed every bit of it (I am an excellent cook), it was too much food. I should feel more guilty about the total lack of self-restraint, indeed. I’ll have to move more and compensate for the added calories. I’ll do that from now until Hanukkah (why be unrealistic). Thanksgiving is such an indulgent holiday, and the rush for Christmas sales doesn't help. I feel kind of weird not volunteering on Thanksgiving Day. Mom is doing better, and I plan to volunteer for Christmas if I can find a group to participate with for that weekend.
The naked kidz received a small portion of cooked turkey and a little banana pudding. Cooked food will sometimes unsettle Moshe Moshi’s stomach, so I have to be careful when I let him eat people food, which is rare. Lexi Liu seems to have an iron gut, but still, she too rarely is allowed to eat people food. They did eat more than is usual for them, since they received tons of treats from family members and visitors.
All had a good time. We hope your holiday was as successful.
I am thankful for introspection. I am grateful for food, shelter, and employment. I am blessed with living beside Lexi Liu and Moshe Moshi, even though they yelled at me this morning because I didn’t feed them immediately upon rising out of bed (naked ingrates). The cats are happy and healthy, and I couldn’t have asked for a better cat year.
While you stuff yourself with the rewards of plenty, now is the time we remember those without, and in danger, and despair. Whether it’s a food program, pet shelter, Human Rights, Disaster Relief, whatever your passion, don’t be a passive participant in life.
I want and wish all Americans a peaceful and full Thanksgiving. I compel all Americans to show compassion for each other and for those who seek freedom around the world. We are only as great as our last selfless act/ offering to another.