I haven’t been here for a few days, since I’ve been busy being thankful for my parents coming to visit. They were excited about the planned weird warm Thanksgiving weather and brought all short sleeve shirts, but they obligingly brought just enough chill with them to make me feel good. It sort of feels like early fall here now, and a lot of leaves turned straight from green to dead and are in my driveway. I’ve been pretty thankful for the fun of crunching through them. I’ve also been thankful that my parents weren’t averse to a holiday-long Pittsburgh History Series marathon.
Anyway. Things are sort of getting back to normal here – saw the folks off this morning and I’m thinking of what to do with the rest of my holiday season. I’m looking for ways to donate a little time, food, and money here to thank Austin for putting up with me all this time, since this is the last “winter” I’ll spend here. As for next year:
- The United Way of Allegheny County does the most good for the most people
- Jubilee Soup Kitchen always needs food
- Brother’s Brother Foundation is an international charity focused on health and education based right on the North Side
How do you want to join in?
Oh, and if you’re wondering about some of the things I’ll be thankful for next year, read here.