Sunday, December 14, 2008

Why I deserved that $4 cupcake.

The first thing I did Monday morning was to mail out all of my family's Christmas presents and another special package, which was addressed to Making Memories in Seattle. Making Memories is an organization that sells used wedding dresses and wedding accessories at conventions all over the United States. All the profits go to granting wishes for breast cancer patients plus research and education. My dress and veil have been hanging in the back of my closet for almost five years and I am not one of those women who want to save it for my daughter to wear when she gets married. Who knows if I will ever have a daughter anyway. So I decided to donate it because it is was still in such great condition and they really needed modern style dresses.

I decided to take a few pictures before I packed it in the box so I could reminisce if I wanted to. I forgot how pretty the dress was. My favorite part was the beading on the bodice and the hem. I hope someone else falls in love with it and feels beautiful wearing it.

After mailing the packages I went to lunch with a friend from work. We decided to drop by this new bakery called Crumbs on our way back. I had seen the sign that they were opening a few weeks beforehand and it advertised milk and gourmet cupcakes. I have been looking for an opportunity to stop by since then and this was the perfect one. The Oreo cupcake I picked out was a little bit pricey for me, but it looked so good. It was chocolate with Oreo crumbs in the frosting (and there was a lot of frosting) with an Oreo on top. SO GOOD!

I came home and headed to the garage to get our Christmas wrapping paper. The dogs went straight for the recycling bin and I knew something was up. They usually head for the yard to see what has changed since they were last out there. It turns out that they were cornering a pigeon with an injured wing. I shuffled the dogs back inside and filled a small plate up with wild bird seed hoping the bird was not too hurt or exhausted to eat. Then I kind of freaked out because I did not know what to do with it. Of course I wanted to do whatever I could to save the poor thing, but humane societies and vets do not usually take in pigeons. I checked out the Internet and all I could find were ways to nurse them back to health. I happened to have a large bird cage, so I gently picked her up and set her in the cage. She immediately began to eat the seed, which was an excellent sign. I took my chances and called the Pasadena Humane society. Thankfully the vet tech that happened to be working sometimes takes home injured pigeons. Once he looked at her, he told me that she was not hurt to badly and that she should be fine.

At the end of the day I just kept thinking that I did more than my one good deed and totally earned my $4 cupcake.

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