What I did to help others this week:
The International Fund for Animal Welfare got such an outpouring of support from the recent request for koala mittens that they also requested pouch liners for animal babies orphaned from the same wildfires that affected the koalas. The Australian division of IFAW works with care givers to treat all sorts of animals so this week I made and sent 12 liners to help with the recovery effort.
This week I am most thankful for:
The PBS show Downton Abbey. I know it may seem strange to be thankful for a television show but with so much trashy reality shows on these days, it is nice to look forward to an interesting show that is still tasteful. The costumes are wonderful and the writing is excellent. If only more shows were like Downton Abbey, I might actually watch more tv!