Monthly Archives: August 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 230 – The Main Street Dilemma

(All posts are from my hometown of Perry, Iowa where we are vacationing for the next week).  Today, my wife and I helped my parents with several sundry tasks and errands. … My father also purchased a dehumidifier at the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 229 – Traveling In Time

(All posts are from my hometown of Perry, Iowa where we are vacationing for the next week).  Giving today was helping a lady in the airport fast food pileup by fighting through the crowd to get her some napkins and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 228 – Lunch Once, Lunch Twice, Lunch Thrice

Bought lunch three times today, but only ate once. Lunch 1 Took a couple cases of canned food to the Sunshine Food Pantry before lunch so others could eat before I ate. Lunch 2 Ate lunch with another Toastmaster to see if … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 227 – Cleaning House

Cleaned the house tonight.  “I wonder why it is so interesting to do things, but so boring to clean them up.” — Zachary, my son.  Agreed. But sometimes it is necessary. I think the key to cleaning is to not … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 226 – Connections

Made three connections today, two short and the other took an entire day of our time. Connections, connections, connections. Connection One was in a very odd place – the top of the column in Astoria, Oregon. You can buy a … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 225 – Another Piece Of The Happiness Puzzle

My wife and I opened the house up for a Hawaiian-themed slumber party, hosted by my daughters. This morning, brought back a dozen donuts for the group. The other day I wrote about the need for play and how it can … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 224 – Ever Work A Lousy Job?

Pushed in a few stray grocery carts from the far reaches of the parking lot tonight. It took me 2 minutes 39 seconds. But that 2 minutes 39 seconds was all it took to remind me of what it is … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 223 – Sometimes The Stories Are Sad

Volunteered for the last time with the pre-kindergartners this summer. There were many stories, one of them sad.   Today was my last day volunteering with the pre-k kids through Leap Start. It was a day of stories for both the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 222 – Writing A Thank You Letter To An Author

My daughters and I wrote letters of thank you to an author whose books we really enjoyed. Letters, the old-fashioned kind.  My daughters and I had read aloud a series of five fantasy books, Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull. A few … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 221 – Goals And Follow-Through

Met over lunch with one of our new Toastmasters discussing his goals for the coming year. And during the discussion, I became particularly impressed with something he had done.  Today I met with Roy, one of our newest Toastmasters, to … Continue reading

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