Monthly Archives: January 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 30

Today’s giving: Over lunch, taught the next session of the 4th grade gears class. Tonight, taking the DI teams to an Instant Challenge night.¬† Giving feels really good. Giving double feels really, really good.

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 29

Today’s giving: Cleaned with the kids so Mom could come home to a pretty kitchen. The language of giving. This morning when I asked my daughter to do her chore, the dishes, I got the usual response. Sulking, pouting, the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 28

Today’s giving: Made a cheesecake from scratch and will take it to friends’ house for dessert tonight.   First, thank you to our friends for inviting us over for dinner! Second, an observation about the habit of giving. This will … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 27

Today’s giving: Taught Session 2 of Fourth Grade Engineering. What kind of answer do you get to the question – “How was your day?” “Fine”, “Good”, “Tiring”. If you want a different answer, try this question. “What was the most … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 26

Today’s giving: Filled out an application for volunteer work at the¬†Tigard Good Neighbor Center, a shelter for families. Admittedly, this doesn’t immediately give a thing to anyone. But it does give me an opportunity to mention the need to do … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 25

Today’s giving: Wrote a thank-you letter to our mortgage broker for helping us through a long refinance. It’s tempting to run when we’re scared. Think of the mouse skittering along the wall. He hears a rustle, sees a cat and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 24

Today’s giving: Numerous telephone calls to help someone in need. It’s hard to write about, but today my mother fell and hurt herself quite badly. She’s in the hospital and scheduled for surgery. I live far away, so all I … Continue reading

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