Challenge: 29 Gifts - Day 4

10 October 2008

Wow. Day four has been a fun one. You know, I feel like the more I give away, the more I am receiving in return! I know it's supposed to be about the giving, but the receiving is fun too.

Finnegan's friend Max at the zoo!

Dave mailed off some cds for a friend of mine this morning... you should have them tomorrow! I hope they help you as much as they helped me!

Today, I took Finnegan to the zoo for his Strolling With Strollers program. When I walked in to meet my friend Valerie, I ran into a very old friend of mine from high school! Amy and I went to Paris together and it was so much fun connecting and catching up on the last 10 years! Her son Oliver is just a month older than Finn. So, thank you to the universe for bringing me this fabulous gift.

Then, we went to lunch with my mom, Dave, and Annie. I had some business cards printed up for Annie's fiber art and gave her those as a little incentive to keep it up. She is so amazingly talented! My mom bought lunch, so another gift came my way.

And then I mailed off a bunch of photos to my great aunt Margaret. She is my grandma's older sister and at the ripe old age of 90, she LOVES to get pictures and updates about Finnegan.

Then, I got a House Party! I am totally geeked about this. They send you a huge box of stuff. This one is for Arm & Hammer's new Essentials line. The idea is that they have one bottle you re-use over and over and add water and a small little cartridge of plant based concentrate rather than wasting all of that plastic over and over again. I'm excited to try it and for my friends to get lots of freebies and try it too! I have also asked them to bring a canned good with them to pass on to the local food bank to keep the giving going!

So that has been Day 4 and it's only midday! This challenge is making me smile a lot so far.


I just got the mail and my awesome friend Emily sent me something! First, I am obsessed with meal planning because I am a great big freak... so that is the explaination for the gift. It has spots for each day's meal and a shopping list. You are so sweet Em! Especially since you have so many other things going on in your life right now. Thank you!


Emily said...

Well, I'm glad it's working for you. All I've gotten since I started is bad news and problems.

Emily said...

Ok, except for the interview thing. I forgot about that for a minute.

Amy said...

I started today. So far, I've been super helpful to my husband, I held the door open for an old lady, and smiled at lots of strangers. We shall see what happens!

Stacey said...

Aw! Yay, it is fun! I did the Cd thing yesterday also! Great minds think alike : ) Cool idea Em!!!

Amy said...

Oh yay, I made it in your blog! What a nice surprise!

I'm so glad we ran into you guys that day. I think it's really cool that our boys are so close in age. I hope we stick to our word and make some effort to get together for some play-dates!

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