Well, I didn't let quite as much time go by this time. Monday was Martin Luther King Day, and I took my mom and my daughter shopping and bought them lunch. Beckett and I watched Alice in Wonderland together in the evening. That was nice. Back to work on Tuesday....I made tacos for everyone for dinner - my mom and my boyf came over - and - I used bison meat instead of hamburger. I've never cooked with bison meat before - it was delicious. I will definitely use it every time I make tacos. Perhaps I'll try to make a burger for my daughter and see if she notices...No sleep at all on Tuesday night between my cat vomiting on my bed and my son's arrival at 2:00 AM in my room, so I bought coffee on Wednesday and brought one for my bestie. Made dinner again for boyf. Thursday, I walked... and walked. At some point in these five days, I joined Shape Up RI - something I've never done before. I received my official Shape Up RI pedometer and put it on for the first time yesterday. So, I went for a walk during school, and after school I walked along the sea wall. These are both activities in which I do not usually engage. Today is another snow day. We're going to be in school in July! Tomorrow is my son's swimming party at the YMCA. 22 8-year-olds!! I'm going to be doing a lot of praying in the next 24 hours. I came up with a great idea (if I do say so myself, and I do) for the party favor. My son loves music, so I am going to make CD's for each of the guests with his favorite songs on them. And, I have blocked out time after the party to spend with my daughter. She is so hungry for time alone with me right now. I don't know exactly what it is about - hormones? But, she and I are going to spend time together tomorrow maybe watching a movie or doing a craft. This is something I need to make happen more often.
So, I don't feel like I have been thinking everyday about giving. I am definitely doing much better with trying something new...Bison meat, yoga class, pink hair, exercise challenge... All good. However, I have written several times that I want to extend my sphere of giving because I give to the people closest to me all the time. In fact, I give so much, I sometimes wonder about the day when I am completely empty... I feel like giving to different people will help me replenish myself...maybe?