Saturday, December 6, 2008

Giving What I Can

Today was a busy day. I babysat until 11:30 last night and then woke up this morning and babysat again. After he left at 1:00 my Mom and I went shopping! I spent any money had just made. Wanna know what I spent it on? This:

It's all food and toys for those boxes at school. I feel so good about finally doing this! Through the years I have been raiding our cupboards for a few cans to put in the box. This year I spent a bunch of money and bought bags of food. My Mom did help, luckily, because I think I got a little carried away. I picked two of the kids off the list at school to buy for. One was a 16-year-old boy who wanted puzzles. That big box has 10 puzzles in it. I also got a book of word searches, sudoku, and cross word puzzles. The other was a 1 1/2 -year-old boy. I got him 5 coloring books and a big box of crayons. We have no clue who these toys are going to, but I hope whoever they are loves them.

After shopping, my mom and I went to Pizza Hut where we had a really fun dinner. There was a problem with something in the back so we ended up waiting an hour to get our food. It gave us time to talk and just hang out. It was nice. If it had been a whole family out to dinner thing, there would have been some yelling and we probably wouldn't have had such a nice conversation with our waitress. I am so tired now with all the running around. I didn't have the chance to wreck my journal today. Hopefully I will have time tomorrow in between doing the homework I haven't had time to do.


  1. that's so generous of you to buy those gifts :-)

  2. What a beautiful day! I am very sure the kids will love your presents. You are giving gifts of imagination and thought! Who doesn't like puzzles and coloring? But more importantly, these gifts say "I care. You're not alone." And that is the greatest gift of all.

    Your dinner date with your mom sounds fun and a bonding memory you will carry with you a long time. It is these spontaneous and simple moments in time that are the most precious :)

  3. This warms my heart and makes me like the holidays - thanks for keeping the real spirit of these days alive.