Today at 4 PM, we are hosting an open house for my husband’s students. He teaches in the Religion Department at Luther College. As such, writing has given way to activities like cleaning and baking the past couple of days.
That’s OK. I love to bake and I actually even enjoy cleaning – until my lower back starts to hurt from being on my feet much longer than I’m used to.
I did have a couple of things to share though, so I figured a quick post while two Swedish cakes bake in the oven would work splendidly.
On Thursday, I received the above Thank You note from a Library Media Specialist at the Harlan County High School in Baxter, Kentucky. She was the recipient of a copy of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” through Swap4Schools. Here is what she said:
With major budget cuts, every donation helps our students & allows me to stretch my limited funds further.
It reminded me how awesome it is that something sitting in a box at my house can be such a blessing to others. Sometimes when I get a Swap4Schools request, I just ignore it and go on with whatever seems more important at the time. However, just before receiving this card, I had made a donation of The Da Vinci Code to a teacher in California. The card was a good reinforcer that every little gift matters.
Other than that, I’m now on to Day 13 of my Elimination and Detoxification Diet. I’ve been feeling quite great, aside from some reactions to nectarines (sadness!) and normal rumblings caused by too many lentils too soon. The past three days, I’ve been adding in lemons and limes (try squirting some lemon juice on your salad – it can really liven things up!). Today, I add tamari sauce. I’m thinking rice & sautéed kale for lunch with a generous sprinkling of tamari.
That’s what’s happening in my neck of the woods. How’s your weekend going?
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