You know about the 35 gift challenge that I undertook to lead up to my 35th birthday last week. Here’s the final round up of the 35 gifts!
#12 I made extra Corn Souffle and took portions to each of our neighbors.
#13 Mailed a package to a friend currently serving in the war.
#14-25 Bought thank you gifts and delivered them and heartfelt thank you notes to friends who have hosted showers for us.
#26 Stayed up until midnight to call my dad just as his birthday began. He’s a midnight owl and I am an early bird so he was especially surprised which was fun.
#26-28 Left three big tips for a few service-related bills because I figured people in service fields are probably seeing fewer customers these days and, thus, are seeing much less income from the tips they count on to make ends meet.
#29 Bought my little nephew a couple children’s books to help him deal with the death of their dog.
#30 Went to a student art exhibit to show support for a young woman who took one of my workshops last month.
#31-32 Offered to have a meal (two separate meals) with two women who are interested in becoming writers.
#32 Packed a couple brown lunch bags with sandwiches, bite size chocolates, cut-up fruit, and other little snakcs for my parents’ plane flight for a trip they just departed on.
#33 Helped my mom pack for her trip.
#34 Gave a girlfriend a dress for a wedding she has coming up– and insisted that she get it altered to fit her perfectly and then enjoy it for years to come.
#35 Packed up 6 Target size bags of clothes, shoes, coats, scarves, and gloves for the local clothing closet.