This isn’t a very interesting week for my Curiosity Journal. For starters, I didn’t get much read this week, though I’ve done some research for a client that has me browsing lots of articles online.
I bought a Groupon for half-price bread and pastries from a local bread store. Looking forward to a day I can head over there and make my selections.
My daughter is experimenting in the kitchen, learning to prepare recipes from the The Redwall Cookbook. I’m impressed with several of the dishes she’s tried, as they are all vegetarian and use wholesome, basic ingredients. We’ve enjoyed a vegetable soup, a cheesy potato side dish, a fruit-filled pastry, and shortbread.
My son has wanted to buy a friend of his an obscure Nintendo 64 game. It’s hard to find, because the company no longer makes games to work in that system. He found several used on eBay, however, and begged me to help him bid within his budget.He gave me the links, but one was gone before I could log in. Tonight, one of the auctions was wrapping up at 9pm our time, so I sat at my computer, logged in, and invited him to stay up a little late and watch the countdown with me. I explained how to plug in a maximum amount and how someone could automatically outbid me or swoop in at the end with an unexpected submission.We typed in an amount and the minute we submitted it, the automated announcement popped up that we were outbid. We tweaked it a tiny bit higher, and it said that we were the highest bidder, but only barely. As the last minutes ticked down and then shifted to seconds, he remained calm. I managed his expectations, reminding him that we could continue to look if someone outbids us at the last minute. He he was doing remarkably well for a person who feels intensely every single event in his life.The clock ticked down to five, four, three, two, one.He got it!The game is his, to give to his friend. He danced down the hallway and ran to tell his papa. He hugged himself and spun around in circles. He told his sisters about it and considered how he would wrap it when it arrives. He said thank you to the Lord when he prayed before bed.I’ll bet he can hardly sleep tonight.
Proposals for a client kept me busy this week, as did some material I prepared for our homeschool co-op.
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Note: Affiliate links included. Forni, P. M. The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction. St. Martin’s Press: New York, 2011. Print.