Throwing stuff at the internet to see what sticks
Friday, October 23, 2009 Karma
What a week. Sorry for the delay on the update, but we had a wild rumpus around here last weekend, including a Halloween birthday party for M. Edium that included more than 35 kids and an almost equal number of adults, as well as a haunted house and semi-carnival in the back yard and a cemetery with creepy actors in the front yard. No, it isn’t something we routinely do and no, it will not happen again, but I will leave that story for M. Giant.
Anyway, YOU GUYS! I can’t believe how many of you donated in M. Edium’s name. We spent a considerable amount of time looking through projects to see his name, and he was so charmed whenever it showed up. Thanks to each of you for making a little boy’s day. He would call out to M. Giant whenever we found his name and say, “Isn’t that sweet, dad? And it’s for my BIRTHDAY.”
Additionally, someone won the Barnes and Noble mini-card and asked that it be given anonymously to M. Edium! I can’t express how cool that gesture is, and what a great, great lesson in karma for M. Edium. We had fully intended to reward him for his giving this month, both as part of the Donors Choose drive and his birthday party (in place of gifts he asked for book donations for a local school) but to have someone else give him a reward? Best lesson ever. He is so excited to buy a couple of Star Wars books (sigh) and maybe another dinosaur stuffed animal. And he gets it – he understands that it’s the direct result of his giving to others. So thanks again (and thanks to the person who donated the card and made it all possible.)
Well, on to his weekly list. A couple of his big ones were recently funded (including the Christmas gifts, a rocket project, and the school supplies) but he is pretty excited about the new ones, including another school that needs basic school supplies which is so wrong.
Real Biology: DNA and science
Marco Polo: Swimming and pool supplies
Rocketry and Space History: His current favorite
Space Exploration: completed
Guitars for Students: another favorite, since daddy plays guitar
Food for Robots: closed
Touching Their Way Through Learning: completed
Reach for the Stars: completed – an old favorite
Think like a Scientist: completed
Engaging Explorations: completed
AP Chem Labs : completed posted by M. Giant 4:11 PM 4 comments
And I just want to thank Trash for helping with the blog maintenance the last few weeks. Her karmic reward is a marginally less grumpy me.
Send M.Edium over the Rocketry and Space page - he may see his name there....
You'll see another tribute at M.Edium's favourite project, and one at "Individualized Learning Made Possible" which I could not resist funding out.
So delighted to see the guitar project getting more attention! M. Edium, it's so awesome that YOUR daddy plays guitar too; you'll remember that forever. Happy belated birthday!