Day 197: The Die Game, Continued Still

April 16, 2012

For this act, I told you I would do whatever chore you chose for me, which was one of the prizes from the game we played the other night. You said, “How about a back massage?” “That’s not a chore,” I replied. “It is to you,” you jabbed jokingly. “No, I mean a real chore. What chore do you want me to do?” “What if you make dinner on Monday when we get back from the church retreat?” In my mind, I started asking questions like “Is making dinner considered a chore?” and “What conditions must something satisfy to qualify as a chore?” Since I couldn’t answer those questions and I’d already denied your first request, I agreed to make Monday’s dinner.

I’m not sure if I ruined the game by giving you (or letting you claim) nearly every prize that you could’ve won, but who cares.


Day 18

October 17, 2011

Whoops! I forgot to do my loving act for the day. I did loving things for you, just not for the purpose of my year-long resolution. For instance, since I went to church earlier than you, I gave you a call when it was time for you to wake up to get ready. Also, I left the service to help you take the kids to their classes. I held our baby during the service so you could focus on the preaching. Then I helped you to the car when you needed to leave. Besides that, I didn’t see you all day because of my responsibilities at church. Overall, I think my daily acts are working. You’ve noticed the change in me and we’ve been a little closer relationally. Although I forgot to commit my loving act yesterday, this project’s been effective.