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I’m Not all that and a Bag of Marbles…

Because I’ve recently lost my marbles.

I guess I got a touch overwhelmed recently… I have so much going on and I’m finding it hard to dredge up energy to maintain all my commitments.

It was ok in the beginning – volunteering for three places – looking after 4 websites and some blogs.

Then I got a part time job and started studying Autocad.  Add to that a new long distance  relationship.  Add to that an impending court battle.  And another couple of websites – and a promise to get articles in to a news letter monthly.  Making DVDs and CDs for friends – and general life – yes, sometimes I eat, shop or shower!… sigh.

Now – when I sit down to do my course I have to shut off everything around me that beeps, buzzes, pokes or bings.  I get texts, and phone calls, and emails, and FB notifications,  MSN messages and a room mate that keeps popping in to say hello – he’s much chattier when drinking wine. lol

So I shut it all down and feel like I’m ignoring people!!!  lol  I get back online four hours later to find 50 messages and such… and voice mails and – well, you get the idea.

The problem is… that I sit down and shut it all off.  Not ten minutes later I find myself logging in…habit!  I stopped offering to help out a lot about two weeks ago, when I could see this all coming.   So for now I’m not completely involved in the volunteer projects.   That erks me.  I enjoyed those.  And I feel like I’ve let those teams down.

So… my friend just wrote a wee blog on people exploding and I believe I’m going to do just that – or an implosion.  Right after I finish lesson three here, and reply to those five notifications on facebook, Tweet some stuff, oh, and get the towel off my hair, make a tea and then answer that text..listen to some voice mail… burn the discs that were asked of me today… erm.. where was I?  Right…back to work… I can explode later. lol


Health And Strength Action Group

Yes, that’s the name of the group I volunteer with…we invented it!  🙂

We spent the morning putting together a bulletin board at the SRCHC – in the lobby because Thursday night we are doing a wee talk on our group at the centre.

Then in the afternoon we revamped the song *If I Had a Million Dollars* to make it say *If I Had a Hundred Dollars*… and changed the lyrics…so Thursday we are singing that, and I might be playing guitar.  lol  It’s rather silly – I like it!

HSAG Group and Bulletin Board

HSAG Group and Bulletin Board

Here are some of the folks involved….and that’s the board we worked on behind them! 🙂

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

This is where I volunteer.  We meet once or twice a month to find active ways in which to raise awareness, get people involved, and fight for a Healthy Food Supplement of &100.00 added to Social Assistance recipients.

Our two main topics of focus are the TTC and Social Assistance rates.

We are collecting endorsements from local businesses for this cause.

To get more information on how to be involved you can email me or call the centre.  Click on this link below and you will be directed to their website.


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