It’s 11 pm, and I just got in from making deliveries. David and I have been sorting and cleaning and purging like crazy this weekend, and I had stacks of stuff to return to people. A few text messages to make sure folks were still awake, and I have now dropped off everything I could find that did not belong in the house. Hooray!
My friend Nancy surprised me with an early birthday gift when I dropped by her house: a mug emblazoned with “Stop me before I volunteer again!” She covered the woman’s face with a picture of my face. It was hilarious (and soooo appropriate).
I haven’t volunteered for very many new activities this fall. I did the layout and proofreading for the school directory and I’ve joined the church folk choir. I still have some old volunteer gigs ongoing (Girl Scouts, lector/eucharistic minister at church). That’s not too many (most of the time).
How about you? Are you overextended with volunteer activities? Do you have a Lost and Found basket and shelf near the front door like we do?
- I’m grateful! for my fabulous friends. I feel truly blessed to have these wonderful women in my life.
- I’m lighter! We swept the deck, winterized the grill, stored deck furniture in the giant hole under the house, cleaned out the linen closet, cleaned out the cupboard in the kitchen island/cart, cleaned out under the couches in the basement, watched David vacuum, took a nap, played games with the extended family and made those deliveries. Whew!