special delivery!

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?

Daily Check-In:

  • 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!

3 thoughts on “special delivery!

  1. Okay, Li’l Lou – WHERE the heck are you finding the energy to DO all these things? I’m so very impressed and want in on the fountain of energy you seem to have found.

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  2. Oh, there is no fountain of energy — just the impending deadline of the trip to Europe and a gnawing feeling of dissatisfaction with everything. There is even a bit of avoidant behavior involved; I really should be doing that dang Girl Scout paperwork, but you don’t see that on my list.

    Today (Sunday) I did not get out of bed until 1 pm, if that makes you feel any better!

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  3. Hmmm, I still think you win the big production race. Side by side, I’m guessing my ever-growing list of things to do is longer than yours.

    Are you perchance thinking of any particular former teachers who are not to be outdone by anything? I am.

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