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Monday, October 27, 2008

On The Lighter Side Of Life

I'm here for a pick-me-up. I think chocolate may solve my problem ... would you like a piece too? I went and volunteered to be our home owner association's secretary/treasurer. Why, why, why!!! (pulling out my hair). Flash backs to junior high when I took minutes and typed reports, etc. came to mind as I raised my hand. I have time said I in my head. Vultures swooped in and quickly nominated, seconded the motion, wham, bam, thank you mam, you're in lady. Now I'm up to my eyeballs sorting out tax forms, missing documents, running around town, etc. Today I met with an accountant to help get things in order ... she wants articles of incorporation ... blah, blah, waaaaa, ... I want my mommy. Send help.


Amrita said...

You 'll do very well Mrs Mac

Constance said...

I've noticed that the older I get, the easier it has become for me to say NO. Even my kids are used to hearing my response when they say,
"Mom can you do me a favor?"

I don't say no as easily to them but I respond
"If I can".

I keep thinking that my life should be more free right now. I mean, there are no more diapers, naps, toddlers, etc in my life. So why with only an 18 year old son in High School do I feel like I still don't have enough free tiime? I keep thinking it's because I work. But that's only part-time! Something tells me that even when we retire I am still going to feel like there's not enough time in the day!

Oh excuse me, this was about you...

Er, um,

Good Luck, I know you'll do a fabulous job! Have a great Tuesday!

Pat said...

I think you may have to write yet another blog about volunteering, after all...you have the time! Ha!
I say we meet somewhere and eat chocolate and have really good coffee with it. Sounds like we're both about ready! Oh wait, we can't do that....WE single handed keep everything running smoothly...;) I'm sending chicken soup instead!

Mrs. Mac said...

If I knew tax forms had not been filed for 2007 ... and required information is 'missing' ... I would not have stepped forward until corrected. The unfortunate thing is: Only 10 % of the community 'volunteers' to do 90% of the work that has to be done ... much like in the church. My intentions were good ... just naive ;)

Jada's Gigi said...

LOL..I'm laughing outloud! and why is the secretary's place to deal with tax forms?? i think that sound like the presidents job! I confess I feel much like you...I volunteered for the Welcome & Activities committee of the homeowners association..and ended up being the chair. I've done a little hair pulling myself!

Terry said...

Oh Mrs. Mac..I know that you will do good but oh, the extra work, eh?
Hope you don't forget this blog. Even though I don't always comment, I have been enjoying your posts!
And I just came here now to see your Ruby Tuesday and the only ruby I can see is that big red note book that you will be having to work with!!
You are a good girl Mrs.. Mac.
It took me so many years to say "No" and now I am afraid that I am a hardened old soul!.
I used to be so guilty too of volunteering Bernie's services. He used to be fixing everybody's cars and did a good job but it seemed that people would blame him if something else happened to go wrong with their cars. One time he did a brake job for one of our friends and the next day this person phoned to ask him if he took one of her hub caps. it was missing. Well I really do think that that was the last time he fixed her car! A hub cap thief indeed!
As far as doing income taxes, I used to do several each year. A thankless job, especially when the person came up owing. They actually blamed me for that and not the government!! HA!!!!!Love Terry

Anonymous said...

Dearest Daughter,

In answer to your "I want my Mommy", you can always come home for a mini-vacation with dad and me. We would spoil you rotten during our "special" time together. I, too, sometimes feel guilty or overwhelmed with volunteering at church. Then I just remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". That has become my motto since growing older. Anyway, I know you will do a great job for them.....(HOA).


Maggie Ann said...

oh boy! If it doesn't settle down into less time...perhaps you can gracefully bow out. I admire you!