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Simply stated, I haven’t learned to say “No.” I’m not complaining; I just need to explain that I’m spread as thin as I can be. As co-chair to the Women’s Club, I was supposed to delegate the work, right? So, that should leave me plenty of time to roll the ton of loose change that is the Friends of the Library book sale money and take it to the bank every week.
Besides keeping their books, I’ve agreed to take minutes for the music boosters, minutes for our church board, and, recently, minutes for our elders’ committee. Thank goodness I am no longer secretary for my garden club or my Monday Club reading club or the Signal Community Club, which have all kept me juggling notebooks for the past several years.
It’s not always a good thing to be known for wielding word and pen. I should use a really stinko style of writing that might put an end to all my minute taking, but I could never deliberately let myself down, let alone the people who count on me.
Then there’s the matter of writing this column for you. You probably didn’t care to hear me go on about everything that’s on my plate, but I’ll unburden myself to you by telling you what’s on my mind.
To top off these extra-curricular affairs, I’ve volunteered to take a main role in planning the decorating of a float that my club is putting in the parade that opens our street fair. Somehow I’ve managed to be required to ride on it, too, wearing hat and gloves. I don’t mind being part of a dressed up tea party, but I’m not sure that I want my whole community watching me at it. Is there a correct way to wave to parade watchers while wearing ladies’ dress gloves?
I’ve only described the fun stuff. I didn’t mention the things at my house I should be doing – like dishes and laundry, and that one I can barely remember – cleaning. These are boring jobs that need to be done over and over. No, I’m a sucker for the ones that keep me on my toes. Metaphorically speaking, why should I complain that my legs are aching if I choose to wear high heels?
I should pass along the books from all my organizations to new note-takers, slip on some flat, practical shoes and get down to the business of housekeeping. Does that mean that if I ask for the floor, I have to mop it?
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Remember fruits and vegetables when you plan your meals! Over the past 15 years, the 5aday.org web site provided credible information about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. To more effectively meet your needs, they have developed a new health initiative that will take the 5 A Day Program a step further, Fruits & Veggies – More Matterstm. This program builds on the momentum that 5 A Day created, taking it to the next level by encouraging you and your family to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion.
To support this initiative, they’ve developed a new web site that has been designed to be the “go to” source for moms searching for ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into their lives. If you’ve enjoyed 5aday.org, you’ll love www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.
Simply stated, I haven’t learned to say “No.” I’m not complaining; I just need to explain that I’m spread as thin as I can be. As co-chair to the Women’s Club, I was supposed to delegate the work, right? So, that should leave me plenty of time to roll the ton of loose change that is the Friends of the Library book sale money and take it to the bank every week.
Besides keeping their books, I’ve agreed to take minutes for the music boosters, minutes for our church board, and, recently, minutes for our elders’ committee. Thank goodness I am no longer secretary for my garden club or my Monday Club reading club or the Signal Community Club, which have all kept me juggling notebooks for the past several years.
It’s not always a good thing to be known for wielding word and pen. I should use a really stinko style of writing that might put an end to all my minute taking, but I could never deliberately let myself down, let alone the people who count on me.
Then there’s the matter of writing this column for you. You probably didn’t care to hear me go on about everything that’s on my plate, but I’ll unburden myself to you by telling you what’s on my mind.
To top off these extra-curricular affairs, I’ve volunteered to take a main role in planning the decorating of a float that my club is putting in the parade that opens our street fair. Somehow I’ve managed to be required to ride on it, too, wearing hat and gloves. I don’t mind being part of a dressed up tea party, but I’m not sure that I want my whole community watching me at it. Is there a correct way to wave to parade watchers while wearing ladies’ dress gloves?
I’ve only described the fun stuff. I didn’t mention the things at my house I should be doing – like dishes and laundry, and that one I can barely remember – cleaning. These are boring jobs that need to be done over and over. No, I’m a sucker for the ones that keep me on my toes. Metaphorically speaking, why should I complain that my legs are aching if I choose to wear high heels?
I should pass along the books from all my organizations to new note-takers, slip on some flat, practical shoes and get down to the business of housekeeping. Does that mean that if I ask for the floor, I have to mop it?
***
Remember fruits and vegetables when you plan your meals! Over the past 15 years, the 5aday.org web site provided credible information about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. To more effectively meet your needs, they have developed a new health initiative that will take the 5 A Day Program a step further, Fruits & Veggies – More Matterstm. This program builds on the momentum that 5 A Day created, taking it to the next level by encouraging you and your family to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion.
To support this initiSimply stated, I haven’t learned to say “No.” I’m not complaining; I just need to explain that I’m spread as thin as I can be. As co-chair to the Women’s Club, I was supposed to delegate the work, right? So, that should leave me plenty of time to roll the ton of loose change that is the Friends of the Library book sale money and take it to the bank every week.
Besides keeping their books, I’ve agreed to take minutes for the music boosters, minutes for our church board, and, recently, minutes for our elders’ committee. Thank goodness I am no longer secretary for my garden club or my Monday Club reading club or the Signal Community Club, which have all kept me juggling notebooks for the past several years.
It’s not always a good thing to be known for wielding word and pen. I should use a really stinko style of writing that might put an end to all my minute taking, but I could never deliberately let myself down, let alone the people who count on me.
Then there’s the matter of writing this column for you. You probably didn’t care to hear me go on about everything that’s on my plate, but I’ll unburden myself to you by telling you what’s on my mind.
To top off these extra-curricular affairs, I’ve volunteered to take a main role in planning the decorating of a float that my club is putting in the parade that opens our street fair. Somehow I’ve managed to be required to ride on it, too, wearing hat and gloves. I don’t mind being part of a dressed up tea party, but I’m not sure that I want my whole community watching me at it. Is there a correct way to wave to parade watchers while wearing ladies’ dress gloves?
I’ve only described the fun stuff. I didn’t mention the things at my house I should be doing – like dishes and laundry, and that one I can barely remember – cleaning. These are boring jobs that need to be done over and over. No, I’m a sucker for the ones that keep me on my toes. Metaphorically speaking, why should I complain that my legs are aching if I choose to wear high heels?
I should pass along the books from all my organizations to new note-takers, slip on some flat, practical shoes and get down to the business of housekeeping. Does that mean that if I ask for the floor, I have to mop it?
***
Remember fruits and vegetables when you plan your meals! Over the past 15 years, the 5aday.org web site provided credible information about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. To more effectively meet your needs, they have developed a new health initiative that will take the 5 A Day Program a step further, Fruits & Veggies – More Matterstm. This program builds on the momentum that 5 A Day created, taking it to the next level by encouraging you and your family to eat more fruits and veggies at every eating occasion.
To support this initiative, they’ve developed a new web site that has been designed to be the “go to” source for moms searching for ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into their lives. If you’ve enjoyed 5aday.org, you’ll love www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.
ative, they’ve developed a new web site that has been designed to be the “go to” source for moms searching for ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into their lives. If you’ve enjoyed 5aday.org, you’ll love www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.

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