Friday, April 18, 2014
I got a letter from a sweet lady who had invited me to the team, and she apologized and we've been talking in messages. She went through a similar thing there, and that's why we've been talking.
I wish instead of just looking at what first comes up, people who move beyond that and see what it's really all about, because it's really a fantastic playground, and those who just skip by everything, miss that. I don't know, maybe it's the type of person who doesn't care about the welfare of others, I have no idea, because after writing all I had on the team regarding the playground, they should have know, but I'm not going to worry about it anymore, I'm just going to move on.
It's Good Friday, and a beautiful day out, it's also supposed to be in the 70's on Easter sunday, but with rain. Oh well, my brother will be getting married after the Easter service and then we're all going out to eat. It should be fun.
I hope you all enjoy this special day, and smile while thinking about family, friends, etc.
Tomorrow I have a fundraiser for the playground so may not be on, but I'll try.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sorry, but this is going to be a rant type post. I had a mail today in SP saying there was a complaint against me because of a post I'd put on a team...a "Christian" team at that.
What frustrates me is the fact that I'd put a link to our Accessible Playground's webpage, SIMPLY so people could see pictures of it, and read about it, NOT asking for donations.
Someone from the team reported me because I was "asking for donations" with the link. ARRRGGGHHHHH how can people be so presumptious? Does anyone here think I'm asking for donations by posting a site for our playground? I would hope not, it means I'M PROUD OF OUR WORK AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS!!
I've shared this on other teams I'm on and this is THE FIRST time I've been reported.
*Shakes head, takes a deep breath* I'm sorry, but to assume such a thing, well you know what that does. I would NEVER ask for donations on any team and never have.
I ask locally, because those are the ones who benefit from the playground, not people zillions of miles away!! That was so rude and uncalled for, and I'm sorry, but YES I'm upset about it.
I take great pride in the teams I join when I'm able to be there, I am, and to have this after only my "introduction" post was up, was so wrong
Well, I need to go do something, because yes, this did get to me, because I do my best to stay the course and make sure I adhere to everything, and to have this happen....I can't even say all the things I could about how it makes me feel, not only about myself, but others and how they assume.
Never assume, talk to the person first, and find out the truth..they didn't and if they had, they would have known I wasn't asking for donations.
Btw if you want to see what I'm talking about with the playground (and NO it's not a beg for donations!), please feel free.
And if you notice, on that very first part it actually says "This is where YOU the people who use the playground are needed." Where did they get "YOU THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE PLAYGROUND" as asking for a donation from anyone on SP?
Have a nice day, and try to smile even through the frustrations of life.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Well, we're putting along with the donations, we're getting a few here and there, and some tell us to contact their "headquarters" which normally never respond to that, so we end up with no donation at all. Kind of frustrating considering the playground brings business to them with all the people it draws into the city.
And then you have some who need it a month or 3 beforehand..come on, what's one or two certificates for ice cream going to hurt, right? Especially on something as unique and very important as this. If the playground wasn't near these businesses, it'd make a difference, but when they're just up the road about a 1/2 mile, or closer, it's ridiculous they're not willing to help out.
Have a wonderful day, and never forget to give when you can, for one day you'll receive!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Wow, yep, got 2" of snow, it's just amazing that it's doing that after 70 degree weather last week. Well it does have to get it out of it's system, I guess.
I hope you're all having a great day, I have a meeting at noon today, so will be driving to town again. Seems I've driven more in the past couple weeks, than ever!! It's always nice to stay home, but not so much when you can't get outside and do your walks, etc.
These were this morning when I got up, but the snow had already melted some, as you can see:
The night before when it first started snowing:
Oh, finally got a picture of the paneling my parents had gotten us over 15 years ago:
I hope you have a great day and never forget that beautiful smile!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Turning cold, they predict snow tonight (not a lot, I imagine). Feel bad for our son, he's heading to a Brewer game tonight, 7pm, and it's going to be cold in Milwaukee. I hope it doesn't snow, don't like him traveling that far alone and in the dark when it snows. Oh well, I know God will be with him, so I shouldn't worry, right?
Another meeting set tomorrow at noon with the local Architect, so I'm hoping things go well. Funny, how when you mention a "free lunch" you get twice as many people willing to come to the meeting, it's sad, too. One would think they'd be more committed to the project than just interested in a free meal.
Oh well, it's cold in here, course my hairs wet from my shower, but still. I may turn on the heater to warm things up a little. I'm afraid the summer is going to be cool again, only because of how the wind's been blowing. The summer would be great if not for that cold wind (yep, cold, not cool, but cold). I'd rather have the heat and be able to get into the pool to exercise, but wow, with the cold breeze, you just freeze!
Anyway, summers a bit away yet, so just concentrate on Spring. I hope you have a wonderful day!
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