Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What a great way to start out the day. I got a call from one of the businesses I'd stopped at yesterday, they had to send the information down to the Beloit store where the owner was, and the call this morning was from that Owner asking where he could send a donation, monetary. How exciting. I don't know how big it is, but even a dollar helps, so when I get calls like this..it really kickstarts my day. I know it's going to be a wonderful one, and I look forward to it, moreso than I normally do.
I hope you all have a beautiful day ahead, and things go extra well for you all. Thank you for all the hugs, I LOVE THEM. Oh..and don't forget that smile!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Met with the city workers and some of our board to choose things which we want to keep in the playground. I mean if we can save money by retaining some of the equipment, we need to do that. I had hoped others could come, but because it's during the day, most are working so it's hard for them.
It was a wonderful meeting, then on the way home I picked up a few items, one bar just up the street from the playground donated a 1/2 keg and chicken wings, wow..and my dentist's office called and told me they'd not be doing the basket, but instead are donating (she wasn't sure) 2, 4, or 6 tickets 10 rows behind home plate and parking pass for a Brewer game and the way they're doing now, that's GREAT! I couldn't believe it, what a wonderful donation.
I have to run back into town tomorrow (every day this week so far, wow, and we're way out in the country), and stop to pick up that donation certificate, and another from a cafe I went to. I'm also going to stop at Central Vending about a donation, too.
I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow, and an even better weekend. thank you for being here for me. *hugs* to you all, and Blessings.
This is one view of the playground:
And this is our poster we're using for the fundraiser on the 3rd:
Monday, April 21, 2014
Wow, we had such a busy weekend, I'm lucky I got on here.
Easter was the wedding and breakfast after sunrise Easter service..what a beautiful ceremony and service, we had such a great time.
One negative point was my neice, brothers daughter, was to be in the wedding....needless to say, she never showed up, for any of it. She was in her mother's wedding, which all her life she never got along with her mother, and now suddenly, since her mother took her to Mexico on a trip, she's "besties" with her, but only because her mom took her because her mom's husband wasn't able to go. It's sad when the kids can't see that they're being used, and this girl is 18, she should know by now. So since that happened, she's separated herself from her Dad's side of the family, the ones who have bent over backwards to help her in every way.
But to not show up at her own Dad's wedding is so sad. He's paying for a big graduation party for her, and she pulls this. I'm no longer sure I care to go to it, though I will, just feel so bad for my Brother, this is his oldest daughter, and his youngest daughter is already being manipulated by the other ex-wife. (Put it this way, they have 2 kids together, and she chose to only take the daughter more often, instead of both kids, because of the fact that she's easy to manipulate..the son, who's 10 now, knows his mother's tricks and won't fall for them like she tries to make him do. The daughter has been caught videotaping conversations, etc and sending them to her mom via phone. But this oldest daughter, she's never been like this, she always shows up, and this just ticks me off so bad, because it hurt my brother so much.
I'm now trying to decide if I want to go up north with everyone this next weekend. I'd rather have a time when I can relax and take it easy for once...I don't know...we'll see.
I hope you all have a wonderful week planned and that smile guides you every step of the way.
My brother and new Sister-in-Law after wedding:
My Brother's new family (both have 2 kids present..my brother's daughter didn't show up, and she was supposed to be in the wedding..so frustrating!):
The Church before the second service (they have sunrise service in the Chapel):
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.
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