Friday, May 30, 2008

Now where was I?

oh yeah that's right busy doing I don't know what?? Where has the last 2 weeks gone - certainly not on housework!! My house is desperate for a clean, maybe later today. Have I been in my vege patch --nope!! Hope to dig some dirt tomorrow! Have I been immersed in my scrapbooking? Again nope! And my poor mother is still waiting for her birthday present!

Well......... last week I spent in the kitchen. Every year, I get involved with The Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council. I am the secretary for the local branch as well. I do it for my Dad, who died from Cancer nearly 5 years ago - and damn it I still miss him. I hope the little bit of money I raise will help someone else not lose their father, mother, husband, wife, child etc at a younger age than anyone has a right to die!

Anyway I made morning tea for 12 bank johnnies at $5 each and then for the local scrapboking shop. I raised over $100 for the day then fronted up the next day to help run the branch do at the local bowls club where we took $500 on the door, $750 for the raffle and $650 on the trading table. So even though I didn't feel like baking again for a while- it was worth it.

It must have been a drain on my emotions, thinking about Dad all week as this week I have been BLAH!! Not sick but not feeling my usual chirpy self. I felt a little let down by a couple of people so that didn't help! So I stayed home for the 3 nights in a row that I should have been out and today I am feeling a bit better!

Nice quiet weekend coming up! Andrew and I and a couple of friends are off out to dinner at a very posh restaurant on Saturday night. We treat ourselves once a year to blow the budget and spend way too much on way too little food!! Woohoo!!

Righto better get my self into gear - off to Homeschool group today. We are meeting in Penola today - love that little town! Great park for the kids, great coffee for the Mums and great lolly shop for treats to eat on the way home!!

It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain


Ciao for now.

6 comments:

susy said...

Slacko friend I am didn't realise you weren't well, sorry. Next time call me (ok you did, oops, was at work with ten people waiting, again, sorry) would love to go to Thailand, maybe we can fundraise for that,lol, do you have any baking left in you? Do you think peolpe would part with their hard earned dollars so we can go and luxuriate overseas. According to Joseph you could sell your chocchip cookies for any price you wanted to, haven't you noticed he seems to have a sick day if he knows I'm going ot your house,lol.
Cheers and glad your back up, 'missing' can be hard.
It's a good thing you did.

Susan C said...

Hey there,
Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Sandie said...

Hi Kathryn!

You need to be congratulated on the work you have done to help the cancer foundation. Well done.
We held a morning tea at work too & raised a bit to help.
I love Penola too. It's such a cute place with lots to offer. A lovely place to go on a Sunday drive & spend the arvo.

Have a great weekend.

luv me xxooxx

Sandie said...

Hi Kathryn!

You need to be congratulated on the work you have done to help the cancer foundation. Well done.
We held a morning tea at work too & raised a bit to help.
I love Penola too. It's such a cute place with lots to offer. A lovely place to go on a Sunday drive & spend the arvo.

Have a great weekend.

luv me xxooxx

Sandie said...

Hi Kathryn!

You need to be congratulated on the work you have done to help the cancer foundation. Well done.
We held a morning tea at work too & raised a bit to help.
I love Penola too. It's such a cute place with lots to offer. A lovely place to go on a Sunday drive & spend the arvo.

Have a great weekend.

luv me xxooxx

Donna Maria said...

My congrats Kathryn..... You have done such a wonderful job! I know that your Dad would be so very proud of you, and every bit helps.
I too lost my mum to cancer and that great hole that a parent leaves behind can sometimes seem so very large especially when it comes around to "that time of the year". So, I hope that you are feeling better and that you have a lovely dinner with your friends. Just remember people like you are very rare, and that you are appreciated....

Don
Xx