I know you are. It just occurred to me that if you don’t know me you may think that I cook all the time and when I’m not doing that I am at fundraisers. Patently untrue.
While I do cook or prepare three meals a day for four people (okay, husband makes his own breakfast and lunch – see, I do exaggerate), I am doing laundry, taking care of the dog, the house (cleaning, maintenance – you name it, I will tackle it), keeping track of appointments (medical, dental and other), keeping the activity schedule on track (sometimes I mess up and we are off but it is usually okay), grocery shopping and chauffering children to various activities. Are my children in school? Yes. When they were younger – it was all me, all the time. So that is why I have time for lunches or volunteering. Just saying.
I volunteer at three schools (in transition to one) and with two groups at the local library. I support my friends who are volunteering at various other organizations and I am glad I can. The volunteers are amazing and kind and energetic and intelligent and committed to doing the best that they can. Would I like to get paid? Sure. Do I? No. So far I have gotten some free chocolates and that was the best thing ever – great chocolates from Fancy Nancy. Hmm…I work for chocolate. Not a bad tag line.
I almost forgot to add that I do this. I blog. What a weird verb. I am learning about social media and SEO (search engine optimization),dabbling in HTML (so far reading stuff or watching tutorials – everytime I try to do something – the computer becomes unhappy), connecting with other moms, other mom bloggers and enjoying the process.