Project 365 – Week 5 of 2018

A week of meetings, doctors appointments and blogging.

Sunday 28 January

Another quiet Sunday. With the expense of the fence the past week we decided just to stay at home. However I ended up going plant shopping!

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Monday 29 January

Body shop seaweed rangeThe Body Shop were inviting bloggers to come along and sign their petition against animal testing. Got a skincare consultation while there and purchased some products.

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Tuesday 30 January

I have been trying to volunteer with a local charity for a while and finally went to see them again today and get it started. But my gut is thinking I need to pull out. The volunteer work is volunteering for a local charity thats for disabled kids as a support worker….ie filling in benefit forms. I applied back in summer and it took them a while to get back to me…and then even without meeting me or contacting my references they asked me to go on a course….as I was free I went…….

Then no contact again and back in November I think it was, I was asked to go on another course….in house…Then again nothing…..

The meeting was at 10.30 and the girls at reception had no clue who I was meant to be meeting and then when it was figured out the lady was in a meeting that was over running and they had to call the other lady to come from another venue….so I was left waiting until 11.15. Just as I was about to walk off (to be honest I almost walked out when they were trying to figure out who I was meant to be seeing), she arrived.

Wasn’t told to take my info to get my DBS started so gave me the forms which I now have to do an extra trip to their offices to return back to them…..and they want me to start with the form filling after half term.Now I think it is a worthwhile thing to do…helping the less able kids and their families but so far I have not got a particularly professional vibe from them and am considering pulling out…..

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Wednesday 31 January

A relatively quiet day of blogging. First a school governor meeting in the morning…this time it was the finance committee. Karate in the evening for Bee where I caught up with some more blogging. Started a new series on the blog which is monthly. At the end of the month I write about what I was grateful for that month…as I realised I can sometimes be really ungrateful. It is being done as a blog hop if anyone would like to join in: January Monthly Gratitude.

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Thursday 01 February

Hubby ended up taking a day off. He had to go have a blood test in the morning and decided not to return to work as he would have had to come home early anyway due to me having to go to a school governor course in the evening. He also had a docs appointment and the doctor sent him off for an x-ray on his chest and then we decided to go get some lunch after. We don’t usually get a change to have lunch together so it was nice.

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Friday 02 February

A bit of a crazy day today. Kids school drop off…then had to take dad for a blood test…..then had to pick up dad from mosque after Friday prayers…then school pick ups…and then mum had a doctors appointment. Bee came out of school saying she was feeling cold and then while I took mum to the doctor for her appointment her temperature shot up and she fell asleep at my parents house. She managed to eat some chips before bed so I could give her some meds.

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Saturday 03 February

Cortex Challenge Box

Bee had to miss her class at mosque this morning due to waking up and being sick….but I had a parent forum meeting to attend so hubby hung about at home until I returned. Bee was refusing to eat but drinking water so didn’t push her to eat…as she was just lying around and resting I decided to get some blogging stuff done. One was a review of Cortex Challenge 2.

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14 Comments

  1. February 3, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Oh dear…It does seem like you are being given the run around with the charity. It’s a shame. You would think they would be keen for people to help.
    Yum! That dessert looks amazing.
    I hope Bee is feeling better soon x
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  2. February 3, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Poor Bee! She does look poorly in that photo. I hope she feels better soon.
    It sounds like you’ve had a busy week. I can totally understand why you’re getting annoyed with the charity – they should make it easier for people who are willing to give their time up for free.
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  3. February 4, 2018 / 8:57 am

    The charity sounds like more trouble than it’s worth – hope they get their act together. Hope Bee is well soon and your husband is ok too.
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  4. February 4, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    That dessert looked good. What a faff aboutt the volunteering. So many places make such a hash of the admin side. Hope it gets sorted out soon.

  5. February 5, 2018 / 5:12 am

    i’ve worked a lot with various charities over the years and quite frankly if they can’t get themselves organised to support volunteers i’m just afraid it’ll be all down hill from there on

  6. February 5, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Poor Bee! Hope she gets better soon In Shaa Allah. A very bus week but I have a feeling its good to keep busy!

  7. February 5, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    the volunteering sounds like a nightmare – they are truly disorganised and taking the mickey out of your goodwill I feel #365

  8. February 6, 2018 / 4:28 am

    Fozpot…where have you been? I guess the question is where have I been 🙂
    Just catching up on all your happenings.The girls have grown…a lot – wow.
    Sorry to hear about your ups and downs with the charity…strange.
    Being organized really matters when serving the public – serving anyone I guess.

  9. February 6, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Poor Bee, I call this “dropping like flies” time of year cos there always seems to be so much around. Hope she is on the mend.
    Sounds like you are going to be a busy woman with all this voluntary work.
    Amazing how much time family takes up but it is nice to be wanted
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  10. February 8, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Yes that does all sound very unprofessional and it would annoy me too. You are giving up your own time and trying to help others after all! Hopefully they will improve or perhaps you could make some suggestions? #365

  11. February 8, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Oh dear, it does seem like you are being given the run around with the charity. What a shame. That dessert looks amazing. I hope Bee is feeling better soon xx #365

  12. February 10, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Poor Bee. Hope she is feeling better soon! X #project365

    • February 14, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Yes became a governor in December

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