Assessing Current Lifestyle: Goal 3: Community Involvement

colourful-volunteer-vectorI’ve always been activity in community active and service.  However, I realized I’ve mostly volunteered through my children’s activities and organizations they belonged to.

I’ve never been a church goer (whole other story).  But I really feel the need to find my niche here in my new town.

I’ve had mixed experiences in the past.  Especially with scouts and school groups.  It’s not that the cause was wonderful.  It’s just that some people sorta act like there is a million dollar prize at the end of the year and they don’t care how much they step on people to keep their name  as the only icon of the service project – what ever that may be.  Not to mention those parents who think they or their child should get special treatment because they have served.  I had a terrible experience of a group that asked me to help because they were looking for new ideas.  When I expressed some fundraising ideas we had done in the past, I was later confronted by the “Queen Bee” of the group, that my “new” ideas weren’t needed and I should go back where I came from.

But, I’ve got plenty of time on my hand, and I no longer have to rely on my children to find my community involvement.  So It’s time to find my  outlet to serve.

Stay tuned to see where I end up with that!

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Our New Home

G1284155_4 I am starting this blog at just a little over a year after our move.  We are settled in our new home and have already racked up a few DIY ideas and Honey-Do Lists.    We have a goal to add a detached garage (for my husbands work shop – as this will be our retirement home).  We’d like to add a swimming pool and landscaping.


Our first home project was to screen in our rear porch.  I absolutely love sitting outside and with this house we have a front and rear porch.  I am outside enjoying the view and sounds of nature as often as possible.


20150705_201914My husband has barely started my indoor built-in shelves and cabinets in the family room.  But he did get the TV hung finally – Yay!

In addition to getting my built-in’s in my family room, we also need to customize our master closet.  This is the first time in many years we are both sharing a closet.  So these are our current and future projects.

Stay tuned on these, more info and updates to come and Thank You for visiting.


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