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Thanks!

on November 28, 2009 - 4:41am

To all who so sweetly sent me greetings and prayers for a peaceful Thanksgiving Day. I'm eternally grateful to all of you and wish I could hug every one and personally thank you all. It was okay. I got a lot of work done around the house and went to Church for a meal which wasn't all that good. Someone doesn't know how to make turkey and that's all I'll say about it. Yesterday I spent most of my day at the mall, volunteering with the Columbia Childrens Theater. Its run by two of the most lovely men in the entire world and I have the major privilege of calling them my friends. I'll be doing the same thing today. Its a fund raiser that I'm helping with. For a monetary donation of your choice, we will wrap your gifts for you. This does have its pitfalls. Yesterday we had a woman bring four things for us to wrap. Her donation?? $1.25. And what was worse was she was the ONLY person who approached us for wrapping!! Hopefully today we'll be a bit more busy but if last year was any indication, the week that I'm away in Ohio will be the week that rakes in the money and I won't be there to help.

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Its difficult

on November 24, 2009 - 3:34am

I'm trying very hard to remain positive that this weekend will be fun and full of activity and people that I dearly love. But see, I have no family nearby. So what does someone like me do for Thanksgiving?? We go to the Carolina Coliseum and eat with homeless people. Its either that or stay in the house alone with a pizza and ice cream and watch the parade. I see my family once a year at Christmas. Seven days is all I get with them. I try not to be bitter and begrudging of those who have large families and big doings for Thanksgiving. And I try not to be down on the idea of eating with homeless folks. After all, I do have a place to live. So why am I sitting here at 6:30 in the morning feeling bitter and angry?? Because I just am. I'm hoping God will forgive me for feeling so hurt and alone.

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Its going to be nuts

on November 23, 2009 - 6:55am

So its barely Ten AM on a rainy gray Monday morning and in just the few hours since I've been awake I've been asked to help with the Columbia Children's Theatre's gift wrap fundraiser and to work two birthday parties as the Birthday Princess. I'm due at the Mall where both the theatre and the Fundraiser are located sometime early Friday morning and Saturday as well.
Being the Birthday Princess is a lot of fun. The job is really very simple. In a long green dress with a chapel length train and tiara, I help the parents set the party up on a long table to the rear of the theatre. I put the place settings out, keep the children together and give them a tour backstage. Grudgingly, because I cannot stand cameras, I get a picture taken with the birthday honoree. That's December 5th and 6th. This weekend following Thanksgiving, I'll be up to my elbows in dust and wrapping paper, boxes, bags, bows, and ribbon with getting the Gift Wrap Station set up and running.
Its good to be busy this time of year.

Have a wonderful day!!

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Rainy Sunday musings and considerations

on November 22, 2009 - 11:45am

So the Holidays approacheth. And here I sit, still worried about "the usual". Bills, rent, and for December an especial worry. Bag fees and shuttle money. My car won't make it to Charlotte and I have no boyfriend so its fork over $50.00 plus tip and then of course pay out money for the checked bag. Not to mention purchasing gifts. I have two already. One for Mom and one for my Stepfather. I have a few more to get. I hate the money crunch. At the same time this time of year I get really very homesick for my family. I'm alone in South Carolina familywise and its difficult to say the least. I want to move something awful but things always get thrown up in my way to keep me from packing up and heading north.

A short week this week is good. A nice long weekend will be great so I can rest and pray and maybe, get a few more gifts.

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What is with me!!

on November 18, 2009 - 12:20pm

Good Lord. My boss calls me on his cell phone and asks me to go to our company website and pull up a document that I know VERY well and copy and paste him one single section. While I have him on the phone I go and look for this document and its not on the list!! Its just not there. So I begin to panic a bit and begin searching this damn Google Docs site till I locate it in a section called "Items owned by Me". So I email him what he wants. I didn't, swear I didn't, hear him say to send this particular piece to our location manager. So he calls back. I'm not trying to get in trouble or do stupid crap like purposely ignore a request. God help me. I don't want to loose this job. I'm scared.

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