I feel very lucky in my life, I have the bestest family in the world, great cousins who are my BFF’s and people who when I ask them to help say yes. Today being a Friday I have woken with a sore neck, did a 6km run to try to warm it up – it worked but I am sitting in my home office with a scarf around my neck to try to keep it warm. I felt it was tightening up yesterday but trying to move my arms this morning was a chore. I don’t look as silly as I sound, it still is cold in Australia and my office does not have heating or cooling yet.
I am also under a deadline to get a couple of emails off to people, one to a CEO whom I told I had called his company 13 times and no one responded, but I have had to inform him I only have written records of 9 calls. I don’t feel right about doing this as I feel it ‘dobs’ people in. For those unaware of what dobbing is.. it is telling someone, other people did the wrong thing and name them. But he assured me it is to improve the service, I explained to him yesterday, his front office girls were great and referred me on but I could not ever get in touch with who they suggested I needed to talk with. All is resolved now but still the email was done.
I also have to do a work report, which I have till lunch time to get in, it’s halfway done but the other end wants names and numbers sigh, sometimes this is just too difficult to do. I have realized this week I have travelled over 1500 kms and that is probably why my neck is still. I also have the pleasure of taking Huz to a ram / sheep sale this afternoon where after the auction drinking and bbq’s are the norm. Guess who will be driving.
I am also thinking it’s this time fo the year I start thinking and planning the Keith Hospital High Tea, I have done it for the last 2 years and we have had great guest speakers, Anne Wills ‘Willsy’ and Amanda Blair who have entertained us and helped keep the target fund-raising money going. So at the beginning of this week, I thought of a lady and went about contacting her to ask if she would do it. I know I get in early so if they ask a speakers fee, it gives me time to raise the money. I have only had to do this once Amanda Blair donated her time and my next years guest speaker has confirmed this morning she will do it and ‘no rates or fees’ her end.
The generosity of these people always makes me catch my breath, it brings us all to a level playing field. We are all volunteers in some capacity and Australians are known for their generosity and kindness for worthy causes. The Keith Hospital is a worthy cause and the community has worked hard to keep it moving along. In the signing of the agreement with the Government it brings with it a new model and opportunity to work to grow the business. I believe the least I can do it run a function a year and I love the support I get for the High tea. The Arkaba Hotel always donates the room, cost of staff and food is at cost. I have great supporters in bubbles and red wine donations and silent Auction prizes and enough helping hands to run it.
Before I could publish this post the guest speaker has been guessed it is in-fact Monique Bowley from The Great Australian Bake Off. If you want to reserve your tickets for Saturday 5th April 12 till 4, contact me as well