This is Me, Procrastinating in Day by Day

  • July 12, 2018, 3:28 a.m.
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I’m writing a new grant and since its been a few months since I’ve run the numbers, I need to do a lot of tedious entries to compile the data and then turn it into statistics. I’m struggling to get into it. This is me, procrastinating. It’s silly, really. I just need to start. Once I do, I’ll be immersed for hours. But not until I put those first few words on paper.

Other non-profit news: I banked the matching grant funds. Almost $12K! We needed the infusion. In the past few months we’ve put 6 recipients in new-to-them used cars, and paid for car repairs for 5 people. That’s on top of helping a dozen people with housing.

On one hand, it is bleak news that the need is growing. The good news is that we are reaching the majority of young adults who come through or portals. The budget program just continues to strengthen.

We’re wanting to pull off a quick get away but matching schedules is challenging. At this point I think we may slip away after I do budget class on Saturday. Now I have to decide: beach, St. Augustine (with stop off to GypsyWynd so we know what her vote is), inland to Winter Park maybe, or south to Key West. No matter which direction, it will be scorching hot.

Okay, it’s back to the grant writing, due by August 1st.

a mote, floating July 12, 2018

Congrats on the funding for all that good work!
I'm with you on the mixed emotions. I got a package of thank-you letters from a Donors Choose classroom this past week, which made me feel good -- but the privations these kids endure breaks my heart. I read their gratitude for things I took for granted at their age, before public school budgets were slashed every which way.

Wherever you get away, I wish you some marvelous R&R!

ConnieK a mote, floating ⋅ July 12, 2018

Thanks! And it IS hard to see kids who didn't get the basics. I have to believe the good we spread around helps to shape them.

Chic Chat July 12, 2018

I vote the beach and a friend! You can't go wrong there. Best of luck with the writing, I know you'll do great!

ConnieK Chic Chat ⋅ July 12, 2018

You are such a sweetie. Thank you!

Shattered July 12, 2018

Hope this finds you having made progress. I vote visiting GW.

ConnieK Shattered ⋅ July 12, 2018

Hiya! Yes, I've made good progress, but a full day of typing ahead! Hope you are feeling good and the job is going well.

GypsyWynd July 12, 2018

You know MY vote!!! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
It's sad that there's such a need, but a blessing that you're able to help.

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ July 13, 2018

Good! We'll drop by your place around 11-12 noon on Monday. Can we take you to lunch? We can't stay long because it's a long drive home, but I want to see you guys AND the finished kitchen! Tell your Mom we can replace any light bulbs she's concerned about.

GypsyWynd ConnieK ⋅ July 13, 2018

HOORAY!!!!!! Mom will be so excited!!

GypsyWynd ConnieK ⋅ July 13, 2018

I was right. She was thrilled. (Of course, right away she said, "We have to clean." So bring your white gloves! 😄)
We would love for you to have lunch here. We've already planned it. With Ellie gone, we don't have anyone to come over, so this is a treat for us. What kind of ice cream do you like?

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ July 13, 2018

Tell your Mom I don't want her cleaning! I want her rested for our visit! I'd love to try your maple walnut ice cream! Thanks!

GypsyWynd ConnieK ⋅ July 13, 2018

Mom says, "She wants to see a dirty house?" She also said she'll share "her" maple walnut ice cream with you (which is more than she does with Brother and me! 😉jk) ,
See you Monday!!! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ July 13, 2018

LOL! Tell her I'm coming to visit people, not a house. We leave in a few minutes. Heading to Amelia Island.

middle age pearl July 12, 2018

Congratulations on helping so many with your expertise and time!! You remind me a bit of myself. I procrastinate but then get down to business and finish a head of schedule. I believe we would be considered in that "Type A" personality. lol

ConnieK middle age pearl ⋅ July 13, 2018

Thanks! Getting started is hard, isn't it? Yet once I get started, no problem. Got all the statistics together, but still lots to do. I'll get it done before the 1st.

QueenSuzu July 14, 2018

Well done on being able to help so many and with such success! Hope you do manage that get away, the Keys would be my vote and it is on a bucket list for some time in the future but wherever you decide to go have a great time and try and stay cool!

ConnieK QueenSuzu ⋅ July 17, 2018

We went to Amelia Issland. :)

QueenSuzu ConnieK ⋅ July 17, 2018

My old boss built a home on Amelia island. I would like to go there someday.

ConnieK QueenSuzu ⋅ July 18, 2018

It was beautiful. Will be posting pics later.

Ferret Mom July 18, 2018

I'm glad you have been able to keep up to the demand.

ConnieK Ferret Mom ⋅ July 18, 2018

Hey, girl! Great to see you again!

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