Sunday, November 2, 2014

Voting, Volunteering and Voodoo

Voting - Often we find that it's time to 'cast your vote' for a federal, provincial or municipal election. I don't have much to say about that kind of vote since I am one of the least political people you'll ever meet. I don't have a lot of faith that one group in office is any better than another. Because it is my right to vote and I am completely eligible, I will not waiver that right. I will always go to the polls and mark my ballot even though it can be a confusing choice.

However! I must add that our past panel of councillors, trustees and mayor in our city needed to take a walk. It has been an embarrassing time for London for the last four years and I was glad to vote on Mon. Oct. 27 and proudly marked my X beside a new name for every position. Take that!! Now we'll see what happens.

We get asked to vote for things in our union at work, yay or nay this or that. Again, if it doesn't directly affect me, or isn't a matter of importance, I'm not a very good person to ask for a vote. I like to let things lie. If something is working, why make a change?

Although when it comes to voting for our union contract, count me in! I am a positive voter, I just want to continue to work at my job without losing any major benefits and we have had so many years without a pay raise in my 31 years that a raise is not worth striking for. It is my personal belief that we can never win from a strike vote.

Volunteering - I don't do much of this, hardly none come to think of it unless it is to help a friend or family member. I go to work every day, faithfully, hardly ever missing a day from illness or other reason and the last thing on my mind is volunteering to go and help out on my only days off in a week for a cause. I'm not saying they aren't good causes, they are and yet I still don't raise my hand and say "I'll do that!"

Correction. I do volunteer for one cause. It doesn't aid the poor or the sick and it doesn't feed the hungry but instead it is our time that we volunteer.  My husband and I volunteer our services a few times a year for Can-Am RV Centre, when they ask. Two weeks ago, we were asked to help out at their Toronto RV show and we jumped at the chance.
Option for the beginner

DRV Mobile Suite

The cause in this case was a little self-centered because it was something we really wanted to attend. So for 2 days, 12 hours we stood outside/inside two of their finest fifth wheel trailers and met and greeted interested onlookers. Some were there to purchase, others were just curious about the lifestyle. We had a great time chatting with many different people and even added a name or two to our list of future contacts. This was our third time helping out at their events and already have 3 more weekends book to continue through to spring.

Voodoo - Hallowe'en has come and gone for another year. It was nice this year, since it was on a Friday and what better day to dress up for work and goof around as late into the evening as you like. For me, a child at heart in many aspects, I have dressed up on this day for most of my 60 years. I 've always loved both sides of it.  As a child being the pumpkin, ghost or witch running from house to house to get candy and now as an adult greeting the spooky guests at my door. Of course it's the little ones who steal my heart but I admire those older teens who make the attempt to adorn a zombie or rock star attire. I loved the two teen boys who braved the bright red morph suits this year! They were hilarious bouncing around like little elves.
Krystal, bubble gum machine

I'm proud to say that my children, especially my daughter, takes after me in this thrill of creativity and she is much better at it then I am! I'm attributing that to age, of course, I was good in my day!
My son, my brother and my niece and my step-daughter stepping up to the plate.

Daughter Bridgette, silent screen star

At work, it's like pulling teeth to get others to join me in my childlike endeavour but finally I have 3 others who also get into the spirit.

My first attempt at face painting.
Not bad!!

Twins from down the street more impressed
with Clemson than the candy!
Work gals
Hawaiaan Punch, Kelly Kop,
Rhinestone Cowboy, Jack(ie) Sparrow (me)

Morgan, my niece
My brother.....Dude

My son Patrick, Chaela, Nathan

 If for no other reason, after I retire, my colleagues will remember me for being the one person who ALWAYS dressed up for Hallowe'en. I have one more to go before I leave the working world but since it's a might be more difficult pushing for a Friday dress-up day!

Thanks for stopping in, I've had issues with my computer so have been on standstill for a few weeks.

I needed to jot something so you know I'm still around!

Take care!

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