Wednesday again, and a short week for me this week as I’ll be off work Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. With a bit of luck I’ll have some time to visit more of you this week.
On to my desk, in the throes of Christmas on Sunday.
I blogged about the cards that are there on Tuesday of this week. I had quite a lot going on when I snapped the pic, lots of small packets of bought embellishments are on the desk, what with all the dies and cool supplies we have now I don’t find I use them very much these days. The light was very bad the whole weekend as we had a big warm up, from -12C to +12C in two days and we had a lot of rain too. Back to cold again now and our snow either melted or was washed away with the rain! More where that come from no doubt!
Last Friday a bunch of us from the IT Dept at work went to a local senior centre where we served their Thanksgiving Lunch. Some other colleagues had been at the centre all Thursday afternoon and prepared and cooked the meal. I was in charge of helping out three tables of seniors with food (if they couldn’t get to the buffet line themselves), coffee/tea, water, pie and clearing dishes etc. There were 18 tables in total. It was a lot of fun but those old peeps ran me ragged for 2 hours, although I did get some hugs at the end! When we all got back to work, Toyota provided lunch for us as it was also our free Thanksgiving lunch at work and we were missing it by volunteering, but our lovely HR girls made sure we got our turkey lunch too. It’s something I’m looking forward to doing again next year, both the volunteering and the eating lol! I’m on the right in the pic, with my arms folded
Off you (turkey) trot! Many more desks to be viewed over at Julias!
What a lovely idea, to help the seniors! Glad you got a dinner too though. Happy Thanksgiving and take care – love the desk full of cards! Helen 6
A lovely idea – helping like that. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. Anne x #32
Lisca Meijer said:
I know how you feel. I’ve worked with older folk for many years. You need patience. Good for you for doing the volunteering!
Love your cards!
Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
Have a good week,
Your desk looks very organised and productive, and well done on the volunteering!
Shaz in Oz.x said:
Hi there Brenda how wonderful to volunteer like tha the oldies would’ve loved it.. good you didn’t miss out on your lunch too. Love your desk. Happy WOYWW. Shaz in Oz. Xx #12
Am loving the multi coloured production on your desk. I find bad light is just too hard to do colour matching in now..and loads of other excuses. Your weather is all over the place, although I for one am glad to read that it’s no longer -12! I could feel it from here!
Great work with the Seniors, and super organisation of the team too – that makes such a difference when you ‘hit the ground’ and then no-one’s volunteered time is wasted which is important for the vent but also for the volunteer – there’s nothing like turning up and not being useful, it puts one off volunteering again!
Very festive looking desk you had there Brenda. How lovely of you to volunteer and good of your company to provide a meal for you afterwards.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Yes a great thing to do, I liked the comment about the seniors running you ragged but I’m sure you coped. Your colleagues look like a great crowd.
Lovin those cards. Nice group shot. I am in IT too. 🙂 That was very nice of you all.
Such a lovely idea. Happy Thanksgiving.
love the cards on your desk. More importantly, LOVE hearing about your company supplying and serving a Thanksgiving meal at a Senior Center. I can just imagine how tired you must have been after two hours!
I’ve had my Thanksgiving meal so it was a perfect time to visit desks – either that or take a nap!!
Happy belated WOYWW
Sandy Dehon said:
Your desk is always so interesting Brenda – what, no sock or yarn! Great picture of you and your work mates and what a wonderful Thanksgiving you gave to the seniors! Bravo kid – you did well!