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   Posted 5/9/2010 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I just realized I had Sunday on Saturday. I've been that way for about 4 days since hubby took Friday off work and was at home helping me take care of 2 young grandkids for a long weekend. Oh wow, that was an experience. It's been a lot of years since I took care of a very busy 3 year old and an 8 month old baby for this long. But I felt volunteering for this job was the right thing to do.

Are you someone who volunteers everything and then wonders if you did the right thing.? Are you a person who can't say 'NO'? What was the last thing you volunteered for and then felt you should have your head examined for doing it?

For me this 3 days with toddlers might be it. It sure didn't do this body any favors but it was wonderful for my heart. I've never been able to say No until a few years ago. I always volunteered for things even though I didn't want to. Been this way ever since junior high school. But somewhere in the past 10 years or so I've been standing up and telling people No, that I have limitations. I have some help doing this but I know I needed to stop letting people walk over me like I used to. It's much better now.

Are you someone who can't say no? What did you volunteer to do that you either regretted or wondered if you were totally sane or not?

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   Posted 5/9/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz... I bet you ARE tired... :)

I absolutely used to be a "can't say no" person... I've gotten better over the years, due to my health issues... about setting my boundaries and trying to know my limitations...

But I still can get myself in situations, like no other person I know :)

The last thing was volunteering to make a scrapbook for my son's kindergarten class. No big deal, right? I used to scrapbook extensively... so I thought I'd pull out my supplies and whip it up. Let's just say I ended up getting 140 pictures.... after agreeing to it - I found out I was pregnant w/ twins and was dealing w/ all of that....

It took me about 30 hours of time... broken into 6 "5 hour" marathons. It ended up being about 50 pages. It about killed me. My husband looked at me at the end and said "never again" :) The good thing is it turned out beautifully...and sold for a lot of money as a "fundraiser" for my son's class....

But it taught me more about really knowing my limitations.... :) --Tina

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   Posted 5/9/2010 4:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a person that can't say no! Momto6-I'm in a scrapbooking pickle right now!!!!!! ARGH!!!

I love to scrapbook, but it's much easier during the summer when I have the time. I have to do one by Friday. I also have to make candy for a friend's party! Oh boy. My husband said he would help. The problem is, then he ends up doing most of the tough work!

Oh, I always volunteer to have people over and then regret it when the house needs to be straightened but then have fun when they're here.

I'm actually really good at not doing things at work even when I'm asked:) Extra things, I mean like clubs, tutoring, etc., but lately I've been helping with a project that is grueling and an immense amount of work! Why--because I can't say "no" because I feel bad if I do, LOL!

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