Friday, June 13, 2008

Baking for charity

Today I went to the doctor's office again. She put me on more medicine for my depression. I dont like meds but i thought I would give it a try. I am just hoping that I dont have any side affects like before.

Not much happened today. I volunteered to bake cookies for the special olympics in our area. They are having a bake sale to raise money. This is a way that I can help. I have problems being around alot of people because of my social anxiety. This way I can help out without the panic attacks. I am not a very good baker but I am going to do my best. My youngest daughter and son are helping me. That should be fun for us to do. I start my community service at the nursing home next week. I am looking forward to it. The councilor said that it will help out my depression and I can help others at the same time. I have never done anything like this before. When I was younger I used to help out with the special olympics all the time. My mom was a special education aide for many years. I always helped out when I could with events and field trips and things lke that. I really enjoyed it.

I hope everyone enjoys thier weekend. Thank you for all your advice about the dog. I really appreciate the help and ideas. He is really a wonderful dog. I just need to get him healthy. Right now he is running around the house trying to catch flies. Stay safe everyone.


luvrte66 said...

I suspect you're a better baker than you think you are!

Good luck, and have a great weekend!


lv2trnscrb said...

Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies are easy and fun to make; my kids and me enjoyed making them all the time; I'm sure whatever cookies you make will be delicious and very much appreciated!

I hope you have a good weekend too


pamal3 said...

Hey Christine. That sounds like a lot of fun. You should maybe think of doing a wee sale for yourself In the coming weeks. Baking, Tombola, Raffle for a toy etc. and raise some cash that way. Love Pam xx

salemslot9 said...

baking can be good therapy

mariebm56 said...

That sounds great....& the nursing home community service!  Perfect therapy for you.  I've been on medication for depression.  It really helps.  It's just to get you through these bad times.  You will start seeing things are not as bad as they seem.  
Hang in there....{{{HUGS}}}

bojgill4375 said...

That is nice Christine. In my prayers. Hugs, Janie

luvrte66 said...

Christine, Ken and I have been supporting the Special Olympics for years. What a worthy organization, and I think it's great that you're helping out!

I bet you'll find your community service at the nursing home very rewarding. You seem like a very caring person, and I'm sure you'll enjoy sharing that with others.


shrbrisc said...

sounds like you are on the right track

csandhollow said...

WTG hun. Do what you need to do.

Oh about the bird. cat bites or scratches are fatal to birds. It puts a toxin in the bird's system. You would no have been able to save it.

pprrrr39 said...

You never cease to amaze me...... you are struggling with your own problems, but just so giing to others. I understand about the panic attacks, anxiety,depression etc as i too suffer from them. I wish i had the strength to do what you have achieved. I wish you well

hugs Jayne