Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sunday and I'm Strapped for Time

"A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content." ~Anonymous

How is it possible that the weekend is almost over?!

In the interest of time, today's post will be a very brief one.

I spent all of yesterday helping a group of volunteers clean and sanitize rooms housing 50+ cats, at a local animal shelter which is in over its head and closing soon..but in the meantime all of these lovely felines are passing around upper respiratory infections because they're living in crowded conditions that aren't properly cleaned. I know people mean well, but geez. How hard is it to use some bleach once in a while, or change bedding, or empty the litter pans, or wipe the projectile vomit off the ceiling? (Sorry, but it's true.) It was gross, somewhat depressing, but hugely satisfying when we made some headway and these poor things rushed madly to curl up in their new beds and cushy towels and blankets we put on the shelves.

Sigh. I hope at least some of them get healthy and find good homes.

Anyway, I did nothing else yesterday, which means today I have to find time to work out; finish edits on the "My Mom is my Hero" story; send in my author and book info for my Featured Author Spot over at The Romance Studio; tutor a student (we have a standing Sunday appointment); get my hair cut; and go to a friend's 30th surprise party later this evening.

Wait a many waking hours are in a single day??


LaskiGal said...

Wow! You got so much accomplished. I was lucky to get out of my pjs today! I worked for a shelter for several years as a volunteer. What a fulfilling activity. What is it with teachers and all their volunteering! Like 8+ hours at school (not including all the grading, planning, tutoring done from home)isn't enough--many of us volunteer to work even more! Good for you and hooray for the writing accomplishments!

Marianne Arkins said...

How many waking hours in a day? Nowhere near enough!!

Hope those kitties find a home -- if the shelter closes, what will happen to the critters?

Dru said...

Thanks to you and the other volunteers at least the kitties have a chance of getting healthy and I hope they find good homes.

There's never enough time in the day even if they give us 8 more.

I hope your Sunday is a good one.

windycindy said...

Kudos to you for your time at the animal shelter! I am an animal lover and my brother was a veterinarian for over 30 years before he passed. I can't even go into a shelter, because I would want to bring them all home. You sound like such a busy person! Please give me some of your energy! Thanks and take care,Cindi

Allie Boniface said...

Marianne, they're looking to place all the critters in homes, either permanent or foster, and those they can't I suspect will end up at the shelter where I volunteer regularly. No animals tossed out in the cold!