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So much to do, no time to do it

By Kim Boccia (Contact)

Published May 10, 2013

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(In response to last week’s column)

Most people said my grumpiness last week was “writer’s block.” Those closer to me know better — I have plenty to talk about. Experts say hormones, diet and exercise, dehydration and the list goes on. The fact of the matter is simple — women get grumpy. Sorry, guys.
Just saying ...

It’s a juggling act
Have you ever felt good about yourself until you hear about all the good things someone else is doing? I went to lunch with a high school friend the other day. I was feeling pretty good, telling her about my family, my latest accomplishments and my white picket fence life.
Then, it was her turn. She spoke about her new-found calling — working and helping out at the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown. I was too embarrassed to tell her I didn’t even know what that club was or that Y-town even had one. I’m a good person (so I think) and kind to others, but all of a sudden I felt selfish and un-giving.
How do people juggle everything? This column is 350 words and I’m late getting it to my editor every single week. There’s laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, kids’ activities — and I don’t even have a job outside the home.
I was watching the news this morning and the anchor mentioned that a book she read was better than the movie. She has time to be an anchor and read a book? What am I doing wrong?
The Boys and Girls Club is a place where kids can go to have fun and keeps them “off the streets.” I’m thinking “I can barely keep my own kids off the streets, let alone someone else’s.” I would love to help out there, as I suddenly feel like my adding $1 for charity to my Kmart bill isn’t enough.
They also sponsor a program, “Money Matters,” where they teach children how to balance their check books and manage money. Maybe I could volunteer to help with that, although my husband said I should attend this, not offer to teach it.
Maybe it’s just the fear of the unknown. I have decided to go on a parent/child tour of the Boys and Girls club this week and see how I can help out. Maybe I’ll even learn something .
How do volunteers manage their time?
Just asking ...


1nojimbo(286 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"She spoke about her new-found calling — working and helping out at the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown. I was too embarrassed to tell her I didn’t even know what that club was or that Y-town even had one."
Pretty much sums up the writer's knowledge and the tripe people have to endure in this "column" week after week. Just jaw dropping consistently awful.

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2Askmeificare(1252 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

At nojimbo:

You can't be serious?

Its a damn straight cool column. This is the second time I have read her column and I love it- Why? -

Because for starters she is honest.

Secondly, her article is only 350 words so she can't adequately support her statements.

Look, here's what I mean:

At Kim Boccia:

You are right on in this weeks column.

But, why help out the less fortunate?

Why do you feel guilt simply because your idea of helping the world is through economic stimulus (via shopping) versus helping and giving personal aid to an individual who chose crystal meth over personal responsibility?

You wrote:
"I would love to help out there, as I suddenly feel like my adding $1 for charity to my Kmart bill isn’t enough."

Do you realize that when you contribute ANY KIND OF HELP to these organizations, you are only enabling its clientele or victims or dregs of society to continue to act like human trash?

Look at the Hurricane Katrina "victims" whom have shot at the Red Cross helicopters or the Hurricane Sandy "victims" whom are crying to be taken care of when they should have a savings account for emergencies and blame the insurance companies and the Government for their lack of personal responsibility.

You would be better off buying a drink for an alcoholic because at least you can see your enabling contribution in action.

And BTW, when Kmart advertises that THEY donated a million dollars(which THEY can write off) to charity, is your name anywhere on the guest list for being a donator?

I suggest you are doing more than contributing when you keep your lawn trimmed and your picket fence white.

At least then the trash and dregs of human life can see what they could be if they make the right decisions in life and take personal responsibility for their decisions AND actions.

Your friend " ...helping out at the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown" is GUILTY of enabling the absentee parents.

Everyone involved (with charity) are more than fine with the ideology of allowing a "cultic" society to farm a child's consciousness until the absentee parent discovers a legal loophole they can cash in on. Your friend is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Check out the lawsuits online.

So keep your charitable dollar after your visit in the Martha Stewart section at Kmart. God will still bless you. Afterall, God helps those who help themselves.

At nojimbo:

See?! Kims' column is awesome good stuff!

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3nojimbo(286 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Askmeificare, Ayn Rand called from beyond the grave, she said her books were all a joke. She thought you would have gotten the joke when she ended up taking Medicare payments after all that nonsense about "takers" in Atlas Shrugged.

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