Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heart and Will are broken

Feb. 19-25, 2014 (1 week)
Sherling Lake Greenville, AL 36037

I have been a volunteer from my teenage years on. I want to make life easier for groups that do good. I want to help. And many times it has come back to bite me.in the ASS. I am sorry for this rant, but I've got to release! 
Volunteering is a wonderful thing, BUT....I have finally learned my lesson. I will volunteer on the most lowest scale. When I was a part of the Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc., it seemed like such a fun group. I wanted to help it continue on, so when the position of newsletter editor came up, I volunteered and Scott came along for the ride. So we get into the inner circle and we hear all the CRAP, about who doesn't like who and what this person did, and power struggles etc. Damn! I just wanted to help. When we adopted our deaf English Setter Lyla, I slowly got more involved in English Setter rescue. 
This was the photo of Lyla needing a home in 2004
When I was accepted on to the Board of Directors as Secretary, I was now in the inner circle. Bad move on my part. I've been on the Board for 7-8 years and have been through some ups and downs with the group. We are once again in a power struggle. I don't care!!! I just want to help the dogs!!!!! I don't want to know all the crap that goes on. I just want to be blissfully naive. I've learned my lesson. Yes, I will continue to volunteer, but never in the inner circle. A hard lesson learned.
We've spent the week in Greenville, AL. I would not recommend this town as a place of interest. But Sherling Lake Park is very nice and peaceful. The temperatures have also been very pleasant and I've once again been able to sit outside and read.
I'm sorry, I really don't feel like writing. On to Florida tomorrow.
Please send good thoughts to me. I'm so disheartened.
Descending SonDescending Son by Scott Shepherd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book grabs you right from the first page.
It does go back and forth from present day to past events. Once you get the idea of it, I found it quite interesting, the way we would slowly find out more history to go along with what's going on in the present.
Then when you are really into the mystery of what is going on, you are thrown a 180° twist!!! Now it's a whole other story.
I'd rate the book 4.5 if 1/2 stars were allowed.
Feb. 26-Mar. 4, 2014 (1 week)
Torreya State Park - Bristol, FL
Mar. 5-11, 2014 (1 week)
Cedar Key RV Resort - Cedar Key, FL
Mar. 12-20, 2014 (9 days)
Mom and Dad Segrell - Altoona, FL


  1. Would you just look at Lyla...adorable! You have a huge heart! Look out FL ...here comes Debbie... Family yea and Cedar Key..excited to hear how you like it there... Looks beautiful!

  2. Dear Debbie,
    Volunteering is a thankless job. People do not understand that you are a "volunteer" and that you are not their slave, therapist, director, personal assistant and confidant. However, just like everything else in life, you have to take the good with the bad. How many animals have you helped? How many animals have you rescued? How many motorcyclists enjoyed reading your newsletter? That's what volunteering is about. How many people have had their lives enriched by the animals that you relocated with them? There will always be the negative person that volunteers for the wrong reason and there will ALWAYS be someone who thinks they can do the job better than you. So what? Who cares? Ignore the bad and continue to do all the good work that you do to make the lives of so many animals better. I know they appreciate it and so do MOST of the people that you associate with in the rescue.

  3. Hi Debbie, Always when one volunteers and takes on a position there are always nay say'ers and people who try to drag you down, just take a breath and let it go, consider the source of the bad. All your work with the rescue has made you a wonderful lady and super friend to the pups and people you have brought joy to. Happy Trails


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