Another day bites the dust.

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Saturday evening and I am sipping wine, munching on dip and biscuits, listening to some very strange chill out music. I have been trying to convince my husband to cook dinner tonight. He has gone to the kitchen and is making a lot of noise, so I am very hopeful.

The day has been spent organizing paper work for contests and trying to use easySpeak for my Cranbourne Toastmasters club. It is my personal project for the weekend to work on.  My new role of VPE ( Vice President of Education) requires me to set up the agenda for the meetings.  I am struggling with create a template for the contests.  There is always that one thing I don’t know what to do. Solution after some Couch Carol videos, and playing around, I find myself growling at my computer. It is at this point I grab my phone and make a phone call and ask for help. I find my fellow Toastmasters are always willing to help.

It Saturday evening, the chill out music and wine, give a real Saturday night feel. Still I need to get this blog post done as part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, so here I am on my couch computer on lap, my fingers tapping out the words.

This is  a personal/lifestyle blog, I tend to blog about life. I love journaling, Toastmasters and personal develpment. My newest hobby is photography.  My biggest learning curve has been navigating the resources, funding and programmes for my 16 year old son with a disability. I am not an expert rather a Happy Suburban Chick trying to improve each day and be the best person I can be.

Got questions? Ask me anything!

Today I invite you to ask me anything and leave your question or comment in the comment box.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON

 

 

 

 

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Getting out and doing stuff on a cold Winter’s Evening.

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These long cold Winter’s Days certainly has a way of keeping people in doors especially during the evening time.  During summer everyone is out and about, there is a furry of activity in the neighbourhood. Whilst during the months of winter, the front yards and streets are deserted, there is hardly a sign of life. I guess many people do what I do ,stay home and hibernate. I am the first to admit, I spend way to much time indoors, and watch way too much television during the Winter months. It  is hard to get motivated to go out during the cold wet evenings. Last night, in the dark, with rain pelting down, I ventured out to go to a Toastmasters Speech Contest meeting. The hardest part was leaving the house, I kept thinking, do I really want to go out in that weather, after all it looked so cold and nasty. I did, and when I reached my destination, it was worth it. It was a really fun, and exciting night, just what I required to liven myself up. It reminded me how much I love learning as a part of being, and how much I enjoy listening to peoples stories. In-fact I connect to all the stories, and was able to identify and reflect upon my own life. Those stories energised me and got me thinking, about how the speech was being delivered,  also making connections to what was being said, and being curious about the person delivering the speech. No television show can engage  me as much as being in that audience listening to those stories. I am so glad I ventured out on that cold Winter’s Night. I constantly need to remind myself, to make the effort, rug up, and go somewhere and enjoy life!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

FRAN DISHON