In response to my rant yesterday I just wanted to share what always happens after I hit rock bottom (or so it feels like it to me) On days I just feel horrible and down and out, the one and only thing that keeps my head up is planning things to help others. Any kind of charity I can be apart of to help others always makes me excited. Even on days I feel a severe lack of motivation, it's usually on those days that a fire is lite in me and I get great ideas. Hang with me this is going somewhere. I don't know what it is but I do credit God for giving me this inspiration, this motivation to do good for others when I am at my lowest moment. These days I live to help others in any way I can and last night after I had a complete 100% meltdown of a disaster I thought of a great idea. I don't want to share exactly what my brilliant idea is because I want it to be surprise but I will say I am going to hold a fundraising auction on Tycob's Boutique (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tycobs-Boutique/235036309900051) to raise funds to help a very special little girl in a BIG way. I am hoping this works, I want nothing more then to help this little girl and once she has her surprise, I will share. I have decided all profits will go towards the fundraising (with the exception of shipping which I am willing to cover most of). At first I was selling things to mainly re-cop what I had spent on fabric but Stephen and I are in a good place right now and whenever we can we give, so this is my time to give. It is something I can give. I don't rely on the money for us, I never have. It always goes towards some sort of charity because that's why I do it.
So I am asking all of you to pop on over to Tycob's Boutique (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tycobs-Boutique/235036309900051) and like us if you haven't already. Also make sure to check off that you want updates and please, as soon as I say go, spread the word. I really want this to work. I do have a goal in mind, enough to cover what is needed or this special little girl and will announce more details on facebook once I upload all the pictures to the album. In my darkest hour she is my shinning light, she has given me new fuel and lite my fire. I pray that this will work and this will help her for her darkest moments.
On a sidenote, I thought I'd give EI one more chance. I called this moring, every 5 minutes from 8:30-9:07 getting the message they were too busy and couldnt take my call. Reached the waiting list at 9:07 wait time was more then 45 minutes, figured I'd get some work done first. Tried again 20 minutes later (9:30) and from 9:30-9:47 I got the too busy message. 9:47 I reached the waiting list, another 45 minutes. Figured I'd hold and just put my speaker phone on so I could still work. On hold for 20 minutes, someone picks up, take 10 minutes to explain what is going on...she says to wait while she reads what is going on, on hold for 10 more minutes then hung up on. I'm officially done, I am going to my MP because I am getting nowhere with the idiots at EI. Everything was fine until this guy called yesterday and said my claim hadn't been cancelled when I have a letter stating it was. Gathering all my info to bring with me to the MP's office and taking care of this once and for all.
Another side note, I called Canada Post to file a complaint of no mail for 3 weeks and they said there isn't much they can do since none of it is regsitered. No you will do something about this matter. Not receiving our mail is causing a headache, so yes, you will investigte and I've already contacted the Ombudsman because this lack of service is inexcusable. The last 2 years my pride of being Canadian has greatly vanished, the shit treatment we have received from the government lately makes me want to move back to the USA. End sidenotes.
So please, stay tuned on how you can help me help a very special little girl in a BIG way. I really want it to be a surprise, I love surprises (well good ones, not the crap lately) and I do committ, any money raised will go directly to her.