Friday, December 5, 2008

Busy as a....

It's been an incredibly busy week. It started Monday morning with a talk for the Occupational Therapy students at Dalhousie Univerity. I've been doing this talk for a few years now and thoroughly enjoy sharing my experiences with MS with these kids. (OK, they're not kids)

Monday evening I did some voice work for a video to introduce folks to a new kind of insulin pump. I managed to get in some Christmas shopping and a few chores over the next couple of days, attend a wake for a friend's mother, and yesterday did a TV interview for a feature (about End MS) to run on the regional supper hour news program. It'll air next week.

The EndMS campaign has been under way in Canada since September, but only recently launched in Nova Scotia. So, as the EndMS spokesperson for Halifax (actually, the person-with-MS spokesperson), media are directed to me for interviews. The journalist who interviewed me was actually an intern at my station a few years ago.

The next few weeks will see us in high gear for public appearances and work related events; this time of year is busy for us. And the Wookie is still traveling for work, but next week will be going further afield.

The weekend will be busy as well with a couple of work related events tomorrow and then our staff Christmas party on Sunday. Posting will no doubt be light for the next few weeks, though I hope to have pictures to show off my new dress for the party.

S.

3 comments:

Jen said...

I like reading your blog, Shauna. It's so interesting and just a completely different take on things. I wish I could get around to reading so many more blogs, but of course no one can read everything! So I'm glad I get a chance to stop by on occasion and read this (and sometimes I don't leave comments, but I'm still readin'!)

My family and I took the CAT boat from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia a few years ago. I pleaded with them to leave their damned car and let us hop a bus to Halifax for the day. But my in-laws wanted to have a car over there, so we stayed in Yarmouth. Well, we eventually took a break when my father-in-law got sick of driving, so everyone started nodding off in our car that was pulled over on the side of the road. Except my mother-in-law. A true mafiosa, she slept with one eye open, staring around. I was in and out of sleep for about 20 minutes. True story! Some day I'll get to Halifax.....

LISA EMRICH said...

Certainly sounds like you are extremely busy. Very cool that you are the 'person with MS for the EndMS campaign. You have a lot to answer, they better respond respectfullyl

Shauna said...

Thanks, Jen...come to the blog any time. And come back to Nova Scotia. I'm actually a little surprised that your car was at the side of the road for so long without anyone simply stopping and asking if you needed assistance or wanted a cup of tea (they do that here).

Lisa, if they don't respond respectfully I'll send you and Linda after them...

S.