Saturday, September 24, 2005

So ... tired ...

It's 8 p.m., and I am finally sitting down after running nonstop since 7:30 a.m. to run the fundraiser today. Epu and my friend Kay were running hard most of that time too. The results? Well, I am so touched by the generosity and support of many friends. I was disappointed by the turnout at the event, since 26 people RSVP'd and several others told us they'd probably be there. But only 17 showed. Among those who showed were many who made quite generous donations, though, so we still brought in over $300! And most of the people who came also baked something or brought something. Plus, many friends who couldn't come still donated. And some of those who had rsvp'd later warned that they probably wouldn't make it, and had already donated in advance.

So I guess what I'm saying is that my friends rock because they came through for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. However, they fell a bit short when it came to their responsibility to consume beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs and baked goods. Fortunately, we were able to send almost everyone home with a nice raffle prize like a case of beer or a bottle of wine.

As we were driving home, we passed the neighborhood bar street, and Erik pointed out that if we walked over there in a few hours with our left-over baked goods, we could sell them all in about half an hour. Sadly, we are so bone tired that I don't think that's going to happen.

Nutmeg had a super-fun day today, although I'm still waiting for her donation. Also enjoying their day were the people at the next picnic down, especially when I walked over with half a tray of leftover jello shots and told them to help themselves.


Notta Wallflower said...

Had a great time - good work on the event!

Hillary said...

Sounds like all your hard work really paid off.


Bert said...

i'm so super sorry i missed this! i was seeing the sites in arizona with my parents, but i did think of you! :)