Oh heeeyyyy there. Sorry about the MIA stuff lately, it's been a busy few weeks work-wise around here. I have one 'large and in charge' event per year and it was this past Thursday (plus a bunch of little events leading up to it, but whose counting?) I've just about worked these past 4 weeks straight and this gal is TIRED but thrilled with the outcome. Although not setting a record in guest count, we did break the fundraising goal by $120k. So that makes 3 consecutive record breaking years for me. Phew! Raising money ain't easy my friends.

Every year is different in its own special way, but this year, it was, gosh do I say it? Ahem. Cough, cough. Easy. Cough. With 1,100 guests, you're bound to have a few hiccups but nothing major really happened. I kept thinking to myself, "OK, any minute now, something bad is going to happen" but it never did! I actually enjoyed myself a bit, mingling with guests and joking with my colleagues.

I've got a few miscellaneous tasks to finish up then this bad boy is ready to be put to bed for the summer. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with myself. I will have full, two day weekends again and I won't have to be constantly checking emails late into the night. I think I could get used to this....

Ma man cleaned up our kitchen all nice like pre-luncheon. What a doll!

And the guests are seated!

A nice number :-)