Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Recap

Monday, May 11, 2009.....

Here's my recap of the quickest weekend ever:

Plant Sale: I participated on one of the local park's committee to help put together their first plant sale. The proceeds help to compensate the budget cuts made by the town and the sale was a success. We raised $4,000!

I have to admit, I was shocked at how quickly we sold out. On Friday, I was helping to re-pot donations made by the community and couldn't believe how many plants we received.

Saturday, while unloading plants in the pouring rain at 7:30 a.m. we were cursing the weather gods! The sale was from 10:00 to 3:00 and we sold out by 11:30 a.m.. It was awesome.

I admit, I was fearful to volunteer again. In the past, I was the fundraising chairperson for a girls' club (where everyone seemed to have an agenda for being on the board, but to help the cause) and I was also on the board of a community acting group (the movie Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest was not an understatement for this bunch). I was pleasantly surprised by this group. We all worked well together and one woman even commented on that fact.

After playing in the dirt, loading and unloading large and small plants off flatbeds, I was beat. I laid low at night and got sucked into a mindless video game, but not before watching The Ghost Whisperer which I dvr'd.

I've never seen this show and was curious about all the hype. Ummm...not my cup of tea. Next.

Mother's Day : It was the first nice day in a long time, we hoped to work outside, but by the time we cleaned, did laundry and went to visit my mom, the day was shot.

My mom is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's where she is happy and well taken care of. I must admit conversation with her is always interesting.

Yesterday, we learned she lived in the White House, I had another brother who was a pilot and the Man on the Moon brings her the meals. He apparently brings 3 other plates, but she forgets there are 3 other people eating with her. My hubby wanted to ask her if the Man on the Moon brought her cheese to eat, but knew better.

By the time we got home, I started dinner and wondered what happened to the day.


SillyStud said...

You sold out?! That is fantastic!

I have to say that I find it so peculiar that you (like me), in spite of being unemployed, still mourn the passing of a weekend that was too short. I can't really say why I'm sad to see Monday is coming on Sunday nights when I don't have to get up and head to work...


marathoner81 said...

Congrats of raising so much money!

I wish the man on the moon would bring me dinner!

LiLu said...

Congrats, AND I'm so sorry... you take me on a roller coaster, girlie.


Anonymous said...

I loved your recent entries. I've been out digging in the garden for the past few weeks and I keep hoping for warm(er) weather. Here it is, Mother's Day Weekend, when it's supposed to be safe in the Chicago area from frost, and it's in the 40's! And rain? You could swim in the rain-made lake we have in our backyard from the rain.

I have to say that you are truly inspiring in the way you handle your mom's disease. It's so nice to hear someone say that her mom is happy and well-cared for in a nursing home. And your sense of humor is too much. I lol-ed when you described that she thought she had lived in the White House and that the Man On the Moon serves her meals.

The weekend did fly by and I am actually happy to have a Monday when no one is home, which is highly unusual for me to say since I am such a pack animal and crave being with other people. But I've enjoyed spending the afternoon catching up with my fellow bloggers.

DB said...

You totally forgot the trip to Crumbs!!!! It is probably a good thing Westfield is 20 miles from here (the nearest Crumbs to Tinytown) because I would be in serious cupcake trouble.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Silly Stud: I hear you about Mondays - Strange...
Marathoner81:Maybe the MOTM will someday
LiLu: Thanks, but no worries. My mom has been ill for quite some time - I''m just happy she's so happy.
Wild Boomba:Thank you for the very kind words.
DB: Crumbs is not that special a trip anymore. I think we go 1 x week now. It's becoming part of our routine. :-)

Sheri said...

wait . . . you don't like Ghost Whisperer? I love that show!

Congrats on selling out! I've learned to say NO to committees - I make a much better indian than chief!