Last weekend, the guild I belong to held our 4th Annual Fundraiser. We support two small transitional houses for single women in recovery. Our group does great work filling in the cracks where traditional funding just doesn't cover. It's a big event - cocktail hour with live jazz by members of the local high school jazz band, "heavy" appetizers (which is essentially a late meal), a program with slide show and then dancing with music by a DJ.
Like I said, it's a big event that takes months to plan. I do the slide show and coordinate the program with another gal, as well as photo posters and signage that support the night. It was great, and we raised funds while increasing our attendance numbers for the fourth year in a row.
But after it's over, I just feel like collapsing. Of course that can't happen because there are numbers to crunch, compare and reconcile. There is a whole rehash to do to see what needs to change for next year.
Then there is my impending trip to Austin with my son to see family. I. Can't. Wait. !!! Three more days and we're off!
And THEN, there is graduation. Because it's now February. The middle of February. And that means graduation is a mere four months away. I just found out some more family are coming into town for it, which couldn't make me happier. We have one son and we get to do this one time, so we're doing it up! He graduates on a Saturday and we're having a party on Sunday. I love a good party and have all these ideas spinning around in my head from meals for those staying at my house to party food and decorations.
Where some might groan at the thought, I'm excited by the prospect.
And then I realize that my son graduates from high school in four months! That's when my heart slips up into my throat and I dread the time going by too fast.
But we've got a whole season of high school baseball between now and then, a college decision to make, and, and, and....
So that's where I've been. All up in my head with stuff going on every which way.
I'm going to take one day at a time and try to enjoy every last second. Time goes by too fast, people. Way too fast.