Monday, April 6, 2009

Sometimes I Do Alright

I just noticed our bedroom window was open all night. Granted it was just a crack but STILL. Spring is here and Summer soon AND I cannot wait.

Winter was far too long this year.

I did alot this weekend. Doing alot makes me cranky. I was out of the house by 7:30 AM Saturday morning. I got involved in a PTA Yard Sale. A few months ago I got a call to sit down and answer questions on how Yard Sale Fundraising is done. I've done them for many years now and while it's not Rocket Surgery (haha), there are a few pitfalls to watch out for. So I shared my vast knowledge in peddling other people's crap.

Well this past Friday Night it was D-Day. I went. Not small feat when everyone in the house is ending their week and wanting to veg instead of watch the baby, so I could do something.

We got past it.

I could not believe the great donations this group got. There was some junk but mostly? Teachers donate some fantastic things. I scoffed up mucho grande of crap.

I also had to do some reassuring. I guess when you fill 15 tables in a cafeteria and you aren't feeling confident, there is concern that people will not come.

At one point I had a mix of the Principal of the High School, several key teachers and a few Mom's gathered around me, all listening intently on how you convince buyers to make generous donations to their cause. In this case SmartBoards for the classrooms.

It made me feel good. Yo.


It was a huge success. We raised over $1,000.

So that was really nice. But the reality for me? (goodies I picked up cheap aside) Is that I lost most of my weekend to this event and had to cram in, grocery shopping, a tiny bit of cleaning, too much damn laundry AND a birthday party into what was left of the weekend.

Not fun.

But hey, it's Monday and as the week stretches out before me like a valley, I'm feeling pretty good about myself.


Amy said...

I just wanted to say good morning and wish you a fantastic Monday. Even though your weekend wasn't too restful, it was PRODUCTIVE and that's a bonus!

Sassy said...

It must have been a success! Is it Friday yet?