December 09, 2009

... and I didn't kill one plant.

I'm alive.

I've never seen so many damn poinsettias in my life. Two nursery box trucks arrived, each with racks and racks of poinsettias. Triple high racks... good Lord I have no idea how many racks.

We just kept unloading and sorting.

It went very well, but it absolutely exhausted me and I had a board meeting tonight, so I spent last night getting the books together for the meeting.

My role in the poinsettia fundraiser was to organize it and make it happen. I told a friend of mine today, I didn't have to do anything with money. I didn't collect it, make sure it was right, keep track of it... NOTHING.

No money.

That in itself was such a relief. After being Treasurer for nearly 6 years, I'm tired of keeping track of money. Processes... I'm good at creating and improving. Taking money and keeping track of it... bores me.

So this was a great experience and I'm in the process of documenting my system and working to improve upon it. Next year will be better...

No pictures of plants. I was so consumed with getting the job done, that I forgot.

Bonus for me... I met some GREAT Moms. I was afraid I'd not meet any Moms I loved as much as the Moms at the school my younger kids currently go to.

Not so.

I met some women that had me laughing so hard, I was nearly crying. So it may have been busy, but I laughed a lot... and you can't beat that.

Eye twitch and all...

Posted by Boudicca at December 9, 2009 10:52 PM

Well there you go. Little blessings for you :)
Laughter makes everything easier.

Posted by: patti at December 10, 2009 10:10 AM

So ... how many poinsettias did you buy? I know if I volunteered for that, I'd come home with a crapload.

Posted by: PeggyU at December 10, 2009 12:50 PM

Fortunately, I didn't order any extra or I'd have come home with baskets and baskets full. They were absolutely gorgeous and I had no idea how pretty they would be, so I had placed a small order.

Holy cow... they were so pretty.

Posted by: bou at December 10, 2009 11:38 PM

I have placed or "had placed" (when I was overseas) a poinsettia on my mom's grave every year since 1985.

Her favorite.

I will be there with one on Saturday.


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