I am on a deadline, I am feeling stressed, I know it's going to work out in the end but right now there's a feeling of panic setting in. You see, for some insane reason I volunteered to be the Chair person for the Junior Service League Annual Cowboy Ball. For those of you not here in the US the JSL is a group of do gooding women who come together and plan fundraisers for one thing or another. My particular group of do gooders concentrates on local children's charities and we do some fantastic things for the kids in the community.
There are only two weeks left until the big night, and yes folks, it is a big night. There's a country and western band, a bbq dinner, a mechanical bull and the money maker.....the live and silent auction. This is where we hope to make people part with their hard earned cash for the sake of the children. The ladies of the JSL have been hard at work trying to get auction items, we have gift certificates for beauty spas, restaurants, hairdressers you name it. There are also sports items, autographed footballs, gym memberships blah blah blah. If a Hunt or a Skeet Shoot is what you're after, you're in luck (I hope!).
I have been trying to pull this off but of course there are hitches, we're not on the economical high of previous years and it's hard to get people to commit... and who can blame them. But it for the kids!!! So I'm working the phones, I'm wracking my brains, I'm pulling my hair out. And this morning at 4:10am I am lying awake thinking of what else we can do!!!!
Just pray for me, please!!!! I am confident it will all be OK on the night but I need a little boost so if you have any ideas... for the love of Pete... or me... share them!!!! If you're reading this and you have a condo on the beach or a cabin in the mountains that you willing to donate for a long weekend then please let me know. Come on bloggers.... lets unite for the cause!! it's a tax write off for goodness sake, not to mention the amount of free publicity you'll get here in South GA.
OK pitch over, watch this space, I'll be reporting on the progress and of course the night itself in the weeks to come. Much love y'all!!!!!