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Random Monday Thoughts...

Well I just got home from volunteering at the Junior League from 6-9. Not to be too much of a complainer, but leaving at 6:30 a.m. to go teach and volunteering until 9:00 p.m. makes for a darn long day! This counts as my one ways and means shift that I have to work this year, so now I'm 3 meetings and 20 volunteer hours away from sustaining...YEAH!!!! After 7 years, countless meetings and probably about 1000 volunteer hours, I will be able to only do what I want to do for the Junior League and won't be required to do anything.


Tonight, I was labeling and sorting invitations to our American Girl Fashion show. Apparently we get part of our mailing list from American Girl's catalog list. You may be asking yourself, "How many invites were you labeling and sorting tonight?", and the answer would be 18,000. Yes, 18,000!!!!! (There were about 15 of us working on this project)


While I was working tonight, I was sitting next to a lady who was clearly going through chemo. We got to talking and I discovered that she has two chemo treatments left (she takes one every 3 weeks) and I also discovered that she has a 2 year old and an 8 month old at home. She has breast cancer. Everyone knows someone or has been touched by breast cancer in some way. October is breast cancer awareness month, but I have already seen the onslaught of pink in the stores. Of course I love it because you can buy just about anything in pink AND a donation goes to finding a cure for breast cancer. But seeing this young woman tonight reminded me to take a second and remind everyone to BUY PINK (and if you don't want pink stuff (sacrilegious as it may be!) then make a donation of whatever size to finding a cure).


Finally, I feel as though the fall fairy has come into my life. I am LOVING the gorgeous weather!!! It was actually cool this morning! And it is cool right now! I'm hoping to be able to sleep under a blanket tonight! Mother Nature, Please don't let it be a cruel joke and put us back into the hot humid temps next week!


P.S. The air conditioner repair guy was here again today and hopefully all is fixed for good this time (fingers crossed!)

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