Friday, April 20, 2012

Earings for Haiti...

Ok, my few friends who actually read my blog- I need your help! My Mom is working on a huge fundreaiser at work to help a coworker go on a service trip to Haiti.

In addition, my sweet Mom is collecting earings (new, old, used, ugly, cute- whatever!) to send with her friend to give to the women there. I thought it was such a sweet idea my Mama had to help the women feel more beautiful and confident. Living in horrible conditions, sometimes it's the little things that can make such an impact on your self image.

If you have any earings you would like to donate, I would be thrilled. I can pick them up, or reimburse you for shipping to send straight to my Mom in Washington. Let me know if you, your Mom, sister, Aunt, neighbor or coworker has anything to share! Thank you! Thank you! I'll get back to you and let you know how much time we have to collect them!

I know I'm crazy when...

..I'm already starting to plan my In-law's 50th Wedding anniversary party and it's still a year 1/2 away! That's the first thing my brain went too when the blessed alarm went off at 4:45 AM this morning. After chatting with Trav about it before he left, he said, "Em, please, for me, go back to bed!"
But it's over. I'm up. I've been googling. I'm awake. When I get something on my brain, I'm done for.
I'm still not sure if it's a blessing or a curse that I'm this way. When I know I need to do something, 95% of the time, I do it way in advance, cross it off my list and take a deep breath of relief- it's done! I'm terrified if I wait to do something, I'll come down with some horrible ailment and not have time to finish the project.

i'm super grateful for my calling at church I've had for the past few years too. Planning events and functions/parties has been great experience, especially when it's been for 100 + people. Planning, cooking, decorating, invites, favors- it's totally right up my alley (except the cooking!)

Anyway, I need to contact the sibilings to make sure those who want to help are apart of the event, and then I'll work on getting a guest list and color scheme/decoration idea's to determine the magnitude of the event, if it's around 100- no problem! Now, if I could just turn my brain off! Mom, I'll need your help with idea's!

Oh, yeah, and I've started working on Christmas gifts too- I'm crazy I know! How do I turn it off??????