Ok, not all for me. All for the Run/Walk for the Arts that took place on Saturday.
I love organizing this race and I've done it for long enough that everything really falls into place. But the few days before, I do a lot of running around and making sure everything will be all set. This year, my big worry was the yogurt. They agreed to sponsor without me having to bribe them, take my shirt off or threaten them in any other way. I was so taken aback when the girl asked if 25 cases would be enough, I was sure it was a joke and would never really happen.
They have a really nifty way of packing 3 flats of 12 containers into a styrofoam cooler with packing peanuts and ice packs. They overnight it and when it arrived, everything was still nice and cold and some of the ice packs were still frozen. This wa sa huge relief because I thought they were shipping them with dry ice and I was going to have to put lots of ice into lots of coolers and I was beginning to get really worried about how that would all work.
After I stashed all of the yogurt, I continued getting everything ready and in the General so it would be a smooth morning.
It rained all night and I figured it would rain that morning. We havent' had a rain disaster in all of the 9 years we've done it, so I figure we are due. I don't worry much because I get enough pre registered that even if no one showed up that day to pay, we would not lose money. Plus, runners are a really weird group and some will run no matter the storm or situation.
The day started out cloudy but then the clouds broke and it was fine. A little more humid than I would prefer, but everything went just dandy. And we brought in just about the same amount of money as last year. Not too shabby. Here are some fabulous photos for evidence.
And this is the last real week of school. Tomorrow is a half day for kids and teachers have to finish the day. Then, I thought I'd delay summer a little longer and I applied to be on the Literacy Intervention Committee for middle school. It's an easy $600 for showing up for 2 summer days, so I thought I'd do it. Although now I'm getting a little itchy to be done and have my freedom, so I might have been seeing dollar signs instead of freedom.
Then I'm off to my sister's on Saturday for a few days.
AND THEN summer will be begin when I return. No grad classes or workshops this summer for the first time in...... possibly the first time ever.