Daily Archives: May 16, 2009

The Perfect End…

I have been working since 8am this morning for a small dinner VNSF hosted for our most loyal and generous donors.  Here’s how my day looked:
7:30am     Woke up, got ready for the day
8:00am     Had breakfast
8:15am     Finalized the agenda/time table for the evening
9:00am     Headed to Ben Franklin to buy cardstock to print menu cards for the guests   
10:00am   Finalized menu cards, printed, and assembled them
11:30pm   Lunch while watching "Lie to Me"
1:00pm     Head to the hostesses house to help prepare the dinner
1:30pm     Started washing dishes, setting the table, chopping food, etc.
5:30pm     Dinner service begins and for the next 6 hours I was on my feet – prepping food, plating dishes, cutting garnishes, washing dishes, cleaning up
10:30pm   The last guest leaves and we start washing the last of the dishes, bag & box the nice silverware and dishes, wipe down all the tables, counters, etc.
11:30pm   Head home
12:00am    Turn on boob tube, poured bowl of cheetos, and start surfing to find something to watch and decompress.  On comes my all-time favorite movie…
The Princess Bride… I could not have chosen a better way to end such a LONG day.
Big thanks to our Chef and Hostess for donating a wonderful 5-course dinner for 10.  And many many thanks to my volunteers who came in shifts to help me out–I would have fainted from exhaustion if not for your help!
One more event tomorrow and then I have another 60-70hour work week to look forward to.  Woohoo!!