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 day8:00am Had breakfast8:15am Finalized the agenda/time table for the evening9:00am Headed to Ben Franklin to buy cardstock to print menu cards for the guests10:00am Finalized menu cards, printed, and assembled them11:30pm Lunch while watching "Lie to Me"1:00pm Head to the hostesses house to help prepare the dinner1:30pm 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 up10:30pm 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 home12:00am 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!!