Monday, May 18, 2009

This is what I am doing today


The walk was fabulous - t-shirts notwithstanding - some of our national staff joked that we'd decorate the other side of the shirts and do a "nipples for NAMI" fundraiser. ;)

Seriously - it was sunny, and we had more than 500 more walkers than last year - many of whom had never come to the event before - all of that awareness was fantastic!

1,780 bottles of water and more than 1,000 cookies later, we are still counting money (and still accepting donations until July 17, hint, hint) and I am taking today off. Yeah, I can't stay away - I've checked e-mail a couple of times and updated the web site - but mostly I am coasting on my new high of relaxation.

By the way- Mr RK, in addition to helping move and load stuff all weekend, and being my event photographer, and helping all day yesterday, is treating me to a manicure and pedicure. (And yes, he's straight! Read it and weep!) :)

I was so thrilled to raise more than $1,200 (so far - all of you can still show your love by donating five bucks!) because I don't run in wealthy circles. (Or walk or swim in them...you get the point.) This was so touching to me because most of the donations I received were $10 or $20 - and so many people gave! (Thanks again, Green Tea!)

And I had amazing volunteers...point being that so many people were so sweet, thoughtful, and helpful - I'll try to revisit this when I get back to work tomorrow and the irritating shitheads start calling ;)

10 comments:

Darth Weasel said...

Sorry you did not like Wolverine . I actually thought it fit the super hero genre much better than the previous three offerings in the X-Men franchise, which I thought all blew mighty chunks of steaming monkey poo. This one hit what felt to me like all the notes a super-hero flick SHOULD hit, though of course that is merely personal taste.

Nice work on the walk. If I had to be outside in that miserable weather I might have killed someone.

Correction, I WAS out in that miserable weather mowing the lawn, but since nobody was around no living beings were harmed other than the millions of grass blades I sliced and diced...

LL Cool Joe said...

Great news about the walk.

Is your cat a burmese? We had 2 burmese cats.

Enjoy your day off!

The verification word is shiest. Is that like a new variation on shit and shite?

Claire said...

Well done, missy!

Cxx

Fireblossom said...

Walking...I do lots of that! I can relate!

Riot Kitty said...

We don't know what kind the kitty is - we adopted both of our boys from a shelter. :)

Riot Kitty said...

And Darth, you cracked me up with the line about the grass!

ZIRGAR said...

Congratulations, my friend! Well done. It's good to know that people will give something even if they can't give much.

pheromone girl said...

Can I just say that you rock? And are the best friend and coolest co-walker ever?

The light in my world is due at least in part to you. And don't worry - you'll always be more important than any silly boy!! XOXOXO

Scarlet said...

I like your idea for the back of the shirts.

Congrats on the walk!! You deserve that pedicure.

Green tea said...

Your welcome Kitty, next year I will double it..
a challenge to everyone else.

Hey Zirgar? Where did you find my earring?? :D