The past two weeks have been a bit exhausting. To say the least. This week has been a big week for Heroes for Children. Monday night, I joined supporters at Hotel ICON in Houston for the live auction. We auctioned off handbags from Elaine Turner, Oprah tickets, and a cool package from Olympic medalists the Lopez Family, plus several other equally fun and exciting auction items. It was a big night and such fun. We flew back Tuesday morning and prepped to do it all over again. Wednesday night was the same event for the Dallas crowd at Heritage Auctions. Again, we had items for auction that were fun and exciting to watch with the bidding (such as, oh say, Super Bowl tickets for the 2011 game when it is played at the new Cowboys Stadium). Tomorrow night is another big night. The GCS Mom's League is hosting their annual benefit dinner and they selected Heroes for Children has their 2009 beneficiary. Phew, see what mean?!?
When I'm home, I'm focused on my family. I try my hardest to maximize my time with them. Maggie went to my mom's last night so Andrew could join me for the party and she'll spend the night there tomorrow night so he can go to his computer flea market "First Saturday" (lame, I know but he loves it). This weekend, some of the girls are going down to see Tracey. We haven't all been together in over two months. I'm not going. I just can't. I owe it to my family to be home. I need to be respectful of Andrew and how much time he is home alone. So, I told them all to count me out. In fact, I told them to count me out of anything that doesn't involved husbands and/or kids for the next two months because honestly? I'm not going to be able to have much of a social life.
Now, before you comment that I need to be delegating and letting others shoulder the burden of the work, let me dispel that. The HFC staff? Totally and completely ROCKS. They are all busting their tails. We just have SO.MUCH.WORK. Until the first week of May when we launch the women's auxiliary HFC Friends in Houston, we're jammed packed (by the way, if you want info on a volunteer group in Houston to join, email Christi Disch at firstname.lastname@example.org). These women work so hard every day for the mission of our organization. This is our busy season. Spring and Fall are our toughest times of the year.
I'm home every night the next two weeks and I couldn't be more happy. Andrew is thrilled! We are already talking about fun things to do--such as tonight's dinner outside under the Christmas lights that Andrew put up on the awning. Sunday's plan is to go to our favorite weekend funspot--Six Flags! We haven't been since right before Christmas, and we love our time there with Maggie. Completely ignore cell phones, emails, and anything else that doesn't revolve around the three of us and the fun we're having. I can't wait!
Really, this was all to say that I'm sorry I have been so negligent on the blog lately. Stick with me. I will, when I'm not brain fried or trying to spend time with the family, blog more. Just know that you will see little blog activity March and April. I'm here. Just trying to make sure that while work is a major focus, my family is a bigger. That includes getting off the computer in the evenings. And with that, I'm shutting down for the evening.