Southern Exposure

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 0 No tags Permalink

Tomorrow is the Humane Society event at Southern Exposure. We went out today to set everything up. The weather is lovely today, and should be perfect tomorrow, sunny and 75 degrees. There is simply no more beautiful place to hold an event than Southern Exposure; the beauty is equally matched by their generosity and love for animals.


After we set everything up (still have an hour or so to go tomorrow right before the event), we went to Turkeyville USA for the final planning meeting. Grandma and Grandpa always took us out to Turkeyville. I thought of them while we were there. I think they’d be interested in the expanded turkey menu items. And probably would have gone for a slice of rhubarb pie.

I remember the auction event the first year I started at the shelter. I had only been in the job a little over a month. It was overwhelming, but the committee was a well-oiled machine and I didn’t really need to worry about much. The event has changed over the past years, and I’ve taken on more of the responsibility and a lot of the worrying. The evening features a gourmet meal paired with wines, wine-tasting discussion, live and silent auction and a wine pull. The fundraising goal for this year is $16,000. We’ve sold out (oversold, in fact) at 113 attendees. Hopefully, they’ll all be feeling quite generous and will spend a lot on baskets and items.

It is now days into September and I feel like I have fallen well behind everything. Time is moving so quickly, and it feels like I am personally moving in slow motion. It’s not a good feeling. I wish I could pause time, just so I could catch my breath.

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