Yes, I do know that it is Friday. But yesterday started at 6 am and ended at 1am this morning. Long long day. I had Wine and Design: Runway Edition 2012. This year was much much bigger than the previous years. A lot more work and a lot more decorations and setup. But we definitely had a lot more people show up. Which is more money for the charity.
Loren did an amazing job with the decorations. Scott from Harding made this awesome sign which we will definitely use for future events! I love the river in the background of this photo too.
All that being said… I am worn out… lots of setup and trying to find missing tickets from locations, keeping up with money, collecting money and extra tickets from the committee members and just trying to keep will call all up to date, which it wasn’t there were people who purchased online that I didn’t know about and so they didn’t have a ticket and they were quite…. vocal about their anger and I just don’t like people who don’t listen to suggestions on what we can do to make them happy and are just rude… Obviously the night had ups and downs… I got most of the downs in the torrent of crazy long line/crowd at the door. The years past have never been that packed, which is a sign we sold a lot. Most of the good came after when the designers and reps talked about how much fun it was and what a great job we all did. I think the problem was mainly the general public. We ordered 16 (I believe) cases of wine and we were out by the time the runway started, we then had to go buy another 70 bottle as a store close by. Gotta keep the wine flowing. But then at the end of the night we still had some bottle left over. They had been corked so we had to take them home, they can’t be stored for our next event once they’ve been corked. Hence: my Sunday plans for a girly bracelet party is going to include:
Aww yeah! Free wine?! I haven’t tried any of these but I imagine the White Zin will be good.
Before all the festivities I had to go out to Lonoke to get tags for my new car… then when I went to put them on the car…. I didn’t have any screws so I stopped at O’Reilly Auto parts… took a few tries to find the right ones but I got my tags on! Woo. But while there I couldn’t help picking up a few things for my car, like a shoulder strap cushion, its way cushier… is that a word?… than my last strap (which was scooby doo from when I was 16, which was holy cow almost 10 years ago). I also picked up an air freshener because when I run the ac in the car it smells a bit funky. Like a mix between stale and mildew. So I got myself an Ed Hardy (don’t hate) orange pouch that hangs from the mirror. AND… I picked this up for my sister:
After all that running around my poor car was on E!
Which isn’t bad since Scott filled up the tank… over 2 weeks ago. We’ve gone all over Little Rock, driven to Cabot a few times, I’ve been driving it daily now and then all the errands for yesterday on top of going all the way out to Lonoke. And I’m just now on E. This is awesome… Ahh… Goodbye 12 mpg.
I had an eventful Thursday…
Quick wrap up… Things I love Thursday: Finishing a project, corks as decorations, free wine, my new air freshener, my sister and her love of the yankees, 40 mpg, and that moment when your head hits the pillow after a really long day.
PS. Does anybody have any solutions/remedies for getting “charilie horses” in their calfs? All that stuff yesterday and I woke up 4 times last night with them. I can barely walk today.