Wow, way to bring the love, people!
Thank you so much for your encouragement about my new business venture! I can't wait to share with you about tonight's party. Please pray that actual words come out of my mouth as I am trying to teach and that I don't leave my oven mitts in the oven.
Thank you. You are stupendous.
On top of preparing for this major event outside of work, I am also knee-deep in helping our Associates overseas with year-end fundraising. I love this part about my job. I realize that I am in a very small minority when it comes to raising funds, but I love seeing how passionate people become about giving. There is such joy, such worship in the process. And one small gift has such huge impact!
One of the blogs that I follow (it is listed on the right-hand side) is of a couple who live in Egypt. I would highly encourage you to read their blog! They have four adorable little kiddos and they live, work, play and thrive in the heart of Cairo. They are one of the couples that I am assisting right now so if you have a desire to leverage some of your income towards something that is making a profound difference, just let me know. I can hook you up.
In other news, I have a weekend trip ahead of me. Out of all my travels, can you believe that I have never been to New York City? It is true! So when my friend Tara told me about a steal of deal to spend a weekend in the Big Apple, I said "HECK YES." We are going this Friday through Monday and I could not be more excited! We are going to shop, ice skate, walk, eat, explore and soak in everything that this fascinating city has to offer.
My only concern is seeing one of those ginormous sewer rats that apparently roam the streets in herds. Honestly, I would puke if I saw one. I detest rodents, especially thug rodents who laugh at tourists.
I promise to blog my way through it. Shout out any suggestions you may have about where to go, what to eat, what to wear and what to avoid. I am all ears!
I am now off to buy last-minute items for tonight's party, like unsweetened cocoa powder and an apron. Can you believe I don't have an apron? Apparently I live like a caveman.