Wow, the holidays, family business, and volunteer obligations really took a toll on my blogging opportunities! Thanks for hanging in there! My last blog post was Thanksgiving Day of 2010, which really is in the middle of my launch time. For those (loyal 18) who have been following me, you know that the past few months have been more than challenging. I lost my mother-in-law on Octoner 12, right in the middle of launching the celebrity golf tournament I work on. This was the day my iPhone decided to crap out on me and leave me with very little sound from my callers. Great...my husband calls to tell me his mom just passed and I can't hear much of what he's saying other than, "Mom just died." As I take a moment to fall apart and figure out how to explaim this to my kids, I get another phome call from Hockey Legend, Bobby Orr, telling me he can't make the charity golf event I'm working on. I put on a a happy face and tell him that it's no problem and that we'll miss him at this year's event.
Moving on to the holidays: On top of everything else, my mom was diagnosed with cancer, requiring a hysterectomy - the day before Thanksgiving and being released into my care on Thanksgiving Day - and subsequent radiation therapy treatments, the last of which ends this Wednesday. God bless her for being such a trooper! Let's just say that the holidays this year were not stellar.
Enter January: Spent New Year's Eve being entertained by our favorite local band, Mo Geetz. A real highlight into the New Year!
As all of this is progressing, I'm knee-deep into the Tim Wakefield Celebrity Golf Classic - which benefits the Space Coast Early Intervention Center - as the Celebrity Chair. My volunteer job requires me to contact all the Celebritites Tim wants invited to his event, make all their travel arrangements, and make sure they are taken care of during their stay here. I pride myself on doing a great job in this area! This event was scheduled on the last weekend in January.
Fast forward to four days ago. My step-son is being recognized in a ceremony that acknowledges his accomplishments as a Firefighter/Paramedic.
Dinner? Well, tonight was one for the reords.Steak Au Poivre/ Peppercorn Sauce, Celery Root & Potato Mash, and Roasted Asparagus. This girl is back on her game!
Thanks to all for your patience!