I’m not really sure how to go from a day like Monday to just my normal posts. As many of you know I live in Boston and Monday was a tough day. How could what is normally one of my very favorite days turn into something so tragic? Patriot’s Day is a beautiful holiday that is full of such spirit, patriotism, and inspiration. We were out enjoying so many of the wonderful events held all around the city when we heard the news. Fear, sadness, and almost a sense of “this can’t be real” set in. I think it just hits hard when something like this happens only a few miles from our home, on streets we’ve walked countless times. My prayers are with the victims, their families, and I am forever grateful that we are safe. I was thinking about what I was going to say and I feel like it is important to remember that this is, and will be again, a great holiday. We were lucky to spend most of it with dear friends and enjoy this amazing city we live in. And that is what I want to remember. The people I love and the patriot spirit we celebrated.
And since we all must go on, here is the post I had planned to share. I hope you enjoy!
I thought it would be fun to share another activity idea with you that our activities committee recently threw for the women in my church. It was so.much.fun and since I know a lot of you out there are also responsible for different get togethers and are always on the lookout for ideas this is one you’ll want to try!
We had an auction where the items to bid on were acts of service provided by the other women. A sign up went around a few weeks ahead of the activity for people to list the service they were offering. There was everything from a ride to the airport, jewelry making lessons, fresh baked bread, free hair cuts, a Sunday night dinner, fresh flowers, and much more. I would say that the two most sought after services were babysitting and cleaning. Whew, did those mamas want some of that free babysitting! It was so fun to watch the bidding go back and forth and see how into it everybody was. There was a lot of laughing.
Instead of bidding with money we bid with points that we earned for a variety of reasons. Each person was given a sheet with a long list that said things like:
-been on time for church for the last month
-had ice cream this week
-taken someone in need a meal in the last six months
-been to a foreign country
-plays a musical instrument
-participated in an act of service in the last month
and a whole lot more! For every item you could check off you were given 10 points and that is what you were able to bid with.
One of the ladies’ husbands was our auctioneer and he was great and very funny! I’m also really excited for the two items I won- a photography class from Shelby and a manicure from my friend Danielle. Woot-woot!
Along with the auction we also had a tasty baked potato bar and the whole evening was a lot of fun. It was a great way to offer service to one another and celebrate all the different skills and talents we have among us. Thanks to all the ladies for the hard work that went into this fun night!