Let me start with the Ugly so I can put it behind me. Typical Valentine Day. Warren has no concept of what it is supposed to be. After nearly twenty years, you’d think I was used to that. But I’m not. He ate dinner before I got home (and I was home shortly after 6 pm). So, I got my favorite pizza. Z-Place. When I ordered and it was a 45 minute wait, he couldn’t figure out why. I said “first of all it’s a Friday night and second of all, IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY!” (Yes, I shouted!) All he said was, “So?” I throw up my hands. Again, I should be used to it. No acknowledgement of the day whatsoever.
The Bad. Well, it really wasn’t bad. But it was disappointing. We had this Volunteer Appreciation Chocolate reception today. It was our first time doing this. Over 70 volunteers were invited. My staff made chocolate goodies. We had a chocolate fountain with several things to dip. We made up mugs with hot cocoa mix for each person who showed up. And we had a drawing for a Vera Bradley weekender bag and cosmetic bag. Sounds good, right? It was lovely…..for the TWELVE people who showed up. Only one of my board members even made an appearance. I wouldn’t call it a failure. I am saying we need to do a better job next year of getting higher attendance.
The Good. I got my new iPad Air today!!!! Still don’t quite have it organized the way I want, but I’m using it right now. Plus, big bonus! I have a pending offer on my old iPad. I love the iPad Air. I’m glad I opted for the full size instead of the mini. With the new dimensions, it is actually both smaller and lighter weight than the iPad 3. Yet it still has the same full size screen.
The other good thing is that Indianapolis picked up several inches of snow today, rather unexpectedly. And it didn’t get this far north. Finally, snows that are missing us.
So, let’s recap. Today I’m thankful for the missed snow. I’m thankful for the sale of my old iPad. I’m thankful my new iPad Air arrived (and I love it!). I’m thankful for my volunteers who showed up today. Actually, I’m thankful for each of my volunteers who give of their time and their heart. I’m thankful Valentine’s Day is only one day a year and that it is nearly over.
I think today was a good day. How was your day?