Sunday, August 22
I wanted to do a whole post with photos from our two days preparing for the Jim Valvano Golf Classic Gala Events, but Blogger isn't cooperating. I post a photo and place a caption with it, and the second photo I attempt to load shows up in the preview, but not in compose, so I can't see it and place a caption with it. It's very frustrating!
On Friday, we ate our lunch at tables outside the Raleigh Convention Center, behind Sir Walter Raleigh. I'd never seen this aspect of him before. Luckily there were no pigeons roosting on him, which surely would discourage any appetite, no matter how hungry you are! It was a gorgeous, sunny day.
We went to work at 9:00 am and left at 4:00 pm. Of course Mel had been hard at work even before we arrived, packing up the flower arrangements we had made the previous day. By the time we left, my "cankles" were hurting and I couldn't wait to get home and prop up my feet. Dinner consisted of a bowl of oatmeal (but not the instant kind) and pumpernickle toast. Meeting back at the shop Saturday morning at 9:00, we went directly to the Convention Center, where we packed up the decor from the previous night and then re-set the tables for tonight's gala. There were seventy tables, each consisting of three vases of flowers, two with floating candles and three votive candles = 350 vases for those tables alone! We went back to the shop after lunch and made bud vases for the breakfast on Sunday morning; recycling the flowers from the Friday night event for use Sunday and again on Tuesday, for the Volunteer's Party.
I remain hopeful - even in the face of dreadful uncertainty - that I will be able to share the photos with you here soon!