With part 1 of my day diemed, I had my bake sale left to carpe. I ran back to my friend Jackie’s (she lives close to the finish), showered, and we were back out the door in less than an hour. Don’t worry, I picked up some serious caffeine on the way to Washington Square Park.
It was sunny when we were setting up, so I made the executive decision to set up outside and hope for no rain. Of course, our set up was a little delayed by a protest going from Union Square to Astor Place. This was not just any protest like the ones for Qui Gong (my spelling may be way off) or Syria or Israel or the usual protests — this one was a Slut Walk.
One good thing about this was that a lane in the street was blocked off for their walk from Union Square to Astor Place. Naturally, my friend Jon and I used this to push two tables on a cart down the streets of NYC (from 3rd and 14th to Washington Square Park) with Jon basically screaming, “Charity! Charity Work!” to anyone who stared at us.
I think the set up turned out cute..what do you think?
It did start raining around 2:45 pm, at which point we moved under the awning of a building directly across the street. It was easier than going to the rain location and re-setting everything up there. I have some very good cookie friends (Jackie, Jon, Caroline, Katie, Christy, Hayley) who stuck it out in the rain with me.
Long story short, the bake sale itself raised $932.74 for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. Along with a few checks I am getting, I will be able to give Gretchen about $1000! I am so happy I was able to do this for Gretchen, Larry, Liam, Ella and the entire Cookies For Kids’ Cancer crew.
I was pretty beat. Thankfully, I was babysitting that night for T and M’s parents (or I guess actually babysitting for T and M, but they were asleep) who left me with a glass of wine. I am one lucky babysitter (fyi – I’ve been sitting for them since the mom was pregnant with M!).
I maintained a pretty good steam of energy through Sunday (tutored, babysat with T and M which isn’t really work, I mean we played ballet class – what’s not to love?). Can I say the same for Monday? Nope, I crashed, big time.
But I am deliriously happy with the small contribution I was able to make to Cookies? YES.
A BIG THANKS, again, to EVERYONE who helped me! Your kindness means so much to me.
Until next time….