I’m to receive an award tonight at the inspirational conference held at our church. The speakers go around the country, inspiring women and honoring those who have overcome adversity and gone on to do good things in the community. I was chosen out of the nominees.
Truth be known, I usually skip this type of thing. I don’t know what a couple of women in their 40s/50s can teach 65 year old me (maybe I should be teaching THEM?) and I’m not needy enough to need ego stroking.
I’d rather just stay home and continue to get well (finished the Z-pack today!). BUT. It will bring attention to the non-profit and I can put out a donation bucket, so I’m not going to pass it up.
I also powered through to finish up the web page for the May 1st matching fund drive with a local foundation. All donations from $25 to $100 are matched AND local companies are offering money prizes for different contests (best video, most donors, etc.). There are about 10 contests. We qualify for 8 of them, but I can only stretch myself so far, so I’m going for 6. Between donations and prizes, I think we can raise $25K to $75K, so it was worth making all the changes before they lock the website down until the day of the drive.
So, despite being sick, I’m busy, which has taken a lot out of me. I AM better today, though. No fever and coughing less.
A new neighbor lost her calico cat. KittyCat is part calico, but mostly striped. We have another neighbor who keeps calling new neighbor, claiming he saw her cat at my house, so new neighbor keeps knocking on my door. I let her in to look at my cat (she agrees its not hers) and look inside my house (kind of resented it though) and look in my bushes. I tried to tell her KittyCat does not tolerate other cats and would chase it off even if it had come around, but the other neighbor keeps insisting that I took her cat so new neighbor keeps coming around.
Then she got weird. She knocked on the door at 8:30 PM to ask if she could put her blouse in my garden to see if her scent would draw the cat. I told her she could for ONE NIGHT. Still, it creeped me out. Seemed almost voo-doo-like. I’m trying to be patient, but geez, she looks around my age. She’s never had a cat disappear on her before?
I’ve had KittyCat since Thanksgiving. New neighbor moved in a month ago. I didn’t steal anybody’s cat. I hope new neighbor finally accepts that.
Wish me luck tonight!