Wednesday, May 28, 2008

All shook out.

The Purple Cow Shake-a-thon was a success. I want to thank everyone for coming out in support. It really does make a difference. I have not received the final tallies but I do know that before we even started we had already raised as much as we did the previous year. So the good news is: the only place we could go was up. I am so thankful to all of our friends and supporters. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with many of you but I know that there were many I missed. I just want you to know how appreciative I am. Although it was only lunch or dinner (or for some of you lunch and dinner) Lynley and I know how many of you come out and support us at these events. We know that neuroblastoma research does not have to be your purpose but are genuinely touched would you chose to help us make a stand. Thank you.

Ainsley was also thankful that there were so many people at her birthday party. We did not bother telling her that it was not entirely about her. Unfortunately, the kid's all melted down a little bit early. If you ever wondered what the consequences might be if you started giving your 3, 4, and 6 year olds ice cream as an afternoon snack I think we have proven that it is not a very good idea. By 6:30 PM the rugrats were absolutely wasted and displaying a whole new level of ornery. I am beginning to think that sugar is kind of like alcohol. Some kiddos can handle their sugar and others, like Ainsley and Sydney, can not. They are sloppy sugar drunks that tend towards violence whereas Graham could not be more giggly. I guess you could call him a happy drunk. He will just keep giggling until he passes out.

Well, I had best be off again. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone. Today is another busy day in a seemingly unending barrage of events. Once we get through this week I am hopeful that we will be able to stop and smell the roses and to breathe a bit.

There is a continuous flow of purpose.

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