Monday, October 6, 2014

T Stands For a Safe Communities event

I had another post I was planning to share, but it's still on my SD card and my time is limited today.  So this one is short, sweet, to the point, and extremely timely.

Tuesday evening I'm hosting a Safe Communities national (US) event for my neighborhood.  If your neighborhood participates, I hope you at least put in an appearance.

I'm also taking care of my friend Sally, just home from the hospital and not recovering as well as she thought she would.  In fact, she called me last night around 11 pm and asked me several silly questions that made no sense.  I went down and got her calmed down and back in bed and stayed with her till she went to sleep.

Because our neighborhood has changed dramatically over the past several years, I decided we should have a bi-lingual event.  I'll be preparing cocoa for the kids and tea for those adults who don't want coffee.  I talked Starbucks into donating the coffee, which is one more item on my "to do" list before the party.

I look forward to reading your T post this week, but be aware, I may be out and about running many errands like buying groceries for the party, mowing my lawn, caring for my friend Sally, setting up the tables, baking a casserole, making the drinks, and having a nervous breakdown.  So, if you don't hear from me till Wednesday, know I'm either busy working or sitting in a padded cell somewhere.

Be sure to add your link that is drink related in some way, then join our little party, invite your friends, and sit awhile.  Bleubeard reminds you the photos and your tale (not tail) can be taken any day, not just Tuesday.  Hope to see you soon.

If you live in the US and want to get your post in early this week, it would help ensure that I visit you in a timely manner, since Tuesday in the US is going to be a very busy day in my world.

24 thoughtful remarks:

Hettie said...

Hi Elizabeth. Sorry I have been MIA but I have been on your side of the pond recently. I hope you don't mind me sharing my Journal with you but I know you like books.
Sorry to hear Sally is poorly. Send her a Welsh hug from me.

Hettie said...

PS Well done on getting Starbucks to part with coffee! I hope your event goes well.

Carol said...

Hope your event goes well and that Sally recovers quickly! Congrats on being the winner in the Altered Playing Card Challenge!!! What fun to win a package of art supplies!!!

massofhair said...

Huge Congrats on winning The APC Elizabeth, hope that cheers you up!

Hope Sally recovers quickly, you sound like you are being run ragged! Well done on getting Starbucks support for your event. Hope you will be well enough to enjoy:-) xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

My goodness me what a busy busy bee and what a fabulous friend, neighbour and community member you are!! Just remember to look after yourself too, you can't help others if you're in that padded cell ;)
Best wishes for your event and best wishes to your friend Sally for a speedy recovery (hugs) :o)

Robyn said...

Woman after my own heart.
Saving the world one pot luck at a time!

Cindy McMath said...

You are such a good friend! Sally is lucky to have you as a neighbour - I hope she improves soon for both your sakes. I hope you have a great potluck and hooray for getting Starbucks to donate something - I have not heard they have a reputation for being particularly good (or bad) corporate citizens so this is great. I always try to patronize local businesses that support local events. And bilingual - do you speak Spanish? I'm impressed! Despite a few years of French in high school I remain sadly unilingual. Good luck tomorrow!

Bridget Larsen said...

Sally has a great friend in you. Hope she is ok now.
I cant wait to hear all about the pot luck and some photos if you get to take them
Bridget #3

Karla B said...

What lovely event, my friend and it is bilingual! Super cool!

Rebeca Trevino said...

great job(s)all the way around.
your community, your neighbors, your friends are fortunate to have you on their team.
and Starbucks too! yey!

froebelsternchen said...

Wish the best for your event Elizabeth!
Wonderful idea!!!!

Vicki Miller said...

I hope your event goes well and Sally is feeling better soon. And definitely don't have a nervous breakdown. I can tell you they are not fun! Look after yourself

Darla said...

If they put you in a padded cell find some way to let us know and we'll come bust you out, LOL!

Looks like a great event. Give Sally my best wishes, I feel like I've come to know her through your pictures.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds like a nice event similar to a block party to get to know your neighbors. Our neighborhood has barely changed in the 20+ years we are living here--most of the people on my short block are related to each other or are friends. They are all nice people!

Sorry Sally's recovery is harder (on both of you) than she expected. Hope she improves everyday--she is lucky to have a good friend like you.

Congrats on winning the APC prize--so happy for you!

Divers and Sundry said...

I hope Sally gets better soon!

I hadn't realized National Night Out had changed its name. I've heard of their activities in the past, but your post is the first I've heard of it this year.

~*~Patty S said...

The community event sounds great and they are lucky to have you at the helm organizing and help make it happen.
Please give Sally my very best wishes...sorry to hear she's doing poorly.
You take care and don't run yourself ragged.
I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.
Hugs to Bleubeard too!

Dianne said...

oh breakdowns allowed! have fun with the party, I am sure it will be a are a good sport and very brave to be the hostess! Love that your invitation is bilingual. Since I don't speak Spanish, I'd have had to find a computer program or another person to do that! Best wishes to Sally for a quick recovery. Sounds like maybe her medications were making her confused. What a good friend you are! good luck, and try not to overdo it yourself! hugs...

Halle said...

You are a busy bee too!! I'd been wondering where you've been.
Happy T day!

Krisha said...

Oh, poor Sally, give her my well wishes. It is a tough recovery, glad your there to help Sally good friends really are priceless!

Your event sound like a lot of fun, and a lot of work. Padded cells are nice too......LOL
Wish we were all there to give you a hand with it. Good Luck!

Nancy said...

Good morning :) I hope you get to relax with a nice tea sometime today---sounds like you deserve it! Also hope all is well with Sally.
Happy T day :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Dear! Hope Sally is feeling better soon! Take care of yourself and hope that everything runs smoothly! Chrisx

Eliza said...

Hi Elizabeth,

gosh you really are busy, I am happy to hop on the next plane and help if you want, seriously you can do with it. I feel exhausted reading it all. I really are one good friend to do all that caring for her, hugs from Yoda & I for your kindness. Your also looking after the neighborhood, please find some time to do craft.

Happy Wednesday from the future LOL

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Neet said...

Miss you and Bleubeard on WOYWW so had to pop over today to see you.
My oh my, you are busy and what a friend you are! That was really lovely to stay with your friend until she fell asleep. I do hope she soon returns to good health.
Take care and give Bleubeard a loving tickle under his chin from me.
Hugs, Neet xx

Carol said...

wow - enjoy tea have enjoyed looking at the space adventure you have been soo busy xx Fancy you living near to where my stamp came from love that they use friends and relatives images too. Have a lovely weekend xx