Thank goodness we have some Bailey’s Irish Cream left to celebrate with tonight! We have some RedBreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey left, too! And no appointments for tomorrow! WooHoo! There’s going to be a hot time in the old town tonight. This also will be kind of a late celebration of Purim, since we missed the party in Portland last week.
So, to add to the hilarity, we’re going to sample a sip of Sabra Chocolate
Orange Liqueur, made in Israel, which we got on the recommendation of some very good friends of ours. We bought the next to the last bottle in the
entire state of Oregon! Double WooHoo!
For Shabbat dinner, we’re going to have some Sardine Fillets in lemon pepper sauce – made in Morocco!
Another reason to celebrate is that we’re getting lots of work done and finished off some really big projects, mainly the 2012 State Oregon Women for Agriculture Convention, which was a total hoot, once all the plans were in place.
We also had lots of volunteer help from our local chapter, which might surprise some people, since we don’t have a Leader. Yet we earn more money than most of the other chapters.
How do we do it? We all know what needs to be done. We assemble gift packs of local produce which we offer once a year as our only fundraising project. We use the money for kids studying agriculture in grade school, high school and college.
For the state convention, IFO volunteered to get speakers and deal with the venue, her favorite job. She was weak on the other details, but other members stepped in without being asked and did what needed to be done – got donations from sponsors, collected little doodads for the traditional bags that get handed out to attendees, helped deal with the venue (it always helps to have a couple of determined farm women to back you up when negotiating details), and set the tables… just all the other stuff.
And the investment lesson in all this? When you are broad-minded, appreciate life’s pleasures, know how sharing friendship and values can accomplish wonders without needing Leaders, you are ready to Invest on Your Own.