“You aren’t going up for a blessing?”
I attended mass at Good Shepherd this morning with my good friend, Jacqui, who is visiting from New Hampshire.
When Jacqui returned from receiving Communion, she asked why I had not gone up for a blessing (I am not Catholic).
In the space of a few seconds, I tried to explain how that really wasn’t so much of a “thing” at Blessed Sacrament, where I have attended numerous times over a span of years due to my in-laws being extremely active members of the parish, how I really do love getting a blessing, but that I was never exactly sure how much that was a custom at Good Shepherd. Eventually, I said “what do I have to lose?” and got in line for a blessing.
You know what?
THE SKY DID NOT FALL!
I received a lovely blessing from Father Foley, a priest I respect very much and who was integral in helping me find a sponsor for Carla back when I took on the responsibility of finding her a sponsor through Unbound.
There’s something else worth getting out of your seat for!
Tequila and Tapas for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Ever since I found out that Madison Social will be hosting a Tequila and Tapas social for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in advance of the November 19 Light the Night Walk, I have been hoping the event will be a success.
If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you might recall that a Tequila Social was the main fundraiser for my campaign to raise $2,500 for LLS so that I could participate in the New York City Half Marathon in March 2015. The event was so much fun (photo evidence here)! Madison Social was the perfect partner. However, I did not manage to sell the number of seats I committed to (or hoped for at least!), despite an effort to get the word out through multiple channels.
It occurs to me that some people out there who actually like tequila and tapas may be “staying in their seats” simply because no one has asked.
Therefore, just like my friend prompted me this morning, here I am asking you, “are you going to go?”
Here are the details!
- What: Tapas and Tequila!
- Where Madison Social (705 S. Woodward, Tallahassee)
- When Thursday, 10/29/15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Why To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Cost $29 per ticket (a generous portion benefits LLS!)
This is going to be a Spanish style social gathering, which includes a sampling of different varieties of tequila and a table of tapas! There will be a table of smoky red pepper hummus (and if you haven’t had MadSo’s hummus, you don’t know what you’re missing!), short rib tacos, shrimp lettuce wraps and mussels. The tequila flight includes El Jimador Reposado, Avion Silver and Herradura Anejo.
Tickets are limited, so visit this link to get yours now!
My decision to get up out of my seat this morning resulted in a blessing; your choice to participate in Tapas and Tequila night will be a blessing to your taste buds, your social life, and the cause of LLS.
If you can’t join us at the Tapas and Tequila Social, we would love for you to join us at Light the Night! It will be on Thursday, November 19, at FSU’s Langford Green. More info available via this link. If you would like to donate, my page is here. I am walking in honor of my awesome friend Mary Jane, a Multiple Myeloma survivor!
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