My evening last night didn’t quite start out on the right note. In fact, I called my friend, a subscriber to this Blog, and told her, “I’ve just left my house with World War 2 going on.” I had to leave at 6:30pm to attend a charity event, and put my hubby in charge of finishing up dinner, homework and bath. As I was leaving, my 3 year old was running around naked, my big son was twirling the food around in his plate, and there was just enormous chaos during that bewitching hour. Oh the bewitching hour! In fact, had I not been going to a place where alcohol was to be served, I would have drank at home. No doubt. Just one of those days… And when he said to me, “How come the homework isn’t done, and you left everything for me,” I smiled at him and lovingly said, “Honey, figure it out.” And he did… cuz all men figure it out when they HAVE to.
Anyhow, I made it to the hotel, which was hosting the charity event for Jewish women in my community… 800 women to be exact! And as soon as I saw my friends and had my one glass of wine, I started to relax and enjoy myself. Nothing like a room full of dynamic women, and chatting with old friends to lift your spirits. The event is called Choices, and it’s to raise money for a cause that I have supported for many many years. Why I love this event, is because there is always an incredible female keynote speaker who discusses tough choices she has had to make in her life. It is always an inspiring evening. Last night was no exception. This year… the magnificent Marlee Matlin, actress, deaf since the age of 18 months, and the youngest woman to win an academy award in a leading role (which she won at age 21).