Friday, July 31, 2009

Reality Hits! Further Confirmation

And now the photo proof that all the "Show Stuff" is in fact, packed up and ready to go to Topeka, here it is blocking the stairs leading to the attic. I spent the weekend stuffing bags, packing and labeling, organizing and gathering things to take out to the host hotel sometime this week. I have printed, cut, tied with ribbon, and sewn more in the last few weeks than I have in years! It's been fun in a stressful, how am I going to get this all done in time kind of way. :-)
Oh dear, it's not just a dream (or nightmare, depending on the day)! In just 12 short days, the Swedish Vallhund National Specialty will begin. And as I told Summer (co-chairing with me), we are driving this boat, so whether it sinks or is smooth sailing, it'll be on us! I don't know what comes over me on those rare days when I think it'll be fun to volunteer to put on a specialty...

But Wednesday, entries closed, and today, the numbers are officially posted. We are, in fact, having a specialty! And yes, that's actually a pretty high number for a Vallhund specialty. I think 35 is about the largest specialty to date, but don't quote me on it!

38 SWEDISH VALL 8-7- 10-6

So now it's there in black and white, there really will be a specialty in just a couple of weeks. I've been quite crafty the last week, trying to pay attention to small details and make sure all of our exhibitors feel welcome.

Now then, who is going to drop in next week sometime and help me get those exhibitor goodie bags stuffed with all our freebies??? And then could you drop it all off at the host hotel for me? Don't all volunteer at once. :-)

I think I need the sweatshirt on obedience friend has, it says, "Somebody stop me before I volunteer again!"

It will be fun, it will be fun, it will be fun, it will be fun...


penni said...

It will be great -- I know how hard you work at making things perfect. I'm sure the exhibitors (especially in a breed that is so uncommon) will feel special and have a great time. DO NOT stress.

Winjammin' said...

Good luck and don't sweat it...I'm sure you've already thought of everything!! :o) Enjoy the specialty and I'm sure it'll be great!