The month is already off to a busy start, with more social engagements in the first three days than I attended in all of March, combined.
Work will be the main culprit in my demise; April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we have a host of activities planned in order to raise awareness of the issue, but; more on that as the month goes on.
My first social engagement of the month was also work related, but not directly. I wasn't providing services for victims, but, instead; attending the 7th anniversary celebration of a retail jewelry store that donates its proceeds to my organization. The owner of the store opted for an evening of champagne, snacks, and discounted diamonds for the folks on the VIP customer list. My duty was to mingle with the shoppers and to answer questions about our organization, in the event that someone asked. Mostly, I sipped champagne and took jewelry out of cases for customers to get a closer look. It was actually a fun evening, and we raised $2,000 for our cause.
My second social engagement was a baby shower for Bethany, who is expecting a baby brother for Cooper. Her nursery theme is dinosaurs, so I picked up a few dinosaur-related onesies, a plush baby triceratops, and a raincoat set that was just adorable.