A few stressors have been overcome in the last 24 hours, with only a couple of major ones left for the month.
Primo got his first college application in last night, to his choice for an early action decision. Things get a bit easier after this point, because the main essay can be used for the rest of his applications and he has a little time until the next deadline of December 1. Whew.
We celebrated Secondo's birthday, with a lot of help. My mother-in-law made a delicious pot roast for him, and Joan's husband made him a fabulously rich chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. He is now officially 15. Whoa.
All the help was necessary because my husband and I are up to our eyeballs planning a 5K race again, to take place this Saturday. It was a nail-bitingly slow start but things picked up very nicely in the last few weeks. Sponsors came through in a big way, runners have registered, t-shirts are printed, township and fire and first aid and police are on notice, and items are being crossed off lists on an hourly basis.
Our church is working its way through the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals. This year's theme is alleviating hunger, with the proceeds going to our local food pantry, a soup kitchen in Trenton, and global efforts to make food more accessible (Goal #1). Last year our goal was buying anti-malarial nets (Goal #6). I don't know if we will be able to hold out through all eight, but hopefully these efforts are a dent in the cause, no matter how tiny.
I'll leave you with a beautiful sunset while I get back to organizing race numbers.