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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Planning for camping

Well, I went to the camp planning meeting.    We broke up into teams of 6 or 7 to plan for our big camp out.  Of course, we will be at Camp Choee, which is GS camping lite.   We will be camping in cbs block cabins, complete with cots, mattresses, and a/c.   I'm thrilled.  Plus, bathrooms are in the cabins.  No tromping across the camp at night, dodging all sort of crazed creatures like foxes, raccoons, and armadillos.  

I'm thrilled.

I'm twice thrilled b/c I was assigned lunch.   The group voted for sandwiches.  So, I'm in charge of bringing all the fixings and preparing the sandwiches.   Perfect!   If the GS teachers insist, I supposed I can attempt to toast the bread over the fire, but I don't think that's required.

I, of course, said instead of me schlepping all  the fixings down to the camp...why don't I just pick up subway already prepared.   Well, that caused the GS teachers to spontaneously huddle up in a conference, come to our table and announce that my ingenous idea of picking up subway defeats the point of the training...which is planning the meal and remembering to bring the required stuff to prepare it. 


I think my team is very clever volunteering me for the non-cook meal.   They did that themselves without me pushing the idea.  

The camp out is not this weekend, but next.   I need to buy a bandana for the experience, and a dunk bag to hold my plate cup and utensils.  

They also announced that no alcohol is allowed.  Hmm.  I'm not a Florida Gator for nothing.  I've snuck more booze into more places than they can imagine.   I'm thinking some baileys, kahlua based drink for the end of the night, to make us sleep soundly. If anyone asks, I'll just claim its iced coffee. 

There is an ice machine at the camp.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

On the mend...

Well, I'm happy to say that I'm on the mend.   I've been self medicating with drugs I had in the house.   Taking what was prescribed for me when I was having problems with discs in my neck.   Its worked like a charm so far with my lower back disc.   I was walking w/o the walker by late wednesday.  

I was able to go to a girl scout meeting on thursday night.  Luckily, I had a friend scheduled to come to lead the meeting, so i just had to walk to the scout house, sit in a chair, and walk back to the car.   The other moms help cart around my stuff for me.   I survived, but it was a very dicey thing. I probably should not have gone, but all was already arranged. 

 I used the walker the rest of the night at home, popped more meds, and watched the presidents speech at the DNC.  That's right, anyone who knows me, knows I was drinking the Koolaid, inhaling the smoke of all that was the glorty of the democratic convention.  Took the time to read the actual GOP platform online, and once again reaffirmed my conviction that I am a die-hard democrat. NOT. EVEN. CLOSE.   My sign's in the yard, my bumperstickers are on my car, and I'm hoping everyday for 4 more years.   End of political content!

Monday I'm off to work.  It will be interesting to see how long I last.  

Meanwhile, T had a ball at the GS meeting.  It was the first real meeting of the year.   We earned the painting badge.   Close readers of this blog no I am no artist.  So, I had my friend Jodie come in.  She gave a quick lecture on styles of painting and different applications, then the girls got dirty.  Literally.

First, we made puffy paint.   That is paint made with shaving cream, elmers glue, and food coloring.  Classic girl scout endeavor.   The girls were thrilled and used the concoction to create a color, to paint a mood.   I was laughing.   As soon as the shaving cream came out all the moms jumped up to do it for the girls.  I had to caution them, telling them to let the girls do it themselves.  That's the fun of it right?   I'm happy to report there were no impromptu shaving cream fights.  

then, the girls practiced painting with things other than paint.   q-tips, straws, cotton balls, sponges, etc.  

Lastly, the girls used watercolors to paint a picture on canvass boards I got them.  Like real artists.   They did great!

A quick snack and we were out the door by 8:00 p.m.  

Badge Earned!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

No news is not good news

Nope, this time no news means I threw my back out today.   Bent down to move a pillow in my chair before I sat down, and felt a big pain in my back.   This seems a bit different than all the other times, as it hurts more.  Praying that it eases up soon, as i ahve a girl scout meeting on thursday.   Hope I don't have to cancel that!

Luckily, it happened this week and not next, when dot is out of town for 2 weeks.

A marvelous plan was made in the stars,
to create a miracle across the ocean so far....
Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
it would take to bring us this joy called "Taylor"....
Now three lives are blessed and somewhere in the stars,
the planners are smiling, as we all are.

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