July 31, 2009
July 30, 2009
July 28, 2009
If you are sure? We have it all? Great! Let's go! It's now 11:30 am.
So there was another group of 4 ladies at the Jack in the Crack as well. Guess where they were headed??????? CAMP!
Lock your doors ladies! We are obeying THAT sign! So, getting closer by the mile, and CHB is consulting the MapQuest directions that she printed out for us. This is where it says to turn:Guess what? NOT the right place to turn! After jumping out of the car twice, once to ask directions from a man with bad teeth (while CHB locked the car doors) and once to ask some dirt biker with no shirt on, we finally reach a place where we have cell reception and can get the proper directions.
I am on full melt down. We finally find the right road, and for 2 miles we bump along like this:Needing a new set of shocks, we arrive. O.M.G. I felt like kissing the ground. It is 2:45 pm. We should have been here an hour ago. I am tired of being in the car. It is hot. I have earned the mother of the year award AGAIN by yelling at my daughter as I am about to drop her off for 7 days at camp. Great.
It is hot out here. We take our pics, and we get checked in. Gotta see if the girls have a fever or worse: LICE.
Poor girls, melting in this heat. Wonder how sunburned they will be when they get home????
July 24, 2009
Anyway, waking up the next day I was completely stiff in my upper back and my shoulder and neck were all tight. Way to go right? I suffered through the work week and went camping anyway over the holiday weekend. With the help of my friends I was able to stretch it out and actually felt better for the next 2 weeks, until I went to the baseball tourney.
I forgot my bleacher chair, we were 80 miles from home and I sat hunched over all day Saturday and Sunday. Woke up Monday morning and was in a LOT of pain this time. Worse than before.
One of my customers came in to the office on Tuesday, and knowing she is a massage therapist, I asked her if she did deep tissue and when could she get me in?????? I had an appt for Friday late afternoon.
She pummeled, she pulverized, she tenderized, she worked out kinks I didn't know I had. She said to me: "You must close your eyes and imagine that you are a 6 foot lumberjack with shoulders as wide as a linebacker?" Why yes, you are correct!
July 23, 2009
We then have a 2hour break before game 2. We grabbed some lunch at the Jack in the crack and then tried to find a store in town that carried the under eye black stick to help with the glare from the sun. Finally found some! Back to the ball park and time for Game 2.Waiting, waiting, waiting for the game to finish so we can get out on the field and warm up. Not that the boys aren't already baking in the sun!
The kid comes home in a cloud of dust and of course I don't have a picture of that! Of course we win!!! We are off the play another game the next day at noon.
So hot, so tired, so disappointed.
Now it is time for the trophy presentation. We came in 2nd which is not bad but you know those boys wanted to win.
After hugging the life out of her, my first question to myself is: Why isn't your hair in braids????? Last year after a week at camp, Doodle and PIA came home with L-I-C-E. EEEWWWWWWW! We had to do every treatment imaginable including: RID, mayonnaise, olive oil, Listerine and Cetaphil. Not to mention that EVERYTHING had to be bagged up, sanitized and kept away from human contact for several days. The constant combing made you feel itchy all over just thinking about it. Yuck!Needless to say CHB and I are now a little paranoid about it. She more than me! No sharing of brushes, hair pretties or pillows. We never want to be there again. Anyway, back to Doodle. She smelled, her hair was a rat's nest and she had the biggest smile on her face. This was also little HOW's first overnight camp. She was super jazzed to go and look at that smile on her face!
These camp t-shirts are some of the best I have seen. We have been doing camp for 4 years now and this year's shirt by far exceeds the others. A last walk through camp and a quick stop at the souvenir stand.
I loved this camp when I was a girl and look forward to the pickup every year when the whole way home they talk non stop about camp, sing the new songs they learned and just grin from ear to ear. (While we drive with the windows down to cut down on that camp funk!) Now in 7 days we will do this all over again for the next camp@!