Sunday, July 23, 2006

Packing it in

We are off to a conservation area tomorrow for five days of camping! Fun!

I am just going un petit nutzy packing all the little things. I have made eighteen lists and I don't even know where the lists are, never mind the stuff.

Monty has already worn me down and managed to get me to open the 'camping cereal' and 'camping chips'. Nobody can top him for staying on track and getting the job done. It's too bad the job is wearing his mother down so she finally says, "YES! OKAY YES! TAKE IT ALL! I CAN'T LISTEN TO ANOTHER WORD!"

Well, I do hold my ground for the important things, mostly. A box of Alpha bits is just a casualty that I am willing to concede in trade for not having my ears bleed. Did that rhyme? I think it did.

We had a nice, calm weekend. Phone hardly rang. Got stuff done around the house. Went into woods behind our neighborhood with the boys today and got tons of pieces of wood that we can burn this week. We are finding we spend way too much on campfire wood and ice when we go.
It rained like the dickens yesterday. I announced that I was having a nap about three thirty in the afternoon, and tucked myself in bed where I slept a little but mostly read Dan Brown's Deception Point. Lovely.

One sad thing is that monty's little bike got stolen! He was riding it around on friday night in front of the house. Left it on the lawn at the side (we are a corner house). I saw it out there and meant to get it but forgot. Sat about noon I remembered it was there and went to look and it was gone! Helmet too! How crummy!

What a neighborhood. I once left my brand new car running in the driveway for eight hours after night school one night. Had come home and thought I was driving the babysitter home, left it running. Went in, found that she was already gone. Went to bed! Neighbor calls us at four thirty am when he is leaving for work to tell us it is running in driveway! Nobody stole that! But a little blue and red bike (that we just got at end of summer last year, eighty dollars thank you very much) and dinosaur helmet disappear. Weird.

Alright! well it is obvious to me if not you that I am stalling because I am not in the mood per se to pack a bunch of suitcases and food and a million other thingys.

But I gotta. So I'll go and say have a great week one and all!!



At 9:53 PM, Blogger Sharkey said...

What a bummer about the bike. It just makes you feel violated, doesn't it?

Hope you find your lists, and all the stuff that's on them. Have a great time!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Have a great camping week and I hope the weather will be good for ya!

At 9:23 AM, Blogger LadyBug said...

Hope you guys have a terrific week, Amy. Love and hugs to you all.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger MMC said...

Poor Monty!

Have a wonderful time on your trip....try to keep all those braincells.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger speckledpup said...

oh camping...ugh.
have fun.
(she said tongue firmly in cheek...)
can't stand to camp.
but since you have alpha bits....hmmmmm there's always hope.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Oh! I'm so sorry about the missing bike! I had my bike stolen a lot (or pieces of it stolen) more than once when I was a kid.

You have a terrific week, too!

Alpha Bits?! YOU have Alpha Bits? Can I have some? Can I? Can I, huh?!

At 3:46 PM, Blogger SierraBella said...

Sorry about the bike. What I wonder about is what kind of parents don't notice a new bike is stashed at their house?

I love camping! Have a great time.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Colleen said...

Have a great time camping. Hopefully it'll stop raining sometime this frickin year so you won't have to worry about floating away in the night!!!

Sorry about the bike...some people just suck!!!

At 11:05 PM, Blogger Random and Odd said...

are you home yet? are you home yet? are you home yet? are you home yet?

hee hee

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Annejelynn said...


At 9:56 AM, Blogger Effie said...

Oooh--I hope there hasn't been too much rain and wind for your camping trip this week!

Any Alphabits leftover?

Our neighbourhood is weird like that too--I just don't understand it. Someone stole a potted plant off our front lawn while we went out to the back yard for about 1/2 an hour, but the big things? Never touched.

Watch out for mosquitos! ;)

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Random and Odd said...

Yeah, it's time to come home now.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

Did you all survive? eh?

At 10:33 AM, Blogger kalki said...

Oh, this reminds me so much of camping when I was a kid. My mom would run around like a mad woman trying to get everything ready, consulting her 18 lists, and generally pulling her hair out. And my brother and I (and also Dad) would plead and beg for access to all the camping snacks (which she never bought for us at home but somehow the 'good food' rules didn't apply when camping). Good times.

A few years ago she declared that she wanted to "be a kid" and that she hereby declared Dad In Charge of all camping preparations. She likes camping WAY better now. :)


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