We leave for camping soon. Very soon. Excuse me as I probably repeat this every year. Camping is a. lot. of. work. It is kinda funny as some years back I had to plead and talk and nearly convince the Chairman that camping was such a sublime experience. Now I'm the one dragging me feet and he's all enthused. It may or may not have something to do with the fact that I de-winterize the camper. Fill the tanks with gas. Clean it top to bottom. Grocery shop. Prepare a lot of the meals in advance. And try to be certain that nothing is left behind we need. Not that I'm keeping track or anything. Honestly, the Chairman usually pulls an all-nighter or even two to make certain he can be away from his desk. So I think it's pretty fair as I get to go to bed at night.
If you ever use a pressure washer, I highly recommend a Briggs and Stratton that I was able to borrow from a friend. I also highly recommend wearing some sort of footwear as the stream of water can sheer off skin on your toes. Not that I would know or anything...
I dislike Japanese beetles with a passion. We are at war with them right now and the beetles are ahead 1-0.
Teenage girls are drastically different than teenage boys. We hosted some boys for son #1's birthday last month and they all showed up kinda as they were. We hosted some girls for the daughter's birthdays last week and they texted like crazy for days before on who was wearing what and came all 'glammed up' for their dinner. Love them both for different reasons! Maybe I'll throw in the pictures for reference! Personally, I think both ways are adorable.
Here's my sweeties taken on the day of (and also the day before) their birthdays. Eighteen and fifteen!
Don't hate me but I don't really struggle a lot with my weight. However I was making a somewhat diligent effort to lose a couple pounds lately and they refuse to come off. So I've scheduled a colonoscopy. I figure that ought to do the trick. Stay tuned. I'm sure I'll have a blog post after that experience.
Through various conversations with some family members and friends I've been more aware that people are fighting many battles we are hardly aware of. I'm thankful for those that share a bit of their experiences so that we can think of them or better still entreat on their behalf. Sometimes it is almost overwhelming the needs out there but I'm again so thankful that every need will be supplied. If you start thinking of someone more than normal, just let them know. It might make all the difference to them. And if not, at least you can feel better for trying.
I've currently cooked up lots of taco meat, made homemade spaghetti sauce and now I'm off to make zucchini bread. My happy place is in the kitchen so I'm hoping to get back there so my mood improves.
Happy week ahead!