Jul 16, 2009

Kind Of Like "Julie" From The 'Love Boat'

Hey there! How have you been doing?
Good, I hope.

I haven't had a whole lot to really mention on here, so I've been keeping a low profile on the blog lately.

Stuff's been going on, but nothing really worth typing up a big ol' post to bore you with.
But that's about to change this Friday.
That's right! It's camping time again!
And this time we're expecting a pretty large group at this one. (Last count was at 17 people!)
I'll be bringing the magic with my Dutch Oven and I have a few other tricks up my sleeve I've got planned for the weekend.
I'm sort of like "Julie" from the 'Love Boat'.
I'll be the recreation event coordinator for the camp.

We have a few more kids this time, so I put together a coloring book with lots of 'camping -related' pictures for them to color.
Since the older kids are all girls, we'll also be making "nature necklaces" so they can wear a piece of their camp trip after the weekend is over.
There are a couple of short hikes (especially nice since I'm still nursing a sore ankle from when I sprained it) to get them out of the campsite for a while.
I'm also bringing a couple of games for them to play and last but not least... the popular biscuits-on-a-stick that seem to be a hit with the kids (and the adults!).

And that's not all!
For the adults, I'm bringing plenty of fixins' for mojitos, since the weather is supposed to be N-I-C-E the whole time.
I'm planning to make the breakfast biscuit meal that I originated in camp a few years back, and perfecting more gourmet s'mores to report on afterwards.
And in the evening, after the kids go to bed, I'm bringing "ZOMBIES!!!" and "ZOMBIES!!! 8: Jailbreak" to make the dark woods a little more... interesting. Bwa-ha-ha!!

I'll have a full report after the weekend is over, as well as pictures (if I remember to take any) and let you know how it all went.


Ah, but what's been going on in the meantime, you'd like to know?
Well, let's see....

I made a metric ton of enchiladas last weekend and on Saturday night I had dinner with Imperfect at his place and we watched "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (Ugh!) and "Waiting" (pretty funny).

Sunday I went to Costco with G-rod and loaded up on groceries.

Monday night I watched "A History of Violence".
I liked this movie. I wasn't sure what to make of it when I read the synopsis, but my neighbor loaned it to me and said he thought I'd like it, and he was right.
I wasn't quite prepared for the full on "beaver shot" of Maria Bello, however. That caught me by surprise. I've always thought she was kind of hot in a "MILF"y sort of way, but I never expected her to do a nude seen like that. (Not that I'm complaining, though)
Overall, it was a good movie. Good and violent.

Hotness has been out of town the last week and a half. She's coming back home tonight, so I need to change the sheets on the bed, wash dishes and generally get the place back in order before she comes home as well as pack the car for this weekend. Looks like I'll be busy tonight.

Here's something I'm kind of proud of:

An itty-bitty, teeny tiny watermelon that I'm growing on my deck.
It still has a way to go before being nearly big enough to eat, but isn't it just cute?

Oh, and one other thing...
I found this last night while I was shopping for exotic chocolate bars to make s'mores with:
Yup! A bacon chocolate bar. For reals!
I saw this at Cost Plus World Market in Woodinville last night.
It ain't cheap though. Just one bar was about $6.50!!!
I decided to pass on getting it. But if any of you are interested in trying it out, now you know where to find them.
(FYI: They're gluten free! So have at 'em my gluten-allergic friends!)

Well, that's all for now.
Catch back up to ya'll again soon. Probably after camping.

2 things people had to say:

liz said...

Have fun and be safe . Looking forward to your post about your adventure. Take lots of pictures.

Ferretnick said...

Lots of pictures were taken. Will post about the trip as soon as I get enough time to site and type more than this comment.