Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I didn't want to leave

I'm back from the woods of western Virginia. We went camping in Douthat State Park, one of my favorite places to be. I love the tons of stuff they have to do. We swam in the lake, fished (caught nothing, but several future fishers will be happy that we fed the fish nice fat worms), hiked lightly, and cooked over a campfire. Hokiehubby loves camping, being an Eagle Scout and all. He bought a new camp kitchen and tent especially for this trip and the many that are apparently in my future. It's all good, or so I keep telling myself. Once our bank account recovers I will be much happier.

This was the trip I almost dreaded. A couple of months ago, we sat down together and looked at the calendar. I don't like to sweat, so I wanted to get the camping over with before the heat of summer. So, we picked the first weekend of summer, knowing that if we didn't put it on the calendar another summer would pass by with no camping. Then I suggested with invite my inlaws, as in Mom and Dad. That was fine. Then Mom invited her sister, who decided she would want to bring down her grandson (10). Then Mom thought she'd better invite my sister-in-law and her family (boyfriend and 3 boys: 7,7, and 5). Then she thought her brother would like to come with his daughter (10). Then her sister thought she'd bring her granddaughter (4). So, four people became six, and then became 16. So much for my relaxing bonding time with my in-laws. All in all, though, it wasn't too bad. There were some tense moments, but there always are when you are trying to organize that many people. Ironically, I went the whole time bugspray free. It wasn't until we were home and unloading that we needed the stuff.

SP12 question week 2: As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?
I always looked forward to the last weekend of summer: Labor Day weekend around here. We went camping every year to a family reunion. It was my favorite thing to do all summer. Unfortunately it meant school was about to start.

SP12 question week 3:
What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?
I'm not sure how to answer this question. I guess the perfect stash would have enough yarn that you could always cast on a new project. I wouldn't want too much at one time because I would forget what I have. Or I'd be too overwhelmed with choices to cast on anything! I like having a project in mind for each skein in my stash, which, by the way, is pretty small.

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