"Camping? Outside? Try to have fun."
"Brave soul...camping in late September!!"
It will be cold. I think the low for Friday night dips into the 40s but we're only going for one night so I think we can survive! No rain is forecasted so that's a wonderful thing! Every summer for longer than I've known D he's been planning the annual camping trip for him and usually around 12-14 of his closest friends. As we get older, finding a date that works well for all of us gets more and more difficult which is why a late September date was decided on instead of a mid-summer date. I'm really looking forward to it - we always have a really nice time. Let me share with you a moment from last year's trip...
D and I go to our tent to go to bed. We've forgotten to bring the air mattress so we get into our sleeping bags on the ground. We have brought our little pup, Tess, with us and she isn't content to stay on her blankets in the corner of the tent so I call her to come sleep by me. She's nice and warm and even though it's mid-August, it's cold at night and it feels good to snuggle up to a heater like Tess. All of a sudden she gets really warm. I throw the sleeping bag off of us and she has, in fact, peed in my sleeping bag and it's finding its way onto my shirt. D and I opened both of our sleeping bags, turned mine pee-side-down and slept in his. Even though I changed my shirt it was still one of those feelings like you just feel dirty the entire rest of the trip. I smelled pee for the rest of the night - mainly because Tess's belly was coated in the stuff. Yuck. I seriously want to gag when I think about that.
We are leaving Tess with a nice family while we're gone.
D managed to accidentally stab himself in the upper lip with his pocket knife last night. Poor guy...the tip actually went all the way through his lip. We tried to put liquid Band-Aid on it last night but it wouldn't stop the slow bleeding. So after he took a shower I applied some Neosporin and put a round BandAid on the wound. This morning after he showered he tried the liquid BandAid again and it seemed to work - it looked so much better. I almost took a picture of it last night for blogging purposes and then I thought better of it. I'd like to keep my readers.
It's not that I haven't been cooking or baking. I have. As a matter of fact, a couple of nights ago I made a really yummy chili and some peanut butter oatmeal no-bakes. I also made a chocolate sheet cake for one of D's coworkers who was having a birthday. It's just that those are things that seem pretty simple and ho-hum... anyone can make those things so why post about them? Since we're going camping tomorrow, I probably won't be cooking anything until Saturday at the earliest. Tonight I might throw together something having to do with chicken but trust me when I say it won't be anything fancy. I've got Mt. Laundry to take care of as well as digging all the camping stuff out of the garage and trying to find warm clothes. Okay, so maybe D will be doing all of the digging and I'll be using laundry as an excuse to sit on the couch and watch "The Office" and "Grey's Anatomy". Hey - the laundry has to be folded.
I've been doing pretty well with my daily Bible reading, although I missed on Tuesday so I read two days worth last night. D had a "Daily Bible Reading" Bible that I've been reading out of, but I'm not really sure about the NIV. I'm really enjoying reading the Bible in chronological order, though!
I know a Christian couple who decided to tell their marriage story online. They went through very tough times when she had an affair but with God's help they worked it out and are now making it their life's mission to help other Christian couples who are dealing with the pain of infidelity in marriage. Their work is amazing - they counsel couples free of charge and do everything they can to save marriages. Please visit their blog and if you know of couples who are having a hard time because of infidelity, refer them to Derek and Lisa. If you like what you see on their blog and you feel you'd like to support what they do, they could use any monetary means you can give to further their work. It's such a blessing to have a Christian couple to open their hearts and open their lives to benefit the marriages of others! (click on the picture)
Right now they're giving away tickets to see "Fireproof"! If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, click on the picture to the right of my blog. You really must check it out!
I will post camping pictures when we get back. Hopefully I'll have a recipe or two to share as well.
I was able to embed this movie but I could not get it to stop Auto-Playing. Since I'm not a fan of blogs where music automatically starts up, I decided to share the link with you so you can listen/look at this at your convenience. This is a beautiful movie - take a couple of minutes and I promise your day will get better :) (click on the picture)
I hope you have a great weekend! I'm feeling in the fall mood so I think when we get back from camping on Saturday I'll put some maple scones in the oven, a fire in the fireplace, and put up my fall decorations. I'm usually just the kind of nerd who will post pictures of my entire living room with fall decorations up, so stay tuned.