Oh my goodness. I survived! I'm still alive after a GREAT camping adventure. Although I felt like a frozen popsicle, I survived! It was the BEST ever! I'm not going to lie, I was completely stressed out about the entire thing. I know, you may be thinking… "SERIOUSLY, stressed over a little camping trip?" Honestly, having that many girls (20) under my responsibility was stressful but in the end it was one of the best things I've ever done. I wouldn't call it relaxing but it was fun, rewarding and so much fun watching 20 little girls have the time of their lives. I am grateful to have an amazing co-leader who helped me and another mom who I learned so much from this weekend. I learned quite a few valuable lessons this weekend! The fact that I can really go a weekend without electronic devices was HARD but I did it. I wore not a stitch of make-up and it felt fantastic. I didn't look pretty but no one cared. I learned from 10 year olds that sitting around a campfire and being carefree is worth a thousand memories I will keep forever. The best yet was something I learned from another mother that attended our camp out. I had the best time getting to know her and I learned to stop and listen and put work and other issues to the side while I was away. I've known this great mom for two years but our lives are always so busy we've never really gotten to know each other. It was great to not worry about outside distractions and really get to know her. Sadly, I don't do this enough. Today I feel… Grateful. Really, sounds pretty mushy I know. It's how I feel. My daughter had the time of her life as well. I didn't see her much because she was so busy. I learned a ton of new Girl Scout songs that I would love to sing for you but YouTube would never be the same. There was only one complaint… they call it the "Biffy!" I call it disgusting… Non flushing outdoor potty. N-A-S-T-Y!! Here's a pic of the "Biffy!"
This was our "Glen Shelter" or what I call the "Hut!" Screened in to keep the bugs out but didn't keep the HEAT in! It was 29 degrees on Friday and Kimberly was FREEZING. The girls were fine, snoring. Not one complaint.
It was great to get home yesterday. A shower never felt so wonderful. I wore that silly stupid hat of mine the entire time I was there. It was great to feel human again and it was great sleeping in my bed. I was exhausted.
Now that I'm connected once again it's time to hit the road running and catch up on the last few days of emails and stuff.
Thank you for listening and all the amazing stories you have shared with me the last few days. I cherish them.
Stay tuned… My Toxic Treat winner is going to be announced in just a few!!!