Tuesday, July 29, 2008

seventeen days...ugh

normally 17 is a favorite number, but this time...not so much. it is currently marking the number of days that elise will be away from me! i saw her off this morning at 6:30--her cabin is off to the appalachians to hike the 100 mile wilderness (and then some). i am both sad about not seeing her for so long and insanely jealous that she gets to go on the trip. i suppose all i can do is send goodies and a letter at resupply and start acquiring gifts for her return. of course, i have nothing to complain about being here--today for work i helped run the flying squirrel and the aquazip, went kayaking, then went out for ice cream. tomorrow i drive to philadelphia (a full day trip), stay in a hotel, then pick up kids for the junior camp. so, adventures are always ahead. still, i will miss her.

what else, what else... last night at camp fire the camp director asked me (on the spot) to teach the whole camp a song. all i could think of was the primary song "we are different", so that's what we sang. it turned out to be quite a hit, with kids singing it all over camp today. in case you forgot...

i know you and you know me
we are as different as the sun and the sea
i know you and you know me
and that's the way it is supposed to be

i help you and you help me
we learn from problems and we're starting to see
i help you and you help me
and that's the way it is supposed to be

i love you and you love me
we work together for the best we can be
i love you and you love me
and that's the way it is supposed to be

the question is, do we have horseflies in the west? i can't remember. they are fairly ridiculous here. when running: it starts with a buzzing in the ears as they circle your head. you swat, think they're gone. scratch your head, realize there's a horsefly in your hair. use both hands to slick hair back and sweep horseflies out. rake hands through ponytail--feel five more horseflies, get those out. repeat. over, and over. luckily, only a fraction of the ones that land bite me.

okay now, i must go to bed and wake to life in the pink polo. (that's what we wear when we pick people up) goodnight!

3 comments:

Nicki said...

horse flys are thankfully not a problem here...although it does sound like an adventure! I love it that you and Elise are so close...Have you always been that close? Drive stay tomorrow and have fun!

Lizzylou said...

I'm jealous of Elise also, but then again, I'm jealous of you too. Horse flies are a problem some places here in the west. When we went camping in the Uinta Mts. The horse flies were horrible. I hate how they stalk you. They are so loud and pesky, and they will follow you for a long ways, and fly around your head just to annoy you I'm sure. It sounds like they are worst there. I'm glad we don't have them much down in the valley. I wonder if there's a spray to keep them away.

Brookie said...

Hey what's your email address?? And what's Elises and Bens email? I have to email you all something.