Friday, June 17, 2011

Alas, the weekend beckons me...



Since being a kid, Friday is always the day you can sigh and know that you don't have to get up early. It is synonymous with fun and the possibility of doing something great.

Today it means going after work to pick up my new rings, getting a pedicure, and eating a turkey dinner. It also means trying to get my kids to watch "Paranormal Activity" with us, so we can see them get the crap scared out of them. It's really the little things in life that make me happy. (snicker)

This weekend, we are getting the house ready for our visitors next weekend, when we renew our vows. We also have to accomplish grocery shopping and camping shopping, since we are going camping 4th of July weekend.

I have lists. Lots of them. I need to make lists OF my lists, there are so many.

Food for normal grocery shopping for the next two weeks.
Food for camping.
Camping supplies to buy.
Camping trip stuff to pack.
Who is coming to the Vow Renewal?
Food I need to order for the Vow Renewal.
Food I need to still buy separately for the Vow Renewal.
Food for Friday night, when everyone gets in town.

Really, its disgusting. I have post-its everywhere on my desk. Reminders because my brain doesn't keep an itemized calendar.

It's going to be a busy next few weeks. I'm actually glad about that. Life almost seems normal. And I am so grateful.

Does anyone have ideas of what to eat when you are camping, besides hot dogs? I think that's all I've ever eaten when I camped. But I haven't camped in 9 years. Or any camping tips? Things I need to take? Help a sister out!!!


  1. I like convenient stuff like pop top Beanie Weenies, Spam, you get the idea. Have fun

  2. ok, so i am a ridiculous food show watcher. i watched one that was about camping "eats" and, essentially, all they did was put everything in aluminum foil packets. meats, veggies, potatoes, whatever...put it in a foil packet and throw it in/on the fire. i am sure you could also google campfire cooking recipes (with all of your spare time) and there would be some good ideas. have fun!!!

  3. I think the only food you need to have while camping is S'mores!

  4. We do quite a bit of camping and I've discovered the beauty of shish-kabobs. (Yes, I brutalized the spelling of that.) I cut up the meat ahead of time and pop it in some sort of marinade or salad dressing. Sometimes I cut up the veggies as well, depending on which night we'll be eating. We have metal skewers, though I've also used wooden ones -a bit tricky there. ANyway, in the midst of chips, mixed drinks and s'mores, the kabobs are a lovely bit of healthiness.

    Huge couple of weeks ahead for you!

  5. I don't camp cause, well, I don't really like it outside.... BUT I have made 'camping taco salad" where you brown the meat ahead of time (or while camping if you have the means), and bring a bag of chopped tomatoes, lettus, onion whatever, and a can of salsa. Then you grab those lunch size bags of nacho doritos and smash all the chips in it, then add all the ingredients to the bag and eat right out of it.
    Works great when you are sick of weiners ;)