Last weekend I went cabin camping with three of my homeschool mom friends. It was amazing. We hiked. We ate. We drank. I knit. I read. Eventually I just sat. I don’t remember the last time I sat and listened to the world around me.
I needed some time to recharge and relax. We are already planning our next cabin camping trip.
Lessons at the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan. Boarding school series by the queen of “woman moves to a new place to find herself….and love” genre. I give this book two out of five stars.
My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren. The popcorn book I needed. Same plot as all Christina Lauren books, but slightly better written. I give this book three out of five stars.
The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl. This is a book that would have been much better in the Readers Digest format. I give this book two out of five stars.
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids by Helen Olsson. I’m heading into tent camping season and I need to know more about it before we spend as much time as possible in a tent this summer. This book has great tips, but she shit talks wools socks, so I’m not giving her five stars. I give this book four out of five stars.
I hope I find books that I love in May. April was kind of a dud reading month for me.
Today Audrey and I were able to experience Girl Scout Day at the capitol. It was really cool.
We met the governor as she was walking to her office. I do not know if she used to be a Girl Scout. I do know that she wears very nice blazers and does not agree with me on any social issues.
After some crafts (see Audrey’s supreme court collar decorating above) we went on a tour. It was a tour that was about an hour longer than my attention span. It is a pretty building, but I don’t really need to know how they change the lightbulbs in the house chandeliers (if you want to know, ask. I can answer that question for you now).
After our time at the capitol we headed to the cupcake store, as we both needed a treat after our busy day.
We get to do so many cool activities with Girl Scouts. I’m incredibly thankful to help out and tag along at fun activities.
A word on my blog: I’ve decided to use it more as a journal than a knitting diary. I like writing about all aspects of my life, so I’m going to do it. I’ll still have knitting content, but you will see more life content in future posts.
Earlier this week the kids and I packed up the car and headed to Palisades-Kempler State Park (well, to be perfectly honest, the kids did very little of the packing up, they mostly argued over everything they could think of while I did the packing). We camped in a cabin with our friends. Another friend had a cabin next door. We hiked. We ate delicious food (did you know that campfire nachos are a thing?). We drank wine (the moms, not the kids). We saw a lot of wild flowers. We saw the freaking northern lights!! We hiked some more. It was delightful.
It was a lovely break from our normal lives. We’re now tired and cranky. I can’t wait camp again.