Monday, June 08, 2009

Check One, Check Two...

Wow, I'm tired. Kidlet coaxed us into camping in the backyard last night. We are testing and checking all the camping gear to make ready for Hubby's cross-state cycling trip (and Kidlet's, Kiko's and my ensuing trip to pick him up and do a little camping). Hubby went inside around midnight since he wasn't at all tired. Me? I tossed and turned the night away with little snippets of sleep in between. Kidlet slept well and was cozy in her little sleeping bag. Kiko couldn't decide which part of the family she wanted to be with: the outdoor sleepers or her best person who was inside the house. My favorite part of the evening was when I awoke to hear the coyotes yipping in the middle of the night. Did you know the birds wake up at 3:30 in the morning? Neither did I.

I'm thinking of going analog for the cross-state trip. I have an old Nikon SLR a friend loaned me (last summer!) and I have yet to give it a go. I'm also thinking of picking up a pack of Polaroid to give that devilish camera one more chance before I relegate it to a box in the garage. I guess the best idea would be to do a test run with the Nikon before we actually go since it would be a shame to think I was being a dutiful documentarian and instead I come back with blank or ruined rolls of film.

I apologize the blogging has been a bit sparse as of late. I'm trying to spend less compy time and more reading/knitting/film time but in reality it has been 'more sleep' and 'organize the house' time. There's not much you can blog about when life is lots of summer daydreaming, work, and tidying. It'll change. Perhaps it's the calm before the fun storm? See you Wednesday for Corner View...

7 comments:

jane said...

you are the best mom! i´m also trying to spend less compy time... have a great week:)

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

TAKE THAT CAMERA!!
I have been meaning to get over to Gordon's so I can pick up some 120 film for the Yashica. There is something about taking a picture and forgeting about it until you pick up the developed photos.

hope all is well- I like the idea of camping in the back yard- we might have to do that....

Jeannette said...

What a great thing to do...camping in the backyard. Sounds like fun....kind of. ;)
And hey....enjoy the summer daydreaming!
See you on Wednesday, Jeannette

MODsquad said...

How fun!! We're going to try that this year. I think the girls would totally dig it! Yes, take all the cameras!! Have a great trip! I hear you about posting lately...

Katie said...

Yes, the mocking birds are out early in these parts, but in a couple weeks with the summer solstice, it will begin to get later and later.

pricklypearbloom said...

I like the thought of going analog. I often think about doing that for awhile, and never get around to it. Kinda scared, maybe.

Lily Boot said...

oh how I enjoyed your camping story! We have done the same - a few years ago now - testing out the new foam mattresses (husband insisted the thin ones would be adequate) - it was horrendous. I may as well have been laying on bare rocks! Hoping you have a better night's sleep tonight :-)