So I don't know IF I mentioned it, but we're going away camping this weekend with 10 of my friends. YAAAAAAAY!
But not 10 full-sized people - two babies and a toddler and coming.
When we sent out the "who wants to go camping" email, we weren't expecting to get people with kids coming! But it is ok, I like both of the couples very much, it will be intersting at the very least (and I am slightly unnerved with two serious campers both saying "dangerous", but the kiddies will be in full-time life jackets the whole weekend, I think we'll be ok). The un-kidded people are a couple I don't know very well (more friends of friends) and a single friend.
BUT, as we were sending out the "who has any food allergies" email (for you should see my email organisation - I am a super star this trip - I suppose work is really paying off, forcing me to be organised and cogent in emails, eh?) - the girl-of-the-couple-i-don't-know-well replied "Due to my preggo status...." - WHAT?!?!
Seriously, if I could have uninvited her at that moment, I would have. Yeesh. No offense, but preggos really bring a party down. Now all talk will be about babies. For if one is growing one, it is reasonable to want to talk about them. And if two other people there are on mat leave (remember we get a year here), all they do anyway is babies, and thus will be all about baby talk. And I love/hate baby talk! Augh!
So I guess it's just us and our singleton friend.
In any case, I'm SUPER excited to go. It will be nice to really get away. It is a long weekend here, so it's just enough time (would prefer longer!) to get our wilderness on. The last camping trip I went on, I found that despite eating all sorts of sugary foods and being pissed at the lack of English being spoken, my shakiness went away, and I just felt good and happy. This also probably had to do with the mega runs I went on several days on the last trip (12km on the trail!), which isn't going to happen this time (no way I can do 12 km right now! I can barely run 4 km!).
Work's been gradually building up pressure/stress, so this will be a welcome relief. In fact, my new boss rejected my request for half a day of vacation (since we need to leave early, lest we end up canoeing into the site in the dark), he said just to take it. So YAY! Half day today! Seriously, I was up at like 6am from all the excitement this morning. And I had a RARE moment last night where I stayed until 7:30pm at work, because I was enjoying what I was doing, and wanted to do more.