That is how the weekend was spent by us all.
Granted, not camping is pretty much my default state 24/7/365 so it’s hardly worth mentioning that I continued to maintain the status quo right?
But there was supposed to be camping this weekend.
Originally the plan was for me to try out DH’s latest idea in camping accommodations, involving a twin mattress & a mini van. (it has potential)
But then a friend of mine invited me to her 40th birthday party which happened to be the same night as camping.
Anything short of a root canal trumps camping in my book.
And if I am in enough pain, so does a root canal.
So the males were still going to camp, just without me.
Then Saturday morning the weather was about 45 chilly & damp & the plans to sleep outside were again revised.
The males went up to the campsite, played around the river all day, had a cookout & then everyone drove 2 hours home where Mayhem slept in his own bed & Havoc badgered DH into sleeping in a tent in the yard.
It’s a tiny tent.
It sleeps Havoc & Mayhem.
DH not so much.
*I* had a fun evening drinking wine with the ladies & then sleeping in my own bed.
Sunday the weather was a very nice, though not really sunny, 70 degrees.
I spent most of it laying in bed with a sinus headache.
That would be a legitimate sinus headache, not a “sinus headache” brought on by the wine the night before. There wasn’t that much wine. I had to drive home & despite being over 40, two glasses of wine are insufficient to cause a “sinus headache”. I can still drink the bottle with no morning after effects.
So those 6 years of college were totally worth it.
Sunday our dog, Houndini (the escape artist that cannot be contained by any fencing, visible or invisible), brought home a little friend.
And I do mean little. Some sort of beagle/terrier mix we think.
Mayhem has named him “Dots”
Because “Spot” would be too easy and we are not exactly creative with pet names when the boys are involved – witness 5 grey cats named (in order of appearance) – Shadow (a part time cat now gone), Ghost ( PT seen rarely), Smoke (FT lives in the house), Ashes (FT could live in the house if he were so inclined) and Slate (PT recent addition). The last 4 (plus another FT one named Thor) all have the same mom, another PT cat named Tux (because she is black with a white chest…gods we are so creative!)
(We have 5 full time pets – one dog and 4 cats, we also currently have 3 part time cats, all related to the full time cats…freeloading relatives we call them. They show up at odd hours looking for a meal & a place to crash . They haven’t tried to borrow money or bum a ride somewhere yet but it’s only a matter of time)
The dog has a collar but no ID tags. We have no idea if he is just visiting for the day or if we have increased of collection of part time pets by 1. Only time will tell.