Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Tis the Season.......
It's camping season again...... well officially it starts this weekend. How thrilled am I?? Well let's be honest -- 2 weeks ago we had an ice storm and snow on the ground. The temperatures are hovering around 15 - 17 degrees ( around 59F to 62F) ...... doesn't that just make you want to pull out the shorts and swim suits??!!
It is 'list' season for me -- list of clothing and bedding that needs to be packed up for the weekend -- lists of meals and food -- lists of shopping that needs to be done (like for bug spray -- cause the spring is 'no see 'um' season and dear god!! I still have the scars from their bites/my reactions from last spring)
It is planning season for me -- I like to think I am pretty good at 'minimalist' living -- but minimalist living in an RV is a far cry from minimalist living in the city! Last year I was so stressed over things just being dropped everywhere -- food thrown into the pantry where ever it fit - piles of shorts and tops and underwear neatly folded one on top of the other in the small wee cupboard beside the beds -- finding space for paper towels and toilet paper ....... for shoes and boots (dear god we needed boots more than sandals ALL last summer!)
Today I am going shopping -- I need to buy food for the week at home and food for the RV ....... I need to find the bug spray so I may just survive this spring season. And bottles and bottles of javel to clean out the mouse poop and mouse pee -- and dear god maybe even dead mice bodies!
I am making a list of all the lil jobs Sir Steve has to get done -- like fixing our bedroom door so we can actually have some privacy -- and when we are out -- we can actually keep the animals off our bed...... fixing the campfire area with crushed stone so we don't have to dodge the mud puddles after the rain.........
and then there is the joy of being 2 campsites down from the mother and her parents. They were just such a ray of sunshine in my life last summer.
On the bright side -- my eldest daughter and her soon to be husband will be just across the road from us .... and that is a very good thing!
Honestly though -- once I get things organised and under control -- once the sun comes out and the weather warms up -- I'm gonna love camping!