Friday, July 07, 2006

A Very Long Friday

Since this was a short workweek (because we were off Monday and Tuesday for Independence Day), and I usually work Monday - Thursday (10 hours each day) during the summer, I asked permission to switch my "flex" day from Friday the 7th to Thursday the 13th. That way, I'm working Wednesday - Friday this week and Monday - Wednesday next week.

I said all that to say that I'm not accustomed to working Fridays in the summer. And this has been a LONG one. *LOL*

But it's nearly over, thank goodness. And next Thursday as I'm driving past the college on my way to the campground I can whistle cheerfully. :-)

They tell me it's beautiful outside. I wouldn't know. I haven't been out of the building since I came in at 7:00 a.m. I think when I leave here I'll go home and nuke something for supper, then sit out on the deck with MeggieDog for awhile. I feel the need to inhale some air that hasn't been air-conditioned to a fare-thee-well.

It's been hot in my office the past two days, but today you could hang meat in here. My fingers and toes have been numb all day. Oh, well....they'll thaw out in the car, no doubt.

Mom and Dad are leaving Sunday for the campground, then Randy and I will go up on Thursday. He's really excited about the camping trip. I hope he's not disillusioned once he gets there! As I'd posted earlier, he's not been on a camping trip since he was a Boy Scout, and that was a WHILE ago.

My hopes for our camping trip:
  1. I hope the weather is dry. I don't mind clouds, and wouldn't even mind a brief shower or two, but I hope there are no downpours or thunderstorms.
  2. I hope it's not too hot. Camping in July is always iffy, temperature-wise. I can stand some heat during the day, but it hope it cools off at night for comfortable sleeping.
  3. I hope there aren't any bears in the campground. Period.
  4. I hope Randy's health stays good during the trip. He's had so many problems this year; I hope he can really feel well for this trip. He was so sick during our trip to Pigeon Forge. I want him to be able to enjoy this one.
  5. I hope Randy doesn't get bored. He's so used to being able to watch TV or listen to the radio. I can read and enjoy listening to the birds sing while I'm reading. I bought a couple of paperback Westerns for him (even though he's not a "reader") and have told him to take his headphone radio. I don't know if he'll be able to pick up a station at the campground, but it's worth a try. A campground I want to try next trip will have fishing available for him, but there's no fishing at the campground we'll be in on our first trip. Hopefully he'll be able to keep himself occupied.
  6. I hope I can get some much-needed rest. It seems that I just can't get caught up on my rest any more.
  7. I hope MeggieDog doesn't get too lonely. I know Randy would like to take Meg with us, but she would be just miserable in the great outdoors. She's always been an apartment-dweller, and I'm sure she'd hate the heat and strange outdoor noises.
I wish it was time to go camping now.

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