Monthly Archives: July 2012

RTT: Greetings from Plagueville


Hey there, Tuesday. Seems like it’s time for some random thoughts.

  • We survived three weeks of summer school. It was touch and go at the end. I’m not sure who disliked it more by that time, the kids or me. But they do have some crafts to show for it. Hooray! I just stepped over a “belt” made of pop tabs stuck to masking tape.
  • Then the plague hit.
  • It started with Zoey. She threw up at 4 pm on a Friday, and a few more times after that. By Sunday I had it. Then I coughed for a week. So I went to the doctor. She gave me some awesome drugs that have really been doing the trick. Only, if I don’t take them, the cough is still there.
  • Saturday Ella started throwing up. Nobody gets the flu like that poor kid. She’d been sick more than a dozen times between 6 am and noon. Combine the actual illness with her anxiety issues, and everything after that is just a recipe for disaster and panic. I mean, it’s Tuesday, she hasn’t been sick since noon on Saturday, and she’s STILL freaked out that she’s going to throw up again.
  • I am still coughing, unless I take the drugs. Last night I tossed in a migraine just to spice things up a bit. I like to keep things fresh.
  • My kids are not as impressed with the Olympics as they should be.
  • Also, it is very hot here all the time, which is not how it’s supposed to be in Wisconsin.


I’m afraid that’s the best I can do right now. Here’s hoping it’s all a distant memory by next Tuesday.

More random at Stacy’s.


Summer update…3?


Last week we took a break from Camp Mama, and the older girls headed off to Grandma Camp! It’s a very exclusive, but somehow FREE camp that we were able to get the girls into this summer. At least it’s free for now. Wait til the word gets out!

From the brochure:

“Grandma Camp is located near Lake Wobegon, and offers a variety of activities to our campers. Campers will be picked up at Ikea on Saturday by the Southwest Grandma Camp Director, and shuttled to their individual locations. On Tuesday, the Camp Directors will meet for dinner at the Pizza Ranch and exchange campers. On Friday, campers will be shuttled to Mall of America by Camp Assistants, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Big Daddy.

Camp activities may include, but are not limited to: boating, sprinklers, crafting, scrapbooking, parades, fireworks, movies, swimming, more crafting, shopping, and staying up late.

Meals may include, but are not limited to: popcorn, rainbow sprinkle pancakes, pizza, chicken nuggets. *Please note, that is not a snack of popcorn, that is a meal of popcorn.

Campers will enjoy their own rooms, and 6 days of separation from their sisters.”

It was very fancy. Unlike most camps, we were called by our campers frequently. We also received reports via text and email. The girls had an awesome time, and I think the grandparents thought it was ok, too. Surprisingly, Natalie THRIVED. My little homebody. I think it was all the alone time for my introvert.

In any case, I highly recommend finding yourself a Grandma Camp. There’s nothing quite like it.