Monday, 15 July 2013

July! July!

The end of last week marked the half-way point of the summer. We've done four sessions of campers and have four left until the end...but I'm not ready to start thinking about the end of summer yet! I'm quite content to live in the now and appreciate the moments as they happen. 

My favourite words of reassurance this summer seem to be "Don't worry - this will be funny tomorrow". If I've learned anything over the years I've spent at camp it's that in the middle of a crazy chaotic day when you're dealing with 100 different things (none of which are on your to-do list) it can be hard to find the humour in the situation. BUT the next day (or even 8 hours later) when you're sitting around discussing the days events it's hilarious.

I had originally planned on blogging during breaks so that I would at least be updating once a week. The problem with that plan is that I really didn't account for the fact that on breaks I don't necessarily want to sit on my computer. Breaks have been full of shopping adventures, swimming, reading, and occasionally (this might be the most magical) laying in the sun and doing nothing. 

One of our male counsellors is American so he baked a 4th of July cake last week to celebrate the occasion.  A lot of our break activities revolve around food.

There are few things in life that make me happier than freshly tie-dyed clothes hanging on the line drying in a summer breeze. 

I've had quite a few moments this summer when I've been really angry/upset over losing "my" camp. It's been 7 years since we lost the actual site and this will be the 3rd summer that the camp didn't operate at all. I didn't anticipate it coming up all that often this summer but it's hard to escape. And the silliest things trigger it for me.  Like sunsets and rainy days and giant puddles. I've only cried about it twice though so I guess that's improvement. It's a bit frustrating at times because I am happy and I am having fun with these campers and these counsellors but at the same time I would give anything to have just one more day back there.