My talented nieces made these awesome cupcakes:
Monthly Archives: September 2013
This is yet another incredible Cheerios ad. Bravo to them!
There is apparently a trend recently for Girl Scout councils to sell off their camps. This has been the decision due to financial difficulties and lowering enrollment in GS. I am sad. Read the blog post by Mandi Elizabeth above because she very eloquently says it. Regardless of what type of camp you may have attended, this is a terrible sign of the times. She mentions the song “Linger.” Here are the lyrics:
Mmm, mmm I want to linger
Mmm, mmm a little longer
Mmm, mmm a little longer here with you
Mmm, mmm it’s such a perfect night
Mmm, mmm it doesn’t seem quite right
Mmm, mmm that it should be my last with you
Mmm, mmm and come September
Mmm, mmm we will remember
Mmm, mmm our camping days and friendships true
Mmm, mmm and as the years go by
Mmm, mmm I’ll think of you and sigh
Mmm, mmm this is “Good night” and not “Goodbye”
Before I start, please check out this thought-provoking essay: https://medium.com/this-happened-to-me/a06b95eee379
Let me say this – I can so relate to this person’s feelings. Although I enjoy my reunions, I always walk away feeling a little bit like we stepped right back into high school, with the cliques, the superficiality, the judgment. Thanks to today’s social media, I can actually say I enjoy getting to know people from high school that I didn’t know very well when I WAS in high school. But then there are those people that I grew up with, from kindergarten on, who have absolutely nothing in common with me. We say hello at the reunion, “what are you doing,” “how many kids do you have,” and then after a few awkward seconds we move on. I am definitely a talker and that is not any different now than it was in high school, so I will go up to everyone and talk to them.
I also feel like I am so glad to have the life I have now – despite breast cancer, weight gain, and not becoming a millionaire (ha ha!). I love my life – my husband, my kids, and my friends. I guess that’s part of what a reunion can do – show us that we really have come a long way.