I am counting the days to summer. Although I love the Christmas season, there’s is something very uplifting about summer. As a kid, summer meant days of sleeping in, lazy endless days filled with friends and absolutely very little obligations. Now as an adult, even though summer no longer has the interruption of my life from being a student to being just a “non-student”, I still feel as if I am mentally transformed. I don’t take things so seriously, my schedule is very laid back, and my brain has a harder time wrapping around obligations and duties. I love the transformation that the children go through and as a family, we are all on a hiatus. No homework, no test to worry about and no stressing. We have the beach, the movies, the parks. We are limited only by our imaginations.
Upstate NY is going to be great over the days of the reunion. Flashlights will be useful especially for night walks down the country road. We will have campfires at night so bring your best skin-crawling, zombie apocalypse, spider-filled paranormal story to share. If you’ve got talent and you want to sing, dance, tell a joke or two and want to entertain us, let me know. There will be plenty of opportunities to showcase your talent. It won’t be like a Night At The Apollo, but keep in mind that some talents of course can and should be left at home.
There will be lots of bugs- bugs everywhere. The bugs will sound like hail hitting the windshield as you drive at night. They infiltrate everywhere so don’t forget your Avon Skinsense (or whatever it is called), bug spray, citronella candles, and a bug zapper to add to the entertainment. The young kids (…in all of us) will get a kick at the sound of bugs frying at night.
There will be so much to do, yet there will be plenty of nothing to do as well. Feel free to find a lawn chairs (bring your own), deck space, grass, rocks, and tree stumps just sit on and enjoy the summer air with a cold glass of lemonade (or Johnny Walker…). Upstate NY is beautiful in the summer. Every thing is green and lush. There are lakes and streams every where. Although it will seem as if every truck has a shotgun in the cabin above the driver’s head, crime is low in Sullivan County. I would be surprised if one of us didn’t run into a redneck during the time we will be there but generally, the people are extremely friendly and nice. I lived in Sullivan County for 7 years and loved it.
We are going to be living “commune-style” so we are going to share all duties. It may be best to volunteer early. I need a coordinator to organize the duties so that the homes remain clean and undisturbed during our time there, both inside and out. The owners will probably have neighbors looking out for them so eyes will be on us even if we don’t see them. Fredi suggested a planned menu and I think it’s a great idea. Enchild has volunteered for grill duty so all master chefs and wannabe chefs can showcase their talents & join him. Let’s remember to have the young kids participate and get involved with the day-to- day-chores.
We will submit a grocery list. Nearby there will be plenty of farmer’s markets to buy local produce. There’s a WalMart within 30-45 min drive so shopping can be done locally if needed. The food coordinator and I can work out the detail. Let me know if you would prefer to bring the food or some of it or donate about $50 towards food. I personally would prefer to give the cash. I am into juicing and would love if someone had a juicer to bring so that I can demonstrate some quick easy smoothies during the nutrition talks.
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