Monday, June 12, 2006

Random Thoughts of a Camp Counselor

  • Someone needs to wake up before me and have coffee waiting. Granted, I seem to be one of the first people up in the morning. I'm dressed and on my way to the barn before the kitchen staff arrives.

  • My morning classes were full of lovely girls who followed directions. I was happy. I was also a little sunburned.

  • I'm not getting any care packages, I know it.

  • Campers who have not taken their behavior modifying medicine should not be allowed in my late afternoon class. "Janie Jetson* wants to ride Trigger*" (I have a riding student who thinks she's Denny Crane...) "Can we trot yet? Can we trot yet? Can we trot yet? Are we done?" Well, before we trot Miss Camper, you should be able to walk, turn, and stop Trigger. I'm just saying...

  • They had to kill a rattlesnake in camp today. I'm still walking around in the dark without a flashlight.

  • We found one of these in the barn today.

  • Did I mention how hot it is here?

While I am enjoying my time back at camp, I do miss the Monkey and Charlie. Oh, and I'm an aunt again. My new nephew was born yesterday at 7:05 a.m.

*Not their real names, of course.


  1. This is bringing back memories of Girl Scout Equestrian Camp, circa 1981. :-)

    I just got home from Twangfest and the strawberry jam was waiting for me! Thank you so much!!!!

  2. It's not the Girl Scouts, but sometimes it's awful darn close.

    Glad you got the jam.

  3. That is one seriously cool looking beetle.

    And rattlesnake? ... did they cook it up? ;)

  4. Sounds like you're having a fabulous time! It sounds like a great time to me, too. These are the things you'll remember fondly someday (in the distant future, mind you!) when you're an old lady.

  5. I got my jam this morning! :) Very exciting. Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I will be scarfing it down before you can shake a stick at it. (I may be mixing metaphors there....)

  6. Maggie--

    Tell us where you are and we'll send you a care package!


  7. Thanks James, but I'll be home Saturday night. How's the house search going???

  8. Welcome home Maggie.

    Your camp posts sound exactly like Melissa's fond remembrances of teaching horseback riding at her many camps. Lovely.

    House search...long stories there. We should close on a house 2 blocks from Beaver Lake --- and with a yard big enough for a Maggie Garden --- on July 10th. But ... there are problems with the house, so everything is a bit foggy at the moment.