Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I wasn't anti-social, I guess, but I mainly just stayed at our campsite and let people come over to me to visit, which was really nice. Caleb, Nathan, and Luke stuck around our site mostly, so it was really nice to just hang out with them. I also finished the book I was reading, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It is rare that a book lives up to its hype, but I really enjoyed this book. Her writing was so descriptive. It was also all in the present tense, which normally I don't care for, but in this case, it made it seem more dream-like or something. A very basic plot is that a girl and a boy are locked into a magic competition of sorts, and the circus is where this competition plays out. What was very unexpected for me was how much I identified with the main character, Celia, at the end. She was just so very weary of holding everything together, which is how I have felt this whole year. Not that I really am holding everything together, thankfully, but just keeping track of everyone's stuff, schedule, etc. Anyhow, it was a great book for a relaxing weekend.
This weekend was the last hurrah for the yellow bumbo, though. I put a ton of duct tape on it so it would last, and it did (barely), but now we must say goodbye. It has served well. Thanks, Melinda!
When we left on Friday, no one had been sick since Wednesday (Grace), and we were all relived to have this behind us. I was able to finish testing Anna and Grace Wednesday afternoon (Anna) and Thursday (Grace), so we were able to mail off the big package before we left on Friday (yay!). But Friday night after we had all just gone to bed, Caleb threw up almost at the bathroom. He never threw up again, but he didn't eat much Saturday. Now tons of other families that were camping are sick, even ones we had nothing to do with. But hey, feel free to blame us for any sickness you now have, or ever will, whether or not you were even anywhere near us. It makes it so much better when you can blame someone, and we'll be the sacrificial scapegoats for single-handedly bringing the plague to everyone in Northern VA. Other than that, it was a great weekend, and we are very sorry for anyone who is sick. Hopefully it will pass quickly.