Monday, October 20, 2008

RED RIBBON Week

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I never finished writing about camp in TheGlassBox. Because it is Red Ribbon Week this week, I think it would be appropriate to dig through my summer notes to write about what happened at camp...
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In the summer, I go as a volunteer to facilitate groups at a drug prevention leadership camp for the youth... It all started on a Friday, this trip of FAITH! I say it was a trip of Faith, because I went with no map, very little money, very little clothes, and no place to spend the night that Friday...
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It had been over a week that the landlady had been notified that the dryer was not working, but she was busy thinking of other things... That means that I had to make my trip with very little clothes.
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I made contact with my best friend so I could spend the night in Corpus Christi, but she was going out of town to visit her mother. I made contact with my daughter so I could stop at San Antonio, but it was their anniversary and they were going out of town, too! I had no clue as to how I was going to do it, but I packed my suitcase and drove off to Corpus Christi...
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I hadn't seen Lil (my hairdresser) since I lived in Corpus Christi, which was about 18 years ago, but she is the only one who knows how to cut my hair... We got caught up on all the news of what has happened since we saw each other last... It is hard to believe that she is still single... She has been single all of her life...
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I felt totally naked by the time she finished cutting my hair. It was like watching Edward Scissorhands! Swoosh, Swooshh, Swooshhh... OMG @ she cut nine inches off my hair!
... I told her I wanted it cut to the bra line, but she said I would have to wear my bra higher. LOL... Lil put a lot of work into my hair... She touched up my highlights and added conditioner, too... I was afraid to see the bill, but when the bill came, I was very surprised that she gave me a break on the price! My hair was shorter than expected, but it looks a lot healthier. Makes me happy...
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So I thought I would have to spend the night in the Wal-Mart parking lot, but Lil took me in for the night and she fed me! She hadn't gone to the grocery store, so we had eggs for supper and toasted bread with peanut butter and jelly for breakfast... Yay @ how God works to provide for me!
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On Saturday morning, I was back on the road. It seemed easy enough to get there without a map, but no one mentioned Hwy 46 & 133... I had to keep making U-Turns to get there, but I was the first one to arrive... The good thing about that is that I had a chance to play Goldilocks, hopping from bed to bed, until I found the bed that was just right!
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People started coming in shortly thereafter... It was so good to see some familiar faces and some new ones, too! We all slept on bunk beds in a little casita... It was awfully crowded and awfully cold... I was upset at myself for not bringing a blanket... and I had forgotten my camera, too...
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Not all of the staffers came early. We were expecting more people on Sunday... But that night, it took three vans to take us out to eat... I was a bit nervous about the high prices, because for the cost of a meal there, I could probably buy close to a week's worth of groceries... I kept looking for the cheapest prices, but even sandwiches and hamburgers were expensive... Then our leader said that it was his treat... so all of the guys ordered steak which was at least $15 a plate, not counting the drinks... They ordered appetizers and dessert, too... OMG @ there were so many of us... I didn't feel right about ordering the most expensive things on the menu, so I ordered the catfish and water with lemon instead... It was very good, and it wasn't too much food. In the famous words of Goldilocks, it was just right...

Reagan was feeling hot, so she put her head down on the table. When she wasn't looking, JC got Heather to put stuff into Reagan's Sprite... lots of salt, pepper, sugar... OMGG @ I was so nervous for her... and then, he made a toast to get Reagan to drink the "poison"... but Reagan didn't notice any change in the Sprite... so then, he called a race to see who could finish their drink the fastest... No change... So he got Heather to add more stuff... to another Sprite... and challenged Reagan again, but still... no change...
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OMGG @ Reagan never noticed a thing...but she drank so much Sprite that she couldn't eat her food when it came...
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Reagan was never told about what happened that night... Even her sister kept it a secret....

Shhhhhh...

7 comments:

Dannelle said...

Confusion- How did por Reagan not get sick? Someone should be (as granny used to say) "horsewhipped" for that prank! Dannelle
(((Hugs))) not ))Drugs(((!

Lainey Laine said...

Awwwww poor Reagen!!! How comes she never noticed? Laine xxx
http://lainey-lainesworld.blogspot.com/

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

eating a bunch of salt and pepper isnt funny poor baby. im glad you made it there alright with what little you had u turn out fine!

MISSY said...

I poured half a bottle of vinegar in boss's drink on April Fools one year. He noticed! LMBO!
*M*

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Remo said...

Sometimes we get the most when we expect the least.

Joyce said...

I'm going with you next year, if only to keep you out of trouble.
Hugs, Joyce

Linda said...

Poor Reagan....I'm surprised she didn't get sick! It's wild that she didn't notice, huh? I can just imagine you holding back a giggle... :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda