Girls camp is next week. Next weeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!! Lately, whenever I think of girls camp, it pops up in my brain as GIRLS CAMP! and then an invisible force punches me in the face. Not necessarily in a bad way, just a momentous way, with lots of oomph. Because there's just so much stuff to try to remember. And my brain has never been very good with remembering details. But I'm super excited for it. It would be impossible to not be excited. GIRLS CAMP! is a joy. My enthusiasm easily carries me through all the punches to the face.
Some other things that have carried me through:
1.) The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. You know I watched every single thing that was on. Or rather, watched some and recorded the rest and will watch it after GIRLS CAMP! is done. Did you see the Flotilla?! Knights of Columbus! It was awesome. And the Queen looked fantastic with her sensible shoes and sparkly brooch and ever present hand bag. And she stood for like 4 hours in the pouring rain just watching the boats go by. She's 85 five years old! Ugh, I love her. Long may she reign.
2.) I've been reading The Sweetness and the Bottom of the Pie and am loving it. Flavia de Luce is my new favorite fictional heroine. She has such spunk.
3.) There was a birthday party for me at the institute today - even though my birthday isn't for another 2 months. But no one will be around in August (seriously, no one. Please come by and visit me.) and this is the last week of school so my cousin Allie, who takes classes there, decided to bring in a birthday cake for me. You've seen it on Pinterest, I'm sure.
Chocolate cake, surrounded by a KitKat fence, topped with peanut M&Ms. It was like a ball pit of deliciousness. I had about 30 or so kids crammed into my office or peeking through the window waiting for a slice. You know how much I love my birthday. To celebrate it in June was a thrill.