River Recovery

July 12th, 2010

We floated the Current River in Missouri this past weekend and I am still recovering. And when I’m not recovering I am getting stung three times by a wasp while trying to water my garden. And when I am not getting stung, I am running kids all over hell’s half acre. And when I am not running kids all over hell’s half acre I am staring helplessly at my filthy house and seventeen tons of wet, muddy river laundry. I don’t know if I will ever get to sit down and play with my new blog. Dang it!

Hopefully I will get the results up for the Jane Austen mug giveaway by this evening. Late this evening. So late that it will be more like tomorrow evening or possibly the evening after that. I laughed all the way through the entries the first time I read them which was a nice distraction from the present chaos.

Off to find yet another distraction,



  • Kay in KCMO:

    I’m curious as to the posture of the canoeists pictured – is it supremely uncool to actually sit *in* the canoe? Must one perch precariously at the tips in order to appear hip?

    So, did you camp? Like in a tent? And cook over an open fire? How’d that go?

  • I ordered a mug after seeing it on your site – I didn’t bother entering the contest as the only thing I’ve ever won was a burger when I was 8.

    I had a TKAM quote put on mine and I can’t wait to get it – a new mug makes starting back to school more palatable.

    Thanks for the link, and still love your shenanigans.

  • Nanc in Ashland:

    Oh, Rechelle–wasp stings are the worst! I think you should recline upon a chaise lounge while your sons do the muddy laundry.

  • So *that’s* how you use a canoe, huh? I guess I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!

  • Oh that looks like fun! Did you make them row you around? Did you embarrass them in front of girls? Oh how I would have.

    Have you heard back from Ree on using your correspondence? i so want to read those missives.

  • That is the kind of vacation I need. Something sunny and lots of floatation. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  • You are kinda cranky for just getting home from vacation. Just sayin’.

    Please when you feel better would you tell us about the Current river and your trip?

    • Mackenzie:

      Vacation always wears me out XD
      I’ve floated on that river before… the weekend we went, the weather was awesome, but the river was flooded with possibly an entire college worth of 20-somethings and their antics. I’m a 20-something myself, but that was still too much floating party for me, haha.