Thursday, January 24, 2013

OUT and about

Thursday January 24, 2013

It's a cold one out tonight.

Some of you know I am a Scouts Canada Cub Leader. I was roped in , I mean I started my illustrious , exciting Scouting leader career when James was a Beaver, and I offered to help out with the crafts. They suggested, why not become a leader. It's only an hour a week! Oh they are so sneaky.... being a leader is  just so much more fun than when I was a Rover....

Today, we had planned to do an evening hike... outside...you know - keep the OUT in Scouting.. no matter the weather.  I was psyching myself up for this ...fun... event, ...  snow boots- check, warmy socks- check, um, let's make that 2 pairs of thermal socks...long johns- check......battery heated mittens (well , wishing I did)...

I thought, well at least it's not pouring rain... this time....and we did give the cubs CLEAR instructions as to what to wear. Hopefully that bright one won't show up in running shoes...this time...

That's when I got a call. My fellow leader extraordinaire:

"They're dropping like flies. I'm receiving emails from most of them that they won't make it or are sick. I've got a cold too. I think we'll have to cancel the meeting tonight."

I tried to contain my ... disappointment, and replied "Oh really? That's too bad." My mind was wandering off to the tune of  Celebrate good times, come on...lala lala laaa....ehem...

I was a wimp. I admit it. Oh yeah, can't wait for camping in tents, in the winter , when James moves up to Scouts....I'll be getting the -300C sleeping bag for that.

Ok, for those of you not familiar with Canadian weather here in Ontario... around Toronto... no the igloos are a BIT further up north... it was -16C... plus the wind chill took that down to the -20's. Brrrr. It's enough to make your hair stand on end like icicles...




Seems the older I get the less I like the cold weather. Well, if I do go out and do something fun with my son, I don't regret it. But I'd rather hide under the covers in my polar fleece. Which begs the question, Can baggy polar Fleece be sexy?

So now I'll have to figure out what to do with the bag of chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate that were to be served at the end of the hike....hmmmm... I'm sure I'll think of something... or some one I know might help me out there.

Well, thought I'd share my new 'do'....


...not bad for a self portrait eh?

No stitching to report today.. quelle shock!
I'm getting ready for a ladies weekend. Trying to pack light you know.
Those that have traveled with me are rolling on the floor howling with laughter.... 
(I really hope you pee yourself  laughing - you deserve it.... you know who you are....humph!)

But I'm a SCOUT - we have to be PREPARED!

I'm sure I'll finally get the hang of packing light...some day .
I've come a long way since that weekend camping trip where I brought 12 rolls of toilet paper... 
for four people.
....but that's another story...



5 comments:

wilma boer said...

The polar fleece...definitely, yes! And your new 'do' looks great... I even like the first one! LOL

I did stitch today, but not enough worth talking about...

mybearsnme said...

:)

Lynne said...

Love your "do" -- it really suits you!

Brrrr! You probably don't want to know that it was 35*C here today!

mybearsnme said...

no... but we get those temps in the summer, plus humidity ;)
thanks for the compliment :)

Kat said...

I wouldn't have been excited to be outside either. It was COLD last week. (I'm near Toronto too :) )