I meant to post a few days ago when we got home from our camping trip but Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age was here waiting for me. It’s my favorite Final Fantasy and it came out for the PS4 this past Tuesday. I’ve been pretty excited to play it again so I may have been lost to it for a couple of days.
I thought about maybe making some Let’s Play videos for the game but I’m not sure if anyone would be interested in that. Maybe, I still haven’t decided.
I really have nothing else to write here. Sorry for wasting time and internet space.
I have learned some very valuable lessons on this adventure so far.
- Do not expect your toddler to sleep by themselves while on a camping trip.
- No matter how small the tiny person is, a camping cot will not be large enough to fit the two of you.
- No matter how low your expectations for toddler cleanliness are, the toddler will push it past the limits.
- Be adaptable.
We went down to the beach yesterday and walked along the water on our way to the pier. The ocean scared the crap out of her but she loved the sand.
Today it’s supposed to rain off and on. My parents do not seem to believe in finding indoor fun that might cost money so it’s looking to be a boring day.
Well I am happy to announce that we; my husband, daughter, and both my parents; all made it safely to Maine. We have not tried to kill each other yet and for my father and I that should be counted as a miracle.
Currently I am sitting by a fire that my mother keeps poking at and yelling Paw Patrol fire safety at my two year old who wishes to poke at the flames like her dear grandmother. I don’t know what I should have expected but I don’t think I thought the motto for this trip was going to be, “What would Marshall do?” (The answer is that he would not be trying to touch the fire kid now cut the shit!!!)
Campfire tip #1: If there are flames do not blow on them as you will very likely BLOW THE FIRE OUT!!#@%@!
There really hasn’t been a lot happening today. Mostly we just sat in the car for about three hours and then set up camp, walked around a bit, played on the playground, and messed around on our various tablets and phones. Obviously we’re really roughing it over here.
The munchkin is having a blast, which means that she is tiring her dad out.
Quote of the night: “Munchkin, how are you not dead?” (The toddler in question has not napped at all today. She has never slept in a tent either so bedtime is a frightening concept right about now.)
Given her insistence at dragging her dad all over the campground I am getting plenty of time for reading and writing so I will probably try to come back and let you guys know that I’m alive. Now excuse me while I try to come up with some proper scary campfire stories. (for after the the toddler is asleep of course.)
I really have to get better about this blogging thing.
I had completely forgotten that Terry Brooks’ new book was coming out last month. So when I found the five hundred e-mails in my inbox box telling me it was available for purchase I had no choice; I had to buy it, and then I had to read it. So my Wrap-Up for the month is:
Six Of Crows | by: Leigh Bardugo
This was so flipping good. I can’t wait to read the next book (except I have to wait since I didn’t have the $10 or so to buy it this week). I knew the hype over it couldn’t be for nothing but for some stupid reason I didn’t think I was going to be as in love with it as I am. I’m so very glad that I was wrong.
The Back Elfstone | by: Terry Brooks
Brooks has been my favorite author since I was in high school. His Shannara series is one of the reasons I love fantasy as much as I do. So when he announced that he was going to be writing it’s conclusion I knew I was going to have to read it. I’m still nine books behind but I made a promise to myself that I would pick up each of these books the day they’re released and read them. So that’s what I did.
For July’s TBR list I’m going smallish again. I’m actually going on vacation this month so that can either be really good or really bad for the reading list. A five night camping trip with a toddler should be interesting.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | by: Malala Yousafzai
A Million Junes | by: Emily Henry (going to try this one again)
Crooked Kingdom | by: Leigh Bardugo
I started reading I Am Malala earlier this week so I’m already a bit over half done with it and should be finished before we leave for our trip. Crooked Kingdom will be purchased with my next paycheck and will probably not last through the car trip. There may be other titles I read this month I just haven’t decided what I want to take with me yet.
Any good beach reads you guys are looking forward to reading this summer?