A Sigh of Relief…

Today was the day that my daughter had the open house at a new camp where she will spend the summer as a volunteer CIT.  This is the first year in 14 years that I don’t have to pay for summer camp! 

(Its a good thing I don’t have to pay because I used to use my tax refund and that is now going to the Trustee… bye bye refund!  I try to come as close to the wire as I can now!)

I was so nervous because she only knows one other teen and they are not close, so basically, she is on her own.  The new kid.

So.. we got there and took a look around.


There are more buildings, but this is the only ones I could sneak a picture of!

As I was leaving I had a bad feeling.  This is a Jewish school.  It opens in the summer for camp, and it appeared to be mostly Jewish people.  I felt a little afraid that she would stick out like a sore thumb and that maybe we had made a mistake! 

I don’t know how they feel about outsiders, I do know that I believe in diversity and I have no problem with her there!  I just don’t know how others think!

So I left girl and came home and started to look online for other CIT opportunities.   There are a few possibilities.  If we must, we can find something.

But then around 4:00 she called and I could tell by the smile in her voice that she had a good time and she was excited.  She made a new friend!  That’s my girl!

I was so relieved I almost cried!

They gave her some T-shirts and told the kids they could do whatever they wanted to them!


She fringed this one up!


She is excited and looking forward to it!


I am so relieved, I bought myself my first bouquet of Peonies!


I have never had these before!  I love them. They are my new favorite flower in the universe!

The minute we got home and put them in water they started to open!

I have to take one to work tomorrow!  If I don’t, I will miss them!  And I don’t want to miss a minute of them!

Have a wonderful evening!

PS, I never did get much else done today! 


7 thoughts on “A Sigh of Relief…

  1. I remember going to summer camp when I was a kid and I loved it. The camp catered and taught a religion of which I was not part, but the principles were the same – have fun, learn, make new friends. I am glad your daughter is having fun!

    • She is going to have a ball. We never did camp, we hung out and got in all kinds of juvenile type trouble.
      That is why I try to keep her busy! 😉

  2. I love peonies, especially in wedding arrangements. Such full flowers! and they smell wonderful too. Didn’t even know they had a reddish version. I always see whites.

  3. I used to spend most of the summer with my grandparents; the few weeks that I wasn’t with them, I went to the YMCA’s summer “camp” (yuck, boring), and, when I was a bit older, sleep-away basketball camp. Basketball camp was definitely more fun, but it was only a week or two, so it was hard to make friends.

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