It ain’t easy being green.

We won’t talk about my emotional state during about 16 out of the last 24 hours. At least not the gory details. Trust me, you didn’t want to be here. I was not fun to be around. I expected that to happen this week and I steeled myself for it. Sometimes I can just sort of go with the flow until it passes. Or not. It seems like no matter how hard I try, I get like this at least once a summer. It is not any more fun for me than it is for everyone else. I don’t now why it’s so hard sometimes to control my emotions. I am an over-the-top, nuclear powered kind of person but not always the most focused. Sometimes I don’t even know exactly what I’m upset about. Anyway, I am over it now. I think.

The slide show for today is from a trip to the abandoned Raco air base and the Betchler Lakes area. The Raco air base is where the Beach Urchins and their first and second cousins and a few friends thereof learned to drive the rusty old Jeep Wrangler. Manual transmission. I think Mouse might have been about eight when she started driving there. Trust me folks, early driving lessons are a *good* thing.

This whole expotition is not one of my favorites. I like driving around the air base and the forest roads and the Betchler Lakes area is beautiful. I don’t like the bugs. Yes, I know I am an old Yooper. I am not a bug woman. Deal with it. I also did not inherit whatever little scrap of DNA made my grandfather such an avid blueberry picker. And I do not, as a rule, participate in activities of too much fun, at least not those that require me to wear earplugs. And no, we were not out there playing piccolos today. But this particular expotition dates from the days of the Uncle Fester Club and it seemed important for it to happen. I tolerated it the best I could by taking photos and processing them, knitting untangling a massive mess of tangled up yarn so I could knit my second sock, and wearing earplugs during the period of time when everyone was engaged in an activity of too much fun.

Click here or on the airbase pic for a slide show. And thanks to Jay for the little reminder about the difficulties that those of us who are green sometimes have with our emotions, although Jay is definitely a lot easier to live with than yours truly.

3 Responses to “It ain’t easy being green.”

  1. Dog Mom Says:

    “raco12.html” has my curiosity piqued! is that a flower or a “curl of leaves” that happen to look floral? hard to tell in such a small-ish format….

    and just WHO are those reprobates in the last shot??? sheesh!!!! what a motley crew!

  2. kayak woman Says:

    Well, I do not know what that plant in picture 12 is…

  3. Marquis Says:

    I’m guessing The Cabin Boy has left?

    I wonder how The House Boy is doing?

    Oh Dear, is it hot tub time yet?