Wednesday, June 15, 2011


 (this picture has nothing to do with the post, but I like posts with pictures. My kids actually stood still for 3 whole minutes while Dear Hubby took this picture, and 3 out of 4 were smiling. That is quite a feat at our house!)

I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth. I am just down to five days until I head off to camp with all the lovely young ladies (ages 12 - 17)  from church. You can read about it HERE. So, right now I am in the throws off finishing up the handouts for the dinner time devotionals, organizing camp awards, shopping for enough food to feed 34 hungry people for 3 1/2 days (On a budget, of course. I am the Tightwad Mom, after all!), digging all my camping equipment out of the garage ( kind of like digging for buried treasure), and generally adding more to do's to my list.....daily! My goodness, camping with girls is a lot of work! Apparently, they care if they change their socks, what their hair is going to look like after three days of camping, and they like to be entertained (whittling a stick and skipping rocks in the lake are NOT  considered entertainment. (They much prefer crafty stuff and baking refrigerator biscuits on a stick over the camp fire.)

I also have to think of the crew of boys, Darling Daughter and I will be leaving behind. I must definitely make sure there is easy to heat up food in the fridge and freezer, clean socks and undies in their drawers, and enough toilet paper to get them through until I get back. I don't want them to end up on the neighbor's doorstep begging for a hot meal and/or a roll of toilet paper!!! I definitely don't want them turning their skivvies inside out for a second day of wear!  Crazy men folk!!!

P.S. There are now 98 FABULOUS FOLLOWER here at Tightwad Central! I just have to say that all my followers ROCK!!!! You are the best bloggy readers......EVER!!!! Thanks for supporting all my frugal antics!

Wish me luck! I'm really going to need it. Surviving in nature isn't really my thing. I guess "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger".........unless you get eaten by a bear! Be back soon!


  1. LOL...Oh, I love your blog, TWM! You always see the glorious side of life! And the picture of your children is precious. Hope you have a great time on the trip with your daughter!

  2. Your camping trip sounds like a lot of fun! There's ALWAYS a lot of work and planning before any camping trip, but once you get there it pays off.

    Have a great time - looking forward to hearing about it when you get back!

  3. awww, what a great pic! have fun at the camp...I've helped out at two girls' camps and experienced some of the more memorable times of my life!

  4. Have a great time at camp and tell us all about it on your return.

    The picture of your children is lovely.

  5. I hope you and your daughter have a great time at camp! Sounds like a ton of fun. Oh, and your children are beautiful...great pic!!

  6. Oh wow! Your kids have grown a ton and they are all so adorable!! You are the pro with this camp thing and it will be amazing for those girls because that is what you are is AMAZING!! Good luck and best wishe!!



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