Little Miss has started to repeat a phrase to us that you can tell means a lot to her, but nothing to us… “Lucky Boom Boom”.
Doesn’t that sound almost a bit dirty to you?!
This weekend, we stopped by JB’s company picnic, and she kept going up to his boss saying “Lucky Boom Boom”. He’d turn to us and ask what she was saying, and I’d reply, “Lucky Boom Boom”. Who knows what is going through her mind.
Our maiden voyage in the pop up camper went really well. We even managed to get it set up in the pitch dark on Friday, and I really enjoyed having more substantial dwellings than a tent.
We camped at Donner Lake State Park, and they are REALLY strict on bear regulations. As in each site gets a bear locker, and all food and toiletries (including coolers, toothpaste, deoderant, lotion) must be in the bear locker unless actively in use. They threaten a $1000 fine if you don’t follow the regulations.
The first night we were there, I asked JB to take our toiletries out to the bear locker before we went to sleep. He said no, and said they were just trying to scare people into being compliant. I, on the other hand, was too tired to take it out myself, and threatened, “you know this could mean I’ll have a nightmare.”
And that I did. I’ve talked about my lucid dreams here before. It doesn’t happen often, but generally if I go to sleep with the slightest bit of unease (as in if JB is out of town, or I am thinking about bears), I will have a dream so lucid that it has me jumping out of bed and screaming.
Which is just what I did in the middle of the night at the campground. In my dream, a bear was trying to grab me through the canvas on the camper, and I didn’t wake up until I was all the way across the camper screaming at the top of my lungs. I somehow made it over the wobbly table and into Little Miss’s bed before waking up. I must have scared the be-Jesus out of my fellow campers. JB promptly told me to be quiet and go to bed, while Little Miss remarkably just groaned and went back to sleep.
Luckily, the second night I was better, as no bear encounters actually happened (unlike when we camp at Bullards Bar, where the bears come into the campground during the night and day).
So anyway, we had a good time, and I got in a lovely swim in Donner Lake, which makes me want to do the Donner Lake Open Water Swim again, where you swim across the lake (2.7 miles).
That’s all for today. Your assignment for the day is to go up to at least one co-worker and say, “Lucky Boom Boom” with a lot of gusto! You’ll get a great reaction!