February 17, 2006


Today's the BIG day!! Today at 5:00PM it is officially the start of Howl on the Prowl. Being the planner that I am, even though I haven't had a damned thing to do with this wonderful event except show up, I've figured out how it's all gonna run down.

8:00am - 5:00pm Survive work
. I just have to get through the day. Yesterday was bad. Really bad, and there will be some fallout today. I just need to survive.

6:00pm BloodSpite and his beloved arrive at the Little Blue Cracker House. They will be stopping so T1G and I can hitch a ride with them. I'm very excited to meet them. VERY excited. BS was my very first commenter, and over the past (almost) 3 years we've become pretty good friends. I just can't wait to see him!!!

Spend the day in the freezing cold with really cool people learning about wolves. Laughing, talking - just having a good time. I'm so excited - I FINALLY get to meet my very first BlogDaughter Machelle!! About damned time! Oh, and Oddybobbo is going to be there. I've already warned her to prepare to be hugged. Several of my very good friends are going - Harvey, TNT, Contagion, Ktreva, Wes. And some I haven't met yet. Yes, it's going to be a very good time.

That said......

This is where I start getting scared. Oh, not about the Wolves part - it's that freezing cold thing. Let me share with you an excerpt from an email we received from Laughing Wolf - the host for this weekend. (emph. mine)

The weather forecast is changing almost hourly right now, so keep checking those links I sent earlier. The good news is that no major snow is in the forecast. The bad news is that we could see single digit temperatures by Saturday night. Bring layers and lots of warm clothes. Bring blankets for howl night. Low for Friday is now at 12, and the low for Saturday is now pegged at 2. The wind, well, let's hope they are wrong on tonight and that it is indeed over by tomorrow morning.

That's TWO DEGREES folks!!!! Oh, and here was my response:




What in the HELL am I doing????????

This, folks, should be realllyyyy interesting. Please keep in mind - my
blood is still a bit on the thin side.

Holy Crap!!!

I just keep muttering - I can do this, I can do this. And I'm preparing. Really I am. I have a couple of blankets (that's 2, two - it's all I own) that I'm taking. I bought my first pair of long underwear - you should have seen me shopping for those!! I'm going today to buy those stadium cushions to sit on - I hear there are aluminum bleachers, and I have no desire to find myself frozen to a bleacher. No, not this weekend, thank you very much.

I have a good heavy coat with a hood. I'm buying earmuffs. I have gloves. I have boots and heavy socks. I should be alright.

Oh - who the hell am I trying to fool, here. I'm gonna be freezin' folks. And I can promise it will be funny as hell. I can tough it out for short periods of time, but a day? Nope. Yeah, this is gonna be reaallllllyyyy interesting.

Let's see. Florida girl moves up north after 10 years. Never has handled cold well. So - what's she do her first winter? Well - she picks the coldest weekend of the winter to move. THEN - goes to play outside with the wolves the NEXT TIME THE TEMPERATURES DROP!!

**shaking head** If I were you - I'd keep on an eye on things. This is looking to be a very unique weekend. ;-) But there is one thing I *AM* sure of. It's gonna be fun!!!!!!

Posted by Tammi at February 17, 2006 06:27 AM

You can do it!!! You will be having such a great time you won't even KNOW that it's cold. :)

Wish I could be there. Hey..you could call me and then I could be there...kind of like a net meeting. :)

Have fun!

Posted by: Moogie at February 17, 2006 07:27 AM

Perhaps a double layer of snuggies is in order.

Have I great time. Wish I coulda made it.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at February 17, 2006 07:36 AM

We can all huddle up together! Oh, and prepare to be hugged twice, I come with a mandated hug from a mutual friend ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at February 17, 2006 08:44 AM

Captain Morgan can keep you very warm. :)

And Oddy, can I order one more from me?

Posted by: Ogre at February 17, 2006 08:45 AM

Ogre, consider it done! Three hugs for Tammi!

Posted by: Oddybobo at February 17, 2006 11:49 AM

Have a ball, honey, and keep warm!

Posted by: Raging Mom at February 17, 2006 02:52 PM

I'm sitting over here shivering!!!

Posted by: Bou at February 17, 2006 10:08 PM

80 degrees in coastal Georgia, I am getting a suntan today.

Posted by: Catfish at February 18, 2006 10:54 AM

.. you guys are gonna freeze...

Posted by: Eric at February 19, 2006 07:40 AM