Being Eaten Alive! O.o

My family participates in Awana, a church organization that meets (for our group) every Wednesday evening for 1 1/2 hours.  Last night was my groups’ campfire night.  After a 20 minute game of Capture the Flag, and a short verse recitation and prayer time, we walked to the campfire.

First we sang two songs.  The entire time we were singing my friend and I were swatting away the bugs who constantly tried to crawl onto us.  Then we got our marshmallows and started roasting them.  Unfortunately for me, mine decided it wanted to be burnt, and not roasted…  Generally I prefer my marshmallows lightly browned, so this was a big overcooked for me.  Overruling my thought that it would be stupid to eat two s’mores at that time of night, I ate the burnt and other non-burnt marshmallows.  It actually wasn’t too bad.  Finally we sang another song, and then headed back inside, after moving all the benches to the storage shed.

Once inside, I discovered that I was not the only one who had feasted that night… the mosquitos had discovered me.  For those of you who don’t know, I have very bad reactions to mosquito bites, and when they are through with me, I have large quarter sized lumps wherever they take a fancy to me.  So, if you notice any large welt sized red bumps on my foot, arm, or face, you now know it wasn’t a person who did it, but a little, tiny, annoying, blood-sucking, insect.  Thankfully the one on my face lost its red color, and can no longer be seen.

Summary of story:

Wear bug spray outside in forestry areas!!  And don’t let the bugs keep you from having a nice evening around a campfire.  🙂  I thoroughly enjoyed my time outside, and would do it again anytime.  And thank you to my friends who 1) played guitar for the songs and 2) sang with me. 🙂

P.S.  After typing the word mosquito into this post several times, I now know how to correctly spell it.  (my other spellings of it were: misquito, and misquitoe.)  My spellchecker thought I was trying to spell “misquotes” 😀  hahaha!!!!