Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th
Weekends are for free-writing, and this time I am choosing to combine the days, as I was gone for the weekend and unable to blog Saturday.
Anyone who knows me, knows that my biggest "passion" is geocaching. (if you don't know, feel free to ask) I love every aspect of it, but most of all, the friends I have made since joining it in 2005. Some of my most important friends have grown from people I have met while geocaching. So, there is a group of us, we have sort of dubbed ourselves Team Area 51, who have grown to be a "family". We are all from different areas, including different states. We try to get together monthly, for geo-events, but that doesn't always happen due to holidays, obligations, etc. Every few months, we try to have some sort of overnight get-together. We haven't seen each other since my birthday weekend in October. This weekend was our "slumber-party" in Michigan. The slumber parties are incredible. A bunch of goofy adults, sitting around consuming too much alcohol, making fools of ourselves, but being completely safe while doing it. It's our chance to just unwind and forget the world for a bit. Saturday we spent at the geo-event, followed by caching with the group, then heading to Brian and Michelles for the after-party. After spending the morning recovering, Daryl and I headed back to Indiana. It's always hard to say good-bye. But we managed to do so, and cached our way back to Indiana. Because this wasn't far from where my dad lived while we were kids, I got to show Daryl a few things from my past. That was neat for me to relive some of those moments. I even managed to get a few pictures of some of them, that I will be updating a few blog posts with, so look for those!
If you have been following my blog, you know the story of the coloring book. It was a lesson I learned in life, 20something years after it happened. You can refer back to NaBloPoMo Day 2 to read the story. I suggest this, because this weekend my BFF Katie gave me a gift. It was two coloring books and some colored pencils. What an incredibly thoughtful thing for her to do, and I was very touched by it. Thanks again Katie, I love ya!
Her mother also surprised me with a Pizza Hut gift card, which was awesome, because I LOVE Pizza Hut! Thanks The Jody!
|My Best Friend Katie|
|My "brother" Fred (Katies Husband)|
|"Sister" Michelle (one of the hosts)|
|"Bestie" Brian (the other host)|
|Daryl...the other BFF|
Now it's time to try to get some MUCH needed sleep. Back to reality tomorrow...for another month at least.
One last thing, please keep my best friend Katie in your thoughts. She lost a family member today, and sure could use the extra support. I love you Katie, and if you need anything, do NOT hesitate to call!