Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ahh...some fresh air!

Yesterday we headed to Sky King.  It's a 5/5 cache, which is the most difficult rating they can have.  The Grateful Cacher had been sitting at 1499 finds for a week, waiting to make this one his 1500th find.  The cache is a small pill container, hidden about 32 feet up in a pine tree.  We met up with Team Geochef (Brian and Michelle) and started our hike in.  The forecast was calling for cold temps, but the sun was shining so bright that it didn't feel cold at all, and I soon figured out that I was a little overdressed.  We soon located the tree we needed, and the guys headed up to find the cache.  After a bit of searching, it was in hand.  It was a great cache and it was nice to be out with friends for the find on such a beautiful day.

Shortly after the event, we decided to make our way to Niles, Michigan to attend an event at a beautiful Botanical Garden in the area.  We met up with many more caching friends and spent the day exploring the grounds, finding caches and just enjoying the fabulous weather.  We, in usual form, couldn't bring ourselves to say goodbye, so went to dinner together before heading home.  We ate at Zekes, which is the same place we ate at after our kayak run.  Food is fantastic, however the waitress messed everyones credit cards up so bad, that some swore  never to come back again.  It was a total mess, and took over 30 minutes to straighten out.  Truth is, it never really was straightened out, I think everyone just sort of gave up.  We hit up one more cache and headed home.

We got back WAY later than I intended but it was a fantastic day and I enjoyed getting out into nature again.  I'm SO excited, as next weekend is our "regular" slumber party with all the friends.  I NEED THIS!!! I've been so down in the dumps the last month, and am tired of swimming in the swamps of life.  It's going to be good to be surrounded by people that love me, don't judge me and just care about my happiness!  COME ON SATURDAY!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The return of a mad woman...

I haven't blogged in what turns out to be over 3 months after a quick research.  Ugh.  I LOVE to blog, and had actually really been enjoying it.  But I was in a housing situation that wasn't ideal, and the person who was in charge of a roof being over my head was accessing my blog.  Eventually, things I was saying were going to be held against me in one way or another.  I just felt it safest and in my families best interest, not to blog for awhile.  I'm now out of the situation, and quite frankly just don't care anymore.
  So, to put it simply, life has changed, HUGELY, since my last update.  A lot of things still need to be sorted out, but I will say this...while some aspects of my life are currently VERY screwed up, other aspects of it have me happier than I have been in a very long time.  I have a lot of figuring out to do, and I'm lucky that I have a big enough support system that I can call on a friend anytime I need to vent, cry, laugh, forget....whatever.

So, my goal is to start blogging again.  The trick is going to be finding the time to do it.  Hopefully the next few weeks/months bring on some fantastic changes our lives.  Time will tell.....