Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Treasure Hunting

Geocaching. I had no idea what it was until a nurse I work with was telling me about how when she was taking a hike in AZ, they came across this box with a book and a notepad. The note pad had lots of names and dates on it, and there was a few other things in the box. They left it there, not knowing what it was until after they returned home, and someone told then what they had found. When I heard her story I instantly googled Geocaching and read up on it. I immediately knew that this was something the boys would probably like to do.

What is Geocaching?
"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location." www.geocaching.com

I bought the GPS app on my iPhone 5 for $10. It works really neat and takes you exactly (within 30 feet or so) of the cache.

We did our first hunt on this past Sunday. And it was a hit with the boys and my husband. What could be more fun then real life treasure hunting? We got lucky and even found a "trackable"!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

happy birthday mom

 I remember my mothers first birthday after her death. I was 7 months pregnant. I went to the salon and had my hair done. I went shopping. I took Cameron to the park and cleaned the apartment. I did anything to avoid feeling that agonizing pain. I'm certain at some point I cried, but I cried so much that first year after she was gone that it all melted together. That birthday, and several birthdays after, I didnt want to talk about it. It still stung.

And today, it stings.

Today, like every birthday, I sit and smell her bottle of favorite perfume and look at her picture. For glimpse of seconds I can remember perfectly her smile, laugh, the way the walked, her hair. But those glimpse are becoming short, harder to reach, fewer and far in between.

But today I can hear her laugh, and that's enough for now.