out of it

Just woke up from a nap. The kind where you feel a hundred times more tired after the fact than before. Ugh. I get up at 6:30 two mornings in a row to jog/walk and hike a couple miles with my husband in between, and what happens? I about die from exhaustion.

Our date night was great. Completely free and loads of fun. We used our gift card at On the Border. Love their free chips and salsa. Got chicken tortilla soup. (huge bowl, had the rest for lunch) And 3 Cokes. (my bladder hated me on our hike) 4:45 is a great time to eat dinner in C-bus. No one’s there, and the servers stand around just waiting for you to need something, anything at all.

We “hiked” at Three Creeks Metro Parks. Started out on a nice paved trail. Veered off on to “Unimproved Trail.” Read: Many, Many Bugs Trail. Searched unsuccessfully for a geocache. Skipped rocks in the creek(s). Chatted about life. Tried to ignore my bladder (and poison ivy). Saw a mama deer and her little one. Poked some toads with a stick. Wanted to see a beaver. (the sign said some lived there)

Geocaching. Have I not explained this? You can go to www.geocaching.com for all the info. Here’s a paragraph I copied from their site. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

These things are hidden all over C-bus. And Gabe even searched for one close to Gail’s house (don’t think he found it). They’re are hundreds of thousands of them. Even in small towns. We leave stuff like rubber balls and other trinkets (and the girls get to take something from the box). We don’t have a GPS device, but Gabe uses his iPhone to search for the coordinates and pull up satellite maps of the area. Works almost as well.

We finished our date at Barnes and Noble (Gabe’s idea) where I looked at travel books, jotted down some titles that looked good, then searched for them on our library’s website when I got home. Reserved several and they’re waiting for me at the library. I don’t buy books that often anymore. I know, it’s a bit hypocritical since I spend quite a bit of time trying to get people to buy mine. (I did just buy 2 zoo books and the Jesus Storybook Bible.)

Janelle had bathed the girls and mopped my kitchen floor when we got home. Bless you, Janelle!

I think I might have had something more to say, but I doubt much of what I’ve said already even made sense. I feel like I’ve been under general anesthesia and I’m struggling to regain consciousness…

Off to prepare supper for my hungry, quarrelsome brood!

12 thoughts on “out of it

  1. jbnygaard

    I just woke up from a nap? My head hurts worse than when i first laid down. Why do we even try???

    OH! Geocaching would be a BLAST to do in Denmark! I’ll have to remember that for next time! I still want to check out some spots around here! I know the boys and my niece and nephew would LOVE it!

    I love that you ‘poked at frogs’. 🙂

  2. terriwright

    Geocaching sounds like fun. I’m not sure it would really catch on here in Tollesboro(pop.800)……..

    I can’t take naps…I end up feeling just as you’ve described.

  3. filledeparis

    Geocaching is big is Europe. I found a location once in a park in Paris (with a friend who does it).I merely observed(it was a film canister in an old stone wall in a park with random tiny items inside–what I cannot recall). People can get really creative in the city. Have you hidden anything yet?

  4. M3mine

    Oops… a great STORE that is…and yes, I’ve napped like that and felt HORRIBLE for the rest of the day—hope you are feeling much better now.

  5. M3mine

    A great book for cheap Christian books is Ollie’s.  But the library is even better!  Thanks for explaining Geocaching.  Sounds like so much fun!

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