Sunday, August 18, 2013

Been a long while ...

I haven't posted in a long time. There is a lot of catching up to do. Rather than do all that at once, I think I will let it fill in over time. Today, I want to talk about geocaching. I gave Lyle a geocaching kit for Christmas because he had been talking about trying geocaching for years.

In January, we started to geocache. We had planned to go on a cruise is May and Lyle realized that each of the islands we were to visit had caches. So we decided to cache our way through the cruise. It was lots of fun and great togetherness. We even cached to and from Pennsic. And for the first time, we took an intentional side trip from Pennsic to go caching.

This month has lots of events because of International Geocaching Day (today). Yesterday we went to our first CITO, cache in trash out. The group we were with found a large pile of trash but there is much more to be found. Today we went with another group to find our first 5-difficulty cache. It was wet and muddy and loads of fun.

We cache under Lyle's username, azuresquirrel.  Our finds and hides can be seen on and some are cross-posted to

Until next time...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

02-05-09 Happy World Nutella Day!

World Nutella Day was created by Ms Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso and is a great idea. We buy Nutella in large jars. It lasts a long time without going bad. And it tastes divine! Chocolate and hazelnut. Mmmmmm.
Here is my jar of Nutella. I had a Nutella sandwich for lunch to celebrate. Mmmmmmm.
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This is our lost boy. Bovi was found on our doorstep in the middle of a move in December 2001. He quickly became a part of the family. Bovi is short for Bovine (note the cow-like appearance). He was noisy and an attention hound. He cuddled if you were sitting still and slept in my armpit. He was 16 pounds of fluffy love. In the spring of 2007, he was ill. We feed our cats only dry food, but when they are sick we indulge them with canned food. Unfortunately for Bovi, the canned food was tainted. We didn't know. We just thought he was getting sicker. We took him to the vet and proceeded to treat him for chronic kidney failure. We didn't know it wasn't CKF. We took severe steps including my spending 20-22 hours a day with him for four days. On February 13, 2007 at 9:40am Bovi breathed his last.
I spent the rest of that week pouring my grief into a memory book. I must say that Art Therapy works. My emotion was raw and it showed in the book. Everyone who read the book cried.

Afterwards, the house felt empty. Our other cats, Putri Dewi and Mata Hari, did not vocalize as much nor did they seek attention at the same levels. And they missed him too. After a month, we visited the rescue group from whom we adopted Mata Hari. We had planned to take Mata Hari to show them how well he was doing. We ended up coming home with Mata Hari, Pala and Hammie. Thank you Gwinnett Humane Society for expanding our family.

We still miss Bovi. We always will.

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Hammie is good at posing. I couldn't decide which of these typical cat poses I liked better so I posted them both.
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We went grocery shopping on the way home. This is the candy display at the register. I resisted tempation even though most items were on sale.
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We are not football fans but we do love the commercials. My hubby even told me to stay near the TV while he chopped veggies so I could tell him if a commercial came on. The game was actually pretty good and most of the commercials were disappointing. Not a big surprize. Here is our spread of Superbowl snacks. Fresh veggies, chicken sausage, chips and four dips for everything. Yum.
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I saw a challenge on other people's blogs that I thought would be fun. The challenge was to go to your photo folder and post the sixth photo in the sixth folder. Here is mine. This is after the closing ceremonies in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in Atlanta in 2002. My title for the photo was "Honey, take me home." I walked this by myself and was exhausted. I have asthma and made an agreement with my hubby. I could use my inhaler once and keep walking. The second time I needed it, I had to stop for the day. I didn't manage to put in all of the miles each day, but I still managed to do 32 miles in three days. Good enough for me. I still do marathon walks for breast cancer but now my hubby and Dad do them with me. We also have switched to the 2-day format as it is much more do-able.
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