Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I apologize in advance...

I tried to find something to rant or rave about, but I didn't have much success. Sad day. So, instead of doing that I'm just going to tell you all what I have been up to.

Friday night Rose and I went to Allison's visitation. It was so sad. I couldn't believe that I was standing in front of a casket with one of my best friends from college laying in it. None of it seemed real. Luckily, I had Rose there. I wouldn't have made it without her.
Saturday morning I picked Rose up and we headed on our hour and a half drive to the funeral. Allison's dad did most of the speaking at the funeral, which must have been really hard for him but it made it easier for the rest of us. Allison wasn't a quitter, she didn't give up on her life...he made sure that everyone knew that. Her funeral wasn't all sad, there were some happy and even some funny moments. Made me realize just how much I will miss Allison.

Anyway, I can't talk about that any longer.

Saturday night my roommates and I decided it would be a great idea to go camping. Now in KY, it still gets pretty cold at night during March...but we still decided to go, knowing we would freeze our asses off at night. We went to the Red River Gorge to camp. If you are anywhere near KY you should probably go visit the Gorge, it's great. So, we got out of our cars loaded our backpacks on our backs and grabbed as much as we could in our arms and set out hiking to our campsite. The boys we were with had been out there camping before, so they at least knew where we were going.

We get to where we are going to be camping, which was quite a distance away from the cars, and I notice that the river is in between where I am standing and the place they are pointing to for us to camp. Hold up. How the hell was I going to get over there? Oh wait, that's right...there was a fucking log across the river that they expected me to cross with a backpack, sleeping bag, another bag on my shoulder and crampy legs. Whatever. I sat my ass down on the log and scooted myself across. 30 minutes later...I made it.

The boys cooked for us and kept the fire going at all times. All we girls had to do was sit there, look pretty, and set up our tent.

Overall though, I had a really great time. By the end of our excursion I was doing the Dirty Dancing thing on the log across the river and was just having a great time. It was exactly what I needed to get my mind off of things. It was so nice just to relax and not have cell phone service. I think I'm going to start camping more often!

I know, not very interesting...but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I'm still not feeling very much like myself. Hopefully soon I'll get back to the writing entertaining blogs and enjoying writing. But for now, this will have to do.

<3 Jill


Anonymous said...

I love camping! So much fun. But I think I would have found myself face down in the river if I had to try to cross a log!

Under the Influence said...

Hhhmmm...my balance is such that I would have NEVER made it across the log. I would have either been wet or would have had to camp by myself on the dry side.

Gina said...

I am impressed that you
a) made your way across the log
b) knew how to set up your tent!

Glad you had some silver linings in your weekend. I have missed your blogging!

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

All worth it to have the guys do the cooking!

Jen - The Secret Keeper said...

I totally would've been scooting with you! I hate stuff like that, I'm really not the boyish type of girl! Love to camp, but the last time we went we had a fridge and everything (there were 17 of us!).

I'm glad the unmentionable wasn't too bad. It's always good if you can muster the energy to remember the good things and make yourself smile xx

mrsjc said...

Glad you had a good time and got to clear your head for a bit.

My hubby and I had our first date at the RRG. We didn't camp we just hiked around. I actually have a picture of him standing on a log just like you described.

*mary* said...

Wow, I haven't been camping in... I don't een know how long. It sounds like a much-needed respite.
(And BOYS that cook for you? Where do you find those, exactly?)

insomniaclolita said...

First, I'm sorry for your loss.

Second, how nice to go camping! I cant remember the last time I went on a camping trip, but it's surely unforgetyable :)

Lil' Woman said...

I love that movie..I would not be dancing across a log tho...better you than me :)

Nicosia said...

Red River Gorge? You were right down the road from me!

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