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Girl Loves To Fish…

I’m that one in a million girls that loves to fish. I like everything about it. I can do everything from untying the boat and “Shoving off” to heading out to open water. We did a lot of fishing when we were young. My dad taught the whole family, the  boys and the girls. Acting all girly girl didn’t cut the mustard with my Dad, he had all three of us girls baiting our own hooks and teaching us how to take the fish off the hook after you have reeled it in. That was the hardest part for me and still is. I feel bad for the fish, no way do I want it to suffer and cause it unnecessary pain at all. I’m not all that crazy about cleaning
the fish either. I am always so afraid that I am going to miss a bone and someone will end up choking on it and dying because of something that I didn’t do right. That would be just god awful!

I was looking in my tackle box, what a mess! I need to sort it out and give it a good cleaning. I still have plenty of line and tackle, but I may need to upgrade some of my lures. Well, I guess I’ll go get that done. If the weather continues to be so nice, I’ll be down at the shore!

fishing girl

Girl Gone Fishing


Dating Does Not End At 50

After several years of living the single life, my mother has recently been showing interest in dating. It has been many years since she has been on a date and she was feeling very apprehensive. The simple idea of being out there and having to play that game is very intimidating and not something she was looking forward to. So many things have changed and she wasn’t quite sure where to start.

After researching different avenues, her first choice was to try out a singles mingle that was being hosted by a local women’s club in our area. These types of events are great for locals that want to get to know each other and perhaps even make a connection. While they are a great way to meet people, they can also be a hit or miss. These events can sometimes be more like a meat market than a mature meet and greet. They often have more of a club appeal to them than a mature get together.

When our local areas single meeting didn’t get my mother any closer to a companion, she decided to let a friend of hers set her up. I know many people that have been set up by friends, I included and unfortunately, it doesn’t always end well. It can be a very awkward situation, to say the least. It also has the potential to ruin a friendship, if the meeting goes sour. Fortunately, the gentleman my mother’s friend set her up with was a great guy. However, he wasn’t the guy for my mother.

Dirty Laundry

Laundry is such a drag! I really wish there was someone in my life who would take care of the weekly laundry chores. The whole chore is depressing to me. I wish I could just bundle it all up and drop it off somewhere, then it would all magically appear back in my closets and dressers, clean and sparkly – and still fitting, too.

When I saw this picture on the Internet it certainly seemed to fit my situation.

attacked by the laundry

It’s Alive

The French Parenting System

Was reading an interesting article today about how the French do things a little differently when it comes to parenting their children. A few of the points made hit home with me and I thought you may want to hear them.

One thing is that the French expect their babies to sleep through the night. They do not get up at the first sound from their loved one and go check to see if he/she is alright. They also do not give their kids snacks except for at four o’clock. This way the kids are hungry when dinner time comes. I thought these tips sounded good and I think that some people should put them into practice. What do you think?

baby crying

Different Strokes For Different Folks

Graduation Night

My oldest daughter has been attending college for nearly four years. She will be graduating at the end of summer. She has worked long and hard at school and has done very well. We are very proud of her and wanted to get her something special. We looked into a number of gift options and had a lot of trouble finding just the right thing. That’s when we came up with the idea of a watch.

As I was surfing the net one night, I stumbled across a site that was called bluedial dot com. After looking through the wide variety of Bulova Watches they had, I decided that I would get my daughter a watch. I talked it over with hubby and he liked the idea as well. We had quite a time deciding on the exact watch to get, but were happy with our choice in the end.

One thing everybody knows about our daughter is that she loves diamonds. I was surprised to learn to there are watches with diamonds in them. Well, I can almost guarantee that she will love this watch with all the diamonds it has in it! We plan to give her the gift on the night of her graduation and will be glad to see her start a new career.