Thursday, February 17, 2011

Forecast calls for more sunshine and several imminent purchases

Seems to me that spring is here. It's been in the sixties all week and the predictions don't show the temperature dipping much lower. We're heading for a short trip to Florida soon and I reckon when we get back, winter will be gone. History. Poof!

Too bad.

Oh, well. I feel like all I do on this blog is complain about the weather, so I'll stop right here. All I'll say is that, this year, I'm investing in one of these:

No, not a family of vacationing Norwegians - a pool! Maybe a little smaller than this. Maybe even a small footbath. Something I can set up on the deck, fill with water, and utilize to avoid collapse in between watering the garden and the wilting landscaping. Somehow, I will battle, and win.

So I suppose that's an awkward segue into what I want to say. I'm hoping the hot, humid summer will pass quickly because we're looking WAY ahead... to the fall. Guess what's happening then? I'll give you a hint: it's going to be a completely new experience. Lots of people have done this, but we never have. And surprisingly, Brian is looking forward to it LOT more than I thought he would. I'm a little nervous, I'll admit, but I have enough faith in myself that I think I'm up to it!

Want to know what I'm talking about?

Have you guessed yet?

Well, I'll tell you!

We're going on our very first hunting trip together!

We're going elk hunting! YIPPEE!

If we're lucky enough to draw a tag, Brian and I are trekking into the foothills of Montana with our supplies on our backs and a WHOLE lot of walking to do. I can't believe Brian wants to take me - and I can't believe he thinks I'll like it! - but I figure if he can do it, then so can I. Last night he was so excited, telling me what the trip will entail. "We'll have to get you a good backpack," he said, "and some good hiking boots."

Guess when he started shopping for those things? Yup. This morning, I got two links in my email - "want to buy these?" He's not the only one that likes spending money! We are quite a pair.

We'll be out in the wilderness for about ten days, maybe more. I hope we see lots of wildlife and have some good weather, and I wouldn't even mind running into a bear. We'll both be packing, so I'm not too worried!

I can't believe I'm excited about this!



  1. Awesome! I can't wait either! What memories you'll make. Love & miss you guys. Daddy

  2. Wow!! Amazing!!!

    love, Bit