Pull Up a Fish!

It’s almost that time again! And it’s already that time for some of us. So pull out your poles, get that boat out of dry-dock, and dig up some worms. It’s time for some fishin!

Tell us what you’ve been up to this week, and what you’re looking forward to this summer.

And if you’re cranky, we pitch you overboard and call you fishbait.

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16 Responses to Pull Up a Fish!

  1. SKL says:

    This past week and weekend have been unusual for me, but I’ve already mentioned that in other places. Tomorrow everyone is coming back to town, so there will be 11 people here for the first half of the week. Then we’ll be getting ready for a festival we’re throwing on the weekend, so I’m sure I’ll be buried, between that and the other work I have. Plus, my kids have 3 recitals and an eye doctor appointment this week.

    I think I may have to give up my favorite “meal replacement” – the rice crisps. Since my most recent dental work, every time I eat them, some gets jammed between my teeth/gums right at the site of that dental work, and it’s really hard to un-jam it. Then I have pain and all that. It really sucks. I have this problem with other foods too, but only the rice crisps are impossible to dislodge. So I think I will stop buying them. Sad, but in a way, good, because it will probably lead to weight loss. I just hope I’m not looking at a long-term problem with eating. I keep thinking how animals die when they get old and have tooth problems that prevent them from eating enough. So folks, it’s been nice knowing you . . . .

    • Laura says:

      There’s always chocolate pudding… oh, wait. you don’t eat chocolate. hmmm… TAPIOCA!!! There’s always tapioca!! mmmmm, good ol’ fish eyes. yummy.

    • SKL says:

      OK, so one of the boring people came home tonight. I already feel crabbier. Blah!

  2. SKL says:

    I’m trying to figure out what after-school options will be available for my kids once they start school over in a nearby town. If I go by what the internet brings up, it’s slim pickins. Some schools have them, but they don’t seem to accept kids from outside the school – or so it seems. I found a couple at daycares, but they don’t seem to offer much other than four walls in which to contain the kids until pickup. The one at our rec center doesn’t pick up kids at the school my kids are likely to attend.

    Now if I were designing an after-school program, I’d offer a mixture of arts and physical activities in addition to homework time. I know these exist in some places. I just need to find one my kids can get to somehow after school. (Or cut my work hours – ha, like that’s gonna happen.)

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I ordered my kids’ bunkbed and they shipped it (unassembled, of course) on Saturday. So that means it is probably going to arrive when all these guests are here, LOL. Now I need to do some more online shopping for some shoes for my rapidly growing kid. Anyone else need anything while I’m there?

    • Joy says:

      Maybe having “house guests” when that bed arrives will be a blessing.

      • SKL says:

        Probably not. These folks are extremely physically unfit, plus they don’t assemble stuff themselves – they hire servants for that. I wouldn’t dare ask them to help. Just the thought of it is giving me shivers.

        • SKL says:

          I just realized I didn’t buy mattresses, LOL! We have a couple of old ones in the basement, but my kid seems to react to dust, so I’d better order some new ones!

  3. Joy says:

    Well, we had an okay weekend. Saturday it rained all day but yesterday it was nice and sunny. I was so geared up for last nights finale of Survivor and I was so happy that Boston Rob won. He’s one of my favorite Survivors. Then on to Celebrity Apprentice. I hate to admit this in public but I’ve fallen in love with John Rich. What a man. He really is a stand up guy.

    Another week and tonight another weigh in. Monday’s feel so stressful with that hanging overhead. I’ve done good this past week though and know I’ve lost. It’s just hard to tell how much. Then I talk myself into a tizzy thinking “what if I didn’t lose and I gained and have to pay?” I’m learning to think “so what if you do?” It wouldn’t be the end of the world but I’m working so darn hard. I got another Wii dance workout and did that yesterday after my normal workout and man, that was hard work but it was a lot of stretching and that really made my back feel good.

    I don’t have too much going on today but am getting the house in shape for this weekend. There’s a golf tourney on Sat and my brother is coming up and I’m having my Scentsy party. If anyone would like to order something, just click the link on the right side of the page. It’s great stuff and we’re all in love with it. No flames.

    That’s it from my little corner. Have a great day everyone.

    • Laura says:

      I *heart* John Rich. So much that I can even forgive him for teaching my kid to sing, “Save a horse, ride a cowboy”… (‘course, when he gets to the “whuut, whuut” part, I crack up)

      Keep going. One ounce at a time, if that’s what it takes. And don’t let the bumps get you down. They’re going to happen.

      Have you tried yoga? When I’m really feeling tight, I’ll put in a Yoga DVD and it really helps. I’ve learned enough of the poses that I can do them without the guide, and I’ll use them throughout the day to stretch a particular spot.

  4. Nikki says:

    We had a nice weekend. Friday, Bailey went to a friends house for a sleepover, so it was just Jason and I. We didn’t do much but catch up on all of our TV we’ve been missing. Saturday we had to be at the Civic Center at 8am because our flower baskets were ready for pickup (Baileys baseball fundraiser). Jason went and let me sleep in, I got Bailey home from his sleepover by 9am, got him ready for a 10am practice, dropped him off then ran over to help Jason. I delivered some of the baskets, then we were all home by 12:30ish. Spent the rest of the day inside, it was just crappy weather.

    Sunday Bailey went to another friends house for the afternoon, then some of the baseball team met up for some fun. They played a small game of 3 on 3 and they had a blast. It’s important for us to have the team get together outside of practice. It’s the best way to bond, and that will only help them on the field.

    Today is beautiful! But now Bailey is home with this stupid “fever virus” that’s going around. Just a fever, so by school rule he couldn’t go to school. I’m hoping it goes away fast!

    So that’s it from me! I’m really looking forward to a nice week (fingers crossed) we have 2 home games this week, and then this weekend Joy’s Scentsy party and that will be fun!

    • Nikki says:

      Oh, and we cannot wait to get into full fledge fishing mode!!!! Bass opener was this weekend, so hopefully we’ll be able to get out soon. And I do plan on bringing a bass home this summer to try it. 🙂

      • Laura says:

        We’re going “fer real” fishing in a couple weeks. Our traditional trek up to Northern Wisconsin. Meanwhile, we had a ‘shakeout’ trip yesterday to a local lake, just to make sure that the reels are working properly, etc. When we got there, one of the other Cub Scouts was there with his family… so we had a lot of fun with them. Brad, the dad, was on a bullfrog hunt, so he spent a good hour trying to catch one. They were EVERYWHERE, but they kept just out of reach. it was pretty hilarious.

        Josh caught a bunch of bluegill … the largest one was *maybe* 4″ long!! But he was having a blast digging up worms from under rocks (we’d forgotten worms, we had bits of hot dog, instead, which worked really well actually), and using them as bait. We spent about an hour and a half there. it was a good time. Oh, and Brad finally caught his bullfrog. Jaccob, his boy, loved it. Josh wanted NO PART of it. He prefers fish.

  5. Phyllis says:

    I had a great week thru the weekend. Weather here was kind of sucky, cold & rainy. But I had my great grandbabies here so the whole week was fabulous! A lot of food I don’t eat regularly like Portillo’s (beef n cheddar croissant), Mickey’s gyro’s (Laura knows) and pizza! Oh, yeah, and a snack of crazy bread from Little Caesar’s! All very yummy stuff, but I’m glad that eating experience in over. Those are all the things my granddaughter and family can’t get in MI, so their mouths were watering for them on the drive here. The oldest got to bake cupcakes with her Tete (auntie) and they had a ball. Lots and lots of nothing but fun, fun, fun!!! They left here yesterday to go back (bummer). Hopefully we’ll get up there (over there?) to see them in July.

    Anyway, that’s it from here! It was great! 🙂

    • Laura says:

      I do the same thing! One night reserved for each: Portillo’s, Mickey’s, Aurelio’s or Beggars. If we’re there for a while, both, with some Boston Market thrown in.

      And every now and again, when she’s being *really* nice? My mom will bring an Aurelio’s frozen out here. yummmmmm.

  6. Laura says:

    THE FRIDGE IS HERE!!!! YAY!!! Ok, so that was the high point of the day.

    The low point came when Cruiser ate close to 12 oz of bacon grease that he found in the bags of fridge stuff that I’d put out on the porch (stupid. I didn’t even think of putting it in the cooler. stupid stupid). So I was on Vomit Watch 2011 today. Fed him a total of 100 cc’s of peroxide to get him to vomit twice. Second time (if you have a weak stomach go read something else) it smelled strongly of bacon, so I figured we were good. This all was happening around noon, and so far, at 8:50 PM, he’s holding down food and acting pretty normally, so I’m pretty sure we’re out of the woods.

    Worst-case scenario was that he’d develop pancreatitis, which is a wicked nasty infection (?) of the pancreas. And that’s no fun. Especially when it’s fatal.

    Meanwhile, my fridge is bee-yoo-tee-ful. It’s a “French Door” model, with a freezer drawer. A little difficult to adjust to, since we used to keep most everything in the door, and now we have much less door space, but we like it anyway. Best part is, it doesn’t LEAK!!! And it cools stuff evenly, so I have no more carrotcicles.

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