Monday, August 24, 2009

Re-Beginner's Luck?

Our family enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing weekend at home together. We started the weekend out right...a little football.

Tyler had his first high school "game" on Friday night. They call it a Pic-Nic Scrimmage between the 10th grade (Sr. High) and the 9th grade (Jr. High). This gives the 10th graders, who don't get much playing time during the season a chance to get their feet wet. Tyler did an awesome job at Safety and had some big tackles. He needed that to boost his confidence playing with the "big boys" now. They were all slapping him on his helmet telling his good job.

We had our grandson, Mason over from Friday evening until Saturday evening. What a joy! He and Tyler play non-stop and he can hold his own. The UFC fighting went until the wee hours of the morning.

Saturday was a relaxing day after we got a few things done around the house and yard. Tyler had to go sell Patriot discount football cards from 10-2 PM and we got our work done during that time. Then Roger took me fishing. I haven't been fishing since I was probably 10 years old and we used to go to Greer's Catfish Pond.

My last memory of fishing was getting up very, very early one morning and heading to East Lake (I think) and fishing in a little john boat for hours. I had to sit still and be quiet...oh, how I hated fishing after that and don't think I'd had been back since. lol

Well, call it re-beginner's luck or whatever but I caught two fish rather quickly before the Arkansas mosquitoes began to carry us off. The first one took a little bit before he decided to bit but the second one...well, I cast out and as soon as it hit the water, the cork went under immediately and I had a catfish. I don't remember what the name of the first one was but he was pretty big and the catfish was fair size too. We threw them back so we can catch them another day.

Ok, Tyler told me that you know you're a "Redneck" when you fish out of the back of a pick-up. LOL! Well, the grass was 1 1/2-2 foot high and all I could think about was chiggers. My sweet hubby went and got the truck, backed it down to the lake bank and let me fish out of and sound.

I thought there for a minute that the catfish was going to pull me out of the back of the truck and into the lake because he put up a big fight. I told, that would make for a great blog climbing out of the lake while trying to fish.

Then to finish off the weekend, we went to church and Sunday School, grocery shopping and then home to cook lunch, which was steak and grilled onions. Yum, yum!!!
The rest of the afternoon....Roger and I went on a day date instead of a night date. We love to just go riding, looking at houses, get out go in some of them and just spending time alone away from the house, TV and phone. We had a wonderful time.
We even went back riding again after dinner, which was Red Snapper and a salad. We eat better on this diet than we did before plus we save the good stuff for the weekends.
**HCG diet update: as of this morning...I've lost 12.2 lbs in 11 days.**
Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Sounds like a great weekend my friend! Love the fact that you fished out of the back of the pick up. Too funny!

  2. Congratulations on catching 2 fish. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  3. Jenn,

    Oh how I love to fish when you catch something. Nothing takes the fun out of something as sitting there all day and then nothing.

    Love the idea of fishing out of the back of the truck. Nice!

    Congratulations on your 12.2 weight loss as well. Kudos and hollers all around!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. sounds like you had a great weekend Jenn, and I laughed so hard when I saw those pictures...I don't care what anyone says - that IS redneck! lol Keep up the good work on your diet. <3 ya!

  5. So cool for your son and good for you on your diet. Great job fishing. You look like a pro even fishing out of the back of a truck!

  6. You go girl!!! A women who fishes is a women to keep.. I've heard that somewhere.. LOL

  7. What a great weekend! And You Go Girl!!! Congrats on the 12.2 lbs

  8. Hey girl, you had the best seat in the house! That is how I'd like to fish. Ha ha.

    CONGRATULATIONS on the 12.2 pounds lost! Woo hoo!

  9. I absolutely love spending time with family. It's the best way to spend any sort of occasion!

  10. Well it sounds (and looks) like you had a fun weekend! Congrats on the weight loss too. That is so exciting!


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