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Thanks for stoppin' by to read my humble little blog. This is where I ramble on about my everyday life and share the funnies and the not-so-funnies. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

If it hadn't been for the cold, we might've done some good

Several weekends ago (the day of Jessica's visitation for my local buds), Nathan and I woke up really early and headed out to a fishin' hole that he'd heard was really hot. As in, the fish were biting really well, because it was definitely not hot outside! It was super cold and we both had on ski masks and hunting jumpsuits. It was definitely not my best fashion moment but to be honest, I didn't even care! I was COLD, y'all. Even with all my garb on, the ride out to our destination was mind-numbing. Seriously, you know how when you eat ice cream too fast, you get brain freeze? That's what my poor forehead felt like the whole ride there. Like a million tiny ice picks all flying at my skin at the same time. That wind cut right through the dinky little ski mask I was wearing. And don't even get me started on the hunting gloves of Nathan's that I was wearing. Ha!

Once we got there and got set up, the wind wasn't so bad. It was blowing just enough for Nathan to have to keep his foot on the trolling motor pedal. I brought my camera in hopes of getting some good action or nature shots, but my hands were so dang cold I was afraid to get it out of the case! I just knew I would fumble around too much and drop it or something. I've never been what anyone would call graceful. So anyway, we set up the crappie (read: croppy) poles and had about 8 poles going across the front of the boat. Nathan has these cool crappie rig things that hold 4 poles at a time so you get maximum bite-age. Yeah, I know that's not a word, but it sounded good when I thought of it. ;)

We, along with about 5 other boats, calmly sat in our fishin' chairs waiting for a bite while the wind rocked us gently around the cove. After we had waited a while, we waited some more. Needless to say, the fishin' hole was not hot that day! I think we ended up catching 2 or 3 really small crappie (which we threw back) and a few of our own lines. Towards the end, I started getting antsy, so I decided to be brave and get out the camera. Thankfully, my hands had thawed some and I was fairly confident that the camera wouldn't go flying out of my fingers into the beautiful Louisiana river water. **I hope you all know I'm being sarcastic about the water. It's not beautiful at all, unless you're enamored of Ovaltine.**

I ended up getting a few decent shots, but nothing spectacular. However, in keeping with the tradition of posting pictures along with words, I'll show you what I got. Try to keep in mind that we don't get beautiful winters down here in LA. We get gray and brown foliage along a muddy river mixed with a little haze in the air from the humidity. And said humidity always seems to be trying to decide if it should freeze or rain. That's right, we have noticeable humidity even in the winter. Lucky ones, aren't we? With that in mind, here you go...

One of the many stands of grass, weeds, whatever, that grow along the rock-wall jetties

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Some of our bait, otherwise known as minnows, scrambling to be the last one picked for the team

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A lonesome little buoy, just hangin' out

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Me, in all my get-up, helping hubby load up the boat. What? You can't find me?

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See? Here I am!!

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And the post wouldn't be complete without a pic of my favorite fisherman! He's so cute! Muah, Sweetie!

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'Til next time...Y'all have a great day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Color in bloom

Look what my sweet hubby gave me for Valentine's Day! He showed up at my work with these pretty flowers and lunch from Subway! I was so surprised...I was just sitting there charting and all of a sudden I hear a knock on the nursery window. When I opened the door, he peeked around the corner and said "Happy Valentine's Day!" It made my day! But the poor thing was embarrassed 'cause when I gave him a kiss, my head nurse stuck her head in the room and said something like, "Oooh, look who's gettin' some sugar!" Nathan's face turned so red and he didn't stay long after that. Ha! I guess that's why he's not too fond of coming up to my work, all the older ladies like to tease him!

You'll never believe it, but the flowers are still going strong! I've added more water to them once and they seem to show no signs of fading just yet! Nathan asked the florist to add a calla lily to the arrangement since he knows they're my favorite flower. Wasn't that sweet? I thought so! :)

Sittin' pretty in the afternoon sunshine


Isn't this little glittered heart just the sweetest? It reminded me of candy!


Sweet little details on the basket...


Such a beautiful flower!

Have a beautiful day, Y'all!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

50mm Miscellaneous

I'm loving playing around with my camera! I thought I'd share a few random pics taken with my 50mm lens. It makes everything look good, no thanks to me! Oh, and I took the button header pic with it, too! Enjoy! By the way, these are definitely random, ha!

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That's all for now! I'll talk to y'all again soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I don't seem to have much inspiration to blog lately, but I decided to play around with my blog look today. I wanted something brighter and more open-feeling and Cutest Blog on the Block always comes through! Oh, and what do you think of my header pic? Funny, huh? I probably won't keep that up there very long but hey, it's different, right? Well, y'all have a great day and I'll see ya sometime soon. Gotta go run some errands! Bye now!