I feel tired but content. It was a very busy week. An impromptu road trip to see family. A nice break from the routine of life. Driving to see a new bouncing baby boy well not too bouncy yet but very cute. We also spent time fishing with Navar’s nephew getting up at 5 am before sunrise. Standing at the edge of a stocked fish pond being surrounded by the first rays of the morning sun . Watching Navar’s step father teaching Navar’s nephew how to fish. His nephew caught two big mouth bass. The wide-eyed expression reminded me of learning to fish with my father. I remember my fathers patience as I would catch the shiny gold and silver lures in rocks and in trees over and over.
This morning thinking back on the trip a couple of things stand out in my mind Navar and I singing loudly in the car to songs like ‘Look on the Bright side of Life.’ Out of key and missing words but really fun as we were rolling down the back roads of Montana. The other sweet memory beside fishing at sunrise with the guys was talking to Navar’s nephew about recently losing his dog. He asked me about our dog and I quietly said “She passed away.” I told him I really would like another dog, but it’s probably not going to happen for awhile. Of course I understand the logic, but sometimes I feel a bit like Suri with the sad face wanting the puppy at the pet shop. He told me he wanted a new dog too, but he has to wait as well. He told me his mom had bought him a praying mantis from mail order. I said ” cool a praying mantis” and he said “I will send you one” “Really?” I was impressed by his thoughtfulness.
One last memory we camped out one night tired from driving. Late at night looking up at the night sky so many stars. I thought why don’t I look up at the stars more often. We saw several shooting stars that was a nice way to drift off to sleep. Maybe Monday I will put a couple of photo’s up of the area we visited Philipsburg and Bozeman Montana.
This weeks short quote from an interview I saw on’ CBS This morning’ from an old interview with Charlie Rose and Steve Martin. Steve Martin said when people ask him what is the secret to being successful in show business this is what he says: ” Be so good they can’t ignore you.” I thought that was really good advice that could really be used in many of life’s endeavors. What’s the News from your part of the world? Any fun plans for the near future? Do you have any fishing stories.? One of my favorite sayings about fishing is “It’s not how many fish you catch, but how many times you get to go.”