Hi Folks! I'm up and awake, and loving the weekend! It's time for Six Word Saturday, and here's what I have to say about my day...
Papa Bear Gone Fishin' - Home Alone!
My beloved Papa Bear has taken some of well-earned and much-needed vacation time, and as soon as he gets off work at 3 o'clock today he'll be headed down the road for a week of fishing at a lake that's about 250 miles away. He's staying in a big camper with one of his lodge brothers who lost his wife suddenly just a few months back. This is an experience Papa Bear knows first-hand, having lost his 2nd wife of 26 years suddenly to an aneurysm. It is hard to get over the shock and back into the business of living, so I know the time they spend trying to catch the big ones will be fun and great therapy too!
Papa Bear loves to fish, and hasn't had a chance to do that hardly at all in the past four years, since we don't have a lake or river in close proximity - we live in the dry, dry Southwest, remember? He has been so excited planning this trip, and happily packed everything into his truck last night so that he could leave straight away after work today. It was hard telling him goodbye this morning, I will miss him so very much, especially at nights. I don't sleep well when he isn't beside me, he makes me feel safe and secure. I am so thankful for the magic of cellphones, we will be in touch often and hopefully he'll have some wonderful pictures of scenery and fishies to share!
So now comes the burning question... what will I do while he's away? Well, that's really no problem for me, I honestly enjoy my time alone - the daytime and evenings that is, anyway. I have many housecleaning, arranging projects that I should do - that need to be done - and maybe I'll tackle a couple of those this weekend. But first on tap is a quick shower, a trip to the post office, and then off to the nearby city for a bit of shopping, I need a few new things to wear for Spring. Don't worry, not at Papa Bear's expense - I have that wonderful gift card my son gave my for my birthday, remember?!
With no real cooking or other major outings planned, you can bet I'll be doing a bit more blogging (sorry, bear with me - it's an addiction), and I have a wonderful new item I purchased and want to try out today - it's for my cats, I'll be back later to tell you all about that, it's going to make you smile (and probably roll your eyes), I promise!
Wishing everyone a great weekend, I wish everyday could be Saturday! I wonder what it would be like to be the master of your days. Pray for Papa Bear's week, that he has a wonderful time, and returns home safely. The house is going to be far too quiet with him away. Oh darn, I already miss him and he hasn't even left town yet... that's love!