A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
I have had very little fishing experience. The few times that I went my son was very little
and I only wentif I had someone to put
the worm on the hook.Last year,I fished in a man-
made lake behind my girlfriend’s house
(see day 46-Fishing ) and she put the worm on the hook.Looking for a new mother/son experience, I was willing to try deep sea fishing though I
am plagued with motion sickness.So I
took my motion sickness pill and we chartered a boat in South Carolina, for a “big fish adventure."
I envisioned hooking one of thosebig fish with a very long nose.Unfortunately, it was too windy
to get into the ocean so we only made it 3 miles off the coast to the inlet. Thus,
we werein search offlounderinstead.
It still was exciting when my rod bent and I thought I had something. Most
times it was hooked on the bottom or on seaweed but on one occasion my rod bent like a candy cane and I got a
sting ray! It was exciting to get a real ocean animal but I felt bad looking at
its little face. As he threw it back, the captain assured me that the stingray would be fine.
My son was much
better and caught three( 3) flounder .We could only keep one and actually ate
it for lunch the next day. Boy was it good! I guess there is nothing like eating fresh sea food off the boat (another new experience).
I am now a fan of fishing for fish that you can eat!
My toad fish
I only caught a little ugly
toad fish but I had fun trying. Maybe next time I will have a “ big fish” story
One day as Jesus was walking along the shore beside the
Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers-Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew- fishing
with a net, for they were commercial fishermen. Jesus called out to them,
"Come be my disciples, and I will show you how to
fish for people!" and they left their nets at once and went with
him. (Mat 4:18-20)Add caption
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