I was searching my photo library for an image to insert into an article the other day when I realized that I’ve really neglected my blog. I’ve been sharing my articles and information from the companies and causes I support, but what about me? What about the fun I’ve been having?
Yes. I have been having a pretty enjoyable year, and I thought I had better back track and share some of the fun with you. I’ll have to go through, possibly month-by-month, but I’ll make an attempt to get you caught up.
In January I was once again at SHOT Show in Las Vegas. That was of course more fun than ever. Despite my addition of days there, I still did not have enough time to see all the products or meet all the people I wanted to. I am already preparing for my 2014 visit.
January is still school time for LG, and I of course traveled back and forth to take her to school, to haul her to volleyball tournaments and to basket ball games. She struggled a bit with volleyball and with the help of outstanding coaches rapidly excelled in basketball. She was pretty proud to be on the eighth grade, A team. Another sport she did really well at was archery.
I mentioned in some articles at the WON that she was in YHEC, and part of her practicing for the club included shooting paper match tournaments this winter. It was a first for her, and she was proud to take first in her division.
Hank and I found a few days to head out and search for mountain lions. This year was not only busy, and tough for finding free time, but we also had very little snow which made finding fresh tracks pretty difficult. I once again donated a cougar tag to both the state of Colorado and the state of New Mexico. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know this is a donation I make with pride and thanks. It was also wonderful to see so many amazing things along our way.
If you didn’t read, we lost Daisy in December. I really didn’t want to replace her, and wanted to just keep Trixie as our family pet. The problem is, Trixie is a healer, and without her friend, she became VERY protective of the family. She was leaning on the aggressive side, and after many family discussions, we voted to get her a friend. My father-in-law volunteered to find me another Weimaraner, but my heart just wasn’t in it. Hank and I found a rat terrier. She has adjusted to our family quite nicely, and Trixie has once again become her lovable, not too over protective self.
Here are a couple of January images I would like to share. I’ve also included links to a few January publications I think you may like. Happy Summer to ya! Fall hunting is ALREADY just around the corner!
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