Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fishing Is The Cure All

This is a special time of year. It's the time when the fish are spawning, the trees are leafing out, the grass is greening up and the wildlife is waking up from the winter slumber. And, it's the time of year to get sick. 

I was in Johnson City, Texas for the Men's State Chili Championship a couple of weekends ago. Upon returning I have felt like a truck has run me over. It has gone from my throat to my chest to my head and now starting back to my throat again. It doesn't help I am out fishing in the rain and even going back to the creek at night breathing in that fine, country, cool air.
I look at it this way, I can either lay around in the house, bored and hacking up a lung or I can sit by the creek doing something I love. I choose the creek.
 I was recently introduced to a new part of the creek I have never been to. This is a very remote area that has only seen a handful of humans. In a way it's almost prehistoric, untouched you might say. When I am down there I clearly know I am not at the top of the food chain anymore.
Darkness falls quicker in this remote place leaving it hard to find the small, unused trail back out. Plus, it is very easy to get turned around due to the same seen at every bend of the creek.You have to remember your markers and try to get out before it gets too dark.
It's quiet, dead quiet almost in a eerie kind of way. 
If I ever wanted to find a place to escape where nobody would ever find me, this is the place.       
 Back out in the open air I was also shown a place tucked back in the corner of the property where the water is so clear you can see the fish chasing after the minnows. This little pond is a paradise for bass and fishermen to really get to know each other. The tall grass on it's banks make a cloud like bed to lay back on and just relax.   

Although I was sick, there was something about sitting on the banks of these two spots that made it all better. The fresh air, the calmness, the quietness and of course the occasional fish on the other end of the line.  It was only until the ride home did I remember I was still sick proving the fact, fishing is a cure all.

Candy is headed to Seguin Texas this weekend to defend her title as the Texas Ladies State Chili Champion so wish her luck. The chances of winning back to back are against her and she is very nervous about it. Even if she don't, she will always be a champion in my eyes.  
Me and my weekend plans, I will have the house to myself and I might just stay home and relax in my easy chair all weekend, hahaha whatever, you know where I will be.

I will let you know how it turns out and oh, I will also let you know how Candy did.
See Ya,


  1. Hope you all are safe from the flooding. Worried when we do not see a post for a while.

    1. Everything is good here Lady, just the same old stuff.
      Thanks for asking.

  2. Hey MDR are you ok, its been over 2 mths since you posted

    1. Everything is good Sharon, thanks for asking.
      I just don't have anything other to talk about except chili and fishing and I figured everyone was tired of me beating that dead horse. If not, then I will continue.

  3. Advertising from "Emily's List"? I thought I knew who you were! Julia

  4. I dont even know what a "Emily's List" is.

  5. I hope this finds you and your doing well. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to your home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

    1. Thank you so very much for giving permission. You can see your linked header under All, Daily Life and the United States. If you could say something (preferably good) about SiteHoundSniffs.com here and there, I would greatly appreciate it.

      By the way, I left you a fairly length comment some time ago about how much we once looked like we could be brothers from a picture of yourself you published on here. Since I do not know who my birth parents are, we just might be--or at least closely related. I was born in Newport, AR on November 24, 1957.

    2. Thanks Jerry E. I went there and I like the site.
      I don't have anyone around those parts. We have been here in Texas since the 1890's.
      If you look like me then I do want to apologize for be ugly. LOL

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    1. Well Tessie, to be honest it's an ever going, never ending project. I will do a post about it this week if I get a chance.