After Tella’s demanding behaviors last time i took her out i decided i have no time for her Causeacon she wanted to go to. I told my husband lets go fishing. Tella’s boyfriend Tyler took her i went back to nature away from petty people.
The line on my fishing pole broke on while Talan fished i did something that reminded me of my childhood. When i was a kid my family used to walk around the Summersville Lake finding abandoned bait laying around. My father who is now passed away has a whole tackle box of found bait. All free because we walked around the shore looking in trees on the ground and in the marshy areas. The person who found the most bait was rewarded extra ice cream or snack for dinner that night. Looking around by the shore brought me happiness it made me feel dad was beside me once more. Small memories make me feel he is alive once more. It is comforting.
I found a bobber, sinkers, several new hooks, plastic bait that I tossed in our box. My husband was in shock how much i found just laying on the shore and in the cattails. He told me he can understand now why dad used to call my hawkeye because i found several tiny items. He said it benefits us because we have new bait. We take garbage from the lake where he was fishing. He asked me why i was collecting the fishing line i found throwing it in the trash. I told him if i get rid of it the animals cant get tangeled in it and hurt. I think it is fun to leave the area better condition when i leave than how i found it. Even when i am hiking i pick up garbage along the way and dispose of it. My husband finds it strange i think it is a good idea.
My husband and i walked several trails around Little Beaver State park. One was very rough and we struggled to climb over logs and bolders. My husband and I helped one another. Talan got winded very quickly because of his weight. I let him rest while i took pictures. I caught myself thinking how much healthier both of us would be if we walked this 2-3 times a week. Little Beaver State Park is not only free but just minutes away from the house.
I caught myself wishing i had my bike from mom’s to ride around the lake to remember my husband Talan years ago admit he doesnt know how to ride a bike. I wonder if i found a secluded part of the park i could teach him on my childhood bike. I wonder if my bike can hold us his 400 pounds. My husband never learned because people were to busy teasing him to teach him.
I wonder if i can buy an adult size tricycle. I know it looks a little different but he doesnt have to worry about losing his balance and falling. He could exercise. We could ride together help us both get healthier maybe even lose weight. I might look on Amazon check out prices. I might get him one as a suprise for his birthday.
Talan and I talked about camping at Little Beaver. We have a new tent never used if we get rained out it is okay home is just minutes away. We never been camping together or on vacation in the almost 6 years we been together. We always make the comment we cant afford it. This summer i plan to change that. I need to find out the prices to camp.
I am thinking of buying a skateboard and teaching myself to skate. I always wanted to learn but my damn brother gave my skateboard away when i was 11. I am 32 years old i will be the oldest skater at the skatepark. I will stick out like a sore thumb but i do not care! I wonder if my husband will help me. I dont owe anyone an explanation only my happiness.
Today my husband is taking the truck to Virginia to get fix and get a sticker. Mom is going to drive me to work today. If mom is in the mood we might till her yard and get some plants for the garden after work. Due to groundhogs i might ask mom if we can put up a fence to try to stop our groundhog friends from eating all our food maybe we could redirect them with snacks away from the garden. My dad loved the groundhogs that live in our yard we have coexisted happily for over 10 years. Dad often peeled them apples. They used to chirp at dad for snacks. I thought it was adorable. You know you never value things like that much till the person becomes a memory. Now it is my previous moments.
Here i am awake at 5 this morning because Coal attacked my toes Ziggy kept headbutting me to get up. I was tagged team by 2 out of 3 of my cats to feed them this morning. I fed them pet them and started writing in my diary God i love my animals.
Yesterday Talan and i tightened the bolts on my moms swing and hung it up. She cried Talan was confused. I explained every year dad and her sat on swing together holding hands listening to the crickets watching lightning bugs. We used to hang up bird feeders and watch the birds from the swing. In my younger years we often had cookouts and family activities outside nature is very important to us. Mom was crying because dad isnt there to see her swing or experience their love of nature. I have every intention of creating a paradise at moms house for her to enjoy my mom. She deserves happiness.
My mom is very lonely i visit when i can. My brother Tom unless he wants something ignores mom even though he lives on the property. If he took her fishing or took her on walks she would be so much happier. I plan this summer to visit more often. I love her and want her happy.
While at moms i showed her a plant identifier app i found the google play store called plantnet. We walked around her property taking snapshots of trees and weeds to identify them. Mom thought it neat asked me to put it on her phone.
I lost key to the lock To my storage building at moms but i got 4 cast iron chairs in there i plan to repaint and put a padded seat on them. My dad years ago saw a guy throwing them away asked them if we could have it. I never had time to remodel it. I think this year i plan to paint them use them at my mobile home on my nice large porch. I believe much like my parents i plan to use my porch as a place of comfort for my family.
I have a small gargoyle ornament i bought at a yard sale. It holds a sign that says unwelcomed. Here is a website to look at it.
They sell for $62 on there i bought mine for $3 at a yardsale because it was dropped and glued together i plan to repaint mine and hang it up safely outside my mobile home. I love updating used items making them my own.
I plan to nap till work after i get my ID out of the truck. My mom will pick me up for work. Hopefully my kitties wont wake me up again.