Happy Father’s Day!

It is Father’s Day. We are having dinner with my husbands family tonight. I celebrated my daddy on Friday. I made homemade tortillas and strawberry ice cream. Yummy! I’ve been blessed with a wonderful father, father-in-law, and husband.

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One of my fondest childhood memories is getting up before the sun, loading up in the truck, and me and my dad going fishing. Just the two of us. We’d sit on the pier over the Gulf of Mexico, watch the sunrise, and fill up on sandwiches and Cokes. He taught me to bait my own hook as well as clean my own fish. Survival skills! My fondest father’s day memory occurred on the last one before I married. My dad and I were in his little bass boat in Mobile Bay fishing. I caught my first shark. That was fun. The shark, though small, put up a huge fight. I didn’t realize it was a shark until I tossed him on the floor of the boat. Once I saw what it was, I nearly jumped out.

My hubby is the same kind of man, without the fishing. When he built my daughter her own room, there she was next to him. Holding the boards, hammering, and sawing. He guided her in painting the room and installing a new ceiling fan. All useful skills for building a strong woman.

My little family.

My little family.

My youngest has known how to open a computer box and strip it since she was a toddler. Not sure how that will help her later, but you never know. To her, he has past on his love of the trumpet. We are not short on Jazz here. Actually, she wants to be just like her daddy. She follows him around daily, wanting to help with whatever it is he’s doing.

These may seem like small moments, but these are the moments they will remember. The moments they will treasure. This father’s day, forget about cutting the grass. Do something with your dad, husband, or other close male important to you.

Go catch a shark.

Row80

Today is the last Sunday Check-in. I think Wednesday ends Round 2. Let’s give one last good push to finish.

Round 2 Goals:

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights were either constant progress, which I count as a success or completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. Really, no surprise there. I hate them.

  • Promotion. Nope.
  • Read 4 books a month. I finished 179 Ways to Save a Novel by Peter Selgin and Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely.  I am also reading Murder in the Library by Seve Demaree. I think 5 books read. Completed goal!
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes. Two funny little posts:).
  • Stay on top of Critique group. I finished with a week to spare! Our meeting is this week.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest. It needs to be tightened. Done. It’s ready for critiques.
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”I’ve written a new beginning and ending. They were handwritten at swim practice. I need to sit down and type it up. I would really like to have this finished by the end of this round.
  • Edit/revise “Monster” I finished writing it and want to have 1 critique before I sent it off.

I’m happy with my progress. I just want to finish Mermaid.

How did you finish the week?

-CK

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2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Those are some wonderful memories, Caren. My dad used to take us hiking and fishing and even hunting when we were kids. I don’t fish or hunt now, but he did manage to pass on a love of and appreciation for nature to his kids. To this day I am most inspired by long nature walks and the beauty of the natural world. I called my dad last night and we had a good chat. Glad you enjoyed the holiday with the men in your life!

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    • I never did the hunting thing, wasn’t interested. My youngest goes hunting with my dad once a year. She loves it and that will be a special memory for her later on. It’s amazing how those small moments are what stays with us. Glad you could talk to your dad.

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