The Art of Life
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Crazy Shoppers and Big Big Fish

~~Hmmmm. I've been a pretty bad blogger! I've been having those types of days where you feel like time is speeding by and you're rushing along behind, trying to keep up.
Last week was the big kid's consignment sale. I had to get all my things ready and then I volunteered on Thursday before the big "Pre-sale."
Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.
Oh the things we'll do for our kids! I'm not a crowd person or a shopper and I'm actually quite claustrophobic. So putting myself in the middle of a bunch of manic Mammas, crowded into a small space, toting laundry baskets and grabbing clothes like banshees.....
Only for my munchkins.
~~This weekend my super-awesome Hubby installed a new kitchen sink and faucet. We live in an old home and the one we had before was one of those super-heavy ceramic beasts of a sink. I would scrub and scrub and could never make it look nice. Now we have a beautiful stainless steel one and I can finally shine my sink "a la Flylady."
~~Here are a couple more pictures from our trip.

This year I snagged the biggest fish I've ever caught in my life; a trophy Northern Pike. He was 40 1/2 inches and 24 pounds! We were trolling behind the boat and I thought that my lure had gotten hooked on a rock. Dustin backed the boat up and just as I got to my lure it took off! My heart jumped. It wasn't a rock. It was a fish! It took quite a bit of tug-of-war before I got him high enough to see. Then my heart really started beating fast. He was a Grand-daddy of a fish. When he was finally in the boat I jumped up and shouted and got a "high-five" from Dustin.
~~Northern Pike have such a prehistoric look. They just feel old. The one I caught is what they call a "moss-back" because he was so old that moss was growing on his back! He's estimated to be about 15 years old.
~~Well, it's Savannah's quiet time and hopefully I can get some more painting in today. I'm about 3/4 of the way done on a new angel painting and if I can get a little farther I might post a sneak peek. (If Miss E's Momma is reading this; yes it is the painting that you're hoping!)
Time is flying off again.
Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

And where is your big fish now? On the wall, in your tummy, or back in lake? You are a brave woman to reel that one in! And brave also to withstand that shopping frenzy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is incredibly awesome!! Dustin looked as proud of that catch as you! How did you every get it in without the line snapping? Great job!! What a blast!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Lol. This one is going on the wall. I thought about it and I knew that I'd probably never catch one that big again. Most of them we either let go or have for dinner. (Yummy!)
My Mom and Dad happened to come up in their boat right when I first caught him (and still thought it was a rock.) My Dad has a special tool that hooks onto the mouth and he helped me to get it into the boat. You can't put your hands in their mouths because they have rows and rows of sharp slanted teeth.
Dustin was very proud, lol. He had to hold it for me because it was too stinkin' heavy. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the look on Savannah's face in that pic! That is hilarious!!! And, yeah!!! I've patiently waiting but I'm so excited to see you painting my girl!!! :D

Elise said...

Hi Kasie

Way to go with that fish. What a catch.

Like you said, the days seem to be speeding by and I often catch myself wishing I had a few more hours in the day.

Enjoy your new kitchen sink my friend.

Lots of love

Anonymous said...

What an awesome catch! It is so neat they can live so long to grow algae on them like that.

Sounds like an awesome vacation!

Jo Castillo said...

Wow! I'm going to have fishing guy that reads my blog look at this. He will be soooo jealous.

Looks like fun...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kasie: A beautiful fish and it is great that the family was there to share the catch. I am happy that you shared the story of the catch.