Monday, December 31, 2007

And Just Like that...

...it is over. The holidays are past once again... Christmas number 40 in the books... It has been a very good year. We're out of work early today so it seemed like the ideal time to look into next year (tomorrow and beyond) and see what we can see.

It looks as though I will get about 20 total hunting days in 2008 assuming no complications. The best part of that from my current perspective is that 5 of them will be in the next 32 days. Man do I love this archery hunting thing. Deer hunting every monday for two months and two weeks in the fall should be something amazing. I am sad that the squirrel thing is going to suffer a bit in terms of days spent at it in the field. Growth and evolution are part of aging I guess. Best not to get to fixed on the 'way it is' in any of my endevours. I was once described as a fart in a strong wind by someone who didn't see it that way. I envy folks like that their contenment with the way life is and hope I never run out of energy for trying new things.

The year ahead should be an interesting mix. Things on the radar include:
  • Project Ranger
  • Mrs. Hunter is having both kness reworked in Feb.
  • I have three good books to read, all by Alan Eckert and will get more when these are done.
  • There's a fence to seal and a deck to build in the early parts of summer.
  • I will get to the range at Tranquility one day monthly this year from Feb to August. My skill have eroded a bit and I am not pleased with it.
  • Everyone agrees a beach vacation is in order in late spring.
  • Bow workups as needed to keep something like skills. (range is really close for this :-)
  • I will be ready to run a 5k by August 1. I just have to not die in the process.
  • preseason scounting and stand placement.
  • Lots of hunting in the fall....
  • Being a dad and husband throughout. :-) Truly the best part of it.
I always enjoy this part of the year. Planning and pretending for a while that experience hasn't taught me the plan will never hold together... That's part of the fun of living though. Adaptation and change seem to be the order of the day anymore. I like it.

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