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Jennie and Willie
Jennie Logsdon Martin L.O.F.
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hollyDecember 19, 2014

Well, I'm already heading back to the city! But, not only did I get some fishing done, but I got some Christmas shopping done, also! Yay!
I've not worked much on ifish. In fact, I've been at the computer nearly the entire time, trying to fix the darn thing! I have finally given up. I've probably done more damage than anything!
I'm getting a 'Shadow copy error', and the registry is where to fix it. I am not comfortable in the registry! So, dial 1-800- computer helllllp!
Every two or three minutes, my mouse freezes. It's not fun!
Just thought I'd let you know, and that the river is pretty darn low, even for jig fishing.
Not for long! Have you heard that the coast is expecting 7-11 inches of rain, this weekend? Sounds like a hydrologic event to me! Definition: Flooded rivers!
It is nature's way to flush all the nasty rotten salmon off the beach.
I hear stories of the river banks being so full of dead salmon this time of year, that people in the neighborhood didn't want to walk out of their doors. Sadly, it's not like that, any more. I can count the number of salmon on our entire stretch of river, on one hand. I go pick them off with a gaff and throw them back in the river so that the dogs don't roll in them. It's a nasty job for me, but it's better that, then in my dogs fur!
The flood (nature) certainly does a much more effective job, however! Doesn't it always?
Both the dogs have had salmon poisoning. Willie has had it, twice! (Yes, that's possible!)
The first time, he had it so that it made him really ill, and the second time, having already been treated, he had a slight case of stomach ills, but his stool test revealed more flukes than the vet had ever seen! As they tested it, I heard them all say, "Come here! Look at this!" They offered to let me see. "No, thanks!" So, he was treated twice.
But, that's not the point, in my case. I just can't stand the smell of rotten salmon in their fur. They love nothing better than a good "shoulder down" into the guk!
It's bad enough in Tillamook with the smell of the dairy-air, but now we have salmon-air, too!
So.... it's back to the clean air of the city! LOL. What a sad realization that is!
I'd rather city-air, over dairy-air-
I'd rather any-where, over salmon-air!

I'm a poet and I didn't know it!

December 15, 2014

See, the deal is, Christmas is ten days away.
Do you want to know something crazy?
I have not ONE real present purchased. OK, I take that back. I guess I do, but nothing for my immediate family! Can you believe that? I have a gift for the gift exchange that my entire family has on Christmas day, but nothing... No, not one gift for David or Bill!!!
I think I'm going to freak out!
I don't know why. I think I'll die.
I have not even the little stocking stuffer things! I'm going to scream! I'm panicking, just thinking about it. You know, the rapid heart beat, the breathing problems, the whole thing! Anxiety! HELP!

Breath... OK, I'm fine, now. I will conquer this. I will change this. This is doable. Right?

I spoke to David about it, last night. I said, "David, if you want something for Christmas, you are going to have to tell me what you want! Write a list for Santa, you know?"
His reply? "Well, I thought you said we were just doing little things, this Christmas, since you are broke."
What? The fact that he thinks Christmas is cancelled is very, very sad and so not true! Christmas MUST go on!
David is so difficult to buy for, as he needs absolutely nothing to maintain his happiness. David is just a happy guy. Presents do make him happy, but what presents? He can exist with nothing, and be perfectly happy.
Ever since childhood, Andrew would be up at the crack of dawn, waiting to open presents, and David, sound asleep in his bed, telling Andrew, "Go back to bed!!!"
Andrew liked things and things and more things!! I had more fun buying for him, because surprises made him happy! He was sentimental over things. David just isn't.
I used to be a good present buyer. I put lots of thought into it, and that is mainly because Andrew appreciated that thought. I remember him telling me how good I was at buying "things" for him. I'd search ebay until I found that one Beatles pin he wore on his collar, or the tiny glass elephant (just like Bill's) that he always wanted from 1950.
The way they are (or were) is not a bad thing or a good thing. It just was the way it was. I found it challenging and fun to buy for Andrew. But, David is tough!
Oh, wait! I do have one present for David, and I bought it off of Craigslist, and am storing it over at my neighbor's home. I forgot about that! It's not in great shape, and I'd tell you what it is, but my son may read this, so... it's a secret! (Ha, ha, Dave!)
I do have one thing for Bill, but it was mine, and it will be a "used" present, also. I think he will like it? I hope so! Not going to tell you that one, either, due to Bill browsing, here!
Yes. Christmas MUST go on, even if it's a Craigslist Christmas, a "used" Christmas, or for some people, a "Visa" Christmas. It simply MUST go on! I absolutely refuse to use my Visa unless I have to. (Like for my hot water heater. That was a MUST!)
I have decorated my hot water heater, and every time I walk by it (buy it!) I smile. It was a good Christmas gift for us, and the way it was installed makes me very, very happy! I love my ifish people!!!
I have a Christmas tree, and it is all decorated. My home is decorated! Everything looks holly jolly, but there is something missing. PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE! There are NONE!
But, but, but... Bill! Bill has everything he needs, and besides that, he has way more resources to fulfill his needs and/or wants.
Our finances have always remained separate, and that has worked for us, except when it comes to Christmas! If only it were reversed! See, I love to play Christmas, and he, not as much. Don't you think it would be better, if my desires to play Christmas matched my resources!?! LOL! Maybe not. :)
Well, frankly, I think that I need to go fishing.
If I were just able to go fishing, I could lower my heart rate and breathe much more easily. My anxiety would disappear, and all would be grand! So, yeah! That's what I'm going to do!
I'm tired of playing city, now. I've finished raking all of the leaves, and doing all the errands that a home owner needs to do. (Well, most of them!)
And yet again, here I go procrastinating. The fact that I'm going fishing instead of Christmas shopping is how I created the mess of having no Christmas presents, in the first place!
I panic about Christmas, until I need to go do something relaxing, just to calm myself down.
Perhaps, I should just take one day out to shop, and get Christmas done!?
OK! Soon as I get back home to Tillamook and catch a fish or two!
While I am fishing, while I am casting, or playing a fish, it will come to me! The perfect presents for David and Bill!
I can play two fish with one Christmas cast!

December 11, 2014

Stay safe, today in that wind that is forecast. I wonder if it will really happen. We just never know, do we? Just stay safe!
Here's the weather warning!
Hey! I have a poll up to help me figure out how many kwikfish we'll need, this year. I do this every year. This is not an order form, but just a guestimate to tell me how many LIMITED kwikfish I should order. I know that some people don't think it's a good way to go, but it's the way I think it's the way to go. LOL
I do things funny, sometimes. :)
Anyhow, play along by telling me how many you think you want, HERE!
I had the most AWESOME Christmas experience, yesterday! Long story, so I'll let you read it, here. I love my ifish family, so much! I have SO much to be thankful for!!!
I cried sad tears, and happy tears, and sad tears and happy tears all day long!
I can't tell you how much I have learned about owning a home. My conclusion is that I cannot afford it, nor do I like it! All I do here is work, work, repair and work!
I want to come back home, Bill! I'm so glad he let me learn my lesson. Home ownership was on my bucket list, but it's checked off, now! LOL!
Have a great day, and stay indoors and out of that nasty wind!!

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Do not burn yourself out!
Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."
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