|Lobster boats in harbor, Freeport, Maine|
1. Have you ever been fishing? Did you catch a fish? If so did you keep it or throw it back? If you haven't been fishing is that something you'd like to try?
Yes, my dad often took us fishing (or let us go by ourselves) when the brook near our home was freshly stocked with trout. I never baited my own hook (I could not stand to handle the worms!), but I did on occasion catch a fish. My mom rolled the cleaned trout in cornmeal and pan fried them. The flavor was good but there were too many bones to suit me.
I have also been deep-sea fishing once and felt horrible the entire time.
|Grandsons trying out a fish-shaped chair, Wiscasset, Maine|
Let's see ... Maybe a fine kettle of fish. Life is like that quite a lot.
|Exploring a tide pool, Reid State Park, Georgetown, Maine|
In my purse, it's usually a pen. In my desk, a paper clip. In the junk drawer, usually a tack or push pin. In the side pocket of the car door, usually an antacid.
I love the Bible account in John 21 where Jesus cooks an open-air breakfast of fish and bread for the disciples after His resurrection. I just love the fact that He did that for them: cooked a meal and then invited them to "come and dine."
|Grandkids watching fishermen in Crawford Notch State Park, NH|
Hmmm.... I guess I would pick sunrise. I like getting up early and getting a good start on my day.
|Sunrise taken from the bus station one year while heading for the airport to travel west|
I think it may be a long-sleeved t-shirt someone gave me with a bunch of other clothes in 1991 or so. Actually, there are two -- an ecru colored one and a faded red one. They were already used when I got them, so they are OLD. But one of those basics that never goes out of style. At this point I mostly wear them under sweaters, etc., but I do still wear both of them.
6. We've got one more month of (officially) winter here in the Northern hemisphere. Are you feeling the need for a getaway? What's been the best and worst part of your winter so far?
I am definitely feeling the need for a getaway. It probably won't be to anyplace warm, but when my hubby gets a Saturday off (not likely for quite some time) we hope to at least have an overnight getaway.
Best part of winter so far: some days that were so snowy that I just couldn't go anywhere. It's always a good day when I get to stay home! And also some lovely warm and sunny days.
Worst part of winter so far: my hubby's long, long work hours. Oh, and quite a few days when our driveway was a sheet of ice.
|On Echo Lake, NH|
No; neither one; and no.
|This cute little handmade cookbook was made by my hubby as a boy; a gift for his mom! I think it was a school project.|
This fishy hodgepodge reminded me of how much we enjoy fried haddock at our local seafood place. We once ordered fried haddock at a very pricey seafood place (not fancy, just pricey) in Maine, and you know, the fish at our own local place tasted fresher. It was definitely cheaper! Back before Christmas we also enjoyed all-you-can-eat fried haddock at a diner in a nearby town. Delicious! It's something we don't splurge on very often, but sure enjoy it when we can.
|Fried shrimp and scallops, Bay Haven Lobster Pound, Cornish, Maine|