Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quiet On The Home Front

It has been quiet on the home front. Alex will not be released until Nov.27 at the earliest. So there is not much activity. I am still struggling with what is to be when he is released. Dad and Mom's role, what he really wants and if we can help.

This weekend will be a stress relief weekend. All of you die hard animal lovers please stop reading now.

Pheasant season opens in KS this weekend and I am going west to kill some birds. This will be a weekend of killing and mayhem. This is my weekend where SOMETHING will die at my hands and be eaten. Plus there will be a great deal of family socializing at my cousins home north of Pratt, KS.

17 comments:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I'm a die hard animal lover who understands hunting....I know, oxymoron. Have a good time.

(Keven went pheasant hunting once, brought one home and I cooked it but could not eat it...yuk!)

Lou said...

You don't have to make a decision today...or even tomorrow. It sounds simple, but it took me a long time to stop making shot gun decisions.

(except if your hunting, of course;)

Sherry said...

Hi Dad -

My husband has been a hunter for almost 40 years. Always birds, pheasants, quail, turkey, and grouse. He usually goes to Wisconsin once a year and used to go to Iowa, Indiana, etc. also. We had a bird dog (German Short-haired Pointer - but she passed away about 5 years ago). Most of his hunting buddies have dropped off so he doesn't go as much. I went with him once and our dog flushed the quail, I shot and got one. Anyway, have a good time!

Annette said...

Well you made me laugh... a weekend of killing and mayhem that will be your stress relief. lol I think I understand that.

big Jenn said...

My hubby shoots skeet and trap competitively. He's been talking about opening day of deer season for weeks. I always tell him I put a curse on him so he doesn't kill anything. sometimes it works! jeNN

Dad and Mom said...

Mom said I was going to make everyone mad with this post. She said everybody doesn't understand hunting like we do in the midwest. I should have made a bet with her.

Josh said...

My dad and I used to go hunting with my grandfather, uncle, and cousins every year until my uncle passed away...it just wasn't the same and we couldn't do it anymore without getting emotional. BUT...I sure do miss it!

Have fun and good luck! :)

Josh

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

LOTS of hunting in Northern California...tell mom we understand hunting. There is something so primitive and guteral about it. My husband loves to hunt dove and pheasant, talk about stress relief! Have a blast and bring home some bird.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I haven't been pheasant hunting in years! Have fun!

Cat said...

Wishing you the best for the weekend to come and the choices to be made.

Syd said...

I'm glad that you have a stress free weekend. Enjoy.

Her Big Sad said...

Killing and Mayhem! (hold on, I have to clean my monitor, slight accident with laughing through my tea.)

I'm not much for eating meat these days, for no real reason other than just inexplicably prefering a mostly vegetarian diet, but I sure enjoy my dad's bison burgers, deer stew, and especially his elk sausage when I go home!

And I hope you have a really great weekend with lots of stress reduction and good times with the family!

LisaC said...

My Daddy was a hunter (dove and quail)...I can't remember if he ever hunted pheasant, and I shoot skeet for fun because I told him I couldn't shoot anything that was breathing (I was about 12...and lived in Southern California), but I know how much he loved hunting season. Have fun.

November 27th isn't very far away, is it? I commend your calm exterior, even if things are churning on the inside as you work through the next chapter and the role you will play in it.

Debby of Oxycontin and Opiate Addiction: A Mother's Story said...

As long as people eat what they kill, then it's not wasteful. I'm not big on hunting, but I eat meat. So, I'd be a hypocrite to criticize anyone. Enjoy.

GG said...

My dad used to like to go Hunting for pheasants, geese and ducks but I think it was more for the walk in the woods with his gun or crouched in a duckblind or rowing in a boat with a gun & getting in touch with his primal Hunter self and feelings.

I'm a Gatherer, so don't really understand Hunting as Sport although I do understand Hunting as a way to gather food.

I think the walk in the woods & fields, getting in touch with one's own and others primal selves and hunting together for food a human and healing thing to do. I hope you feel strong and refreshed by Nov 27. Happy Hunting!

gail said...

Have fun - be careful!

ChaiLatte said...

Hey Dad,

How did the hunt go? We just had pheasant the other night. Born and raised in Wisconsin, so my hubby is also a hunter. Hope you had a great time, I know that hunting helps save my hubby's sanity- many times...