Tuesday, December 30, 2008

STILL ONSHORE



STILL WAITING FOR THE REPAIRS TO BE DONE ON THE SLIME EEL BOAT... I AM ACHING TO GET BACK OUT THERE ON THE WATER. SHORE LIFE IS NOT FOR ME. I HAVE BEEN SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS SURROUNDED BY WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.... YES, LIFE IS GOOD!

Friday, December 19, 2008

WHAT DOES NOT KILL US...MAKES US STRONGER!



WELL, IT HAS BEEN A RUFF FEW DAYS FOR ME. ALL DONE FISHING ON THE DOG & I. SO I AM OFFICIALLY BACK ON THE SLIME EEL BOAT. IF THE WEATHER EVER BREAKS I MIGHT ACTUALLY GET TO GO FISHING. NOT LOOKING GOOD ANY TIME SOON. BUT THAT'S FISHING. ON A BRIGHTER NOTE I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY BABY!! HE HAS BEEN A ROCK OF STRENGTH THESE LAST FEW DAYS AND I DON'T KNOW HOW I WOULD HAVE ENDURED WITHOUT HIM.

Monday, December 15, 2008

PLUGGING AWAY


STILL TRYING TO GET THE REST OF THE LOBSTER GEAR IN. WENT OUT YESTERDAY.. FORECAST WAS FOR NO WIND AND CALM SEAS..LOL WHAT FREAKIN EVER!!! WASN'T A RIPPLE ON THE WATER AT THE DOCK.. GOT OUT TO THE BREAKWATER AND OMG!! COULDN'T HARDLY STAND UP. WE DID MANAGE TO GET A FEW ONBOARD BEFORE WE HAD TO STEAM BACK IN. CAN'T SEEM TO CATCH A BREAK! TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.. BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE I DID GET THE CHANCE TO JUST STAY AT HOME AND CHILL WITH MY BABY!! WAS NICE..WATCHED MOVIES, COOKED A HAM DINNER AND JUST SLEPT FOR HOURS!! I LOVE DAYS LIKE THAT! WELL, I HAVE DEFINITELY CAUGHT UP ON MY SLEEP. LOL SHOULD BE OUT TONIGHT RUNNING AMUCK! HELL ON HEELS!!! LOL

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

PASSING THE HAT













WELL, I FOUND THE CUTEST HAT.. I LOVE IT! AND APPARENTLY EVERYONE AT PRATTY'S LOVED IT TOO!! SEE I AM LOW MAINTENANCE.. A HAT AND SOME BEER AND I AM ALL KINDA ENTERTAINED!! LOL HERE ARE SOME OF MY BUDS MODELING MY NEW HAT! THANKS KELLY, JERRY, AL & STEVE.

Monday, December 8, 2008

OMG!!! HOLY SH&#


THIS IS ONE COLD PLACE!! WOW... KINDA ALL SET!!! HEARING FLORIDA CALLING ME EVERY DAY!! WOW..CAN I MAKE IT HERE A WHOLE WINTA??? REALLY NOT FEELING IT BUT... WHO KNOWS.. STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED!! LOL

Sunday, December 7, 2008

FAMILY














THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT FISHING IS BEING AWAY FROM MY FAMILY FOR SO LONG. MY MOTHER LIVES IN TENNESSEE. I HAVE 3 SISTERS AND ONE BROTHER. 2 OLDER, 2 YOUNGER. I HAVE 4 CHILDREN. 2 BOYS, 2 GIRLS AND 9 GRANDCHILDREN. I GOT TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH ALL OF THEM EXCEPT MY SON AND TWO GRANDKIDS THAT LIVE IN OHIO BEFORE I CAME BACK TO GLOUCESTER. WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE THEM ALL. MAKES HOLIDAYS SUCK TO BE AWAY FROM THE ONES YOU LOVE AND THE ONES WHO LOVE YOU. MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER IS WONDERFUL. SHE SENDS ME PICS OF THE GRANDKIDS EVERY DAY SO I REALLY NEVER FEEL LIKE I MISS MUCH OF THEIR GROWING UP. SHE HAD MY 9TH GRANDCHILD WHILE I WAS HERE THIS SEASON. A GIRL. HER NAME IS NAOMI ..I CALL HER BELLA. I CANT WAIT TO MEET HER.

SNOW DAY


WOW, IT IS REALLY COMING DOWN OUT THERE. NICE TO SEE THE SNOW FROM THE WARMTH OF MY APARTMENT. WELL. LAST NIGHT I WENT TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY AT BASS ROCKS COUNTRY CLUB WITH A FRIEND.. DANCED ALL NIGHT.. WAS ALOT OF FUN. THANKS KILEY FOR THE INVITE..

Saturday, December 6, 2008

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO BE ON THE WATER


OMG!!! WAS IT GORGEOUS OUT THERE TODAY.. FLAT CALM.. SUN SHINING.. ABSOLUTE BLISS.. HAULED IN MORE TRAPS TODAY. CHIPPING AWAY AT IT. SHOULD BE DONE IN ABOUT A WEEK WEATHER PERMITTING. I KNOW I WILL HAVE THE NEXT TWO DAYS OFF ITS GONNA GET NASTY OUT THERE. HMMMMM WHATEVER SHALL I DO WITH MYSELF FOR TWO DAYS??? LOL WHATEVER IT IS.. I BETTER STAY AWAY FROM THE TEQUILA!! LOL

Friday, December 5, 2008

HOW DO U SAY ......THANK-YOU??


WE ARE JUST NOW BRINGING IN THE LOBSTER TRAPS ON THE "DOG & i" FOR THE SEASON...TRUST ME ........HAULING THE LOBSTER GEAR IS SOOO MUCH MORE FUN THAN BRINGING IN THE LOBSTER GEAR ... BUT I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER I HAVE REALLY BEEN ALLOWED TO STICK AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO BRING THE LOBSTER TRAPS IN....... I HAVE NEVER REALLY BEEN ALLOWED TO BE HERE LONG ENOUGH TO FINISH WHAT I STARTED ...THIS WOULD BE A FIRST!! ..HOW DO U SAY THANK YOU TO SOMEONE THAT HAD ENOUGH FAITH IN YOU TO KEEP YOU AROUND DESPITE WHAT THEY ALL SAY??? ?? HOW DO YOU SAY THANK-YOU TO SOMEONE THAT LETS YOU SO MUCH INTO THEIR LIFE... AND THEIR FAMILY'S LIFE?? HOW DO YOU SAY THANK -YOU FOR TEACHING ME THEIR FISHING WISDOM?? HOW DO U SAY
THANK-YOU?? WELL... IT'S LIKE THIS... DOC....MY BUD!!! THANK-YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND??? LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT SEASON!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

BACK ON THE DOG & I


WELL IT WAS A NICE CHANGE TO FISH OFFSHORE BUT IT WAS NICER BEING BACK LOBSTERING ON THE DOG & I. WE HAVE STARTED TO BRING THE TRAPS IN . BITTERSWEET! YEA, ITS COLD BUT I DO LOVE WORKING ON THAT BOAT AND I WILL MISS IT.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

JUST ANOTHER DRESS REHEARSAL


WELL I SHOWED UP FOR WORK THIS MORNING AND THE WIND PICKED UP PRETTY GOOD SO NO LOBSTERING FOR ME TODAY..WILL BE OUT THERE TOMORROW THOUGH. I DID HOWEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHECK OUT THE BOAT THAT FISHES FOR SEA CUCUMBERS. VERY INTERESTING FISHERY. IT'S DAY FISHING SO YOUR ONSHORE EVERY NIGHT. THEY USE A DREDGE SORT OF ON THE SAME LINES AS A SCALLOPER. THEY GO FROM THE NET INTO HUGE LIVE WELLS AND THEN THEY ARE PUMPED OUT MUCH THE SAME WAY AS THEY PUMP OUT THE SLIME EELS. MIGHT GIVE IT A WHIRL... HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH FISHERY IS MY FAVORITE UNLESS I TRY THEM ALL. CAN'T SAY I HAVE EVER SEEN A SEA CUCUMBER BUT SURELY THEY COULDNT BE ANY WORSE THAN A SLIME EEL.. WELL IN THEORY ANYWAY! LOL LOOKING FOWARD TO THAT ADVENTURE... STAY TUNED..I'LL TAKE SOME PICS..

Monday, December 1, 2008

COOKING TURKEY SLIME STYLE


WELL I COOKED THE TURKEY ON THE BOAT... WAS SERVED WICKED LATE BUT IT WAS GOOD!!! EVERYTHING WENT WRONG ON WEDNESDAY. SO.... LIKE A GOOD CAP... HE CALLED IT A NO GO!!! SO WE SET OUT THURSDAY INSTEAD. HAD A GREAT TRIP!! WEATHER WAS TEMPERAMENTAL AT BEST!! SMOOTH SAILING IN THE MORNING ... SLOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.. ALL IN ALL WAS A GOOD TRIP. I AM GLAD TO BE BACK HOME.. GONNA COLLECT THE LAST TRAPS ON THE "DOG & I" THEN SPEND THE REST OF THE WINTER SLIME EELING OR AT LEAST THATS MY PLAN !!!! LOL THE SAGA HAS YET BEGUN!!! lol STAY TUNED!!!