Well all...today is my birthday. Yes...I was born 21 years ago today...lol JUST KIDDING!!! I am not sure I would even go back to 21 but to be honest, today I am 29. Yes...thats right...30 minus 1!!! Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy the last year of my 20's, and personally, I think that is a crummy way to say happy birthday to a princess!! Besides I think I look ok for being 30 minus 1!!
Anyway...as I sit here mulling over the idea of the end of my 20's, I find myself thinking instead of my 5's and 10's. Believe it or not, my daddy did not fish. It was my mother who took me fishing when I was a little girl and introduced me to digging for worms (which back then I thought was completely icky) and cane poles that we made from the bamboo that grew wild on farms around our town (which I thought was completely cool).
I distinctly remember the first time I saw my mom "catch her bait." I thought I would throw up when she handed me a piece of a tiny fish she just caught and told me that even Barbie Dolls bait their own hooks. I thought she was crazy back then...but I appreciate it now and thank her for introducing me to such a great sport and for letting me wear my tiara while digging for worms.
I miss those cane poles, and every once in a while when I am at Cabela's and I see them sitting sadly in those barrels, I have to admit I want one. I was too young to have a beer while fishing back then...but I think a cane pole, a bobber, some cheese bait, and a beer sounds quite nice now.
I think next year I will celebrate that way. After all, its the end of a decade of one age and the start of something new and exciting. I want to celebrate sitting on a shoreline with a cane pole in one hand and a beer in the other. Anyone wanna come along for LIZZYPALOOZA? We can make a trip of it!!
Hmmmm...you know...I bet I could even paint that damn cane pole PINK...
Off to have a beer with the family...
Happy Birthday To Me!!!
LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe