What does a die-hard deer hunter do for the next nine (9) months, as he waits for deer season 2013? I like golf, but I would rather play it than watch it on television. The older I get the less I like being extremely cold while I chase coyotes or rabbits. I will get out and hunt those critters for a couple days during the winter months, but not when those wind chills are below zero degrees. In past years I have shot my bow in the basement, and have added a high powered (177 cal.) pellet gun to my arsenal. That too I can shoot downstairs. I have played a couple rounds of indoor golf, but it’s not like being outdoors. I put in a lot of time, and miles on my explorer this deer season, and now that it’s over I’m suffering the “post deer hunting blues!” If I could afford it I’d book a late season Texas deer/wild hog hunt so I could extend my season. One of these years I would really like to do just that.
My other, and actually number one love, is my family, and this is a great time of year for taking in some of the grandkids extracurricular activities. My oldest grand-daughter Nadia McNamara has been involved in competitive cheerleading, and this past Saturday she had a 22 team meet. My wife, grand-daughter Ava, and I drove to Clawson High School, and arrived 45 minutes before competition so we could get good bleacher seats. Nadia had to perform in three different segments, which are each scored individually then totaled to see who took first place. Nadia is one of the schools “flyers,” as she is smaller, and very agile. Flyers are the girls that get lifted in the air, and it’s up to them to impress the judges with their skills. Because there were so many schools involved the meet lasted 5 hours. Nadia’s Clawson High School squad took first place in their division. What a great way to spend a mid-January day. I’m sure with eleven grandkids running around these winter “blahs” won’t last for long. Congratulation Nadia for a great performance by you and your classmates. Grandma and Papa love you.