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Sunday, September 6, 2009

LAZY.....

PLEASE visit SMILING SALLY for BLUE MONDAY

DEEDS loves to fish. In fact, ALL the grands love to fish. It's just that after about the age of 10, they all have many more things to do with their lives and I think they actually forget how much they like fishing.
Basketball, baseball, dance, tumbling, cheer leading, friends birthday parties.......the list goes on and on and on.....
Just Deeds and I paid a visit to the little, almost dried up park lake the other day and she just about fished her little heart out....
NARY A BITE.....
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At one point, she looked over at me, all sprawled out, enjoying the nothingness of the moment and said,
"Memaw...fishing is....lazy!"
hmmmm....the online dictionary says, "LAZY...la-ze
1. Resistant to work or exertion.
2. Slow moving: sluggish...as in...a lazy river
3. Conducive to idleness or indolence....as in...a lazy summer day
I THINK SHE IS RIGHT...
FISHING IS LAZY....

Bless her little heart...she had a smile on her face the entire afternoon...
She insisted on learning...
"I can bait my OWN hook, Memaw, if you will show me how!"
Being a grandmother..I wanted to do it 'all' for her and make her have a great time...
but, YES, OF COURSE she needed to learn to bait her own hook....
"I can do my OWN casting, MEMAW!! I've been watching you."
OF COURSE, she needed to do her own casting...and a mighty fine job she did of it, too.
I AM PROUD!!




Long about this time, things had been slow just about as long as a 7 year old can stand...
She headed for the drinking water...the ice cubes had long melted....


...then, it was back to fishing....



....and fishing.....


...and then, while I loaded the fishing stuff into the back of the car...
SHE hit the playground.
By the time I got my camera out, pointed and ready,
I missed her going down the slide...TOO FAST for me....


After fishing all afternoon and into the early evening, playing for a long while at the playground...
we were TIRED...and HUNGRY..

Doing what 2 tired and hungry people tend to do....
WE HEADED FOR THE PIZZA PLACE...
SHE said, "Memaw...I wasn't going to eat any ole fish, even if we caught one. I wanted pizza!"
My sweetie....such joy she brings to this old heart!
A perfect way to end a PERFECT DAY....
HAPPY BLUE MONDAY, EVERYONE!!



37 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

This post brings back memories! I grew up on a lake and fished all of the time. Off the dock, in the row boat...off the shore. What a wonderful day you both had!
Hugs,
Penny

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Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Bless her little heart. What a wonderful day you two had together.
Hugs, Sue

Kathleen said...

A day with your little granddau..priceless!

Nana said...

What a cute grandaughter. Fishing is lazy and fun. Loved the pictures. I also loved your pink Saturday post. Will be following you too.

Theresa said...

Way to go Deeds, Pizza is better than catching a fish any 'ole day! Have a blessed day!

Melissa Miller said...

Isn't she precious in blue enjoying life to the fullest. How fun! Love her sweet name as well.

Thanks for your sweet visit tonight my friend.
Blessings to you and yours this Labor Day. ~Melissa ;)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful day! A lazy day fishing is the best! Thanks for sharing your day.

Maggie B said...

It looks as if you two had a perfectly lazy day enjoying each others company. Bliss.
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ. Deeds is just too adorable. I love your fishing photos of her. When we have that rare moment with our grands, it is bliss. And what kid doesn't love pizza. Once my grandson, age 3, asked Santa for Pizza for Christmas. We have laughed about that for years. He is almost 21 now.

Happy Labor Day To you and your family.

Love xoxo...Jeanne

Marcela said...

What a sweet post!!!
I am sure you spent a wonderful and special day with your granddaughter!.
And then you ate Pizza!!! I love pizza,ha

Blessings

Marcela

SmilingSally said...

She is a pretty thing; it must be wonderful to have her around. Happy Labor Day! Happy Blue Monday.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, how special are these moments! I'm sure you are a great grandma to your grands! I'm looking forward to mine getting a little older so they can talk to me too!

xinex said...

What a fun and peaceful day! Deeds is so cute and so full of energy!...Christine

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

'Morning BJ,
What a fun blue post! Looks like everyone had fun. Happy Labour Day & Blue Monday! {My fairy dust is still falling; must have been slow starting when you stopped by!}

Blessings,
Sandi

Sweetie said...

Thank you for sharing your special time with your beautiful granddaughter. Hugs, Sweetie

Mary said...

What a pretty child. The two of you must have had a wonderful day. Your photos are memories in the making. She'll treasure them someday. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

LV said...

Love your Blue Monday. Nothing more precious than grandchildren, unless it is great great children. I have one of those that means the world to me. Thanks for your nice comment and glad you will follow me. Maybe you can find me if I start doing things right. Yes, grannies do need to stick together.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Howdy from Midland! How cute that your granddaughter loves to fish! Lubbock sure has a lot of pretty ponds.

ellen b said...

What a fun blue post bj! Love that your granddaughter has the patience to fish. She looks great sitting there with her fishing pole :0)
Have a great Labor Day!!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

I see what you mean about the Texas water situation..look at how low the lake is! My husband ~ the fisherman ~ says that fishing has little to do with fish ~ and all about doing nothing! She looks like she is doing a great job of that and look at that smile.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a cutie. Fishing is a "lazy" sport, my grandson and I go all the time. It sure teaches them patience. What a beautiful ending to a beautiful day having pizza. I hope you and yours is having a super Labor Day Weekend.
hugs ~lynne~

Cindy said...

My daughter is 7 and I can appreciate what you've written. We've never fished but someday maybe.
Cindy

Sares said...

What a great statement, "Fishing is lazy"! I'm glad she likes to fish. I think it's good for girls to do what is traditionally considered a boys hobby and vice versa. I don't think it fair to impose steroetypical roles on them. It looks like you had a perfectly pleasant lazy day!

Lynns Lovelies said...

What a wonderful post...the most important moments in life.
Love the photos..just precious!

I bet the pizza was really, really good, too!

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Labor Day!

Lynn♥

~Let Freedom Ring!~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Adorable! It brought back fond memories..and reminded me of what I can no longer do, except in my dreams! :)
You are a good grandma!!

Lynn said...

Grandkids are the best! They just grow up too, too quickly as you note. It's great to be able to spend time with them and just enjoy!

shopannies said...

this is something that I hope to teach my Princess to do as well

Judi said...

Hi BJ
How nice that you took your little granddaughter fishing. It looked to be the perfect day for that. Too bad no fish were caught...I wonder whether she would have enjoyed some of her catch fried. Mine wouldn't. She is getting to be a big girl to be able to do all that herself. A fun time.
I hope you have been enjoying a nice holiday weekend.
Judi

AnnA said...

HI!
A nice&sweet story you are telling us!
Really charming!/
AnnA

AnnA said...

PS!
Have a nice week! DS.

Brenda said...

That photo of her through the tree branches, BJ, you should frame that one. It is precious! In case you didn't know, she has your smile.
Brenda

Elizabeth said...

How great doing things with your granddaughter. I love to do things with my niece and nephews, separately and together. I love the photo of her through the trees. That's a definite frameable!

Sarah said...

What a fun time with your granddaughter. Thanks for sharing. If you have time stop by the QCI blog for a late Blue Monday post. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Sarah

PEA said...

I hope I can have days like that with my granddaughter when she's old enough:-) Deeds is just adorable and that smile says it all...how much she was loving her time with you!! I remember going fishing with my dad all the time when we were at camp and I used to love it:-) xoxo

Stacy said...

Memaw, I had so much fun fishing with you at the park. Can we go again pretty soon? I love you, Deidra

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

She is such a cutie! Since I've already read your post about breakfast in the rain, I know where Deeds got her wonderful attitude about life - "I didn't want fish anyway, I wanted pizza"! What a trooper - apparently just like her grandmother. laurie