This is usually the first place I go on the Internet in the morning and the last place I look at night but it has been a hectic month for me. First, I need to apologize to Jay as I thought I was going to buy his Albright Meridian. Sorry, man! I still think about it but other things are still on my mind.
My wife has been having, er, well, um, "female problems" for over a year now but they have really hit a crescendo since early November. She has been going back-and-forth DAILY over whether or not to, uh, remove things. I really feel bad for her but tell you the truth, it is starting to drive me nuts! I am to the point that I want her to pick one way or the other because I need to wrap my head around whichever one she chooses.
It was a great Thanksgiving because some tests her doctor sent her for came back negative for things like cancer. They did find some things that were abnormal but they are not the reason she is having so much trouble.
Then, this past weekend, she was doubled over in pain for a day-and-a-half. Sorta stinks when the happens. We are weathering the after-effects of that currently and there is no real end in sight right now.
I had saved up a bunch of days for December in case she got her operation then AND to go fishing...but I have not been able to get out at all for weeks now. Oh, I should not say that, I did get out once in Mid-November. Landed a nice 18-inch or so brown that day. It was not "huge" but it was the biggest trout I ever caught, so everything is relative, I guess.
I somehow think she is sort of nearing the edge of the woods right now and she should be out of them within a few days. I think I will be able to use at least two of the days I saved for her operation on fishing over the remainder of the month. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch as I have been doing that since the beginning of November, only to have my hopes dashed at the last minute!
But I am hopeful I can get out. And I do not CARE how cold it is the day I get to go. Or if it is raining. Or if there is a stinking tornado or even a comet on its way to earth: I am going to go *somewhere* to fish on my day off. Actually, I hope it is cold because I think I will probably be the only one on the stream and that would be alright with me! I need some time to get away from people and noise and expectations and responsibilities for a few hours. You don't know how much you need that until you can't get it.
Thanks for letting me vent. This may be the best I have felt in weeks.