FF: Here fishy, fishy

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Woohoo, up and running in time for Friday Fragments! Not sure if you passed through here during the migration to WP, but after 2 days of having a bit too much fun, I had to wipe the slate clean and start all over. It was humbling, to say the least. I am hoping that now I have the bugs worked out and have learned how to figure out what the bugs are. I love this theme and layout, but it does not play well with certain plugins that I would like to have 😦

Please holler out if you find something acting wonky. I haven’t swapped over all the links yet and get plenty of error messages.


You can always tell when we come home from the beach: sunburned faces and sand on the bathroom floors. I made the huge mistake of assuming that Alaska would be over cast yesterday for our dipnetting excursion. So guess who forgot to grab the sunscreen for her very pale children? Yes, that would be me. I am suffering along with them though. I was snickered at by folks at the gas station for my reverse racoon look. Again, humbling πŸ˜‰ I was just so proud of myself that I remembered the camera and snacks and supplies for our day trip…


 We had a lot of fun dip netting on the Kenai yesterday. We hung out with old friends and I got to meet a gal in real life who I have ever only emailed. This lady was instrumental in preparing me for coming to Alaska. It was a pleasure to meet her, but bummed that we didn’t get enough chat time. When folks hit the Kenai for salmon fishing, it’s really about getting the fish πŸ˜‰ And that is what every wearing waders was doing!

 I waded in about two feet during low tide and got absolutely stuck in the mucky bottom. I nearly lost hubby’s water shoes as I attempted to break out. So after wrenching my knees a bit, I opted to let hubby wear his own waders and use his upper body strength to pull our fish in. We got 4 and chose to come home after hubby fell on his tail bone again. I am hoping he didn’t break it like he did as a boy. But all in all, the day was a good one and we got salmon!!!!


Heard around the house:

Danny, what you got?
A shake.
I think he was asking what kind of shake, honey.
Oh, a chocolate shake Noah.
Oh, dat you got!

What, Noah!
You my mom.
Yes, Noah.
Dat my dad.
Yes, Noah.
Doze my thingies.
You mean siblings?
Yep, my thingies.

 Mom, what time are we getting up tomorrow for fishing?
We get up at 4am.
Wow….can I sleep in the van?


We try our hand at fly fishing on Saturday. You could wish us luck. Wow, it sounds like I am willing to do just about anything for salmon. Yea, maybe I will πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend guys!!

12 thoughts on “FF: Here fishy, fishy

    1. Ooh, please tell him that for the first time ever, I hooked a salmon on the Kenai doing the fly fishing thing. It was awesome!!! I didn’t get to keep it because I snagged it in the belly, but that tug-o-war sure felt addictive πŸ˜‰

  1. congrats on working out the blog move. I’m always curious why people move. I have a few domain names (papaboomer.com lisleman.com) but just don’t see a reason to move and pay for hosting.
    Very interesting fishing experience. I suspect the water is very cold. I don’t recall the age I learned the word “siblings” (maybe just last year) but “thingies” works good for me.

    1. The self hosted choice is a big one. We really got a good deal transferring my domain under hubby’s. Just over a dollar a month πŸ™‚ What will you do with those other domain names?? Inquiring minds….

  2. I tried to reply to your comment and the email wouldn’t send. Cracks me up that you thought those “swingers” really were FH and Mike!!!

    1. Hmm, why wouldn’t your reply work via email??? That’s dumb. What happened, I wonder.

      Yea, I felt pretty funny at myself thinking they were FH. Medical school probably didn’t afford time for gymnastics camps and cheer-leading try-outs. Does this reply bounce back to you??

  3. I am very impressed with your salmon catching:)
    I am deathly allergic to shellfish. After a few near death experiences I am terrified of anything that comes from the ocean.
    I had a terrible time when I switched over to WordPress. I am slowly learning to be happier with the decision.
    The sleeping kids are adorable:)
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Oh man, with allergies like that, I would not recommend the dip netting. Hubby was hopping over the incoming tidal waves and got splashed in the face several times. Nothing to laugh at having a serious reaction there 😦

      WP has been a bit of a pain. It is taking me a while to appreciate the move. Thank you for encouraging me πŸ™‚ There were moments when I thought to myself “oh what on earth was I thinking???”

  4. Hi Kay! I was wondering why Alaska? Is it somewhere you always wanted to go? Or do you live there?
    The pictures are adorable!!

    1. We are actually living here for the time being, thanks to Uncle Sam and the Army. We moved to Alaska last summer and I have no idea when the Army will be moving us away. This dip netting fishing is only available to residents and I was pretty excited about getting to experience it. Hubby, not so much. He wrenched his back pretty badly and is still sort of suffering 😦

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