Oh Lordy, I know, I know. It has been F-O-R-E-V-E-R since I have written a post. I don't know what it is, but it just seemed so hard to make the time to pull everything together over the holidays. Unlike some of my fellow blogger peeps who are either in the outdoor industry and blog for their job or they are making their blog a full-time pursuit, I am just an average Joe working five days a week, 10 hours a day, and have a wife, two kids, two dogs, and a cat.
Over the holidays I was burning the candle at both ends and by the time I would sit down at night to begin writing, I would suddenly find myself sound asleep on the couch only to be awaken by the cat climbing on my head. Go to bed, wake up, repeat.
When I am not working I'm being a husband and dad, ensuring that I am checking homework and rooting on The Daughter's dance or The Boy's soccer and basketball.
On the weekends I am totally committed to going out with The Hunting Partner chasing those wonderful feathered fowl, which have been a little harder to come by this year, but we're still at it every weekend day. The season has been generally slow, but things are picking up and The Hunting Partner and I hunted a new place last weekend and pulled out the first limits of the season. Hope runs eternal! More about that later.
Oh, and my wife and I also hosted a couple of wild game dinner parties, including a five-course duck and pheasant dinner on New Years Eve for 14 people. I promise to write about that one. Let me just say - FABULOUS!
Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining at all and feel so blessed to have a fantastic life. Its just that I want to be able to do more blogging because I really enjoy it! I feel bad because I get emails from you, my readers, checking in on me and hoping that everything is OK. I appreciate all those warm thoughts and feel guilty that you are looking for me but I've been absent.
The New Year is for promises and resolutions. I've been reflective and made my list and I promise it does include getting back into the swing of things with regular posts.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and look for more... soon.