Friday, April 25, 2008

Going Fishing


Yesterday, three of my women coworkers and I planned to go fishing today after work. So, yesterday, after work, I went to get my annual fishing license at the Wal-Mart store. In the state of Wyoming, the price had gone up by 20%. Instead of $29.50, it's now $36.50. This includes the conservation stamp. I don't know if it's mandatory to get the conservation stamp, but I got one anyway. Besides, I'm told that the additional revenue generated from the sales of the stamps will help more in fish management and conservation.

When I went to work last night, the women (P,C,S) and I spoke with so much enthusiasm about our impending fishing trip. P will bring some shredded chicken enchilada, which she already cooked last night. C will bring some dessert. S will bring some cut up cheese and vegetables. And I'll bring some fruits. We'll be at the lake from 0830 hrs. to 1300 hrs. so we need some food to sustain us. We'll make a day of it, have a picnic, and just chill out as we fish.

Unfortunately, by 0400 hrs., things at work just went from good to bad and then to very bad all around. We were all stressed out that by the time 0730 hrs. rolled in, our enthusiasm to go fishing had vanished completely, and decided not to go fishing anymore. Funny how things quickly change in just a matter of a short time.

Hmmm....I wonder if God created this situation to keep us away from an imminent danger that awaits us at the lake if we had gone. The thought gives me the chills.

7 comments:

Jenaisle said...

Well as they say, things happen for a reason...God only knows what that is. Anyway, you can go fishing some other day...Happy blogging.

tashabud said...

Jena, my loyal reader, I wish you could someday join me on a fishing excursion.

Jenaisle said...

That would be wonderful Tasha! I look forward to that day.

Lilly's Life said...

Tashbud, I think things do happen for a reason. I firmly believe in listening to your instincts. It wasn't meant to be. I hope you get to go fishing again as it sounds like lots of fun!

tashabud said...

Lilly, we haven't been able to go yet. We've been having rain or snow the past couple weeks. Yes, I agree with you on listening to your instincs. Have a great week ahead of you.

Mom8 said...

Tasha, that sounded like a wonderful idea, and your picture makes it so much more inviting. Sorry for the conflict that kept you from going....such a shame. Are you all still friends?

tashabud said...

Mom8, yes, we're still friends. There was no conflict amongst ourselves at that time. The problems were work-related issues and incidents that we had to deal with. By the time we finished our shift, we felt completely drained that we didn't have anymore energy to go out fishing.