Now that DH is retired he has learned the joy of the random conversations we have on these little walks. We have discussed house maintenance., science, snow shoveling, leaf raking, birds and their sounds, playing, sports, and a realm of other topics. We let them chose the topics and it is a blast to hear their points of view!
Little Mr P has started discussing boat motors and the difference in the speed the boat is capable of with various horsepower. He seems to have a great understanding of numbers...he can add and subtract in his head and apparently understands speed and horsepower. Yesterday, he had a long conversation with DH about how his Dad's "tinny" has a 3 horse and a ten horse motor...and that makes the boat go very slow...
He explained that his Dad's boat was just a fishing boat due to this.
He then went on to elaborate on the difference between DH's speedboat and another's friends speedboat. The friend has a secondary, small motor to allow him to fish (slow) or use the big motor to tow a water skier...He advised DH to purchase a secondary motor like this as the lack of such a quiet, slow motor was what was causing DH to be consistently skunked at fishing!!! He followed this up with a fishing lesson of how to play the rod in small bobbing motions to entice the fish.
Poor DH...he feels bad enough that he didn't have any luck out on the lake last year...then Little Miss C pipes up with a promise to share all the fish she catches with him, when she goes on her yearly camping/fishing trip with the Dad's this summer!!! All the Dad's their circle of friends rent cabins at a fishing lake and they take their kids up to fish and fish some more,...and the kids love it...boys and girls.
So this card is for DH on Fathers Day...but as you may have noticed. from the sentiment, it has a twist...
This year we are having a non traditional Fathers Day. We are having our daughters and the grandkids join us at the end of June for a camping/fishing trip up at the lake Getting the whole family together for family "do's" can be difficult. Everyone has busy lives and commitments, so when we have a date that works for all of us, we make it work! We will celebrate Fathers Day while we are all together up there.
Our girls will be giving him Fathers Day cards so I thought I would give him this one as a Happy Retirement card. Although he has been finished with work since Oct 1, 2012...today was his first official day of retirement! I will save it and give it to him on Fathers Day...it will solve that "I'm not your father" comment he always makes to me when I hand him his card!!!
sorry about the funny yellowish cast...I was rushing to hit the road for my mini vacation and couldn't get rid of glare...I used the flash and got the funny cast...it is actually a Kraft card.
As soon as I saw the photo downloaded to this post, I could see I needed to place some sort of coloured mat behind the fisherman's hat. I am thinking the red or blue shades that are on the fish hooks. I think it will help the hat stand out more on the card. While I am still up here at the lake, I can't post any new pictures of the corrected matted version , but thought I would share the card anyway!
No recipe today as I don't have the stamp or sentiment stamps up here to ID...I will update later with a recipe once I am home and have a chance to retake the photo with the new coloured mat!