Friday, October 3, 2008

A Hunting He Will Go!

Very early this morning, long before dawn, my sweetheart bid me fond fare-thee-well, climbed into his trusty, old hunting truck with our dear little trailer securely attached behind it and rode off into the sunset! Oops, that doesn't quite fit the timing of the story, does it? He rode off down the street, turned the corner and headed toward the freeway south a ways where he stopped to pick up our dear son before heading east for the opening days of hunting season here in Oregon. This is an annual event. We prepare our thoughts and supplies all year long for this time. I know it's coming and I usually have plans for my time at home while he is away. That's the way it is this year, too. But this time, as I stood at the edge of the driveway and watched him turn the corner and drive away, my heart felt like it was in my throat! Along with a few tears, too!! This time I wanted to go with him. Not to hunt. Just to be there at the trailer when he returns to camp where I could have a warm pot of stew ready for him, our son, my sweetheart's brother and a few other family members. And I wanted to be there to see the joy on his face when he returns to camp with the prize - a deer, venison for more stew in the months ahead. I have not gone to hunting camp with my sweetheart since our children were in elementary school and I have not had a problem seeing him go. I've always been fine with it. But this time it was different. This time we have the little trailer and I love to spend time camping with my sweetheart. It wasn't possible for me to go with him this year so I will anticipate his return in a few days. And look forward to a time in the future when I will be sitting on the seat of the truck beside him as we drive away, headed for hunting camp.

In the meantime, I have plans. Big plans. Oh, it wouldn't be exciting to some people. I just plan to do some things I've not had a chance to do. Things that make a mess and must be picked up before day's end. Now I can make the mess and leave it until the projects are complete. Messes than involve paint. I hope to paint new, cut-to-size baseboards that will be ready to install when my sweetheart returns. And I have plans to paint a few other things while he is away. One little Friday find that you haven't seen before is waiting for attention. I won't tell you what it is but I'll show you just a bit. Very soon it will be ready to make its debut. When that time comes I'll show you the before and after photos so you can see how much my sweet little piece was transformed. So, without further adieu, here it is!

You will like it. I know you will! Soon it will find it's way to the final place planned for it. Until then I'll work hard and fill my time with things planned - and a few unplanned, I'm sure. I'll watch grandchildren this afternoon and spend some time with my dear, little mother and paint. And paint some more. And watch a chick flick or two. And defrost the big freezer in good faith that my sweetheart will return with meat to fill the shelves! Until then please feel free to stop by and say hi. I'm never too busy to visit with you. I may hand you a paintbrush and put you to work. Couldn't we have fun chatting and painting and just being together?

9 comments:

  1. Hi! You seem like such a sweetie. I saw your comment on Inspired Room and will read more of your posts on here as time allows. Wish my hubby hunted and would bring me venison!
    I have the same philosophy as you; Jesus saved me, and I love to try to make my home a haven for hubby & the 4 kids...well, have a great weekend.
    Gina in Rhode Island

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  2. I love to paint when my husband goes hunting. No meals to prepare or clean-up, no other schedule to follow. He has commented that he never knows what color the house is going to be when he gets home (on the inside, I don't paint the outside!) Have fun Adrienne!

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  3. Oh yes, go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. And a happy weekend to you, sweet friend...

    cielo

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  4. I love it when my husband goes hunting Adrienne. I have more projects that he has hunting time though! blessings, marlene

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  5. When I first read your blog title today I thought it said "A Hunting WE Will Go!!" and thought, wow, that Adrienne is some woman, going hunting and all with her husband. But then I read on and realized my reading mistake.

    I do have friends who actually GO hunting with their husbands and HUNT. THEY seem to enjoy it more than their husbands do :) Good for them I say, but it's not for ME.

    Enjoy your alone Adrienne time. Sometimes, it's good to be alone.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  6. Hi,
    My husband also takes trips so that means a girls weekend. Put in a funny movie and munch until we can't munch anymore. It's nice that you look forward to your husbands return because many women don't have that type of love.
    Happy October.

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  7. Hi,
    I'm just popping in to say hi, my friend is here for the weekend. She is taking a shower, etc. now.

    I can't wait to see what you are painting!

    I hope your sweetheart and son have fun on their hunting trip! And bring you venison!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Katherine

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  8. I love my husband so much, but I do enjoy it when he goes away on business a couple of days a month. It gives me time to make a mess! Have a wonderful time painting, etc.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Hi Adrienne,
    I can really relate to your post today! My husband and A.son have been preparing for hunting season for some time. It hasn't opened yet in our part of NY state but will in a couple of weeks. We even have a camping trailer similar to yours and an older truck (we also use both for hauling in our antique business.) I'll be posting a picture soon because that's what we used on our trip. I also love camping, but I'm not fond of hunting. I do however, know and understand my husbands love for the outdoors and hunting,and appreciate the fact that he hunts in a fair way. I know it's something he really enjoys--so want him to have a good time and get that big Buck! We also use the venison throughout the year. I usually make a "hunter's breakfast" on the opening day of "shotgun" for the guys.
    As for your projects! Enjoy! and I hope you get a lot done--the time will pass quickly! I feel the same way as you when comes to enjoying not having to clean up the mess once in while!
    Such a sweet post!
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

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