I just finished a post for Crystal Coast Life about the great day which I just had. I did some real estate work this morning and finished some publicity that I was doing for Toys for Tots. The electronic village website we have for Carteret County has let us run some information about Toys for Tots in one of their ad slots which rotate as you refresh your browser.
After that busy morning, I ran out to get some bait for a fishing trip which a friend and I had planned for today.
We got out on the water about 1:15 pm and were back at home around 5 pm. We did not do a lot of traveling. We hardly got the motor warmed up getting to our fishing hole.
We caught fish and chatted a little about stuff that does not matter a whole lot. Mostly we just enjoyed the beautiful weather and the great scenery It was nice way to unwind from election week.
As I maintain, if you can fish wearing only shorts and a tee shirt in November, then you are pretty close to paradise.
I managed to have some very fresh fish for dinner. Fish that fresh are exceptionally tasty.
Maybe being outside all afternoon in the great weather helped me slide in a early evening nap. Fortunately I did not sleep but for a few minutes.
It was a nice sleep on the sofa in my office. With a cool breeze coming in the window, it was easy to dream that I was still out on the White Oak River fishing. There is nothing wrong with a fishing dream.
I think my contentment has a lot to do with my appreciation of how lucky I am to be able to fish and relax in such beautiful surroundings.
There are a lot of places where people have already pulled their boats out of the water. Today, here on the Southern Outer Banks, the temperature approached eighty degrees. Even the water temperature in the river is still 63.
While the real estate business might be as slow as it has been in a while, the fishing is pretty good, and the weather is hard to beat.
And with those small things, I am going to sleep tonight very content. Lots of money would likely get in the way of my good night's sleep.