I took the day off yesterday from work and also from blogging to get some rest and relaxation. As luck would have it though my sons muffler decided it was a good time do dye so I started my day out in the muffler shop. We left his car there though and headed out to go fishing so I did have some relaxation. I forgot to bring my camera though so there are no pictures of the fish we caught. We caught 6 Sheepshead and ended up keeping 4 for dinner. The weather was about perfect and my sons and I had a great time. For those that have never seen a Sheepshead, here is a picture I took last year of some we caught. Notice they really don’t look like sheep but do have some big buck teeth for eating crabs and barnacles. They are a very difficult fish to catch and I was glad to see that both my sons caught some. I fished just until I caught one just to make sure I could still do it.
I looked up Sheepshead on Google and this is what I found. Ha ha ha.
The only bad part of the day was that it got so warm that the sand gnats were out. If you have never had the good fortune to be around sand gnats you don’t know what you are missing. They are called flying teeth or no-see-ems becase they are tiny but pack a sharp bite. Nothing kills then or even drives them away. All you can do is drown them with bug spray and hope for a stiff wind. They are famous for attaching you when you are trying to work or concentrate like when you are fishing. When we got back to the dock we all looked like we had the chicken pox because we were covered with little red spots. Here is what they look like:
Today is my last day to work before Christmas. I am looking forward to 4 whole days off. I will do some baking this weekend but I am planning on taking it easy most of the time. We are having our holiday dinner today and I made Tater Salad. That’s the same as Potato Salad for those that don’t speak southern. It is a great recipe with lots of taters, butter, sour cream, mayonnaise, bacon bits, onions pickles and a touch of mustard. See how nicely I decorated the Tater Salad with pickles? :)
I am defiantly in the Christmas spirit this year even though we are having a warm spell right now. It is almost too warm to do any serious baking but I am going to give it a go. Don't forget the reason for the season:
I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas.