Monday, October 19, 2009

It's about time!!! :)

Saturday (opening day of rifle season) I killed my first deer of the season....

and the second.....not to mention, my first buck (120 lb 7 point)!

Yes, 2 in one day!

I was totally happy with the doe, which is the first one that I killed. Then 2 hours later, this 7 point walked out and I had a perfect shot.

I even took a picture of myself in the stand after killing the doe. I was super pumped up!

What a fabulous day! No, I didn't hunt there with the old bow. The deer were all 50 yards or farther from my stand so I'm so glad I brought Josh's rifle or I would have gone home empty handed.

There was plenty of activity. I saw four deer.

These were two young does that came up to my dead doe and sniffed and pawed at her. I didn't get pictures as they were doing that because Lucky #7 walked out at the same time!

Anyway, I was the only one to see deer this weekend. We even went hunting Sunday morning and nobody saw anything but a coyote. Maybe it was the first cold front that made them bright eyed and bushy tailed!

We had a deer cleaning party really wasn't a party, just a bunch of friends who came to see my deer. And no, it doesn't go by faster with more hands helping. I had to see the anatomy of each deer and what organs I hit inside. The whole fiasco started at 8:18 with the first kill and ended at 4pm and that was when we were so exhausted we had to stop. We didn't finish picking up everything until after dark.

Here's a little video for your entertainment:

As I say all the time, "yaaaaaaaaay me!"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Patience pays off!

I just wanted to drop in and say that tomorrow will be a week at my new job and I love it!!!!! Definitely the fresh start and happiness that I needed in my life.

God has answered my prayers and the reason I know he did is because I met him half way. We can't just pray for something and sit back and expect it to happen. We have to do at least half of the work and believe in him to do the rest.

I've always had a passion for animals and I've been so excited every morning going to work. I'm not nervous at all, just anxious to learn more!!!

Have a great rest of the week!!! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I start my new job today!

I'm so nervous!

But anyone that knows me well knows that I always get so worked up and make myself sick for nothing! That doesn't mean that I'm pessimistic, I just have a hard time with change. Am I getting older or what?!?!

Wish me luck today!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken, wow!

I made this last night. OMG! It was awesome! Let's face it, a recipe with less than 10 ingredients is so FABULOUS. :)

Betty Crocker's slow cooker salsa chicken:
3-4 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts (I used breasts!)
seasoning (Tony's or just salt and pepper)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried cilantro
sour cream
brown rice

1. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil about 4 minutes, turning once, until brown.
2. In 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix salsa, beans and corn. Top with chicken.
3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (180°F).
4. Sprinkle chicken and vegetable mixture with cilantro, sour cream and avocado and serve over brown rice.

Serves: 3 to 4

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hello Hello....I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello!

What a great Beatles song right?

Well, They were right!!! Instead of saying goodbye to my old job today I'm going to say hello to the new one.

That's right, I found a new job working with one of my greatest passions; animals.

I start next Wednesday and I'm scared, nervous and happy all at the same time.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009





Remember when you were just a pup?