We spent a lot of the weekend at some property we have that I'll just call the Bayou. There is no bayou actually on our property, but I don't like the name of the little community so that's what I choose to call it and I'm sure there is a bayou somewhere in the vicinity.
Since tax season is looming, the Superhero went to work for a little while Saturday morning, then we rode up to the bayou property and did some target shooting.
Now before you get all gun issues on me....my husband has been a hunter all his life and treats guns with safety and respect. All our boys are hunters and although I don't hunt, he's teaching me to handle a gun safely.
Note......I put this picture on facebook and my granddaughter tagged herself and put this caption....."my Nana is way cooler than your Nana".....can you see the grin on my face?
I must confess that I was not shooting this gun, this was just a fun pose. When we shoot, we wear ear protection and have two hands on the gun. I do have a concealed weapons permit and when I decide exactly which gun I can handle, I will be carrying at times. Not this gun......this is way too much gun for me.
We had so much fun that.......
We went back Sunday afternoon!
But first, we went to Sunday school and church. We have a really wonderful Sunday school class.....we're doing a series entitled "From Dust to Glory".....starting at Genesis and going through the Bible and it's fascinating. I'm learning so much about the history of the Bible that I probably should have known, but didn't, or maybe forgot.
If you've been following my blog long, you may remember that the Superhero and I grew up in the church we go to now, but didn't really know each other. We were married in this church and spent several years there until we left to go to another church which quickly became our church home. We came back wounded and very weary and for the past couple of years, I have not been really happy there for a number of reasons. Sunday, we were greeters and standing at that door with my older brother right outside, more family inside along with people I have known since childhood and others I've only known since we've been back, every. single. person. (even visitors) seemed genuinely happy to see us. I suddenly realized I was home. A wonderful peace (oh, you know that kind that passes all human understanding) came over me and I just realized that I was finally ready to be happy in church again.
Later in the day, after a visit with my mama, we headed to pick up friends and went back to the Bayou......I'm liking the sound of that more and more.....to shoot some more. Only this time around....
I shot this! O.K. I only shot it twice because truthfully it is very heavy. So I sat the rest of this session out.
The sun began to set and was gorgeous.
When it was too dark to safely shoot, we headed back to the barn for snacks before heading home. It was really fun and I got home in time to watch Downton Abbey!
I finally finished watching the first two seasons and am caught up in the third season. I especially liked the night they did a special on the castle where they film. It's a great place and even though it seems like a wonderful place to live, I remind myself that it was the turn of the century and there were few modern conveniences. No, I'm glad that I live in this era most of the time......oh, and I wouldn't have lived in a castle even if I had lived in that one and if I had, I probably would have been the scullery maid! Whew....dodged that bullet.
I had planned for this to be a Monday post, but it is Tuesday now. The days just all run together. Have a wonderful rest of your week!