Friday, June 8, 2012


Sunday was Trap shooting practice again.  I had my new modified choke installed and wore less bulky clothing without collars, per the instructors suggestions.  I did lousy.  I still had fun but the gun really beat me up.  I didn’t think that would happen since the last time it didn’t bother me at all.  But last time I was wearing a long sleeve shirt, a fleece vest, and my raingear.  Hmmmm.  No padding this time.  I did okay for awhile and then it really started to hurt so I told them I had to stop.

When we got home I told my husband I was going to make some kind of pad for my shoulder for next time.  Then the next day at work my Boss told me they make gun shirts and shoulder pads.  Geeez! That would have been so helpful on Sunday.  So, I am not shooting again until my bruises are better and the bone stops hurting :)  Hopefully tomorrow I can get in to town to find a pad for my shoulder.  I found some online, but would rather see and feel one in person.

The instructor let me shoot his 12 gauge a couple of times and it didn’t hurt at all.  It was awfully heavy for me, but it had a wonderful spring-loaded pad on the end that took the brunt of the recoil.  It was great.  But, like I said it was really, really heavy.  I think it is time to start lifting weights to strengthen my arms if I can.  I love my little 20 gauge, but that big gun was sweeeeeeeet!!!

I have been a bit under the weather this week but I have tried to get around to all of your blogs. Even if I don’t leave a comment, I’m still stopping by.  It is frustrating sometimes because I really want to say something but can’t because I’m at work.  I often read blogs on my lunch hour but don’t feel comfortable signing in to Blogger on my work computer. 

My life is consumed right now by food – or the lack of.  Seriously, it is a mental thing mostly.  I can eat almost everything I usually eat.  The biggest problem so far is salad dressing.  I found a couple of gluten free, soy free recipes, but have been way too tired to try to make them.  Maybe this weekend I will have a bit of energy.  We are going to a potluck BBQ tomorrow evening and I am supposed to bring a salad.  I am taking watermelon instead.  Most people love it and it is something I can eat.  A burger patty and some melon and I’m good to go!   I am so NOT looking forward to it.  Guess I have to get used to it so I might as well get started. :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hear my pj’s calling.