Oscar is heading off Monday for an adventurous week visiting my dad in Gaylord. Actually, visiting my dad anywhere is adventuresome, he's just that kind of guy. In Gaylord, my Grandpa Miller bought some land, and Dad and Mom built a vacation home there. Its an interesting topography, a HUGE fire burned across the state twice, and you can still see the remants decades later. (See some photos I took there in early spring a few years ago, below) .
Oscar is planning to go bow hunting, and then maybe rifle hunting. He is having a good time planning what he wants to do with the venison (My first suggestion: Buy a new freezer :-})
I am so glad he's going, not because I want to get shet of him, but because he so desperately needs to get away from it all for a while. Ever since I got sick more than 5 years ago, he's been taking care of me. He needs a break!
It will also be a good opportunity for me. I need to relearn my independence, now that I've got it through my thick skull to temper it with sensible use of my feet. With Oscar gone, I will HAVE to be careful not to over do things, but I will also gain confidence that I can take care of myself.