Just so you all don’t think I am ALWAYS in the kitchen – I thought I would share some pics from my spring break week!
For those of you who are not aware – my main source of income comes from teaching private music lessons. I teach flute and piano to lots of little and some big ones! I just started offering “Skype” piano lessons this year. My first “Skype” piano student is 60 years old and after just 6 weeks at it – he is already playing hands together, recognizable music!! In other words – he is playing ‘real’ music! (And quite well too!) So every calendar quarter, I take a week off and go somewhere.
Last summer I got reconnected with a friend that I have known since we were 4 years old. We used to live across the street from each other, and graduated from high school together. His name is Brian and I now spend my break weeks with him. He has introduced me to all kinds of ‘new’ activities – like fishing. Fishing is his passion, he works so he can fish!
I have been spending my spring break up in Wisconsin which normally is still snow covered in March. To everyone’s surprise, this March has been quite mild and we were able to get out on the water and do some fishing. Last Sunday we went to the Oconto River and had much success! I caught 2 fish – the first was a 27” walleye, which we were able to keep and the other was an 18” small mouth bass, which I had to throw back because it is not in season.
Just a few minutes later, Brian reeled in a 29” northern! What a fun day!!! We brought them back and filleted them – yes, I clean my own fish (and bait them and take the hook out of them!) The fillets are all in the freezer right now, but I will be bringing some back home with me to cook and eat!
I think I will have Brian’s mom teach me how she makes her scones this weekend and try to reproduce them gluten-free.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and do something fun!!