I can’t believe things have been sneaking up on me so fast. Christmas is almost here and I’ve been traveling and trying to close out business for the year, and I haven’t done all of my Christmas shopping. Thank goodness for Kim, or I probably wouldn’t get any of it done.
I still have to finish up my shopping for Lea and Courtney, and while I’m thinking about what to do for them, I’m sitting here at the desk finishing up work for the year. I know I’m gonna be one of those typical males out there at the last minute looking for a good gift.
While I’ve been procrastinating on the trip to the stores, I’ve also been trying to get in all of my orders with my sponsors for the upcoming season. I’ve already got in all of my Wright & McGill Co. Victory reels, but I’m still working on figuring out my rod situation; I’ve still got to go through my stock of Tessera and Microhoneycomb rods and pick out what I need to fill in. I just finished placing my order with Berkley. I ordered all of the fill in Havoc and PowerBait needs, and got all of my line on the way. I haven’t gone through all of my TroKar hooks yet, but I’ll do that soon too.
Along with all of that, I’m getting started on the graphics for my wrap for the Big Rig and Stratos Elite 210 with Corey Fenske of Sticky Graphics in Roseville, Calif. I think we’ll do things a little bit differently this year, but we’ll talk about that later.
It hasn’t been all work though, we took a little time to have a family and friends Christmas party on Saturday night. We had about 40 people there and everyone brought an appetizer for kind of a potluck buffet, and we just had a good time. It kind of turned into a karaoke bash in the second half of the evening, and being that I’m not much of a karaoke fan, I spent most of my time being a backup dancer.
While we’re finishing up all of the Christmas planning, we’re also getting ready for our family vacation to Mexico. We’ll leave after Christmas and come back after the New Year; we’re all looking forward to that.
Other than all of the plans, we want to thank all of you for being a part of our lives and reading Skeet’s Beat. The fans of fishing really help make this sport what it is, and we appreciate all of you. Thanks for all of your support throughout the year, and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas.