Guns Aren’t So Scary
Today instead of going to my usual Sunday morning yoga class, I embarked on a new adventure.
The girl who’s afraid of guns? Well she shot a…a… a whatever this gun is And a few others!
My dad, brother, and Shane love to go shooting at the shooting range, while I’m always fine staying behind and glad to let them have their guy-bonding time. Well, my brother’s been encouraging me to show up and give it a go, and I finally said I’d go…and just watch. I said the only thing I’d be shooting would be my camera.
Instead, of course, my brother, Shane, and dad talked me into it:
He’s in his happy place
Do I look like I’m about to pee my pants in this picture? Because I was. Don’t let my smile fool you.
Turns out I’m actually a pretty good shot! I hit nearly all my targets, and … dare I say even had fun?
I wasn’t, however, crazy enough to shoot my brother’s beast of a gun meant for shooting during a zombie apocalypse. He and Shane were having a blast blowing up coke cans and water bottles, though!
It was a pretty dreary day – cold, windy, and raining off and on – and unfortunately mid way through my Raynaud’s kicked in pretty bad. I had to go in the car for a few minutes to get the blood back to my fingers!
Once there was blood in my fingers again, I came back out and declared myself an observer for the rest of our time at the range.
What a fun morning! I’m glad I went…and even glad I learned how to shoot. Guns don’t seem quite as scary as they did before today
Before Shane and I headed out to meet my dad and brother this morning, I cooked up a feast for breakfast.
I made us breakfast bowls fried potatoes (I grated a golden potato and then cooked it in some coconut oil,) and then topped them with an egg scramble w/ a chopped habanero pepper, some organic pork sausage from the farmer’s market, and then at the very end I threw in some leafy greens.
And I’ve been loving eating half a grapefruit with breakfast lately!
What did I do with the over half of the grapefruit? Well, Shane ate it. But I busted out another one for lunch
Shooting guns sure works up an appetite! Usually when I eat a breakfast like that, I’m set for a good 5 hours, but as soon as we got back to Normal, I got started on lunch.
Warm quinoa and grapefruit salad, which I’ll post the recipe for tomorrow!
For now, it’s time to go carve pumpkins with Shane. We got them a few weeks ago, but waited until the last possible day (literally, it’s Halloween Eve!) to carve them, lol #laziness
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!
Guns: scary or only as scary as the person shooting them?