We just spent our first Thanksgiving weekend in Alaska. It was different. For one thing, it’s getting darker and darker here. I have seen the sun rise more times in the last few months than I have in my whole life I think. Here’s a lovely sunrise I photographed on Friday. AT TEN-FIFTEEN A.M.! Also it was snowing like crazy on Thanksgiving. In the week leading up to the holiday,Continue reading “An Alaskan Holiday Weekend”
When we moved to Hawaii, over six years ago now, I got rid of all of my winter things. I just didn’t want to store all of that stuff. Sometimes I wish I still had a couple of those old things, but not very often. But now that we are in Alaska I have to buy someContinue reading “The Sweater from 1992”
I’ve been taking some nice scenery pictures recently. Winter in Alaska is really beautiful. I posted a picture taken from my window on Facebook recently: I got lots of comments. “Wow!” “So beautiful!” “I’m jealous!” Now, I appreciate the love, people, but REALLY. You’re jealous?! Of ME?! Come on! You KNOW I’m only showing the niceContinue reading “Winter: Beautiful and Dangerous!”
It’s winter in Alaska now, and that means it’s getting cold. Of course, I knew that it would get cold. I just didn’t know what cold really WAS, apparently. Because it is really getting cold. Really REALLY cold. I dropped the kids off at school Tuesday and it was only 2 degrees! I took a pictureContinue reading “Learning what COLD really means”
I volunteered to help in the twins’ classrooms recently. They are in second grade, which is a fun age; they are starting to be old enough to act like normal humans, but they are still innocent enough to be excited about school. This week when I was in Little Girl’s class she rushed up andContinue reading “Kids have no filter”
I got the following text from my fifteen-year-old: That was a weird exchange, but I’m just glad I didn’t have to actually do anything.