Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 ~ Tuesday
Books are all DONE...either to the dump or the library or living in one of three bookcases. I figure I have about 2 years, 59 days, 2 hours and 13 1/2 minutes of reading to do...
33 more days and I'll be in Alaska!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010 ~ Saturday
Must be warm...something just went flying by...

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 ~ Friday
Nice mild weather this week...easy to live with, but snow on the ground still.
Bowling...with Wii...yup, it does make one sore...but will play at every chance.
150 books on Canada/Alaska, not counting the Mileposts/AK Hwy./AK Camping/AK Wilderness [all to keep and read], will continue cataloging the rest of the books, BUT taking many to the library tomorrow [so far four grocery bags full]. It's taking so long ~ for one: many books...for two: hyperventilating from blowing dust off.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010 ~ Wednesday
My husband's birthday, which he shared with my mom for many years.
Today I started catagorizing my Canadian and Alaskan books...just writing them down in a little address book [because it already has the letters on the side] that I can take with me when looking at MORE books in those places. I should buy a Kindle 2...would be less storage space AND it could read to me...going to give that more thought!
I also figured out how the Wii works. Well, actually my daughter had to show me, but I bowled, golfed and played tennis. Now all I have to do is find a time when the above mentioned husband isn't watching tv...
YUMMY! Tangelos came from AZ today, compliments of our snow-bird next door neighbor!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010 ~ Tuesday
Trying to be organized here...and have discipline in my life. Am going through all our food in the pantry...all are facing front and people have been told ~ "If, when you open the door, you don't see it, it's NOT in there"! Also, I'm going to log all of my books (probably over 500, mostly Alaska-based) so I know what not to buy. AND...I WILL start and finish the wedding gift for a nephew and his wife whose 2nd anniversary is this summer!!! Three other things I want to do: make a wedding gift for my niece's wedding this summer...redo my oldest son's baby book...make an album/scrapbook of our trips to AK. I'm planning, too, on just what to take with me to Alaska in March to help accomplish these things...taking very little in the way of luggage.

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010
The sunrises and sunsets have been awesome! Soft muted colors to bold ~ HERE I AM ~ ones...and I see both out the 'wood' window to the west. Many don't look west in the morning, but the sun softly colors the skies with pink/lavendar hues, then tinges the tree branches with it's bright light. When almost dark the tree branches sillouette the deep orange/purple sunsets. And then there are the overcast days...fog...snow...rain...sparkly frost on every needle...branches heavy with white. All compliments of our creative God...the one who made all...in six 24 hour days! Many say it took millions, even billions of years to accomplish all this...all the layers needed time to form. Think about this...Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, forming, at once, a huge crater and within days a little 'grand' canyon with all the layers present...rocks were cut through with the rushing waters. Go to answersingenesis.com to learn more. Go to the bible to search for answers. God knows you (Psalm 139)...God has plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11)...God wants you in eternity (John 3:16).