Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday ~ March 26, 2010
I'm back in MT...good flights on Monday even with the waiting at the airports (my doing)... I love to watch people. Now it's back to reality and responsibility...probably should get my head on straight, eh? No snow left here, so spring has come! Now for the wet snow blizzard Easter, the end of May or in June... Holy Week with numerous bulletins to copy and fold...the Seder meal to cook on Thursday with set up on Wednesday...bulletin boards to be done...and practicing music. But, lest we forget the meaning...We ask, "How much do you love me?" "This much," Jesus said. And He spread His arms out and died ~ Christ dying on Good Friday for all our sins...then rising on Easter so we can have eternal life. Now THAT'S AWESOME!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday ~ March 21, 2010
Last night in Alaska...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday ~ March 19, 2010
Back from Anchorage, Jeff and crew fly in tonight and the pickup is waiting for them "on second level, aisle D, about 3/4 of the way down on the's the dirty black Ram" (txt to them). Just about every vehicle in Anchorage~well, in AK~ is dirty because of the wet roads. Temp today in the high 40's and the sun is WARM! Got to visit with our nephew and wife and see our grand~niece play in the state BB tourney. Also, ate at Thai Curry on 4th curry can't go wrong...OR...go away hungry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday ~ March 17, 2010
40 BELOW + 83 degrees and the flies are buzzing!
Came back from town and drove around the loop to see if any moose were available for viewing with none to be found so parked in the shop...walking to the house a moose was viewing me from the trees. Now, on a good day, my sprinting capabilities are...oh, let's say, .000000000000004 mph...but in the snow, carrying grocieries is different. Fortunately, she was only wanting to browse...and even declined to come out to have her picture taken.
The time is getting short...and I'm sad. I LOVE MONTANA...but I also LOVE ALASKA. To choose would be difficult to say the least~~~

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday ~ March 13, 2010
A BEAUTIFUL day!!! Drove up to Talkeetna...gazed at our land from the road. Had breakfast at The Roadhouse...and learned that a woman who was hoping to make the first winter climb to Denali summit by a woman had to come down from base camp yesterday after a month of waiting due to low food and not being able to get to the summit by March 21st even tho she could have started climbing today. D.I.S.A.P.P.O.I.N.T.I.N.G...I can't imagine! To top off the day~a cow moose strolled by...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday ~ March 10, 2010
Just walked out to get the mail, walking thru about 14 plus inches of fresh snow, with the majority falling on Monday night. South central Alaska down to the Kenai has been in a winter storm warning with falling and blowing snow...and I'm just staying home with no need to go anywhere...ALTHO I do want to travel up to Talkeetna one day. The work on my projects is going well with one down, two a third of the way done...and next week I'll delve into 'Cleaning Windows Vista for Dummies' and 'Windows Vista for Dummies'. Think I'll learn anything??? The snow is sitting on all the branches about 4 wind here! And, even if it's not clear the dusks have always been different hues of blue...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday ~ March 6, 2010
To Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the 38th place to watch? From the 3rd floor parking garage. 71 teams starting at 2 minute intervals, but only watched the first 12 or so. Should have watched more because in those first 12 there were mushers from Scotland wearing KILTS...two Jamacian teams...and Kermit. Tomorrow is the restart at Willow where the teams will be using bigger sleds and up to 16 dogs each. They can drop dogs at checkpoints, but cannot pick others up. Yes, the dogs are very well cared for with vets to check on them, booties for their feet, fed and bedded down BEFORE the mushers themselves. The dogs are so eager to's their life and they enjoy it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday ~ March 5, 2010
Well, there you are...didn't have to worry about the roads yesterday or shopped yesterday, only picked up the mail today just down the road a short way. Tomorrow????? The ceremonial start of the Iditarod is in Anchorage, starting at will check the roads out by 8...and, if not icy, will meet my pastor and his wife downtown Anchorage. Karen's sister just happens to have a convention committment and they are visiting with her.
Dusk...a different color than at tinged, with varying shades of blue, and beautiful. The mountain the same color as the sky, the only thing that can be seen are the blue trees in the southern draws. The pictures I've seen are real...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday ~ March 4, 2010
The Adams' have landed in Orlando...which means 'the weiner dog' and fish are in charge of me. Poor little Griz, watched for his family to come home last night, but slept well with me and is now snuggled into his blankets on the couch.
Today there is light snow; however, I can see the bottom of the mountains...will not go anywhere unless it clears up and I know the roads are decent. Anchorage has snow/blowing snow...and accidents. Hadn't planned on going there until Saturday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod, but those plans may change. Glad I bought bananas last night...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday ~ March 2, 2010
Arrived in Anchorage yesterday afternoon...flying over the Inlet felt like I was coming home. What is it that pulls me to AK??? I have the best of two worlds, living in MT and being in AK...a toss up as to which is best! Met a new friend on the plane and had a wonderful visit...and then, being with our friends again, even knowing they'll be in FL while I stay at their house, just makes me feel so thankful that we can enjoy each other though hundreds of miles apart. My heart is full....