Feb 24, 2012

For some reason the universe thought I needed another lip

I fell in the shower last night.
I thought I hit my chin, but when I was washing my face, I noticed the suds on my hands were red.
I rinsed my face and hopped out of the shower to look in the mirror when I saw a huge piece of skin hanging from my face.
I grabbed some gauze and placed the skin back and applied pressure.
It finally scabbed so I put some Neosporin on it and been baby-ing the darn thing.
I will not have a third lip!

- Posted from my iPhone
Feb 21, 2012


I've been absent from Bloggy land due to the passing of my Grandma.
On February 4, 2012, my Grandma passed away.
She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma seven days before her death.
I was able to fly out the next day after finding out to be there for my family.
I was glad to be there because I heard about all the things she said about me.
She told everyone she was so proud of me and everything I was doing in Alaska. I heard some wonderful things the Pastor shared with me.
The funeral was beautiful and the things people said about her were so touching.
My Grandma went through a lot in her life and she was such a strong woman.
My aunts were with her since her diagnosis and tried to get her to fight, but her exact words were, "I'm a Christian, I know where I'm going and I'm ready."
She didn't shed a tear or cry out in pain.
She simply just slept until she was ready to give up.
My brain still hasn't processed the whole thing.
I was in Ohio for ten days then came back to Alaska and it's just now sinking in.
I miss her terribly!
She taught me how to crochet, sew, quilt, and made some beautiful things for me.
I just want her back.

Feb 7, 2012

When is winter going to be over??

I am so sick and tired of winter.
It's been non-stop since October.
Usually in Anchorage, it'll start snowing, disappear, snow, disappear, snow and then stick. Not this year!
It dumped on us before Halloween and STUCK!

Another thing that's horrible about winter is the lack of sunlight.
I get up for work and it's dark, I get off of work and it's dark.
So on my day off when I went shopping, I came home and it was still light outside.
To my surprise, this is what I found...

A 12 foot icicle!!!!
I went around the backyard to get a picture of this monster and my mother-in-law took a picture of me behind it. Notice how deep the snow is. I have no legs!
We were both shocked at the size of this thing.

So after taking a few pictures, I over course knocked it down...carefully!
It took quite a few whacks with a metal blade shovel and it came crashing down.

I was freezing after dealing with that icicle! I figured I was already snowy, so I ventured around the yard for some photo ops.
While looking around the yard, I stumbled across buried treasure.

That is moose poop. It's hard to believe that women here in Alaska wear these little nuggets as earrings. Apparently a moose wandered through the 4 feet of snow in our yard and took a dump in front of our deck.

Yes, this is me sitting in the snow with Cosmo.
We're crazy like that.

So if you're listening Mother Nature, I'm ready for some greenery!

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