Monday, February 23, 2009
One appointment for an exam.
Another appointment for a cleaning. (Now I really miss our dentist who did exam/cleaning together .. they had no hygenists.)
Then you start the work. By this time, my week of vacation is gone. The dentist is out of town on spring break and they are only open during the hours I am at work. What is up with that??
We are going to sink mortgage payments into teeth ... and I guess Jari will get to take them to the dentist. :) Won't he be thrilled!!
2 exams down this morning.
2 cleanings this afternoon.
I already need a nap.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
By now ... we've turned the bend and are on the mend!! Let's hope we have this under control and can spend the rest of our winter with nonsick people here. It has been miserable. Every bug that goes by has taken a resting spell at our house this winter. At least I'm not alone. Seems to be the common theme in many places.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
By the way, I have a difficult time reading these until I get them onto this blog. Then I can size them huge and be able to see without spectacles. I went back and fixed all the oopses on the last page.
If you're up for a cup of coffee at my house .... I came home early from work and baked 8 braids of pulla today. Coffee is always on! :)
Friday, February 13, 2009
For some reason, this has been the longest week in history. On Tuesday I had to remind myself that it wasn't Thursday. Was not a good sign. So today we were done early at work and I said "I'll go home". Can't have extra staff just sitting around twiddling thumbs. I'll grumble when I see the paycheck, but I'll be thrilled today!
So ... the big dough bowl of mine is full of pulla dough that is rising. Might get me out of doing that tomorrow if I get it done today.
I think I got my Valentine's gift from my dear hubby yesterday. I love flowers. I love cards. I eat too much chocolate at work ... don't need anymore of that. What I love most of all are the little things. Remember that laundry pile of mine that was doubling in size every time I looked at it? I've been busy backing up pictures on cd's and scrapbooking between it all. Doesn't leave much time for the laundry pile. I came home from work yesterday and went to drop something off in our bedroom. On the bed was 2 huge piles of clean laundry. Dear hubby did 6 loads of laundry yesterday. The best kind of roses that a person can ever receive. Ain't he just the sweetest thing ever?
I need to go wake up Alyx ... she's working shortly and needs to get rolling on out of here. She likes these naps too. We're all a fan of them. I'm trying real hard to not put my head on the pillow right now. If I could be certain that it would be only 30 minutes, maybe I'd go for it, but I'd probably lose an entire hour.
29 degrees outside and I should really go for a walk instead. It is beautiful!! The silhouette of the mountains are visible when I head to work. Not to the point of being able to drive without headlights yet, but dawn is certainly starting to light the sky at 7:45 in the morning. Bring on the vitamin D ... maybe that will take care of the nap problem.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
- drain (sewer) piping in the basement all got moved yesterday
- the back room in the basement now needs electrical wiring and ducting moved (am guessing that will be done this week as well)
- we are getting a boat load of insulation this week at 1/2 price ... our basement needs it!
- now we have another plan for the basement (we love changing plans midstride)
- my laundry pile is growing by the hour and not moving anywhere
- I have 5 days of work and then am on vacation!!!!!
- I am not so good at backing things up on my computer
- that is a terrific problem when the computer sounds like it is an airplane ready for take off
- I'm cheating in blogging this morning ... I've been filling cd's with pictures for the past few days instead
- have a staff meeting this morning at 6:30 a.m. and my hair is still wet
- I think that means I'd better get a move on!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Hmmm .... it was hard making a decision on my favorite ... not that I needed to! This little bumble bee looking thing ....
or ... this one is sort of priceless. We had sort of planned on spending the day out there and it ended up being only several hours, but was fun to do something different!
And lastly, my favorite picture of the day! I don't know how to play with lighting on the camera and the day was sort of a white one. That probably doesn't make sense. I'll add another picture to show you. This would be Denali. The first time I've ever seen it. Can you believe that people climb it? Voi etta. So many people come here with the hope of seeing the mountain and it is cloud covered. So we were thrilled to be able to see it!
This is a white kind of day. Almost hurts to look at it.
Once again, no Hatcher Pass this weekend. Intentions were good, but by the time everyone was up and rolling on Sunday ... it would have been nip and tuck in the time department. It permanently stays on the list of things to do .. no need to add it back on.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Off to work. 600 mg of Ibuprofen and I ought to be good 'til about lunchtime .. and I'm on call until 11 pm. This is nasty. Brock was complaining all last week of not feeling well. Am hoping to feel more like myself by Saturday.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The forecast is for snow for the next 4 days. I've learned a little about weather forecasts. In Phoenix they were: today will be sunny and hot. Now they sort of have to predict when those clouds might dump something and it seems to be a bit difficult. Murphy's Law prevailed tho'. If we don't haul up wood, it will snow. We want snow, but we would really like some wood as well. So the boys were busy for a while yesterday afternoon.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Page 2 is up and done! Am now working on organizing the road trip pictures. I also managed to lose some pictures that I was going to include in this page. I found them on Bebo, but can't manage to find them in my computer. Frustrating. So much for my wonderful organization skills. Will see how long it takes to get the next few pages done.
The flu bug is hanging around. Probably need to get Brock to the doctor. He doesn't seem to be able to quit running to the bathroom. Today, Jari & I both started doing our dashes. I worked anyway .... spreading cheer and flu. Haven't decided if I'm going to stay home tomorrow or not. I could really use a day of crawl in the covers and just sleep it off, but am wondering if it will do any good anyway! Take some Ibuprofen and just bite the bullet. Will see in the morning.
We found out that we have another couple yard lights tonite. We must be half dibble. The lights have been there, but it is simply amazing! If you put light bulbs in them .... lights up enough of the yard that you can actually see out there. Might save a few spills.
Snow has been falling this evening adding a nice new white coat to the ground. Took a trip to the library with Anna & Tia earlier. Got myself 3 more books on tape. Now what am I going to do to keep busy while I listen? Have to do something so it is guilt free listening.
I tried to trim Tia's hair the other day and made it a disaster. She's waiting for a retrim. If this one doesn't work ... we are off to the hair cutting place tomorrow.