Each New Dawn

As Alaska creeps at a snails pace from winter to the first subtle signs of encroaching spring in fits and starts, the steadily increasing daylight is a constant we can count on. The beginning of April, in that respect, is one of my favorite times of year. Watching dawn steal slowly across the sky startsContinue reading “Each New Dawn”

Birthday Party Antics

Doggy birthday parties aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. 😉 For me, it’s a great excuse to clear out a lot of the old, dog-eared toys and chews and give our pups a fresh supply of exciting new choices! With a little silliness thrown in for my own entertainment. Last Wednesday was Miss Rhonda’s 3rd birthday.Continue reading “Birthday Party Antics”

And … It’s Snowing Again

I generally enjoy winter. I have no problem with the cold or the snow. I’ve been living in snow country for over 35 years. It’s pretty spectacular. Admittedly, the darkness of winter has become more challenging over the years, but not for the reason you might think. I don’t find the darkness in itself depressing.Continue reading “And … It’s Snowing Again”

Mind Games

It’s amazing how easily your mind can play tricks on you. Certain events or holidays trigger an automatic response, right? For example; before Thanksgiving dinner has even begun to digest, we kick head-long into preparations for Christmas. April arrives and we think “taxes!”. It’s habit. It’s what’s next. Well … the last weekend of FebruaryContinue reading “Mind Games”

February Choices

February has been a month of introspection, making life-changing choices and beginning to come to terms with those choices. It has also been the first month in nearly a year that I’ve felt a noticeable lessening of stress (in me) caused by the pandemic. Jerry and I qualified by age for our 1st covid-19 vaccineContinue reading “February Choices”

The Morning Buffet

I awoke to a fresh winter wonderland this morning – and some very unhappy birds! Their feeder was buried under 2-3” of white, fluffy snow and not a sunflower seed (their fav, hands down) to be had! Not exactly a blizzard 🤷‍♀️, but sort of inconvenient for the smaller birds. A few intrepid chickadees triedContinue reading “The Morning Buffet”

If I Could Be Anywhere …

Cabin fever usually hits Alaska some time in February. It looks like I’m diving in a few days early. ❄️ It’s not that I don’t find Alaska beautiful any time of year. And winter, in particular, is often truly spectacular. But there really can be such a thing as too much of a good thing.Continue reading “If I Could Be Anywhere …”

Different Dachshunds

Waking up with a long, hot-water-bottle warm dachshund glued to your side on a morning when the thermometer outside reads -0°F is a lovely thing. Much as I hated to disturb either of us, coffee was calling my name. Rhonda groaned and snuggled closer when I shifted, but heartless human that I am, I wentContinue reading “Different Dachshunds”