Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A few days ago it was -20 degrees. Currently it is pouring down rain. Strange to live in a place like this, coming from the far north of Fairbanks, Alaska where it is frozen for six months with no chance of anything warmer than about 0 degrees. Unfortunate for Martin and about 20,000 other commuters that live here and travel the 40 miles into Anchorage for work. I have a feeling that Martin will be working from the home office tomorrow.

My computer is finally working again. The fan went out a few weeks ago and I had a heck of a time getting the part here. I could only get on the computer for 10 minutes at a time to make sure it didn't overheat so now I'm catching up on all my favorite blogs.

The last two weeks have been pretty uneventful. It's been pretty quiet around here and we've gotten to be pretty lazy. We had a three week cold snap that kind of zapped the energy right out of me. We don't often get sub-zero weather but we had -10 to -20 for three weeks. All I wanted to do was sleep and I did a lot of it! I'm anxious to get out and walk the dogs again. They have a bit of stored up energy in need of an outlet right now and so do I.

Tristan and I are starting a little project- a playground for our parrot. I will post pictures upon completion; could be interesting:) Bandit gets a little bored so we are trying to remedy that with a playground that keeps him entertained. We couldn't really find what we wanted so we decided to make it ourselves. Tristan loves to build things so this is right up his alley.

Well, I don't have anything inspiring today...............sorry. I'm just not feeling too inspired. I'm sure as the light returns and the weather stays warmer I will come out of hibernation and find inspiration again.


kelli said...

I remember those cold dark days. If you can believe this... we're having a hard time dealing with all the sun down here! I think it really tires us out, we're used to a lot more down time. You know, cocooning. Not much time to do that right now. But with everything, there is a season :) Building a playground sounds like fun!

Vicki said...

I was wondering about you when we saw on the news how cold it's been up there. Are the dogs able to go outside in those temps? I couldn't imagine..brrrr

Good to hear from you!

Heather said...

I'm catching up on blogs today too...I am with you on this weather and not feeling too inspired. I tried your wine last night and it was good! Thanks again!

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Hey Mama! I have given you the tree of happiness award. If you want to play along, the rules are on my blog. I was awarded last night and I am passing it onto to 6 happy others. I hope all is well there. Know you are loved.

Karen said...

Oh, honey. I guess it's just part of life's plan, to flow in and out of 'funk'ness. It's the same with me. I try to give myself the same love and compassion I'd give to someone else during those times, instead of saying "i should be xyz..." Love ya baby!