Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bagels and Bluegrass

On Saturday after Karissa and I finished our last AMSEA pool session, we rode out to APU's Spring Creek/Kellogg Campus farm. I had my trusty Terry and she borrowed Blanche's sweet cruiser Trek with a basket on the front. Austin was about to tap a Birch tree for syrup even though he had no idea what he was doing and he showed us around. My favorite part was the yurt. I've been a bit obsessed with them lately as anyone that has seen me can attest to. Then we met up with Russ, Karissa's other, and rode out to Bagels Alaska where a red headed family was playing blue grass. Corey joined us and the thirteen something year old in the family was easily a tenor. There were cute small children present and on the way home we finally put something in Karissa's basket. She was going to be disappointed if it stayed empty the whole night.

Spring is working its way here. On the way it was low forties and on the way back it dropped to freezing, but it was all pleasant bike riding and the path was clear.

Incidentally Bagels Alaska is across the street from the Mattress Ranch and next to the bus barn.

On a side note I had a good birthday. Corey, Laurel, and Austin surprised me with carrot cake. I got calls from parents, sister, brother, and Katherine.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dolkas is back. Check out his Pictures.

It is always good to hear from a friend that semi-disappears for a few months. He ran away with NOLS to Mexico and will be headed up to Palmer to work with NOLS again in about a month. But he posted pictures and they are wonderful. Click on the picture to see the rest. I'm actually quite fond of the cow slaughter set.

Monday, April 7, 2008

I don't really feel this way.

However, it is time for me to take a shower so that I can pick up books at the library and go to work. I'm still getting settled in my Children's Group Advocate job, but kinks should get worked out soon. This is my last week of AMSEA classes. It's sad, exciting, and busy. It really pulls on my time that little bit extra. Plus last Friday I began working at Alaska Job Corps as an on-call RA. There are still 4 job shadowing shifts to complete before I'm really on-call. I shadow next on Wednesday. So if I make it through this week I'll be semi proud of myself. Technically for a week I will have four jobs. But there are some people I know that have 8 hour shifts everyday with no days off. So there's no need to schedule an intervention for me any time soon. Other good news is that I'm going to start going to yoga. It will be good for me. I know it. I just need to start going.

Anyway, I've got a little leak again. Same places as before. But not the ceiling falling in kind.

It snowed again... like a quarter inch.