Good looks and sunny disposition

I’m still walking pigeon-toed and flat-footed, only now


I can’t see my feet.  Last night it snowed for the first time since I’ve been here, so this morning


Lee shoveled off the deck. While he was doing that,


Al dropped by to clear the driveway.

I decided to walk down to the lake to visit the spot where I turned over the canoe and fell in when I was here in July.


Somehow, it wasn’t as I remembered it, so I walked back up the hill


to the house. Minx met me in the front yard


and we walked about a half mile together.  We were going to walk further, but I couldn’t feel my legs.  So, in the house we went, and I headed downstairs  to work.  This morning, before breakfast, I had started on a painting of the lake,


so I piddled with it for a while.  Then, like the previous days, we all loaded up and went into town for a bite to eat.  And, like the previous times, Blanche said, “Do I need my purse?”


And, like the previous times, Trish said, “No Grandma, you’re going to get by on your good looks and sunny disposition.”

The fifth day

Monday it warmed up to ten degrees, but it was overcast and a little more breezy than the previous days.  Early afternoon found the five of us headed into Kenai for lunch.  Then, we dropped Mom off for an appointment and went to a fabric store to pass the time.  Trish and I actually passed the time in the store… Lee and Blanche waited in the car. This was the most wonderful fabric store.  As I wandered through, I actually wished that I could sew.


It was filled with the most beautiful batik fabrics.


According to the tags on the bolts, the fabrics were hand painted and one of a kind.  Trish bought enough to make a couple of atikluks.  In case you’re wondering, an atikluk is a snow shirt.

Trish finished shopping at the same time that Mom was done with her appointment, so we picked up Mom and went to the grocery store where we all got ice cream cones.

Before heading back to Nikiski, we drove around Soldotna and looked at ice sculptures.


Lee and I got out and took pictures.

Soon after we returned home it started to snow, and I went down to continue work on a painting


that I plan to finish on Tuesday. And that, folks, was the fifth day.