When Joel and I were walking along that beach in Homer,
When I come to Nikiski I go to the
the North Star United Methodist Church, not because I’m Methodist (I’m actually pedestrian), but because that is where Mom attends. It’s a very welcoming group of folks, and I loved them the first time I showed up there.
Today was work day
Yesterday morning early Joel and I left for Homer. We wanted to go to the Spit and see the panoramic view of the mountains. We went to Soldotna, for breakfast
Wednesday morning, we left the
and do a little wading.
When Joel saw what I was doing, he asked if the water was cold. I said, “It’s not bad.” Convinced that it was bad, he decided not to not to follow suit. I said, “Why would you come all this way and not walk in the water?” Do you know what he said? He said, “Susan, that’s like saying why would you come all this way and not work in the mosquitos.”
Speaking of mosquitos,
Mom, AKA The Grouchy Old Woman, had informed me that the mosquitos were unusually bad this year. I didn’t tell Joel, but the minute he got out of the car Monday night, I didn’t have to tell him. We went to town and got some Deep Woods Off, and yesterday we started to work in Mom’s garden.
Yesterday was our first full day in Alaska after a FULL day of travel, so we didn’t do a lot. But, we did enjoy the difference in temperature and the difference in scenery.
Nikki and the kids
Tomorrow I slip the humid bonds of Louisiana to dangle my feet in the glacial waters of Alaska. I have stayed true to my announcement that I would start no new projects until I return from my adventure. I moved slowly and deliberately through my week, making sure that no loose ends were left untied, and, found joy in that journey.
Yesterday I mowed…a lot…
that hung around a lot waiting for lunch to fly up out of the grass.
I wondered if those loons would be back at Daniels Lake. I thought about how different the air is in Alaska, and how it will be at least twenty degrees cooler…maybe thirty. But I didn’t linger there. I wanted to continue enjoying my day…drinking the air…with a smile on my face.
Last night, Joel, Lindsay and Nikki went to see that new Superman movie. Since I’m not a fan of that particular genre, I agreed to stay home and keep the twins,
and Josie took a little nap.
When she woke up, she wasn’t real happy, but we went out on the porch to watch it rain, and that seemed to solve the problem. Then I convinced her to watch a little Andy Stanley
“O.k. that’s it!”
Whatever ‘it’ was must have taken place in another realm, because in the physical, I didn’t notice a difference.
If Denton had wanted someone to play the game with him he should have asked the girl.
Now, about those girls from New York…
Katie graduated from the University of Buffalo, on Mother’s Day, with a degree in Medical and Physical Anthropology. The day that Joel and I return from Alaska, she leaves for India to participate in something called Operation Groundswell.
Lindsay has one more year at the same university before she earns her degree in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis on museum studies. But until then, we get to have her here, because SHE GOT A SUMMER JOB!
She is working as a receptionist at Woodworth Family Medicine, which is a half mile from my house. And do you know what that means? That means that she can drive a golf cart to work, which if you remember, is larger than the vehicle that brought her here in the first place.
This morning I cleaned up one of the carts for her.
No new projects for this week. On the 24th we leave for the peaceful shores of Daniels Lake
in Nikiski, Alaska, and I don’t want to be worn out when I board the plane.
I think I have everything set up with the animals so that they can be easily cared for in my absence. Sassafras and Polk Salad Annie have made friends
if they can manage to keep their heads out of the clouds. This is what they did yesterday, and they haven’t quite come down yet.
For the next seven days, I think I’m going to just really enjoy my little piece of heaven. Maybe I’ll get caught up on a few things that I have let slide, and since it is so hot, I might do a little painting. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some small canvases, and perhaps its time to capture some of those daylilies