Heather's Blog

Jan 02, 2015
We are almost back to normal. With Christmas and New Year's falling on Thursdays the last two weeks have been kind of manic-- on and off again-- celebrate and get to it-- and today we are sort of on... Read More...
Dec 31, 2014
Yesterday, after a morning walk up to Lily Lake with old friends and young dogs, I did the afternoon sort-of-country show on KHNS. ( Think Willie Nelson meets James Taylor)  and I played "Stand... Read More...
Dec 30, 2014
Maybe it's the lack of snow, or my eyes, but is sure seems darker than usual. Still, it's nice that Margaret is at the radio station at six to keep us company. Pearl and I stayed in bed and listened... Read More...
Dec 29, 2014
Forgive me for singing the Sound of Music's "Climb every mountain..." but that's where I am at after walking up Mt. Riley the other day with Chip. (His first time since the accident.)  We hadn't... Read More...
Dec 27, 2014
...I give to you three little Christmas pictures from Juneau.
Dec 23, 2014
This morning I was up early making two more Christmas coffee cakes and listening to the radio about bad doings in the world and Joe Cocker's passing, and I wondered why Margaret wasn't at work yet.... Read More...
Dec 19, 2014
There are some people, like George Bailey, whose favorite sounds are train whistles and anchor chains. Not we two Lende grandmothers. Grandma Joanne and me. Home is our favorite place and we are both... Read More...
Dec 05, 2014
It's been a worrisome 48 hours here. Grandma Joanne, Chip's dear mother, and my London traveling companion (that's her in the airport getting fortified for the last flight we took together), has had... Read More...
Dec 03, 2014
The best thing, or one of the best things about December, is that I can walk with friends and dogs at dawn after a swim and breakfast. This morning we were full of chatter. Okay, I was, mostly. I... Read More...
Dec 02, 2014
I know I shouldn't boast, but I live in great town. Honestly-- watch this video of  Haines and my husband (and several other good people doing good things for us with the Chilkat Valley Community... Read More...
Nov 30, 2014
"Never doubt every bit of kindness, every tender touch we lay upon another life can heal what might otherwise have died, certainly in them, perhaps even in ourselves." - Joan Chittister in The Rule... Read More...
Nov 29, 2014
Yesterday around noon, all five grandchildren were tumbling around the living room, or being held, as was the the case for baby James (Eliza was nursing him) and Silvia Rose, who had collapsed in... Read More...
Nov 26, 2014
Eliza's family arrives on today's ferry at noon, and  JJ and Bryan ferry up from Juneau first thing tomorrow. The turkey is in the brine and I did put some spruce boughs in the window box by the door... Read More...
Nov 25, 2014
The power went out last night and I woke up when the low hum of the fridge stopped and the computer beeped, thinking I need to get it together for Thanksgiving, and started making mental lists: brine... Read More...
Nov 23, 2014
How to Winterize Your Mind: One: See the sun rise and set every day... Don't miss a minute of daylight. Two: Learn to draw a tree...Now is the best time to see what a tree really looks like. Draw one... Read More...
Nov 21, 2014
It was so nice to have a little snow this morning. It feels normal. T'is the season after all. Tomorrow the decorating begins (and maybe even ends if enough elves show up) at the library for the... Read More...
Nov 20, 2014
The heavy frost this morning made unusual pie plate sized ice discs in the eddy in the creek, and almost meant I was late for Morning Muscles (it begins at 6 am in the Chilkat Center lobby) since I... Read More...
Nov 19, 2014
In the immortal words of my friend John-- who when asked, "How are you doing this morning?"-- Replied, "I'm glad I'm not in Buffalo." We were in Buffalo this time of year in 2011, when Haines got... Read More...
Nov 17, 2014
I have a new computer set up, and it's a little challenging for me to get the words out on it right, so far. My fault entirely. I am a creature of habit. Anyway, I pressed the buttons too fast this... Read More...
Nov 17, 2014
I've been humming that song by Nanci Griffith, the one about just another morning miracle. For starters the fire was still going this morning, and I made it to the pool to swim. I met the new public... Read More...
Nov 16, 2014
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”  Thich Nhat Hanh in Being Peace... Read More...
Nov 15, 2014
It's 22 degrees and clear, with 7 hours and change of daylight, although dusk begins at 2 when the sun dips behind the mountains.  It's  pushing 8  0'clock now and and shaping up to be the kind of... Read More...
Nov 12, 2014
We have just under eight hours of daylight today-- but oh, what light it is-- all frosty and bright- and it is supposed to be clear all week. The nights are worth standing out in the yard for with a... Read More...
Nov 11, 2014
I'm home alone, my husband is deer hunting on the outer coast, something I encouraged him to do after he said he wouldn't be able to do the thing he loves most in all the world because he was still... Read More...
Nov 10, 2014
It's a busy week with all the Eagle Festival activities and more-- The annual festival begins today with viewing out in the preserve and a meet and greet at the Foundation this evening. Wednesday... Read More...

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