Heather's Blog

Sep 02, 2013
My bet was the baby would arrive on Labor Day, but so far no signs in the night have indicated that. This baby just may be a full-term one after all. Wouldn't that be something? (Today she's 38 weeks... Read More...
Aug 28, 2013
There's no baby yet, although we are starting a pool amongst the family of when she will arrive and what her name will be. My friends Nancy and Sue are still lobbying, as they have with each... Read More...
Aug 24, 2013
We have gone from this... to this... My daughter Stoli has flown from Anchorage to Juneau where she'll have the baby now, so apparently all is very, very well, with no more worries about an early... Read More...
Aug 21, 2013
Yesterday my daughter Sarah said I really have to check in, as you are worried something may be wrong. Everything is fine. My daughter  Stoli is still up in Anchorage, and that baby is still growing... Read More...
Aug 10, 2013
I wish I had my camera yesterday when little Lani and I were on the beach, and saw two kite boarders skipping over the surf, flying between the cove and Pyramid Island in the strong wind-- and how... Read More...
Aug 06, 2013
My schedule has been turned on its head thanks to a darling 17 month old, which is a good thing-- as I'm a little tired, frankly, and appreciate the slower, gentler pace.  The best thing about having... Read More...
Aug 05, 2013
First, the great good news is that Stoli is well, she and Nels are in Anchorage  and the doctors have stopped the labor, and hope to keep it stopped for at least 2 more weeks (Stoli is 34 weeks today... Read More...
Aug 01, 2013
I've been humming that John Prine tune, "I'm taking a walk, going outside..." this weather has a pull stronger than gravity. And who can say no to Pearl and her ball? And a person can't work all day... Read More...
Jul 30, 2013
This weather just has me all sun drunk-- it is crazy, and beautiful, and as Mary Jean just said on the phone (she had dialed my number by mistake, but we had a nice chat anyway), it even smells like... Read More...
Jul 23, 2013
It's Southeast Alaska State Fair time and Hospice Desserts to Die For booth time. You know what they say, when it rains it pours? So of course the berries need picking, the garden has exploded, the... Read More...
Jul 22, 2013
You may know that my daughter Stoli is expecting in mid September, but her first baby was born quite healthy on her own time, about two weeks early, so we think this one might be early.  She'll be... Read More...
Jul 18, 2013
I have read that when you walk the dogs and they do all that stopping and sniffing it is their way of reading the news.  The dogs and I (we still have the grand dog Annie, the honeymooners return to... Read More...
Jul 11, 2013
At least for one  week.  As I typed my way toward the end of that new book deadline, I got an unexpected boost yesterday when I learned that If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, my first book, made... Read More...
Jul 09, 2013
If I told you I have spent the morning dancing around my house naked, singing, and vacuming up the dog hair should you believe it? Hint: this is my first dawn without house guests in six weeks. I... Read More...
Jul 05, 2013
From the finish line of the grueling Mt. Ripinski Run, the annual Tlingit Park picnic and games, and Hugh and Harry's pig roast at the cannery-- here's some smiles from some of the 4th celebrations... Read More...
Jul 03, 2013
     
Jul 02, 2013
That's about all I'm doing these days for the company, as it is kind of bad manners to run the vacuum cleaner around people playing cards-- even if there is dog hair up to our ankles.  Also, in the... Read More...
Jul 01, 2013
One of my favorite wedding gifts for  Eliza and Justin is a huge spruce salad bowl about two feet across and a foot and a half deep that feeds  thirty people generously , as we did the other night.  ... Read More...
Jun 26, 2013
I didn't bring my camera to the wedding or any of the festivities-- from the Friday night pizza party at the Klondike Saloon hosted by the groom's family (I did order the weather though--sunny, 80... Read More...
Jun 18, 2013
I wish I could draw here, but I can't, so picture this: a graph with "Challenges" up the right side and "Skills" along the bottom, and a line at an angle that begins in the  lower corner where... Read More...
Jun 17, 2013
Between the bike race weekend-- setting up the finish line on Friday, packing up the bikes and gear and driving up to Haines Junction Yukon, racing all day Saturday, the clean up and gang at the... Read More...
Jun 12, 2013
Construction continues at the waterfront on the new intersection of Fort Seward at  Portage Cove.  Our friends from AP&T have added a new attraction that dwarfs the big hammer on Main Street:... Read More...
Jun 11, 2013
I have been asked to audition for a new Alaskan reality TV show made by the folks who bring you Pawn Stars, called Alaska Rivers (and the people who live on them.) Apparently the producers like this... Read More...
Jun 10, 2013
     

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