Heather's Blog

Dec 26, 2012
I know, I should be writing something sweet and funny, but it seems every time I head to my desk a child, grandchild, relative, neighbor, or friend shows up  or calls on the phone.  Must be the... Read More...
Dec 25, 2012
Now it's time to turn off the computer, stuff the turkey,  switch on some carols, open the gifts, and wish you-- and family, friends, pets, and the whole wide world a very Merry Christmas, and most... Read More...
Dec 24, 2012
 
Dec 22, 2012
The house is filling up, and so are the fridge and the pantry. I still have to wrap a few things, and even do a little last minute shopping- but I figure if I can't get it in Haines, I don't need it... Read More...
Dec 21, 2012
Once a year I bake Grandma Smith's sour cream coffee cake. We have it every Christmas morning. That means I've done it for thirty years now. (Before that my mother did)-- And once a year, about this... Read More...
Dec 19, 2012
  It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and feel like it, with the tree up and fresh snow, and cards and gifts arriving daily in the mail. The Post Office crew reminds everyone to please pick... Read More...
Dec 17, 2012
From walking on the beach in the beautiful dusky dawn of these short December days, a family breakfast, the Snow Dragon and parade with Pizza Joe and the Uglys Gifts for Grub dinner, to the Holly... Read More...
Dec 16, 2012
When I heard what happened in Connecticut I couldn't breathe. All those innocent little children,  and good school teachers killed-- two of my daughters are elementary teachers-- and now more details... Read More...
Dec 13, 2012
The safety elves at the Post Office have covered all the high traffic areas of the linoleum floor in mats, so you can keep your grippers on. (And done a heck of a job decorating, too.)  And the... Read More...
Dec 13, 2012
 Oh my, be careful out there-- the rain and wind has made slick smooth ice everywhere, except I suppose the rink, which will take a few days to recover once the temperatures drop again (they say... Read More...
Dec 12, 2012
My husband decided to trim the porches with lights yesterday. It involved loud swearing, wire clippers, duct tape, a metal ladder, barking dogs, and cold hands. At dinner I did not say that the... Read More...
Dec 11, 2012
It felt so warm that I opened the windows to air out the house this morning. I closed them fairly quickly, with heating fuel at 5 dollars a gallon and the wood pile shrinking at an alarming rate... Read More...
Dec 09, 2012
I've been banging around in the dark this morning thumbing through old notes and books of poems, hymnals, prayer books,  The Rule of Benedict, essays--  looking for a wise thought. There are a lot of... Read More...
Dec 06, 2012
It's a lovely, warmer, snowy morning, and the wind has died down. It was so quiet last night I couldn't sleep, but my neighbor was up early and it was her turn to drive to 6am Morning Muscles, and... Read More...
Dec 05, 2012
If you haven't seen this already, here's Steve Vick's Black Friday in Haines shopping (sort of) video.  You'll love it.  We do.        
Dec 04, 2012
I think the wind blew even harder last night than it did yesterday, and I know the drifts in the Fort are pretty impressive. My friend Fran and I busted through them in my Subaru to get to Morning... Read More...
Dec 03, 2012
I woke thinking of that children's poem,  "Who has seen the wind, neither you nor I," since it's wrong, and I can see the wind and have been able to for about a week, although this morning's snow... Read More...
Dec 02, 2012
"How can this be? Such calm, such peace, such solitude in this world of woe?" - David Budbill (From a poem, The Sixth of January.)
Dec 01, 2012
Looks  like we might have to skate on Chilkoot Lake after all today, as we won't be able to tomorrow, or for a while, if the forecast comes true. I hear the ice is solid, where the skaters have been... Read More...
Nov 30, 2012
What you need to know for today from the National Weather Service in Juneau: the marine forecast for northern Lynn Canal (that would be Haines and Skagway). ...STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT... ...... Read More...
Nov 29, 2012
Due to an overwhelming response to my inquiry earlier today, I figured you deserved an update. The phrase is, "Up and at 'em," not Atom or possibly Adam (which in my defense, makes some sense, as... Read More...
Nov 29, 2012
About ten of us braved the wind and ice to creep and drive over to Morning Muscles in the middle of the night- at least that's what 6 am feels like these dark mornings. But Marnie got us up and atom... Read More...
Nov 28, 2012
Another high wind warning, it has been blowing pretty good most of November, and it's cold. But last night when I was falling asleep the wind seemed friendlier, and my room felt more like a cozy... Read More...
Nov 27, 2012
I didn't shop on Black Friday, the family was all here and it was too nice just being with everyone, and then I didn't order anything on-line on Cyber Monday ( I rarely, if ever, shop that way. I'm a... Read More...
Nov 26, 2012
Saturday night friends arrived with a niece who drove to Haines for the holiday and two of her friends and sort of co-workers, if that's what troops are, from Anchorage.  They were two young women... Read More...

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