Heather's Blog

Aug 14, 2012
 I'm still catching up on chores and sleep from London, plus this is always a frantic time, as every nice day now counts with school about to start, and that fall feeling of winter so close. Last... Read More...
Aug 10, 2012
My weekend plans kind of sound like an English movie- I have a funeral and a wedding to go to tomorrow. Harriett's service is at 1:00 at Harriett Hall, yes, it was named for her, at the Fairgrounds,... Read More...
Aug 08, 2012
When a friend of hers heard that my daughter JJ was anxiously waiting to hear if she got a teaching job in Juneau, he said, "One phone call will change your life." She did get that call yesterday and... Read More...
Aug 06, 2012
 I am home now after  a few long flights from London to D.C. to Seattle to Juneau and finally up to Haines and so I've been out of touch.  I am cleaning my desk today, and getting a little organized... Read More...
Aug 01, 2012
Grandma Joanne is much more relaxed now that the event is over and Karen is both in one piece and successful—not a medal, but the top ten in the world is a pretty nice spot to be in for a 54 year-... Read More...
Aug 01, 2012
I figured you might like these pictures of our day yesterday, from walking through Greenwich Park to the stadium to Karen jumping, the quick re-arranging of the grounds before the awards, the medal... Read More...
Jul 31, 2012
Karen finished ninth today, and was the top American. The team had some trouble, to say the least, with the only other good round going to young Will Coleman, whose horse stopped at a jump yesterday... Read More...
Jul 30, 2012
 It is raining and cool this morning, which is too bad, as today is our last day at the event, and a stadium day, which is usually a kind of dress up day, as we are just watching show jumping. We are... Read More...
Jul 30, 2012
  It has been a crazy, good day and we are all wound up but tired. Karen is in 24th and rode very well, the US team moved up to 5th. (We were 8th yesterday.)We have 155 penalty points and the German... Read More...
Jul 29, 2012
We had a great day watching dressage with big thunderstorms and super riding. Karen is in 29th with a 48.20, third for the US team which is great as the top three scores of five riders count toward... Read More...
Jul 29, 2012
I am not sure if my blogs are getting to the Huff Post or not, and I'd rather be watching the games here in London than fiddling with my computer-- so here is the one I just sent, just so you can... Read More...
Jul 29, 2012
Sorry I've been slacking here, but the time change has me all off my writing schedule-- and we are very busy and I don't want to miss anything. As I write it is 9 in the morning here and midnight at... Read More...
Jul 25, 2012
  I'm having my tea and looking out the kitchen window at the street before I take a jog around the neighborhood to scout out the shops, cafes (coffee shop? I hope.) It is 6:00am in London on... Read More...
Jul 24, 2012
This morning Grandma Joanne noted that compared to the ferry ride ( 4 1/2 hours, not including the two hour delay in leaving, and the fact that we arrived 45 minutes early) the Juneau-Seattle-Dulles... Read More...
Jul 23, 2012
 I will be blogging for the Huffington Post about the London Olympics, here is the first column, an introduction. Regular readers may be familiar with some of this- Hope you like it. (I'm definitely... Read More...
Jul 23, 2012
Grandma Joanne has just finished  ironing the sheets for the guest bed and is now packing while watching Fox News. I, the sun worshiper, have moved inside to read the new John Irving novel because it... Read More...
Jul 22, 2012
Grandma Joanne and I are safely at the farm in Virginia where all the neighbors are very happy about the rain after a dry spell (over an inch yesterday), and the cool temperatures, after weeks of... Read More...
Jul 19, 2012
So sorry I didn't say goodbye, but we were in a bit of a rush today, what with sitting on my suitcase so it would zip with four pairs of size ten shoes in it and the fast trip to buy chicken food and... Read More...
Jul 17, 2012
The next two weeks are about the busiest and most of fun of the whole year in Haines, and I would feel worse for leaving, except, well, I'm going to London? The Olympics? The truth is, I really would... Read More...
Jul 15, 2012
From Emily Dickinson's poem, I Never Saw A Moor: I never spoke with God, Nor visited in heaven- Yet certain am I of the spot As if a chart were given.    
Jul 13, 2012
So, Don Nash came over for coffee this morning, at 5 am. He knew Chip would be up, and of course Chip had to make sure I got up, and we all drank coffee, ate toast and watched a Tour de France... Read More...
Jul 12, 2012
I just booked an hour at the beauty salon for next week, so that I can gussie up some for my trip to London and the Olympics. (We leave the 19th for Virginia and then onto London on the 24th, to have... Read More...
Jul 11, 2012
I I just had to share these images of  the Lynn Canal in all its glory, when the sun came out between the storms yesterday morning on my walk with Pearl to Battery Point.
Jul 11, 2012
At church on Sunday we sang the funeral hymns-- Amazing Grace, Love Divine all Loves Excelling - and Jan (our priest) gave a sermon based on the lesson-- sort of-- it was the one about Jesus not... Read More...
Jul 09, 2012
My last column for Woman's Day is in the July issue (that's why you can't find me in the August issue)-- I'm sorry to say. It's funny that I posted what I thought was the last one on facebook last... Read More...

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