Heather's Blog

Jan 03, 2012
 I didn't realize my neighbor Arlene Jackson's memorial service (the active, fit 71 year old widow died suddenly at Thanksgiving of a stroke) was at one on Friday- I had thought it was two- I had... Read More...
Jan 02, 2012
To travel from Sayulita, Mexico to Haines, Alaska takes two days in the best of all scenarios-- and luckily we arrived home just before the big New Year's storm. (The snow was over our tallest boots... Read More...
Jan 01, 2012
   
Dec 31, 2011
I feel a little like Madeline (I've been reading my granddaughter Madeline's Christmas for two weeks in Mexico), you know how at the end the twelve little girls are back in Paris just in time to wish... Read More...
Dec 23, 2011
Merry Christmas from sunny Mexico. We are all pink, brown, and sandy and I have a new name. Baby Caroline has christened me Mimi. Who knew? The email is funky and frustrating, but with some help from... Read More...
Dec 12, 2011
Well, we are off shortly on the ferry to Juneau and from there to Seattle and finally sunny Mexico. I won't be back with you until December 29 or 30 (or maybe once or twice before then, if there is... Read More...
Dec 12, 2011
We lined up the Snow Dragon parts on the tables at the Elk Lodge at the tail-end of Saturday's pool tournament, but the players didn't seem to mind the distraction. As her husband Joe was climbing... Read More...
Dec 11, 2011
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the... Read More...
Dec 10, 2011
 At choir practice Thursday night Nancy handed out a new song, Silent Night/Peace on Earth. She said she got the idea from one of our newer members, who, it turns out, sang with a touring Disney... Read More...
Dec 09, 2011
Good thing everyone around here will be too busy to fret about or participate in the worst holiday “promotion” since Mr. Potter stole Uncle Billy’s deposit from George Bailey’s crummy old savings and... Read More...
Dec 08, 2011
I was in the bookstore yesterday, signing a stack of my books for Liz, who owns the place,  when Debra said she liked my jacket. It is bright green and very visible. I apologized right away, I had... Read More...
Dec 07, 2011
I have a few big things on my to-do list for today and tomorrow  which may explain why I am up very early (with the moonlight on the snow it seems brighter, somehow, than many of the recent days.) 1... Read More...
Dec 05, 2011
When the rain quit and the wind died down Monday evening (well, afternoon, it was about 2:30)  Phoebe, my 11-year old Haines terrier and I, decided to go for a walk and we figured you might like to... Read More...
Dec 05, 2011
 Yesterday in church we sang my favorite Advent Hymn, People Look East. (I like O Come Emmanuel, but this is more festive.) The first verse includes, "Make your house fair as you are able, trim the... Read More...
Dec 04, 2011
 "The amazing thing is that prayers are effective even when the person being prayed for is unaware of them." - Madeleine L'Engle  
Dec 01, 2011
It must be December because it is so darn dark this morning. There's that, and the alarm clock flashed 3:36 when I heard my husband loading the wood stove and a roof-a-lanche thundered off the eave... Read More...
Nov 30, 2011
 Last night as I was sliding along the snowy roads to the Haines Borough Assembly meeting, a commentator on the radio, speaking of some other bigger deal far away-- not the hydro-electric dam... Read More...
Nov 28, 2011
Yes. No school. The library is closed, the clinic is closed. The senior center is closed. No pre-school, no Headstart. The post office is even closed. Steve on the radio says, "only the emergency and... Read More...
Nov 28, 2011
 Short Term Forecast   Special Weather StatementWinter Storm Warning       Really, is there anymore to say this morning?  Okay, "1-2 feet of additional snow" might be good to know. And the dreaded... Read More...
Nov 27, 2011
 "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein    
Nov 26, 2011
 I told my husband no one would be at the annual Lighting of the Library, and that we had better get there on time.  The latest snow was shin deep and falling hard. Then again, since it was about the... Read More...
Nov 25, 2011
Here's my Thanksgiving Woman's Day column, thought you might like it. Feel free to share it with friends.  
Nov 24, 2011
 I was sleeping in a bit, seeing as how this is a holiday, and it's a been a long snowy week, and my husband is finally home from deer hunting, and I don't have to leap up to let an old dog out or... Read More...
Nov 21, 2011
If losing my good old dog weren't enough, my beloved pet hens are now all dead. We had a break in and murder early Friday morning in their cozy coop. I can still hardly breathe it was so awful. They... Read More...
Nov 20, 2011
 Their silence can be one of their most endearing traits. Not muteness- absence of linguistic noise. There is no awkwardness in a shared silent moment with a dog- a gaze from the dog on the other... Read More...

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