Friday, June 30, 2006

Weekends here! (almost..)

Thanks to everyone for your ideas on the meaning of my dream. I've about decided that you can pretty much read what ever you want into any dream. Dreams are the result of our imaginations and life is what ever we make it. How's that for this weekends deep thought?

I have golf this afternoon. My game is slowly improving. I seem to have more "good" shots than bad and I'm parring more holes fairly regularly. It doesn't help though when I mess up on one hole, and I mean mess it up GOOD! (a 9, with a 4 putt on a par 5....agghh!) I hope to get out and play some this weekend. I hate that the golf season up here is so short. Just as I really start to get into it and get good, the season is about over. I need to move back down south. Oh well....

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Spend time with your kids, go golfing, go fishing, go out to a lake and camp, go pick some wild flowers ;) ....whatever makes you happy! Enjoy life!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Had a pretty strange dream last night. Actually, considering some things that happened yesterday and lately, it may not be too strange. I was flying in a helicopter, well...not 'in' the helicopter, I was actually hanging on to the tail. We were flying along fine for a while then it started getting choppy, then it started plunging downward. Finally straightened out for a bit then started spinning. That part was actually kind of amusing, because in my dream I was holding on with my arms and legs were flung out, spinning around. We stabilized again and then started plunging down again. We finally landed, safe and sound. I say "we" because I know there were others inside, but I honestly can't remember who. I think maybe my children and who else I don't know.

Do dreams say something to us? I do know that there are things going on in my life where I feel like I am holding on by a thread. Some times are better than others. Kind of ironic huh? What I just don't know is does the safe landing mean things around here will work out or just that I will land on my feet no matter what happens? The rides not over yet, but I'm not the pilot. I can't control this. I can only hope and pray for the best.

(Somewhere in this dream there were chocolates too! Someone at a mall handed me a whole tray of truffles. Yum!)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Alaska (Part II)

(day 3 cont.) After arriving in Homer we checked in with our charter for the next day, did some more shopping in the gift shops, then checked into our cabin. Went to bed fairly early since we had to catch our boat at 6:30 a.m.

Day 4 - Wednesday Bright and early we caught our boat, The Whistler, a 50' fishing boat, and headed out to sea. Weather was cloudy and threatening rain, but at least waters were calm. It was about an hour and a half ride out to the spot where we were going to fish. On board was our group of 7 and another couple from TX. Then there was the captain and 2 deck hands. I wish I had gotten a picture of them. One of them was a gorgeous girl named Brittany. Not one you would guess doing a job like this. She is working during the summer to help pay for medical school come this fall. But she certainly knew what she was doing. She was raised on a fishing boat. Anyway once we arrived at our fishing spot and threw out the anchor, we were baited up and started fishing. We moved around a couple of times, the deepest water I think was about 150'. That's a LONG way to haul a 30+lb fish up. My arms were so tired. My son caught the biggest of the family. His was 47 lb's. He brought it in all by himself too. He was so proud!

Well, I have started this at least half dozen times, so I need to just make this short and sweet.....We ended up with about 100lb's of fish (after fileting and cleaning) that was shipped home. We all had a great time fishing, despite the rainy weather. The picture of fish are some of the larger ones we caught. The largest was 97 lb's, caught by the man from TX (Those Texans have to do everything in a BIG way...LOL)My son's was the 2nd largest.

After taking care of shipping the fish we headed back to Anchorage to catch a 1 a.m. flight out. Slight problem here though. Have any of you noticed something? We have already checked out of our cabin, we have been fishing all day, now we have to go catch a plane? We look and SMELL horrid! Luckily there was a laundrymat that rented out showers in Homer. So we stopped and all got showered and cleaned up. Made it back just in time to turn in rental, got to the airport, caught plane and slept. At least as much as we could. I can't sleep on planes, so I just dozed in and out. And now we are back home safe and sound.
Sorry so choppy here at the end, but I am tired and if I don't finish this up a few people are going to have my head. Alaska truly is an awsome and beautiful state! I highly recommend going if you ever get the chance. See y'all

Monday, June 19, 2006

Alaska (Part I)

I'm back! Alaska was absolutely beautiful! The weather wasn't great, but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Temps were in the upper 50's to low 60's each day dropping into the 40's at night. Most days it was cloudy, except for the day we went fishing, there was an on-again, off-again, light rain.

Day 1 - Sunday, after an unscheduled stop in Edmonton, CAN for a medical emergency and a 2 hour delay, we finally arrived in Anchorage. Checked into hotel, walked up to local store for beer, relaxed a bit then walked up to resturant for dinner. Good food and HUGE portions. Rental car was delivered at 8 but we were all pretty exhausted, so went to bed fairly early. Hard to go to sleep at 11 when it's still light out.

Day 2 - Monday. Great continental breakfast at hotel. First stop, Walmart for a few last minute things and a styrofoam cooler (personal joke, we have to get one of these for every trip we take with these friends). Then off to the military base for more beer. Upon getting to the gate, it is brought to my husbands attention that his military ID is going to expire the next day. Well, we can't let that happen. Have you ever been to a military/government facility to have something done? Takes FOREVER! So while we (kids and I and our two friends who went with us) sat in the car, hub goes in to get ID done. This takes 2 1/2 hours out of our morning. We head to Class VI to get the beer then to downtown Anchorage to see some sites. We went to a IMAX type place to see a presentation on Alaska, which was kinda cool, then watched a film on the 1964 earthquake. This earthquake measured a 9.2 on the richter scale and was the largest in North America and the 2nd largest in the world. Swallowed towns whole. There was also an exhibit to walk around to read about it and see pictures. It really was quite interesting. Walked around town viewing other things that I won't go into detail about, but it made for a nice afternoon. Ate lunch then headed to Earthquake park. This is a park where you can walk a trail and see much of the damage that was done. Well, we didn't get very far. No sooner did we get out of the car and head down the trail when we were swarmed with mosquito's, and I mean SWARMED! I've never seen anything like it. We literally ran back to the car. So much for that. We headed out and saw a few more sites. Ever see a 26' chocolate water fall? That was a lot of chocolate! Headed back to motel, sat around for a while then everyone called it a night. Party poopers. Light weights. Wooses. Seems the time change got the better of them. Suppose I might as well go to bed too.

Day 3 - Tuesday. Ate breakfast then headed on our way to Homer, 200+ miles to the south. Saw some beautiful sites. Even on a cloudy day the mountains were spectacular. I could have taken pictures of those all day long! Saw some Dall Sheep up in the cliffs, but couldn't stop to get pic's. We stopped at Portage Lake and took a boat cruise out to Portage glacier. That was really cool. Glacier was blue. Seems they are so dense only the blue light rays can be reflected back and this makes them blue in color. Visited the gift shop then on our way again. Drove through a Conservation Center where there are wild animals being rehabilitated then continued to Homer. On the way we saw a Moose grazing by the side of the road. A fairly common site for those that live there but we were excited!

(To be continued....)

Friday, June 16, 2006

I'm back!!

Alaska was truly awsome! I could have taken pictures of the mountains all day long. I have started a post telling about the trip but blogger is not cooperating with posting the pictures. I have to try and figure out what is going on with it. Has any one else had any problems? It is terribly frustrating. Not that my pictures are worthy of any photography prizes, but I did see a moose! No big deal to those that live in the area, they see them trotting down the road all the time, but I thought it was pretty cool. As soon as I figure out this glitch I'll get this post on as soon as I can. Good to be back!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I'm not one to normally be superstitious, but I have to say I'm glad 6/6/06 is over with. People certainly did seem to be overly irrate. Hopefully today will be a better day.

I'm supposed to golf this morning, but looking at the radar, it doesn't look real promising. Rain moving in, ugh. Oh well, can't be all sunshine everyday. My partner and I still hold the lead but the point spread has closed in. I need to work on my short game.

Getting close to our Alaska trip! I think I am excited. I know that sounds like an odd thing to say, but sometimes I don't know how to feel about these trips. Last night my husband canceled the trip altogether, but soon realized how much money he would lose in deposit's, so I guess we are still on. Hopefully he'll get over it. Like I said, triple 6 is over.

Happy June 7th to everyone!