Thursday, December 9, 2010

tis the season

Finn and Lucy got their picture taken with Santa last weekend! Our local animal shelter (where we found Finn!) was having a fundraiser and we decided to stop by. I was so proud of my babies and how well behaved they were! The workers even remembered my little Finn. Did I ever mention how his name used to be Cloudberry? He was born from a litter of berries... Strawberry, Blueberry, you get the idea.  Thankfully, the name was changeable. 

I'm feeling so spoiled! A new down coat and warm, winter boots are always welcome! Those bad boys can keep my tootsies warm down to -40 temps. Perfect for the dog park or long walks in this wintry wonderland. The last time I was in this cold of weather, I was in Russia and wearing my host mother's thick coat (a dublyonka) as I hobbled my way to the trolleybus. Hopping onto a warm, crowded bus seemed like solace from the icy embrace of winter. When it dips into the negatives, the inside of your nose freezes, making every nose hair noticeable. It hurts to breathe too deeply and after a while, the frigid air seems to burn any exposed skin. BUT the snowflakes are beautiful. And the dark night glitters in the light of the street lamps. And it is magic.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tip of the Day

Can't find your phone? More than I'd like to admit, I use this website to call my phone, so I can wrestle it out of the seat cushions, untangle it from twisted sheets, or save it from the bed or my pockets.

I'm back!

Hello again bloggers!
I'm back on the bandwagon again. My laptop broke, but I'm remedying that and there have been a lot of happenings around here.
- Graham is back! Hurrah!
- Lucy and Finn are twice as big and into more trouble than ever.
- Fairbanks hat hit the - 30s and after the ice storm we had it's a bit of a relief.
This is what last Monday looked like. We had a bit of a mini vacation once our works shut down.
- Thanksgiving was a blast. We went to our friends' house and brought my best ginger cookies, pumpkin whoopies, and green bean casserole from scratch! Graham's sister even came up to enjoy the festivities.
- Did I mention my love is home?!!

It feels good to be back. :-)