Friday, April 9, 2010

The Sun and I, Up Too Late

"We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure - full of surprises. Some good. Some bad."
~Ruth Ann, Northern Exposure

(I love this sweatshirt)

My friend Jerilyn stopped by this evening with her girls. They played while we had tea and visited until past 10 pm. Who would have known?? It was bright as day outside. I am getting thrown for a loop again as the land of the midnight sun rises from it's winter sleep and reclaims it's worthy title. As I type this, it is dusky outside and it's 11:00 pm!

Steph came over for a hair cut. She now has the cutest bangs. And I got to play hair stylist (which I plan to be when I grow up:) Okay this was the second time that she had to stop over because the first round last night was a little lopsided. No worries we got it figured out and it looks so fun.

There were boogers smeared on my bathroom wall, after some of the other kids left earlier this evening. When he told me he couldn't find the tissue I didn't realize he had already taken care of the problem and was merely explaining what I would later discover. I guess showing him the toilet paper was just letting him know for the next time.

The Alaska State Trooper helicopter flew in and landed today. Our State Trooper drops in from time to time generally unannounced and not for chit chat. Though the helicopter flying over and landing is an exciting event, (even I now jump up and run to the nearest window in hopes of catching a glance as it hovers by). Around these parts it also comes with the grave, uneasy question of, what brings Trooper Mike into village today? I never did find out to what we owed today's visit but figure some things are better left unknown anyway.

Being the opportunists we are, Steph and I enjoyed the evening sun and went for a snowy walk down to the beach with our pack o pups. We've got more snow than we've had all winter. We trudged along, half wishing for snowshoes. The dogs had a blast tearing around and the extra dose of vitamin D was greedily absorbed by all.

Anyway, we are almost done with testing. Thank the Lord, then we can get back to school status quo!

"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD."
Psalm 25:4-7


  1. oh my gosh i love that sweatshirt too, i think we had one a long time ago.. wish they still made those. i'd buy one.
    P.S. See u in about 2 weeks! i'm oober excited

  2. Hey Kid, Since you want to be a hair stylist, I'll have to share a story about Faith when she cut our youngest granddaughter's hair. We were visiting the kids on KC and they left the girls with us while they ran some errands. Faith asked Megan if she could cut Nora's bangs, Megan said yes. Well, Nora moved while she was trimming her bangs and needless to say they were not straight. When Megan got back, her mouth dropped. Faith's career as a hair stylist ended abruptly and slightly crooked!! Have a very blessed week!!