Thursday, May 19, 2011


I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back...
~Erica Jong~

This morning's sunrise when I was letting out the dogs.

Alicia and Connie are abandoning me today.  We all walked to the beach last night after taking a steam with Karen and fam.  It was our last walk to the Bering together. Alicia unbelievably did not get pulled over while driving the 4 wheel earlier in the evening.   I'm forcing Karen and Jerilyn to come over to my house to sit and stare at the empty walls with me tonight.  Leave it to Pastor Mark at my church in Wisconsin to post the perfect blog for me to be leaving to...Change.  I don't like it, I don't want to do it, but it's life and I better just embrace it.  So today we've been wrapping up the last of our rooms...literally, Principal Eric makes us cover everything in paper...looks like something out of one of those scary movies where the house is closed up and haunted. School is eerily quiet with no kids today. We're all rushing around trying to get our check out sheets signed and begin that forward march to the next place.  I sent my last box at the post office (well, besides my TV which I refused to send until tomorrow because I'm paying for my dish until then and it will be my only semblance of normalcy in my household, which now has an echo because of the emptiness).  Bequeathed my P.O. Box 7 keys to Connie with Fannie's (our postmaster) blessing.  Gave Fannie a hug and slinked out the door.  Went over to Elena's for her baby's 2 year old birthday feast for lunch.  Yum, we had walrus kidney and it was sooooo good.  I'm definitely a walrus kidney fan.  Some salmonberry akutaq and birthday cake flown in from AC.  Quyana Elena for the invite.  So I leave tomorrow.  I can see the change already.  As we all know I don't do well with transitions, not too many of us do, but once I get the hang of things in the big city, I'm praying it will be okay. Haven't decided yet what I will do for the continuation of the blog.  Might end it and join the facebook phenomenon, who knows:)  
Happy Last Day in Quinhagak Everybody! 
(sniffle, sniffle) 
On the way to work, my last day.

Happy 2nd Birthday Feast

Me, Elena and Alison

Our Mountains this afternoon.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"
Isaiah 43:18-19 


  1. Good luck to you! I know you will be dearly missed there, but warmly welcomed at your new destination. Remember that the best pictures and memories are those in your heart, soul, and mind.
    Hope to see you back in Wisconsin this summer:) Take care and good luck. I have enjoyed reading your blog and your journey.
    Lisa Street

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