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Orange calcite chunk and, small smokey quartz point. November 3rd, 2015.

“Love one another and you will be happy.
It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”
~Michael Leunig

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Aviation Musem

Yesterday, on my sweets birthday we went to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. It was a wonderful experience, we had the whole place to ourselves. There was also a full immersion flight simulator for J, to experience.

We wandered slowly, and tried to take it all in. So much to see, to read and to take in. It really was a beautiful and love filled day.

For dinner, I made him a yummy thick grass fed all natural New York steak, salad and onion rings. After dinner, I began baking the Duff’s designer cake mix. Suddenly, my MELTDOWN came on. I don’t always see them coming.  In fact, I rarely do.

I’ve had a lot on my mind, swirling swirling thoughts and feelings. I have felt isolated quite a bit. It’s come to the forefront once again, that outside my sweet and my daughter and grandchildren I have no connections. No true friends, no relationships outside of Facebook likes and work associates – even though I really do try to. With my daughter and grandchildren down in the lower 48, I only have J. When he and I don’t agree or even if he’s just sleeping etc, I am left alone with my brain.

My brain can be a terrible place, filled with anxiety and extremely depressing thoughts. Often when I have a really good day, it can come crashing down around me and I feel extreme lows. It’s part of my disorders, or it’s just how my lousy emotional and social skills surface.

Thank you for all of the kind words, and your continued visits. Be good to yourselves friends.

The Reindeer Farm

My sweet and I went out to the Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer, Alaska this last weekend. We had never been to visit before, it was a great experience. “October Fun” is geared towards families with small children but, we are both just big kids at heart! ❤

The drive was nice. We don’t drive outside of town to often (even though we’d like too.) The trees are bare, and there is still no snow on the ground. Our winter is projected to be mild again this year. Driving on the Old Glenn Highway was a first time experience for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a two lane highway!

The farm had a pen where reindeer could be hand-fed but, most were full and completely uninterested in accepting any more pellets from the hundreds of people visiting. It was wonderful to see them so close. There were some beautiful racks on those reindeer. Reminded me of trees.

There was also live music, a gift shop with snacks and Husky burgers for sale. Face painting, a Spooky Walk (haunted house for kids) a bunny holding area, hay maze and more. It was a windy day but, gosh I had a darn good time! I will most likely use more of our photos in future posts. And, if you are wondering.. yes, I’ve eaten reindeer. It’s good. It’s usually mixed with ground beef and made into hot dogs or sausages.

The View

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The first day of March, 2015. Potters Marsh Boardwalk.

“The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.” ~Author Unknown

Remember my cellphone/camera issues from previous days? Yeah, we are back there again. Cleaning out the gallery of a zillion photos from my old Samsung G2 some how broke the camera. I tried using a micro-sd card to save photos to but none the less, I was only left with a broken picture icon.

We just replaced my sweets Moto X that I got him for Christmas, with an Iphone 4s because the screen shattered at work. Sometimes working heavy machinery can cause that to happen. My needs for a new cellphone are on the back burner, so recycled photos for posts again. It doesn’t help that I really am holding out for some great deal like on a Samsung Note 3 or 4…..

Day before Spring!

Happy March!

On the 1st of March, I took my old cellphone out to Potter’s Marsh. My sweet guy and I, walked up and down both boardwalks and it was a beautiful day.  As we drove out, the sun finally burned off the fog and came shining through the few clouds left – it was glorious. Photographs? Yes, I took TONS! Hopefully, I can post some later after work.

My only plan now is to use the cellphone only for its camera app and, use it till it refuses to work any longer. I removed as many apps as it would allow and for now, I carry two cellphones *face palm*

Bump In The Road

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Sunlight blazing through the trees. End of summer, 2014

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  ~William Shakespeare,Othello

I’ve hit yet another bump in the road of my blogging. I made a choice to buy a new cellphone. My Samsung Galaxy 2 is having issues beyond help I’m afraid. Buttons not working, major freezing and it’s been factory reset etc many times over.  So, I made a choice to buy an unknown brand (I did some researching) of a prepaid cellphone that came with airtime. It’s a nice clean slim Android, with what was supposed to be a 5 megapixel rear camera and basically a 1 mp front facing camera. über long story short, I hate the cellphone because of the camera. I almost never use my cellphone to call people, I only text but usually I just use it to take photographs.

The rear camera claims it saves photos at 3 mega pixels at highest capacity. However, both cameras function and save at a less than 1 megapixel capacity. Most photos are blurry. I did everything I could to improve the cellphone camera performance. Apps, taking the back off, alternating between cameras (I thought the front and rear might have been reversed by mistake.) It just sucks, it really sucks a$$ balls. Sorry for the language 😦 But I’m out what I consider a substantial amount of moolah and, so far my place of employment (where I bought it) won’t take it back.

That’s why a lack of new photos and posts on my poor little blog. Apologies.

Impromptu Tour

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Inside Knights Taxidermy, Jan 26, 2015

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A collage made of photos I took on a tour, at Knights Taxidermy on Jan 26, 2015

Early in the morning while out and about, I discovered Knights Taxidermy.  A local shop which had an Alaskan TV show for a bit (you can Google it.) I noticed the open sign was not on, but there were vehicles outside and the lights were on.  I walked up to the windows and was happy to just peek inside. When a nice young man (didn’t get his name) invited me out of the cold and gave me a quick impromptu tour all through the place. It was unexpected and it was great to see all of the skilled individuals working steadily.

I’ve got other news! I’m behind on posts here! Thanks for always checking in and don’t let 6 more weeks of winter forecast get you down! *hands over a hot chocolate* 😀

Silence

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Light and shadows, taken at the local park. September 29, 2014

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” –Thomas Hood