Don't Take Pictures of the Polar Bears

WFHMLOCM. That stands for “Working for Halliburton means lots of confusing acronyms.” Because it does. There are acronyms for everything and some are almost identical but mean different things. BBP, JSA, HOC, PPE, and the list goes on. It’s taking a bit to catch on, but you hear everything repeated so often that you start to pick it up pretty quickly. One little thing I learned, my weeks on are called a hitch....more

Life On Moose Mountain

I moved to Alaska in the middle of December, a week after I graduated college. Along for the ride were my dog, my shotgun, and my body weight in luggage, making for an interesting journey with extra paperwork through several stages of airport security. I don’t even remember it being cold enough for more than a light sweatshirt it Colorado. The weather in Fairbanks was a bit chillier. It was 40 below the first week I was in Alaska. That’s COLD....more

Building Our Home & Family in Alaska

      The decision to build a home in Delta Junction, Alaska was fairly easy for me. I had just quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom with my new baby boy and our one bedroom apartment was beginning to feel cramped. I also longed for more privacy and hated that I couldn't sit in my living room and enjoy the little moments with my son without the sound of hacking and coughing from the chainsmoker next door....more

NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play.Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child?I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my dad was in the “sales” business....more

Nothing to do with quilting

I have been saying I was going to start blogging, OK, I know I have jumped on the bandwagon a little late but better late than never! I have lost my quilting Mojo. Moving from Alaska back to Texas it seems to have gotten lost somewhere over Canada! Hopefully it will find it's way home and I'll be back in the sewing seat soon! So, this has nothing to do with quilting, but I have to start somewhere! The Texas lottery is one half a billion dollars, yes, that was correct, billion with a B! So, because I needed gas in my car I decided to walk inside and get that winning ticket!...more

Slow-Cooker Caribou & Andouille Chili

This chili will warm you up in more ways than one. This is for those that like just a little heat in theirs.I know not everyone has access to caribou meat, and before moving to Alaska, neither did we. You can make this with venison or beef instead.See the Recipe...more

Big Miracle

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Beautiful Night

It's so cold the snow sounds hollow under my feet.  I'd just spent 40 minutes sitting in front of our heater trying to get warm and was all ready to go to bed, when I heard the intake valve of our heater crying which means it needs to be cleared of snow (from the outside).  Exclaiming a hearty, "Crapola", I donned my boots, jacket, hat and scarf and went out....more
@victorias_view You and me, both. LOL! Brrrrrrrr...more

On the inside looking out

It has warmed up to -18 degrees F.  Still brrr.  I was in a lot of pain yesterday so I decided not to sneak outside for a picture. I still captured the snow covered landscape though….. through my kitchen window.  I had been cleaning my sink.  It is white porcelain so it always looks dirty.  It was the builder’s idea since he wanted to show off the house after it was finished.  He also threw in a white faucet.  I wish I had put more thought into that because now it is the bane of my existence....more

Dear Minus Thirty-Six Degrees

Dear Minus Thirty-Six Degrees (I think to myself as I walk to the post office at lunch bundled up in layers of clothing),I don’t want to say something to offend you and get the “cold shoulder” (ha-ha), but I think we really appreciate you best in small doses and this dose is getting a little long. We DO appreciate the lack of wind, but we would not be offended if you wanted to breeze along for a while.Sincerely, A Person Tired of Feeling Stuck Inside ...more
Very cool! Thank you! :) @edavismore