Wednesday, December 29

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So the last couple weeks I've been taking care of the Post Office since our post master left to Anchorage. She's been stuck in Dutch Harbor now for almost a week waiting for a plane to come home. We got about 4 flyable days this month. All the mail is sitting in Dutch Harbor waiting to come over. I still never got Roni's, my hubby's or my Christmas presents in yet. Not to mention my dogs are running really low on kibble. The puppies ate up all the puppy food and are eating adult food, which I don't have much of anymore. I ordered their food just after Halloween too!!

The weather has been acting funny. Some days it's cold out with an even colder wind chill... other days it's in the low to mid 40's, calm but foggy. Today is one of those warm, calm foggy days! I was able to get my Christmas cards in on one of the planes and got most of them back out (all but 10 that I need addresses for). They are finally getting to people the last couple days. Late but at least they got out!!

Veronika had a great 1st Christmas, opening presents from the grandparents, Aunts and Uncles!! We had a couple for her that we got back when we went to Seattle in Sept-Oct. I can't believe that she's already 9 months old!! She's been out of me for as long as she was in me!! She has all 4 top and bottom teeth for a total of 8 teeth!! She's currently 28lbs and 30.5in long!! She loves to pull up to standing and "cruise" around on anything she can hold onto! I've been slowly getting her to eat more chunkier foods, she loves fish and veggies and fruit!! I'm waiting on more baby food that my sister Ivy send down for her from Wal-Mart and Fred Meyer. Oh and I finally put her in size 5 diapers! Here at the Post Office she's been able to try out a walker, but only goes backwards! I think it's funny!!

The puppies are going to be 9 wks old tomorrow, time goes by way too fast. I already have to administer their 9wk puppy shots tomorrow, which I am not looking forward to doing. They all know their names and are learning simple commands. They are fully weaned and eating kibble now. Next week Chi Chi and Ashes will be ready to go to their homes! The rest I'm keeping, which includes Diego, Juarez, Tinker Bell and Snookii! So in a lil over a year I should have more puppies to sell - all of my puppies have full registration, fully de-wormed, will have their 2nd puppy shots and hopefully get their rabies vaccinations! The parents have great temperaments and I am getting them pad trained (potty trained). I just love having Chihuahuas! They will fall in the 6-8lb range! I am currently writing up a puppy contract by combining the contracts from my 3 previous Chi's!

Other than that the island has been pretty quiet. Josy and Tim threw a big dinner at their place on Christmas Eve, which is also the birth date of their youngest boy Ian! Veronika had fun being around all the family and friends, but by 45 mins I believe she got overwhelmed with everyone and started to get fussy. But there was a lot of great food and I had a great time! On Christmas we had a big ham dinner at my parents house with more family and friends! I love living where we are with most of our extended family!!

My nieces had a great time enjoying all the gifts I got them for Christmas! I had a great time shopping for them. I am still waiting for some stuff to come in for them. I heard I have like a plane load of stuff sitting at Pen-Air cargo waiting to come over to me. All the stuff I ordered from Kohls, Petsmart, Walmart, Amazon, Victoria's Secret, Wet Seal and a hand full of other places!! Well most is UPS, which is considered cargo and the rest was sent thru the USPS. Either way I should have a lot of stuff over there waiting to get to me that I've been waiting almost 2 months for!! Hopefully the weather clears and we can get some planes in and get all the stuff sitting over there over here!!

I still can't believe it's going to be 2011 already... I remember the whole Y2K frenzy like it was yesterday!! This year went by way too fast!! I am trying to upload pix of Veronika over the last couple months but blogger is having one of those days where it doesn't let me upload pix and when it does it goes super slow... but hopefully soon I'll have updated pix of her over the last couple months!!

Well I hope everyone has a prosperous, safe, fun New Years!! Take care Bloggers and we'll be "seeing" you next year!! Much love from my family to yours!!

Thursday, December 16

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wow really I haven't blogged at all this month?

Nothing really to blog about. The weather has been crappy all month. Blowing 60mph+ and gusting even higher. We haven't had a plane all month :( I'm patiently waiting for all my christamas gifts and cards to come in so I can get them back out in the mail. And I here I ordered everything last month!!

The temps have been hovering around freezing, the wind chill getting into the teens and 20's. Some days it warms up to around 40, melting all the ice. We still haven't gotten any snow yet that's stuck on the ground....

My puppies are getting bigger and bigger, I gave them their first puppy shots last week. I think it was harder on me than them. Everytime I'd give one a shot they would start to scream and run around like 10 secs after getting the shot and I would just want to cry.... but at least they are getting their vaccinations!! They are officially 7 wks old today... only a couple more weeks and the ones that are leaving us can go to their permanent homes! They all have such great personalities and know their names well now! I am starting to teach them basic commands such as sit, lay down and come here. I love when I go home and call for them and all my chi's come running to me!!

Veronika is getting bigger and bigger too! She's all about wanting to stand and "cruise". She'll walk if you hold her up! She's been able to get out ma ma and da da when she wants. She loves to play patty cake and clap her hands! And when she hears this certain bath toy that sings she gets so excited knowing she's going to take a bath! I'm starting to feed her more solid foods, but she still loves to eat her Gerber baby foods and cereals! I moved her into size 5 diapers this last Sunday and she's fitting 18month and 24 month/2T clothes! I just can't believe how fast the time is going by!! In a couple weeks she'll be turning 9 months old!! I still bring her to work with me, once I get her weaned I can start to leave her home with her dad, or if they grandparents want her she can go visit with them!

I missed the season finale of Hell's Kitchen last night due to power outages. I think the city needs to upgrade our generators and get all new ones. These ones are getting pretty old and starting to break down more and more.... it would only be smart to replace the generators since we got all new wiring laid down in town! Gosh my house got cold in the hour that the power was off, and I need to invest in more flashlights. Veronika didn't seem to care that the power was off as long as we had the flashlights lighting up our room! The puppies were scared and wondering why it was all dark though!

Oh please oh please I'm begging Mother Nature to give us a break in this crappy, windy weather for some flyable days so we can get mail on and off the island!! I would really like to get my neice's their christmas presents before christmas!! And I'd really like to be able to get my christmas cards in so I can get those out too.... We took pix of Veronika and family pix by using the timer mode and made picture christmas cards! Just hope the weather breaks so we can start to get planes once again....

Yesterday the Tribe threw an Elders Recognition Potluck (which they plan on doing every month). They recogonized George McGlashan, who happens to be the oldest person in the village at a young age of 84. There was lots of food and a really good powerpoint presentation of his life and family. He is my great-uncle (my grandma's brother). It's really nice for the Tribe to do that for our elders! Looking forward to the next one! I was soooo full when I went back to work, they had the potluck at lunch hour. Veronika was happy to eat all the great food there too!

I can't believe there is only 15 days left in 2010 and 9 days until Christmas!! I swear this year went by too fast!!

OK well take care and happy holidays bloggers and blog readers!! Until next time, ta ta for now (TTFN)!!

Wednesday, December 1