Wednesday, May 25

Bell Peppers and Veronika

Store bought pepper on the left, my homegrown pepper on the right!

Another plant comparing store bought to the ones I grewMy Pretty Princess in her cute Hello Kitty outfit!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

So we're debating whether or not to go to Dutch on the ferry again this weekend. I just don't like having to wake up around 4AM to get ready and by 5AM be down at the dock ready to board the ferry, then hoping they have staterooms available so I can lay Roni back down to sleep. But I am running low on my 16oz Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee+Energy Vanilla Flavor! I still can't find a vendor who will ship them to our store for us!

My bell peppers are about store bought size, so I was thinking of harvesting a couple and making stuffed bell peppers for dinner! I still don't understand why they are green and not yellow or orange when the seeds are from yellow and orange bell peppers.... I was thinking maybe they would change as they ripen but nope they are all still green.....

So I am stuck on what to write in my Personal Essay for my ENGL 111x course. I have to write an essay about an experience in my life where I learned something about my strengths or weaknesses. So I was thinking about writing about how no matter what you read, advise from other or watch on tv, nothing will have you more prepared to give birth than actually going thru with it. I am working on my patterns of organization, brainstorming and trying to figure out just how to get it started and send it in to my instructor. I'm excited to get my class started!! Looks like it might be a bit challenging but I hope to get a good grade on it!

I hope the weather dries up and starts to warm up, I'm jealous of the weather that Anchorage has been having!! It's nice and warm up there with sunny weather, while it's cold and wet down here... at least it's not as windy as it usually is! Not sure when we last got a plane in, going on a couple days now at least! I'm patiently waiting for CODs to come in from Wal-Mart (Cash on Delivery), I am running low on diapers for Roni so hopefully those come in and soon!! What I don't get is my mother-in-law got her chain saw in before I even got one COD in, and I did hers last before we left! You'd think that the ones I did before that would have made it in by now.... oh well "hurry up and wait" as my father-in-law would say!!

So Veronika is learning who she can wrap around her little finger! She knows I won't budge to her demands but both sets of grandparents and her daddy will not let her cry and lets her get her way! I won't let her rule me over though! She's a great lil girl but can get bossy at times! I still can't believe she has around 12 teeth in her mouth! I think it's time to start weaning her from nursing. She loves to brush her teeth and brush her hair and is starting to learn how to put her clothes on! One day she had her coat and hat on like she was all ready to go somewhere!

I'm looking forward to finally going to steam bath, taking bubble baths and long showers! For the last 3.5 weeks I've been caring for my new tattoo I got begining of the month, but pretty soon it should be fully healed and I can get it wet! Not fair that the hubby is cooking steam bath today and I can't go! Sounds soooo good too!

Oh and did I forget to mention that I think I have the flu that's going around? My stomach doesn't hurt and I'm not throwing up, but I have a fever and hot/cold chills and my body is aching really bad... I know a steam bath would help relax me but I can't be going (see previous paragraph). This is my first time getting sick since before I got pregnant with Veronika! Not to mention I strained/pulled a muscle in my neck and was told that it's going to take 10-14 days for it to heal! And since I'm still nursing Roni and I have ulcers I can only take so much medicine to help me, tylenol doesn't seem to be helping me much with the pain but at least it knocks the fever down! I just hope I'm feeling better and soon!

Ok well I hope all is going great with you bloggers and blog readers out there in the world! Until next time take care and TTFN!!

Monday, May 23

Signs of summer

Akutan as seen from the ferry on May 14, 2011

A special effect (sports shot) on my phone's camera

Roni on the 4-wheeler!

A little daisy popping up in my yard!

Humpback whale in our bay, May 22, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Well it’s getting to be more and more like summer out there!! We had our first humpback whales come thru the other day, looked like a mother and a calf. The weather is warming up and the dandelions are starting to sprout up everywhere. I am trying to pluck them all out of my yard, speaking of which we mowed for the first time this year last Wednesday!! Today is the spring clean up and there are bunches of people outside picking up trash then they are going to have a little bbq afterwards at the ball field! Too bad I’m stuck inside working and I can’t go out and help!

So I am officially a college student once again! I am registered for English 111X thru UAF’s Distance Ed course! I am excited, I just got my booked and class schedule in on Saturday! Going to be interesting to be taking a class again! My first lesson is a Personal Essay about an experience I had that I learned from and shows a strength or weakness. I am trying to figure out what to write about now…… I know for sure I can’t be using that many periods when I turn in my essay!

So we went to Anchorage for the APICDA community conference beginning of this month, was really good to see all of my APICDA family members!! Too bad it’s only once a year that we all get together!! I got a new tattoo from the Inked Monkey Tattoo Shop!! I won a $60.00 gift certificate to them from participating in KWHL’s (radio station in Anchorage) picture caption contest on Facebook. I am really pleased with the work Isidra did!!! She’s an awesome artist!! I recommend all my friends to go see her if you plan on getting a tat in Anchorage!!!

Also while in Anchorage, my hubby got me the new Galaxy S phone for my birthday! I love him lots and I love my phone!! It’s awesome!!! I think the main thing I love doing on it is playing games and getting online!! Right now I’m hooked on playing Angry Birds!! LOL I got my hubby hooked playing that game too!! I loved spending time with my sister Ivy and my niece Aaliyah!! She is and always will be auntie’s baby!!! She even stayed the night with us one night and we got to go swimming and spend a lot of quality time together!! I love and miss them both lots! Wish it was easier to see them instead of having to take a 3.5 hr flt that costs an arm and a leg!!!

Veronika is growing and growing everyday! She’s starting to get some words out and knows what certain things are when you ask her. She’s getting good at putting stuff in the garbage but she’s still to learn that not everything goes in there! I have to keep an eye on what’s in the garbage before I take it out to be picked up! She loves going out and playing in the yard and running around on the boardwalk! She doesn’t really like hard shoes but I have her some of those all leather shoes that doesn’t bother her feet. Soon though I will get her used to regular shoes since the leather shoes only go up to a certain size! I got her the cutest little Extra Tough boots when we went to Dutch Harbor on the ferry!!

On May 14, 2011 – My hubby’s 28th birthday, we went to Dutch on the state ferry Tustemena! It was a little rough going over but we slept thru it all! We got a lot of shopping done; when we were checking out I couldn’t stop and think of that extreme couponing show!! I loaded up on the 16oz Starbucks Double shots Coffee + Energy in vanilla flavor!!! I can’t find a vendor who sells those drinks and I only seem to get them when I’m off the island, so I made sure to clear their fridges of them when we were over there! Those are my morning pick me ups M-F!! It was a nice ride coming back home, I took my hubby and brother-in-law Don J to halibut burger dinner…. My mom could have made a better burger but hey it was still good!

My puppies are getting full grown, they all have their own personalities and I love them all so much! Cleaning up after them is a different story but it has to be done! I hope to maybe build a small fenced in area in my yard for them to play in – going to for sure make sure it has a roof on it so eagles don’t get any smart ideas!!

My bell peppers are almost ripe for the picking! I was comparing some store bought bell peppers to the ones on our plants and ours are about the same size and bigger!! I always tell my hubby “that one is perfect for stuffing” and he always laughs at me! I got my flower and vegetable seeds started and hope they sprout here with in the week so I can get them outside. I believe we are past the danger of frost (crossing my fingers). I also think my apple tree is ready to be planted outside with a support system of course so the wind doesn’t tear it apart! I’m excited to see my flowers growing! I need to get the hubby going on making me flower boxes to hang off the porch now!! Some of the flower seeds I’m going to just sprinkle over my back yard and hope they sprout!!

The airport project is in full swing! They have a full campsite set up! They have cable tv, internet, and telephones!!! It’s pretty exciting to see them getting everything going!! The boat harbor project is progressing faster than I thought it would! They have a lot of work done up there! From the plane you can really see how fast they are moving on that project! I was surprised when we flew home and got to see it! I want to go to Akun now and see what’s going on with the airport project!!

School is out and we have kids returning back for the summer! Always great to see all the kids our town has, too bad most of them leave end of the summer to attend schools elsewhere! I still can’t believe how fast the year has gone by and it’s already around the end of May!! Gosh my baby is going to be 14 months old!!! I am ready to have another baby!!

We are planning our vacation end of the year… budgeting and looking for places to stay and what to do! I want to go on vacation before I have to start paying full fare for Veronika’s tickets! After we come back I will tell everyone what we did and where we went…. Until then this is as much information I will disclose about our trip for security reasons! :D

So my Scentsy project is going great! I love having new customers and hearing feedback from people about the products! I can’t begin to explain how much I love their products and I am excited to get other people hooked on it! I think I have a Scentsy pot in at least half of the households here on the island. I also do a monthly drawing for a brick of your favorite scent. To enter all you do is make an order! Last month my winner was Shannon Williams!! I also offer free replacements on the warmer’s light bulbs! This month’s warmer is called Magellan and the scent is Amber Road: Open a box of treasure, hand-picked from exotic lands, to discover glowing red cedar and resinous incense. To order visit my website: I thank all of you who checked out my website and ordered from me! Also if you’d like to host a party let me know!!

I can’t wait for the fish to start showing up and the warm sunny days to come! Picnics and going out in the skiff!! I still can’t believe that summer is here already! Oh I saw my first bumble bee the other day, geeez they are huge! Makes you wonder how they even fly?!?
I still can’t believe that I’m 28 years old, married with a child and my dog pack living in my home town working hard and trying to make time to enjoy all the little things in life!! Time has a way of slipping right by us and next thing we know it’s been 10 years! This year marks 10 years since I graduated from High School, which I remember like it was last year! Next thing I know I’ll be attending Veronika’s graduation…. Gosh!!!

Ok well bloggers until next time, take care and keep in touch!!

By the way I’m still trying to upload pix from Veronika over the last couple months and from her birthday! Our internet went out for about a month so I wasn’t able to do anything online!