Friday, April 25, 2008

Brian's First Snow Angel

DSCN0390, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Brian made his first snow angel this evening. He wasn't crazy about the whole cold wet stuff in his face. He did a nice job though. Can you believe we've had over a foot of snow since 9am this morning??? It's April 25th for goodness sake!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Surprise Gift

This came in the mail yesterday for Brian. It was made by a woman who lives in Fallon, NV. Her name is Kathleen Gross and she is the mother of a young man, Justin that Brad and I befriended during some trying times for him. Anyhow, I would have never in a million years expected this. What a beautiful gesture.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Satisfaction Guaranteed

My neighboring Starbucks on Elmendorf, AFB

The barista makes my coffee.

Their pledge of service - Your drink should be perfect, every time. If not, let us know and we'll make it right.

My usual is a Grande Breve, no foam, one sugar. They get it right almost every time. The down side, I only go there when I go to the PX, which is only about once a month. So I usually go to the one of Fort Richardson which is only a few blocks from my house. Same order, totally not right almost every time.
When my husband gets it for me, he doesn't realize that its wrong until he gets home and hands to to me. By then, I just deal with it because no one is going back there to get it right. Last time I stopped in there was last Thursday after the Post Office and I ordered my usual and the first thing she did was to put Splenda in my cup. I reminded her that I had asked for sugar and her comment back to me was that I didn't state SUGAR IN THE RAW! Since when is SPLENDA sugar?????
After she finished making it, she capped it and pushed it towards me. I picked it up and realized immediately that there was foam so I took the cap off and asked her to remove the foam - if looks could kill....
My point is obvious, don't post a sign promising something you are not willing to keep.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sh1t the Gorgeous Green Monster

This is Sh1t, the gorgeous green monster, who travelled all the way from Scotland to be with me. I bought him from Fi at Moose and Bear Crafts to accompany my Dammit doll. I got her a long time ago from a friend who must have thought I would need her at different moments in my life.

One of the main attractions I have towards Sh1t, the gorgeous green monster, besides his lovely smile and wonderful green color, is his name. It happens to be my dad's favorite word. He didn't like cussing, in fact he would get mad ifsomeone started using profanity but he loved the word Sh1t and I think partly because it pissed off my aunt.
When he passd away, the minister came to his house to discuss the memorial with my brother and I. My daughter was sitting with us and the minister asked her what she would remember most about her grandfather. What was the most important thing he taught her, and she thought for a moment and said - "Sh1t, he taught me how to say his favorite word, sh1t." The minister smiled with a lot of understanding - she knew my dad well.
I love my new monster Sh1t and I think my dad would have too.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

liquid love you

liquid love you, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


...honored!! Fi at Moose and Bear Crafts tagged me today.

Here are the rules:
1. link to the person that tagged you.
2. post the {very important} rules on your blog.
3. list 6 very unimportant, random nothings about yourself {should be an easy one}

Here are my random things about me.
1. I love thunderstorms (and miss them here in AK).
2. I have recently begun to enjoy Judge Judy and Live with Regis and Kelly
3. One of my favorite albums of all time is Men at Work's Business as Usual.
4. I don't really like seafood, despite being raised on the Gulf of Mexico.
5. I really love to walk on the beach, not to tan, but to put my feet in the sand.
6. I have an addiction to glass vessels.

I hope I did it right Fi. So now I want to tag Design Sponge, Pamdora, Sarah Raffuse and MommyFooFoo - YOU ALL ARE IT!!

Snow in April

Snow in April, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

We went for a drive today and this is what we saw here in Alaska. Snow, snow, snow!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Brian and applesauce

My grandson enjoying his applesauce and his mommy. I think he's the cutest baby ever!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


sheltered, originally uploaded by isa13.

Ask you shall receive. I love her macros and I commented that I would like to see more and voila! Tres bien!

Jump Jump Jumparoo!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Encore

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Too Much Candy

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