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Alaskan Lingerie

This weekend it got chilly, down to 20 at night!  This prompted me to reach into my drawers of winter clothes and pull out my Alaskan Lingerie – the Flannel Nightie! Here’s a picture.  I’m not wearing it because that … Continue reading

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Spinning At Last!

For my 30th birthday (almost two years ago – yikes!) my parents generously fulfilled my birthday wish by giving me a beautiful spinning wheel.  It’s a Kromski Minstrel in Mahogany stain.  A beautiful, compact, double treadle wheel, it fits perfectly in our small cabin. … Continue reading

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Cranberry Pickin’

It’s that time of year in Fairbanks when the cranberries are ready for picking.  Last year we did no berry picking – we didn’t know where to find them.  I was afraid that this year would be the same, with … Continue reading

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A different kind of bravery

I haven’t had my hair cut in almost a year.  It was getting really long.  Like, ratty long.  I needed a cut.  We live in Alaska.  Plus, I couldn’t afford a cut.  Do you know where this is going? I … Continue reading

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The End of the Summer

It’s the end of the summer.  Fall is in the air.  I am knitting again, and dreaming of all the projects I want to cram in before the real cold sets in.  I realized the other day that my knitted … Continue reading

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Belle or the Beast?

Remember that scene from Beauty and the Beast where Belle is out in the winter garden feeding the birds and they come right to her hand?  And then later Beast is out there with birds perched all over his head … Continue reading

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It Looks Like Rain…

About an hour ago, Lee looked out the window and said, “Wow, it looks like rain!  Look how dark it is outside!” Now, back east, our first thought would be, Let’s make sure the windows are closed!  But not here. … Continue reading

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I’ve Returned!

Hi everyone!  I’m back after my science camp hiatus.  Science Camp was the hardest job I’ve ever had (minus that one waitressing job in Portsmouth where the computer screens were weird colors and the waitstaff never helped me but I … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Last night Lee and I went for an evening walk in Creamer’s Field.  The light was soft and warm at 9:00 (sun still up!) and walking through the field and past the ponds and into the boreal forest, I felt … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things….

There are so many things that one becomes accustomed to in their home town/region that you wouldn’t even imagine it could be different.  We’ve experienced so many different parts of life out here on a grand scale, that sometimes the … Continue reading

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