Sunrise 8:36 a.m. Sunset 6:18 p.m.
It's true, we've been having wintery weather. The kind that makes your toes wish for a pair of warm, fuzzy slippers when you skitter to the rest room in the middle of the night. The kind that brings a lovely green glow the sky and the most amazing moons I've ever seen. Though, you won't have known it today.
Today we had overcast skies, but I didn't mind because the air warmed to a lovely 37 degrees. I even wore short sleeves, with no coat, because frankly, I get darn tired of wearing a coat by spring time in Alaska. So I was a rebel, and went without. Dear God, please don't let me get sick.
I would have taken some pics of the auroras and the moon, but I've been busy. Readying the house, the pets, and the suitcases for our trip. Where are we going? I'll tell you in a minute. We have an awesome house/pet sitter. For us, it's the best of both worlds, and worth every penny. He takes care of the house, keeps the home fires burning, literally, and keeps the pets happy, fed, played with, and anxiety free. Which in turn, leaves us anxiety free. See? No complaints.
Brent and I are off to Minnesota. They've been having lovely weather and I certainly hope that they keep it around. As you can tell by today's short sleeves, I am sooooo not ready for winter. Let me tell you what I am ready for. Laughter with friends, family, the ones that have known me for so many years that I can't remember when they weren't there. Mom, Dad, family, family, family, hometown football games, Grandma and Grandpa. SHOPPING! Sorry, we have very little shopping here. Can you tell? Ha! Familiar places, familiar faces, my nephews and my darling niece. My Savannah girl, whom I miss so dearly that I have tears just hoping that she won't be shy, I need a Savannah hug. She was only 3 when I left. Shannon. And more shopping!
We've been loving our life in Alaska. And truthfully, it hasn't really hit me how much I've been missing certain people from my "old" life. Sometimes it feels like years ago, which technically it was, but let's not split hairs here people, other days it feels like we were just packing up that little aluminum trailer and hitting the not-so-dusty trail. I had no idea how much I'd love it here, or how much my life would change. How much I'd change.
So, I'm signing off. I'll check in when I can, but really, I make no guarantees. I'm going to savor every moment. Happy autumn!!!