Monday, December 14, 2009

Catching Up

Well....we've been busy here in the far north. Christmas is secret santa gift is all put together (finally!) and ready to get in the mail. Our shopping for the kids is nearly done...mostly stocking stuffers is what we have left. We've begun our holiday baking- I say "we" because Jeff really gets into this time of year and enjoys all that comes with the season. The kids are done with school on Friday!!! I am SO excited to have them home for a couple of weeks. We'll be heading to Anchorage on New Years Day for the weekend.....excited for my family, but NOT excited about the 6 hour drive to get there. It's not the 6 hours, but the fact that we will only have a few hours of daylight for travel, so most of it will be done in the dark and there's always a moose or two lurking around. You don't want one of those coming through your windshield! Also, weather changes so quickly here and road conditions change with them. There are a few small towns along the road, but it's pretty remote. The good thing is, it's a well traveled road, so if something happens, help can arrive quickly. Geesh....can you tell that road freaks me out a bit????

Jada's doing ok. We've been lingering on the high side lately-- the low 200's have kept us company lately. She does have a slight cold, so that may be why. If I don't see a change in the next day or two, we'll have to do some adjusting, most likely to her Lantus, because she does come down after a meal correction, then bounces right back up again. We'll get it figured out!

Well...the snow has been falling beautifully all day- big, fat, fluffy flakes (trying saying THAT 5 times quickly). I could sit on my sofa all day and watch them fall with nothing but the tree lights on. However, there is laundry to fold, dishes to do and bathrooms to clean. All that, plus some holiday baking to do. I had better go.


phonelady said...

Oh my you are a busy woman and wow yes the roads do seem to freak me out at night too . I dont do much night driving because of my being partially night blind only when i try to drive at night . wow I hope it all goes well on your trip to anchorage .

Wendy said...

So happy to hear that everyone is doing well :) I can't wait to hear about your trip...and the drive!!!!

I'm with ya on the laundry, etc...when does it end?

Meri said...

I told my husband that blogging is becoming a full time job, I might have to let something laundry. I just don't have time for it anymore! HA HA! (So funny...but kinda true.)

Have a safe trip friend. And I hope you don't hit a moose...but how cool is it to see one!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I have not even started my shopping. Ok, not true, my extended family is done, but my immedient family is not. :( I will start this weekend. Christopher would love to see a moose. When he was in Vermont he knew he would see one, but didn't. Oh well. :) Praying for your safety.