Have been busy of late so have not gotten out a new update for a bit.
Well, if all goes well, I will begin class on March 31 and will be out of the starting gate and on to my newest adventure. Will keep you abreast of how this goes. I am looking forward to learning something new. Best part is, one never knows where it will take one.
If you know me even a wee little bit you are aware of my obsession with all things Iditarod. The race has been difficult this year due to the lack of snow and more than a few teams have scratched or were withdrawn. But the best part is happening right now. Aliy is tearing it up this year and is giving the boys a run for their money. Buser is right behind her and thinks he is going to catch her. It has been too long since a woman has won. Go check it out, there are just a couple of days left.
I get to roll up my sleeves and delve into the mysteries of my toliet tank this weekend. I have the parts in hand and that new flapper is going in whether it wants to or not. So for pure visual effect here, just imagine me holding a small flashlight in my teeth and nudging my glasses up my nose so they will not fall into the tank and trying to get the things which unscrew unscrewed and rescrewed and the chain attached….well you get the picture…..I refuse to listen to that water run one more day. Success will be mine says the toilet tank flapper fixer. A high five for the person who can tell me the name of the entertainer who did a routine about “copper clappers”.
Oh I am requesting a moment of silence for my phone. Unfortunately I have gotten the report back, it is terminal. The iphone 4 is on life support. It butt dials while it is sitting quietly by itself on the kitchen table and on my desk and on my nightstand. Apparently it is experiencing early onset dementia. As well it randomly now taking photos. Then when I do make it call it will not let me hang up.
The big news of the week is that I got tossed out of a crime scene by the local deputy sheriffs this past week. Well if they would of moved the traffic cones back across the parking lot entrance I would never have gone down through the three lines of orange traffic cones…….He did not need to turn and place his hand on his revolver while yelling at me. A nice please mam this is a closed scene would of been sufficient. But after I had returned back up the ramp and through all three lines of orange traffic cones and had stopped to talk with another car, he came screaming up the hill in his car, jumps out and hollars “You lady with the camera get OUT of here!” I did not want to take pictures of his measly old crime scene, I was taking pictures of the bridge and the water level which had dropped AND I was out of the crime scene area. Besides I later found out, the bones had been there about 75 years as it was, not like it was an emergency……..geez.
Spring is here and life is returning to the Kittitas Valley. The Eagles have left to continue their trip to Alaska, the fields are full of new born calves and proud Momma’s, there are Snowdrops showing up in the local gardens and apparently there are exercises underway down at the Firing Center. A steady whoomp whoomp over the course of the past week. Takes me back to the years of living close to the military firing ranges while a military wife. It will be fun to see what spring and summer look like in this area. There is much to look forward to as the Rodeo is here over Labor Day weekend and then during Oct and Nov I will be have a showing of some of my photos in Downtown Ellensburg along with a friend who will be showing some of her photos and art work. When I let myself think about that, I get a bit nervous and find myself out stalking the area for the “perfect” shot. Trust me, there will be Alaska photos as well…More about this as time gets closer.
As always life is good.