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Letters to Nowhere

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Etiquette for Burgulars

While my husband and I were laying in bed this morning we heard noise coming from the hallway.

One glance at the clock showed it was 8:30. My son doesn't get up before noon. So, I casually mentioned to Les that either James was up or we were being robbed.

He looks at the clock and says, "I'll wait till he's done peeing before I clobber him with the golf club." Yes, of course, what was I thinking *smile*.

A few seconds later the bathroom noises stop and we hear, Clang, Crash, Crumple as my son staggered back down the hall, banging off the metal closet doors on each side like a billiard ball only to end up... on the couch asleep.

tomorrow, we go to the school to get him registered.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Life In the NorthWest Territories.

Only here could this paragraph be totally OK .. not only that but.. be perfectly normal.

"Wake up honey.. It's 10 pm. James is in the shower. Your dinner's in the 'fridge. There are two lovely oak bar stools in the laundry. My curlers are in the sink.

Oh.. and the steamer is now an autoclave..."

My husband works nights. However, instead of sleeping this morning we all went fishing. (James and Les both caught fish. I was the official photographer)

We did laundry today. Our laundry room is where people in the building drop off stuff they no longer need or want. I saw two great bar stools. And a box of hair-dresser quality curlers (which I bleached) and a box of metal hair clips they use to hold curlers in place, separate hair or dying etc.. (that's the autoclave part)

It's 2nd hand heaven here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We Saw The Light(s)

Tonight, for the first time, I and my son saw the "Northern Lights".

They were (according to Les, my husband) faint. But wow... They were so fricken cool we called James, my son, out of his bed to look at it.

We slapped a pair of jeans over my son's PJs and put a jacket on him and ran outside to.. well... GAWK at the faint, but growing stronger shifting, dancing bands of green-ish light that drifted across the sky.

James stared up at it for almost 20 minutes. I leaned against Les' car and rubber-necked at the sky. There is no other way to put it.

Wow! AND.. It'll only get better.

Now it's not only cool cuz we have bear shaped license plates, but we have the Aurora Borealis.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Make my fantasies come true!

I live in a house with a man and a boy.

All it would take to shock a big O outta me would be finding the toilet seat DOWN.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Times Fun when you're having flies

Or some such.

So how's the Great White North? Yellowknife is pretty nice. I'm going stir crazy without a job. Happy home maker of the year is not my style.

All things considered we are doing really well. James is making friends and having fun. He's only done serious bleeding once. Whoo Hoo. Considering how accident prone he is that's a miracle.

The first 3 weeks or so here were hard because it never really got dark. Now there is some night and I'm sleeping alot better. However the last week has been COLD.

To put this into perspective in Macon, Georgia where I lived until 2 months ago the temperatures today were Low: 74 High 105

Here in Yellowknife it was HIGH: 55 Low: 48. Damn that's November or December weather in Georgia. Even the cat is freaking out. She comes out on the balcony and POOF she's fluffed up like a pom-pom trying to stay warm.

However the bugs and mosquitoes are worse here than they were in Georgia. Hard to believe but very true. Hopefully they wont live much longer.

So all in all. Things are well. Even if they feel a little odd, and that will get better once James is in school and I can look for work.

Yes, I've been criminally lax about blogging. I'll do better, I promise!

Anna we did the camera, thank you. I'll try to give you and moon a call this weekend.