Archive for February, 2011

my mind is elsewhere.

Work is finally picking up some, but I can’t manage to get excited about “season” and making money. Thankfully I am still able to make money whether I am in the mood or not. I’m not sure if my mind is already on the road, or I just went so long without doing a thing at work that I can’t change my mind frame to being busy at work.  Just about 2 more weeks until I can put in my two weeks.  There will definitely be pros and cons to going back to hourly work.

While I was at work today about a half mile down the beach, at Vanderbilt Beach, a man was run over by a boat. His leg was severed and the rescue team was unable to locate it.  Pretty horrible thing to imagine happening while taking a swim in the ocean. I’ve always found it sad that the greatest thing in life we have to fear is one another.

the updates are few and far between because my computer has given up on me. I’m beginning to wonder if I was in some sort of accident as a child where there was a magnetic plate put in me. Not sure what else could cause all these problems with technology I am constantly facing.


The Sing-Song-A-Long

The beautiful perfect Disney image of morning. The sun greeting the earth, warming up the land and animals, and the tiny little song birds welcoming the new day. A Disney princess pushing open the shutters, wind blowing her hair every so perfectly, to sing-a-long and welcome the new day.

Except in my beautiful real world, the bird that is sitting outside of my window singing everyday seems to be some sort of mockingbird that has spent its 4 note sing-song life around what my mind can only comprehend as 1) a smoke detector

2) a fire truck (alarm on)

3) an alarm clock

4) and a home alarm security test sound

And oh how he must be proud of his perfect imitations. Surprising, and not assuming to me, there has been more than one occasion where these sounds are actually playing a large part of a dream I am having before I wake up to the cruel reality that waking up does not make the sounds go away, but actually makes them louder.

If it were possible to sleep through this birds serenading morning song, I don’t. It always seems to begin right around the time Rhet gets home from work and into bed. Which has turned more into a shift change now because I cannot so easily fall back asleep and ignore the beautiful serenade that is happening, that would just be inconsiderate.

So here I am shutters pushed open, my hair waving in the wind, welcoming in the day with these beautiful song birds. coffee clutched tightly, lion mane bed head , and using all my powers to not buy a sling shot. Good Morning.


For all the are curious, which hopefully include everyone 🙂 Dill took her last round of medicine this morning and has been noticeably improving every day.  She has not started to sonic bounce again yet, but she has been able to get on the couches and in and out of the tub with, which looks like some pain, but she seems to be on her way to a perfect recovery. The recovery stages after I brought her home from the vet seemed to take a lot longer than predicted and we were starting to get worried she would not regain mobility to her hind legs, but this little party girl is up and bouncing again.

from baybe to woman to the slightly ambiguous

Dill is currently at the vet having her lady surgery. She was very upset with me when I dropped her off :/


Send some positive energy her way.



Valentines Day Lovies

Happy Birthday Mum.

Happy almost Valentines Day <3

Things are going well here.

Ash(+boy) and Robin O came to visit last weekend! It was so great to see both of them. Didn’t do too much besides enjoy each others company. Rhet,  also had the same days off and got to hang out with everyone for the weekend. So I was extra spoiled!

Been working more, had an okay day at work. Good money wise, but just couldn’t get in the mood to be there. This elusive “season” everyone keeps mentioning might actually arrive. I had started to give up on the idea of working, or being busy at work, but it seems things are starting to change. Too bad I’m already one foot out the door. 🙂

Got and new phone, ( one that has a touch screen and can take pictures, who would have figured I could be so fancy ). Very big up-grade, but i’m sure it will come in handy.

Dill has her vet appointment on Wednesday. I am sure she will be okay, but I am still worried about her. It’s hard to find people who will spay bunnies,

baby mall bunnies

mainly because most owners don’t do it. I cannot believe people don’t get their bunnies spayed! Yes, she is not going to be out frolicking with nasty boy bunnies, but everything I have read says that 80% of little girl bunnies will die by the age of 4 from cancer if you dont get them spayed. and 80% is the conservative number. I was playing with baby bunnies at the mall a couple of days ago and the half-witted sales lady asked me why I would get my bunny spayed if I wasn’t planning on buying a new bunny…. maybe because my bunny deserves to live a  full, long, cancer free life.. but besides that lady, I’m sure you are qualified to sell these animals to any 5-year-old with enough money.

Carrot tops are delicious

People who don’t take care of their pets should not have any.

catchmeifyoucan ketchikan

My computer currently has AIDS and I am using the library computer, So until further notice, there will be no pictures 😦

Was able to meet up with mum and dad in Tierra Verde on Sunday evening for their anniversary. They’ve been together longer then they have been apart, and that’s something pretty crazy all in its own.

Tierra Verde Sunset

Watched an amazing sunset and went out for dinner with Aunt Kerry and Uncle Bobby. Came home early to not work, but have been reassured again that this is the last time and I am going to be busy busy from here on out… ..::yawn::.

Ashley, her boy, and Robin O come in this weekend. The stars have possible also aligned to give Rhet a break from work as well it seems, but we aren’t positive just yet.


I did it! I made a decision. May 3rd I will become the new office manager for Southeast Seas Kayaks in Ketchikan, Alaska.

There were a lot of factors considered, but I knew once I made a choice I wouldn’t look back, and I have made my choice.

I was worried about spending my whole summer inside.. in an “office”, I was worried about not jumping on an opportunity to see as many whales as possible, but I all things considered, this job was able to offer me exactly what all good office jobs are, stability. Guaranteed 40 hours (more if I am up for it). With only having to work 5 days a weeks. Most likely a set schedule of Sunday – Thursday 7am-3pm.(I am thinking the sun wont be setting until 10pm)

(who knows if I am able to work 40 hours anymore, it has taken some time, but I seem pretty adjusted to the 8 hours a week I have been working)

Although this would typically seem mind numbing, After spending the last 3 months having no idea when or for how long I should expect to work, a set schedule sounds relaxing.

Also, yes, I did not accept a position in the great outdoors… BUT I will typically have 2 days in a row off, giving me a chance to spend time in which ever part of the outdoors I want, and set days off means less stress of waiting to see next weeks schedule and trying to switch shifts around to be able to have days off with Rhet. They have also offered to cross train me as an assistant kayak guide, so I am pretty excited for that experience!
(things are going back to normal with Rhet working outside and me back inside, this winter season was a nice change for both of us, well at least for me)

So, I for a while I wasn’t sure what choice to make, but I figured when you can’t decide, it’s probably safe to take the more responsible route. I figure as a 25-year-old college graduate it won’t kill me to add a little more management experience to my resume.