Thursday, August 24, 2006

Retro August


First off, I have to say I had a lovely birthday. My best birthday present was Zoey. I had to work (note the uniform) and Tom had to be back in the classroom. In the evening while I was working, Tom was running a community council meeting. He was a busy guy, preparing for it, writing and printing agendas. Zoey was helping with Vivi. She took it on herself to bake my birthday cake. She got out all the ingredients, used the oven and mixer safely, looked up an icing in the cookbook and pulled it off. She even cleaned the kitchen. I am so proud of her, she is really taking on and tackling responsibilities. She's even doing it with style, if you would notice the raspberry heart on my cake.

It has been raining almost all of August. It is like the Augusts when we were kids up here, when we would spend time indoors playing Risk and Monopoly and dreading when school started. So, I was surprised when I woke up on my birthday to a lovely morning. There was even a rainbow in the neighborhood.






The peaks of the Chugach were clear, we hadn't seen them in days. And looky what they have on them. Yup, that's right, termination dust. SNOW. It's coming! I had some nice views up Eagle River Valley when I drove the girls out to Pepere's.



I also had a nice look at the Talkeetna's and Anchorage before I got to work. This leaves me wondering what the winter is going to be like.

Our respite is over, here is the weather today. Sigh....



Oh, and the fish I smoked last week, they turned out great. They are the best I have ever smoked. I want to do more! Tom is looking at a salmon fly rod to feed my desire to smoke fish. YIPPY!

2 comments:

Julie said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing! We had a pretty rainy August with you last year too. Say hi to the girls and Tom too. Come see us in Chicago...

Anonymous said...

Julie! We may just come to Chicago. I really want to go see some sights. Let's all hope I get some time off. Oh, and I here you all had a very special party for your folks. Tell them congratulations for me.