Monday, March 17, 2008

Snowy Monday Morning

It's snowy. It's Monday. It's early. It's all good.

I hope to have an ordinary day at work today. I hope that I have a moment to compose a letter to a 68 year old filipino woman I have "adopted". What does someone write to a person who lives in a bamboo hut with a dirt floor? Her husband is dead, her only child is also deceased. I can't think of one thing to say that wouldn't sound arrogant and show off-y - other than she is in my prayers every day.

I spoke with my nephew on Saturday and finally bought the tickets for my flights to Alaska. I am staying there for 10 days! I wanted to make sure he was OK with a long stay since I am staying at his house for most of that! I have also booked a trip for the day after the marathon - I am taking a train trip to Denali National Park and will stay there for 2 nights, then take the train back to Anchorage. The prices went up $50., just between Friday and Saturday... and I have no idea how much they went up since I started looking at them. It pays to be prompt when paying for anything impacted by the price of oil... like transportation, food, clothing... etc., in other words, every single thing you purchase.

I better get ready for work. The commute is going to be a bear. The roads are coated with ice and snow. I am so grateful my commute is less than 9 miles each way.
Go over and wish Daave a Happy Birthday! Happy Happy Birthday my friend!

7 comments:

dAAve said...

I know that Alaska trip will be memorable.
Thanks for the b-day wishes and for putting my most current picture up.

Scott W said...

But I would swear Dave stopped smoking!

Trudging said...

Oooooooooo I would love to go to Denali National Park! That sounds wonderful

Syd said...

What a cool guy that Dave is! You sound happy and busy.

Zane-nawwaa said...

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. It's 80 out on my patio. Be careful today. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Pam said...

I want the cigarette in daves mouth...kinda.
I can't believe it's still winter there!!!

Zane-nawwaa said...

NOT FOR PUBLICATION!
I get comments from the devil from down under almost daily and I just get so much satisfaction out of hitting REJECT. Just wanted to share this with YOU.