Heather's Blog

Dec 30, 2009
My friend Tony Tengs called today from Juneau, out of the blue, a blue moon gift, it seemed. Tony is a songwriting genius, find him and The Preserves at iTunes and have a listen. My current favorites... Read More...
Dec 28, 2009
Halfway through church on Sunday we paused to bless the new coffee pot.  Dwight led the procession to the kitchen carrying a cross, and Jan and Deacon Georgia and Nancy-- all in their vestments--... Read More...
Dec 27, 2009
 The timing of our snowshoe up to Camp Weasel for Tom and Jane's Boxing Day open house was perfect. My friend Linnus and I managed to be outside in just about all of the available daylight, join Tom... Read More...
Dec 26, 2009
 Ziggy came to church on Christmas Eve. Ziggy is an Australian cattle dog, with big ears and a rough red and gray coat. He is a year old, but appears older, partly because of the gray in his fur, but... Read More...
Dec 23, 2009
There's a winter storming today, for weather that poses an "imminent threat to life and property" according to the weather service. Which is a bit melodramatic, to say the least. Eight inches of snow... Read More...
Dec 22, 2009
JJ made us waffles this morning, and they were so good I thought I'd share her recipe. Plus, it is crazy around here. My daughter Sarah and her husband Brian are in Juneau waiting for the baby. They... Read More...
Dec 21, 2009
 What did one Christmas tree say to the other? You light me up.  
Dec 20, 2009
 It's the last Sunday in Advent, so we lit the fourth candle on the Advent wreath, and sang the first verse plus verses 5 thru 8 in "O Come Emanuel." We also sang one of my favorite's, "People, Look... Read More...
Dec 19, 2009
 The new Dispatch column is up, and it is about the changing of the guard in the snow dragon. And, today is the last chance bazaar at the ANB Hall, borough clerk Julie Cozzi will be singing, and if... Read More...
Dec 19, 2009
 We missed the party at the Klondike last night because an old friend arrived from Anchorage, over the rivers and passes and through the snow. He was kind of groggy from the 900 mile drive,... Read More...
Dec 17, 2009
 I sort of promised to write about Sarah's baby shower in my Dispatch column this week, but I was a little frantic, the way I am on a deadline (today at 4:00pm) and I couldn't find my notes. So I... Read More...
Dec 17, 2009
 Tonight the Haines  A'Capella Women's Choir (HAWC with a hard C) will be rehearsing at the new Haines Assisted Living home (HAL)  from 6:00-7:00. (Click the link for the Dec.16 KHNS feature to hear... Read More...
Dec 16, 2009
 Three cheers for Lenise Henderson-Fontenot  who has bucked the seasonal Haines trend by opening a Main Street store instead of closing one. The Rusty Compass coffee and gift shop is open afternoons... Read More...
Dec 16, 2009
It is still dark,  and I am listening to the sounds of my house waking up. The radio is on in the kitchen and in the upstairs bathroom. My son is playing his guitar and singing "A Boy Named Sue". My... Read More...
Dec 14, 2009
On my way to jog I checked on the chicken coop. I unplugged the electric fence, scooped some cracked corn and layer mix into the feeder and found one cool egg in the laying boxes. Four hens, one egg... Read More...
Dec 13, 2009
 The pines are the preferred tree by old-timers and those in the know, because their needles are soft, they last longer in the house, and I suspect,  because they are really hard to find and even... Read More...
Dec 12, 2009
 This week's column is up at the Alaska Dispatch. They are posted every Friday night. It is a busy day today, we are off to skate at 11 mile ( I will wear a helmet) find a Christmas tree somewhere up... Read More...
Dec 11, 2009
Tomorrow evening at the Legion the Haines Uglys (yes, that's how they spell it) --formerly the U.M.F.s,  which stands for exactly what you might guess, thus the name change-- will host their annual... Read More...
Dec 09, 2009
There may be only 11 days until the shortest the day of the year, but the bears are still moving. I know they are up the Chilkat River feeding on dying salmon in the open leads because hunting guides... Read More...
Dec 09, 2009
 Quick, before it snows, my friend Tom says the ice skating is perfect at 11 mile. Also, Jesse Piper is going to the state wrestling tournament and Tiana Taylor is helping to raise funds for his... Read More...
Dec 09, 2009
 The Christmas holidays are in full swing in Haines. There is only one bazaar left, at the ANB Hall this Saturday. We've had the Lighting of the Library and the Lighting of the Fort, the Christmas... Read More...
Dec 07, 2009
I did get both flu shots on Friday, the H1N1 and the seasonal flu, and survived the weekend without anything worse than a sore arm. But, I made a mistake--the H1N1 shot is Free-- it is the seasonal... Read More...
Dec 05, 2009
My friend Bobbi used to take media-fasts, something I reminded all of us who keep compulsively clicking on all news about T.W.I.W.N.N. in my last Dispatch column. All I can say is thank goodness for... Read More...
Dec 03, 2009
 Here's a what I have learned about olive oil from my daughters: when one was eight, she taught me that olive oil is a great way to remove head lice. We rubbed her hair (and ours) in it, then wrapped... Read More...
Dec 01, 2009
 Sorry to be quiet today. I got locked out of my blog and couldn't get back in. These cyber offices are not for the forgetful. Write passwords down and put them someplace besides the pile of papers... Read More...

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