Saturday, January 20, 2007

Change in plans

Though it's not totally official yet (waiting on the new contract), no Florida for me, I'm staying in Fairbanks for another 13 weeks. I will be home for 2 weeks following the completion of my 1st assignment. I'm excited about coming home for two weeks, and excited about being here in Fairbanks a little longer. This way I'll get to see the ice carvings, and the dog sled races downtown plus several other conventions and such that I can't think of right now.
Since I've decided to stay, yesterday I went out and bought some cross country skis!!! I'm sooooo excited about it because it's been years since I've been able to ski! I'm hoping to get some more winter scapes, but this time with out any buildings or roads!!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Chena Hot Springs run #2

Well, last week, Martina and I headed out to Chena Hot Springs to do some shoeing, when we were about 30 miles out, the wind started to pick up....have you ever seen a snow devil? We saw plenty on the way there & when we arrived. It wasn't a hard decision to make when we got out of the truck that we weren't going to be doing any shoeing that day. The temp was already -20, factor in what I'm guessing was at least 20-30 mile an hour winds.....don't want to think about the wind chill factor...BBBrrr.
Since we weren't about to waste an hours drive, we pretty much spent the day in the water, well, 90 minutes the first go round, then had lunch and got back in for about another 2 or so hours. We are planning on going back in a week or so to give it another go for both Martina & I want to do some shoeing and cross country skiing out in the Chena area.

"The odds are good, but the goods are odd."

I've been getting alot of slack lately for not posting lately, so, here goes!

Everyone's been wondering what I did for New Years.
Was busy running my butt off for I was working that night. Nothing really exciting happened, other than a couple patients wishing me a "Happy New Year" when I came in their room when it was after midnight.

Another big thing on people's minds: Have I got myself a man yet? The answer to that is NO. One of my co workers put it quite eloquently, "The odds are good, but the goods are odd." And I couldn't agree with that more. Most of the "normal" men are "imports" and they are already taken!!!