Monday, May 6, 2013

Yucky Day, but it got better!

This is what it looked like at around 9AM or so on Thursday May 2nd.  Where we live we got a total snow fall of 15 inches. It knocked out the power in town for more then 12 hours, as it was a heavy wet snow and branches fell all over the lines and stuff.  Being that we had now power when I got home, I couldn't cook dinner (Bummer huh?) So T.J. and I went out to dinner in Eau Claire. So bummed that I did not get to do dishes that night!

Let's now flash forward to today, May 6th. (Oh sorry, no pics of it) but the grass is getting green and all the snow is GONE!  Where could 15 inches of snow go to?  Well, you have a few days of 50, 60 and then today it's 74 degrees and that will melt snow for sure!  So nice to see and hear the robins out bob-bob-bobbing along.
Aunt Krissy, wearing shorts right now!

Monday, April 15, 2013

What to do?

I'm not sure what I'm doing with this blog anymore.  It's becoming a "nag".  When I started it way back in 2008 or so I had just moved here to WI and it was a way to keep my family and friends back in AK up to date with what was going on.  Well, five years have gone by and I'm no longer feel that I have one foot in AK and one foot in WI. Both feet are now here in WI.

I don't feel that I have much to say.  Life is going really well. I like my job, Love T.J.  What more do I talk about?  Taxes? Naaa, that will just make me really cranky.

Aunt Krissy, Not feeling the blogging vibe.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I'm baaaaack

What?! You didn't know I was gone?  Last week I was up in Alaska seeing family and friends. It was made on a short notice and I was only up there for a week.  But I had lots of fun.

Drove up to Tok (Kind of close to the border) to visit one of my sisters. Was cold up there. Was -26 when we went to start the truck Thursday morning.

Cme back home on Saturday and back to work on Monday.  Oh, and guess what I brought back from Alaska?

A cold!

I will post some pics in a day or so.

Aunt Krissy, cold  in WI and AK

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


So, the other day I'm at Wal-Mart and I buy a case of water, their Great Value brand.  T.J. likes to have several bottles of water when he's working as he's not able to stop and get out of his truck and get a drink of water when he is thirsty.

When did water start needing flavor enhancers? Can't water just taste, oh I don't know, like water?!
The added flavors are magnesium sulfate, potassium bicarbonate and potassium chloride.  I'm going to take it back and "down grade" the water to just plain water, not "flavor enhanced"

Aunt Krissy, remembering all the crappy water she drank while living on the sailboat.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What do you think?

A weeks ago or so T.J. and I got to talking about "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around, does it still make a sound?" I said yes, but TJ. said no. And I have to say, he's right.

It wont make a sound.  If no one is around (Be it a person, bird, mouse, or anything with an ear) then there is only vibration and vibration does not make sound. It's the ears that pick up the vibration and translates that in to sound that we can make sense of.

I know, you all out there probably already thought this one out.

Aunt Krissy, trying to wrap her mind around how silent the world is.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

So what is it?

Okay, some of you might think that I'm a cold hearted person but something has been bugging me for the past month or so that I hear on the radio with the Public Service Announcements/Add Council.

Do we, in the U.S.A have a epidemic of starving children or do we have an epidemic of obesity in our children?  I hear PSA's for both, and sometimes one right after the other.  Then I hear that the public schools are going to take out all the "bad food" out of the vending machines because the kids are eating to much of the bad food.  Also, public schools have reduced or free lunch programs, so family's can take advantage of that, if need be.  For me, I just don't see where this epidemic of starving kids in America is at.

I think that we in America have so much food that we forget that some countries truly have many of their citizens dying from the lack of food, not just going to bed hungry.

Aunt Krissy, one who needs to go to bed hungry.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I find irritating

I was born and raised in Alaska. I lived there for 41 years or so. So I know, just maybe I know a little about that state.

What I find irritating is when people tell me about Alaska and they get their information from
Dangerous Catch and Alaska State Troopers.  Just because you watch T.V. shows does not make you an expert on Alaska.

And, it's called SNOW MACHINING in Alaska, NOT Snowmobile riding!  Right there when you say that, I know you don't have a clue about Alaska.

Aunt Krissy, one who rides snow machines.