Thursday, April 21, 2011

Passover 2011

Monday evening we had a great time with friends enjoying a Seder dinner, four glasses of wine (sparkling juices for those who don't drink), great music and lots of fun remembering how the Lord brought His people out of Egypt and looking at how it is such a great picture of Jesus' last days on earth.  It was our first passover celebration as a family and my second one with the Culver family.  I wish my camera would still work.  My video camera doesn't have a flash and doesn't take good still shots.  I haven't looked at all the video footage, but I think there's gonna be some good stuff on there.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Little Jaunt to Talkeetna

Mt McKinley (aka Denali here)

Our first meal was at the Twister Creek Restaurant

One of the little shops in town

A pizza joint

Local transportation (or used to be perhaps?)

The Roadhouse - worth the experience.  A place to grab affordable homecooked food and a place to lay your head

Inside the Roadhouse

This is the Chinook Winds cabin where Tim and I stayed with our family.  It was clean, affordable and we all slept great except Tim who forgot his c-pap machine.  We hoped to see some northern lights, but that didn't happen.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skijoring - it's all the rage in Alaska

These dogs were brought to Victory Bible Camp for teaching participants of the Alaskan Becoming Outdoor Woman Conference to dogsled and skijor.  Aren't they beautiful?

In the yellow coat is my friend Margaret (I think) skijoring for the first time.  She was much braver than I to give this a try, but I hope to be able to give it a go next year!

Skijoring.  It's a wonderful thing.  First you take some well-trained dogs.  Add to that some skate skis or cross-country skis.  Mix them together with a harness to connect them well.  Finally say, "Let's go!" and the dog pulls the skier on the skis!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Our first week after the changes at work

I think this was our first week after the big changes, but honestly it all blurs together.  Maybe it has been two...  It has been awful.  I'm working most days from 8 am to 6pm and having trouble keeping up - even with the new dragon software.  I'm pretty tired when home too, and get irritable and snappy.  Some days I feel like I am drowning in UTIs, pain management, depression, anxiety and doing physicals for people who want to get into a drug rehab program.  I do a lot of well woman physicals, STD checks, a prescription refills.  What I enjoy most about my job is meeting some very nice people (patients and coworkers), getting a good salary (although I've recently learned that I am underpaid for my area), and some of the perks (CME trips).  It is a drag that my family doesn't get health insurance :(.  Lately I wonder how long the good things about my job will be worth the bad, and whether or when I should look into my options in this area.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BOW Sunrise

I got some pics from my Becoming an Outdoors Woman conference.  I'll post some now and then.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I got a dragon to train today at work...

It is so cool and so fun.  It is learning to recognize my voice and do what I say!  It has troubles with some little words like "thin" and "boots" but understands the big ones like "ankylosing spondylitis" and "bruits".  I hope I can train it to save me time at work...

In case you haven't figured it out yet, my "dragon" is what they call my new computerized dication system at work.