Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dear Erma,

I'm taking a survey. A few of my friends and family have suggested I start a new blog along the lines of what Erma Bombeck used to do (who doesn't miss Erma?!). Just a funny day-to-day column of stories regarding housework, raising kids and husbands. If you think you'd be interested in hearing about my wildly exciting adventures regarding laundry and the drama surrounding 1st grade, shoot me an e-mail at and let me know. If there's enough interest, I'll make the time to set up a blog and start sharing the craziness that is the Smiffs!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Crossing Over to the Dark Side

It happened! It happened! Why all the excitement you ask? Because....we're finally on the downhill side. As of June 21st we reached our peak daylight hours (about 20-21) and now we'll start sliding towards December where we only have about 4 hours of daylight. It's been strange to say the least, getting up in the middle of the night and feeling like we slept in until noon. I'm thinking it's going to feel just as strange when we only see the sun from 11 a.m. to about 3 p.m. come December 21st. Rest assured though my friends, all of this light/dark wackiness does not affect my nap schedule! Alas, one of the great things about having 3 children is that all I have to do is think about my bed to fall asleep :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Now It Makes Sense

This morning I went for my walk and became the official breakfast buffet for about 10 zillion mosquitos (rotten little bastards). While I was walking, and swatting, it occurred to me that I now understand why God, in all his infinite wisdom, made the summers so short in Alaska. If "mosquito season" were any longer no one would ever come here, much less live here, and appreciate all the work He put in to making it so beautiful. You can be sure that when I see that first snowflake fly I won't shed even one tear over the death of those nasty little buggers!