I got a tin of cookies from my Mom yesterday. Some of you have had my Mom’s Christmas cookies before. I look forward to these boxes every year. 🙂 YUM!
One of my favorite jobs is answering the letters we receive from students, requesting park information to help them with their school research projects. Below is a snipet from a letter received this week.
Question #8: Is there precipitation on Mount Rainier?
Question #9: How’s the climate on Mount Rainier?
Well I think that’s enough questions! I hope you write back soon! Oh, by the way, my Dad climbed Mount Rainier and signed the big book at the top of the mountain! Do you know him? My Dad’s name is Ben Smith.
Thanks in Advance,
[names changed to protect the sweet and innocent]
I just about cracked up laughing at that.
My future sister-in-law picked out an orchid for me this week. I got a beautiful little plant to cheer me up after the surgery. (And my UPS man now thinks I’m WAY popular. Three deliveries this week.)
I love houseplants; most people know that. I’ve had spider plants that took over my apartment. My current plants are small and well-behaved. But I’ve never had luck keeping orchids alive. And I love them. And I’ve tried before.
So, Amber, thanks! This is going to be my new plant challenge: Keeping the orchid alive. I must go do my homework on this…
True to life, just when things start picking up speed, a twist is thrown in.
Last Saturday, I had horrible stomach pains. I wasn’t sure it was my stomach, but it hurt pretty badly. Anyway, I got better, but on Monday, my boss and division chief ordered me to the emergency room. As it turns out, I have gallstones. And the doctor thinks they are bad enough to just have my gall bladder taken out.
This afternoon, I meet the surgeon who will do the work. Next Tuesday is when my surgery is scheduled.
I hate being sick. But hopefully, I’ll feel better afterwards. I’ll have most of next week off.
Between sleeping and eating a no-fat diet for a while, maybe I can get some knitting accomplished. 😉