Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back from Hiatus

I've taken a little break from blogging lately. It wasn't really intentional--I just couldn't think of anything to write about. And that's not because we haven't been doing anything. As usual, this is the busiest little town I've ever seen. I guess I just couldn't get myself inspired enough to sit here and type.

Rich and I hosted "Flash! Unalaska" last week. For the uninitiated, our local TV station produces a news and community affairs show on Wednesday nights. While a staff member or a well trained volunteer reads the hard news portion of the show, anyone can sign up to host the "community" portion, which includes film clips and chit-chat about all of the goings-on of the previous week. It's great fun and we enjoy doing the program together once in awhile. Let's see, we covered stories about the career day at school, the international food festival, "Just Desserts," an upcoming softball tournament, the Unalaska Divers cleaning up the waters around the small boat harbor as a part of clean up week (finding all kinds of weird stuff, like a mattress!), and a bunch of public service announcements about items of interest everyone needs to know.

Speaking of Career Day, Rich and some of his hotel coworkers participated in that event, providing info to the kids about jobs in the hospitality industry. The highlight of their table, though, was the snacks they brought along. :) Rich did double duty on "Flash!" the other night, because he was also interviewed about culinary careers in the video clip about the day. There's Lisa, Rich, Gina and Brian at their table above.

We had a good book club meeting, discussing The Time Traveler's Wife. Rich and I also watched the movie, which we enjoyed, but I liked the book better--much more detail. It's certainly a fascinating concept and was a sweet, if strange, love story. I've started going to the knitting club and have been working on finishing up the scarf I started way back in Houston. I need to begin a new project but don't have a lot of skill so some of my knitting friends are going to help me out. And I've been going to piano lessons and making a little bit of progress. I still won't make myself practice as much as I need to, so it's very slow going. However, it's a very good sign that I have not thrown in the towel altogether.

A few nights ago, Rich and I went to a gardening class and learned about raised bed gardening, greenhouses, and other means of growing food in Alaska. It would be great to have a little garden spot but who knows if we will ever find the time to do something.

The days are getting much longer and it's staying light till late at night. I love that!

7 comments:

Suzassippi said...

Bet you are still wearing your sweat shirts, though.

Gigi said...

So true, so true!

unalaska said...

Busy girl. I had insomnia last night and was going to comment at 2:43 am, but thought better of it!! Alena leaves for her last school trip of the year tomorrow...after she gets back, we should all get together for lunch or....

Gigi said...

Sharon, I was up almost that late, too. We could have chatted! Yes, definitely, let's have a lunch date when everything calms down a bit. OH, does that ever happen??

Betty said...

"Flash" sounds like lots of fun! BTW, got a thank you for the money sent to St. Baldridge fund-raising. Was surprised as I was not expecting it. Good pictures of you two!

Lauri said...

Hi Jane! I have "anchored" the Flash! Unalaska show a number of times, after I first moved here...It was a blast! I always swore that when I finally leave Unalaska, I am literally going to "Flash" Unalaska....like they do at Mardi Gras, ya know?....luckily I "grew up" and didn't....Whew!

Miss you and keeping your family in my prayers.
Lauri

Gigi said...

Miss you, Lauri! I imagine many Unalaskans would have given cold hard cash to see that "flash!" LOL

Mom, glad you rec'd a note--it was from Steve, I'll bet. He's been busy sending them out to all his donors!