Monday, June 28, 2004


Both Keith and I have been feeling more tired than usual lately. Yesterday he mentioned this to me and said he wanted to start taking vitamins. This surprised me - especially since I'd just been thinking the same thing a few hours before. So I got out my vitamins which I bought about three months ago and haven't used regularly, and gave him half. I hope this weak feeling passes soon.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Helicopter Attack!

I feel like I've been under attack by helicopters all day - ever since I woke up. I live just down the hill from the heliport and consequently am used to having them make a bit of noise in summer months. Well of course my first thought was that something terrible was happening - most likely a forest fire. But after a full day of this annoying noise I'm thinking it must be training exercises for the forest service. There's been no sign of flames or smoke in the area. Ah, the joys of living in the middle of a national forest!

Besides forest fires, the only reason a helicopter comes here is to pick up an emergency patient - usually a heart attack victim. There's been nothing on my scanner today about the helicopters so I'm guessing this is just a training thing... all day long!... I could do with some peace and quiet at this point. Its starting to get on my nerves.

I even sat here thinking about how the Davidians at Waco must have felt having to listen to government helicopters circling their home all those terrible days...

Friday, June 11, 2004

Reading Other People's Blogs

You know, I just now realized I really prefer reading women's blogs instead of mens... usually. I was looking through the pages of bloggers at and kept coming across men's lists of interests ... where they shared one interest with me. And most of the rest of what they listed was for me like reading a foreign language. Technology? Sports? Count me out! I would just prefer to read women ranting about their failing relationships or showing off about what perfect kids they have or fretting over some wretched incident that happened at work that day.

To me this just goes to show how men and women think differently. And of course... there's some men and women who cross over and are able to communicate with the other sex effectively. For them I'll be grateful.

In the meantime... I wonder why there aren't more older women such as myself blogging. I've found two recently. One was a new blogger and after leaving her a comment complimenting her blog and promising to return - she never posted again! I wonder if I scared her away.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

New BMX Bicycle for Aaron

Oregon is only twenty miles north of where I live so it wasn't a MAJOR journey - just a shopping trip with my 14-year-old son Aaron. We went there yesterday to purchase a new bike for him.

We got to BikeKraft at 4pm giving us plenty of time for shopping. The bike was his birthday gift - he was born on June 1.

Bikes are his life. He has been learning the art of bike mechanics for years.

He had the choice of a mountain bike or bmx. I thought the mountain bike was best but he chose a bmx. I am happy to report I didn't try to make him see things my way - and he is now following his bmx dreams.

Aaron's new BMX bicycle is a root beer brown SE Mauler 3.0".

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Fish? Or Miner's Lettuce and Pine Needles?

Today is my youngest child's 14th birthday.

He just got back from a fishing trip. Now, there's something I never wanted to do. Fish. Something about the look of dead fish doesn't seem appetizing to me. But to each his own.

I was happy he went fishing with his friends.. and one of the friends' father. Out of the group, my son is the only one who doesn't know his father. Its not like we mope around being sad about that all the time, but I thought it was way-cool that he got to go on a fishing trip with someone else's father so he could see what it was like.

I also am happy he's learning to get food. The way the world's going, he might need that skill for survival someday. If he can go to a lake, kill a fish and eat it he would be more likely to live through disaster than someone like me who would try surviving on miner's lettuce and pine needles.