Story of my life. Every. Darn. Weekend...
However, it was a much needed long weekend. I missed my students, of course, but it was nice to catch up on sleep and enjoy the company of some fabulous people in the community. :)
I was invited to spend Thanksgiving with my Alakanuk family, the Ayuneraks. I made 2 pumpkin pies the morning of Thanksgiving (which the family doubted my ability to get finished in time), along with a green bean casserole (missed you Amy and Aunt Susan!), and some mashed potatoes. I must admit, I didn't have time to shower, but it was okay... The hair was straight from the day before and I threw on some deodorant. :)
Thanksgiving dinner was very similar to what my family has done for years. :) Turkey and yummy side dishes... Lots of laughter and visiting... A few kids running around. Plenty of fun to warm my heart and make me feel a little less homesick for my family. Around 5 I headed to the gym to join my fellow staff members for potluck. :) It was fun to watch my coworkers' children play and just relax a little. Dinner was in the gym then the staff had some volleyball fun. However, I skipped volleyball and instead headed to TC for eskimo dance. I didn't stay long as I was with other teachers who were tired... My intent was to go home and sleep after eskimo dance, but instead I went up to the gym for a short time to watch city league play ball... Then off to Greg and Aggie's for a visit. :) After some ball in the boys' room, some akutaq (I might have spelled it wrong, sorry!) and juice, I headed home around 11:30...
All in all Thanksgiving was a great day. I am so grateful for friends and family in so many places. :)
Here are a few random pictures... Until next time!
|Pendleton, OR?! All the way in Alakanuk, AK?!! Couldn't believe it!|
|The beginning miles on season 3... Not enough snow for me to go far, but apparently |
the trail to Emo is passable, just rough in a few places.
|My hair stylists. :)|
|For family pictures...|
|For family pictures. Because who doesn't want a picture by the|
above ground water/sewer pipes?! :)
|SO thankful for all I've been blessed with, from awesome family and friends, to a great job|
in a wonderful community, to my utter badass attitude. Here's to a FANTASTIC holiday season and a fabulous 2014. :)