1. I’m bringing back Tangent Tuesday after a comment from Q, “Why don’t you do Tangent Tuesday anymore?” I said, “I don’t know, I guess I just let it go. That’s sweet that you noticed and missed it.” Q’s reply, “Well I invented it, so I think it should be brought back.” Awww I see, so here goes. Starting with this gem of me around age 8. I can’t get over that awkward toothless smile. Precious.
2. What does spring in Alaska look like? Well I thought the cold weather was over and winter laughed at me and said “Not too fast.” This week we’ve had nice weather (20’s) and then bitterly cold weather (-20s) all in one day. I’ll wake up and see 9 degrees and in two hours it will be -15 again. Yup. But in a couple weeks, the temps will finally rise for good and we have something called break-up where the snow melts and turns into slush for about a week and then a week later it will begin to melt away. So basically the snow will melt just as Q and I head south!
3. We went to one of Fairbank’s most famous tourist attractions last weekend: Ice Alaska, a world-renowned ice sculpting competition. They have all the enormous ice sculptures on display for a month after the competition and I have to say, it was extremely impressive. These things are 12 feet high, have perfect detail and are all ice! I said to Q, “I can’t wait until our future kids see this!” And he said, “You really want to fly up to Fairbanks with our kids in the middle of the winter?” So… TBD.
4. Q’s mom is super thoughtful and sends us gift baskets for all the major holidays. For Easter this year, we got our best package yet, including personalized baskets. I am pushing all my candy off on Q until post-wedding!
5. Speaking of wedding, holy moly, 2.5 weeks to go!!!! I’m not stressed, just excited! There is a lot to get done, little things like finalizing our what-should-have-been-150-people-and-is-now-180-people guest list and tables, perfecting song choices and drink selections, and day-of clothing choices. Oh and this is what happens when you leave town for 3.5 weeks and have all of your wedding gifts sent to your apartment in Alaska. And the kind neighbor who lives below you offers to keep the packages in her apartment. And as package after package begin to arrive, she doesn’t complain and continues to stack the packages 6 feet high in her tiny apartment until we come home. Yes, she is a saint. I made her cookies and a cake.
6. I’m thinking of going back to my doughnut making days and trying these out from How Sweet Eats. Oh right, AFTER the wedding I’ll be making chocolate covered deliciousness for Q!
So Tangent Tuesday, welcome back, I’ve missed you!