Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Alaskan Sunrise and Blessing

Sunrise in Alaska is earlier and earlier and sunset is later and later. Today for Big Lake, sunrise was at 8 A.M. and this evening it will set at 8:13 P.M. (ALMANAC.COM) I am loving the longer days of light. Everyone is happier, everywhere! 'Cept maybe for the poor workers in the big stores - without windows. Windows should be in every workplace!

Notice the beautiful sunrise in the reflection of my new Equinox? Yesterday, Doug and I were going to go to Walmart for hangers (for the newly finished closet). We stopped by the local grocery store and had dinner from the Deli. He seemed in such a hurry to get on the road, I figured he must have lots of things to do at home. So I closed up my unfinished meal and said, "I will bring it home." (I am a slow eater.) So we head for Walmart and he passes the turn. I said, "Where are you going?" He says, "I want to stop by Chevrolet real quick."

Well, we've been considering a new vehicle for weeks but I didn't know he had already purchased one. We stop in front of the dealers, I see the Equinox and said, "Look, it's one just like we were looking at." He said, "It's yours!"

Oh my word! It's black, it's got heated seats, it's beautiful! I am so blessed.

Back to reality---

Just got an email that a high school acquaintance of ours was in a bad car accident. He is hospitalized and had surgery, now has a temperature of 102. Please say a prayer for John's recovery. Thanks.


mrsjojo said...

Cant beat the heated seats here in Alaska!!! Enjoy!
I tried to e-mail you to see who was in the accident. Could you e-mail me please and let me know. I'll be praying for him. I think everyone is anxious for spring and speeding up, not that that was the cause of the accident. Hey, I like the lighthouse. Did Doug make that?

Connie Marie said...

Jo - I emailed you yesterday...

Faith said...

I am praying for your friend today.

Congrats on your new vehicle! That IS a blessing!
I am thankful for longer days too.
I LOVE early a.m's and long walks in twilight...we are still only in the low 40's and PRAYING for low 60's...we have a ways to go!

elizabeth embracing life said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers!!

Beautiful car. I LOVE heated seats.

e-Mom said...

Have a blessed Easter weekend, Connie Marie! :~D

TJ said...

Your friend is in my prayers! What a wonderful gift from hubby. My friend in Anchorage is so happy to have some sun again!

The shredded paper around the raspberries acts as a mulch to keep the roots warmer, and it will biodegrade and enrich the soil. My neighbor had a great raspberry batch due to mulching last year.

Have a wonderful Easter.

MammyT said...

Beautiful car! What a fun husband to surprise you like that. I enjoyed your meme. I did one like that a couple of days ago. There is something on my site for you. You'll have to scroll down just a little.
I well know how you feel about the longer days, but, strangely enough, it's very noticeable here in Ohio, too.
That baby is one of the cutest I've ever seen!

MammyT said...

Sorry, I forgot to say: I have prayed for John.

Jettie said...

Sorry about your friend!!
What a nice surprise how sweet!!!!!!!