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My Day

My intention was to write this entry yesterday evening but I was submerged in a thriller and then I fell asleep. One of the questions I get on a regular basis at work is what do I do when I don't work. I have brought this up before but it's been a while so let me tell you about my day yesterday. It was Sunday, the rain was pouring down all afternoon. I drove to town, meaning Soldotna and started off my day with a latte from Kaladi. Then I did some errands, like checked my mail and went to the store.

July is the month when a lot of people come down to the Kenai Peninsula. Mainly tourism and fishing, it's summer and people from all over come to Alaska in the summer time. The parking lot at Fred Meyer is currently full of RV's. I want an RV too! Traveling around and exploring the country is so much fun. It's my dream.

I don't fish and I don't hunt. I think that fishing is BORING and I have ZERO interest in hurting an animal and yes, I consider fish an animal. I don't meet up with random guys I meet at work to "hang out" simply cause I am not interested. My job does not function as a dating service for me. I can think of a plethora of things to occupy myself with during the day than getting to know some guy I talked to the night before at work "better". It's nothing personal and it's also funny (or slightly disturbing depending on how you look at it) because some people (guys) have a very difficult time comprehending this, therefore the constant questions of what else do I I don't have a life or something, or like I don't have a life cause I don't want to meet up and do something. Yeah.....OK. Now Kenai is not en exciting place, this is not Vegas after all. It is what it is......After my errands in town I drove home and made myself something to eat. I love vegetables and I love bread.

Get some quality bread (not Wonder Bread) and some good butter. Set the oven to about 300 degrees. Slice up cheese and some thin tomato slices. Butter the bread and layer with cheese and tomato. Sprinkle oregano on top. Throw this in the oven until the cheese in melted and the bread turns a nice golden color. Then slice up other veggies like onion, cucumber and avocado and put on the sandwiches. I also sprinkle some turmeric on top. So yummy!

No meal is complete without something sweet. I had lemon cupcakes yesterday.

I got some new books and started reading as soon as I got home. I have been into thrillers for a while now. But I also got a children's book mainly for the gorgeous illustrations, My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure by Claudia McGehee. Based on a true story, about the American painter Rockwell Kent and his son Rocky Kent that traveled from New York to Alaska and lived on Fox Island for a while, fascinating!

At 10 PM me and Chhaya went for a walk. Earlier I ran into Cricket at the store (Cricket works at the club) she asked me if I would come to work later and I told her I had promised Chhaya to spend the evening at home with her. We went for a long had stopped raining and the air smelled fresh.

The fog rolled in later on when we were close to home. I love the fog, it makes everything feel mysterious.

I went to bed and continued reading. I read The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones, I couldn't put it is just some of the praise it got from another author, " This novel is a breakneck chase down a long winding road with the devil sitting beside you in a car."
The bedside lamp flickered and went out twice while I was reading, a bit spooky I have to say, to read scary stories in a large house surrounded by forest. But I have Chhaya so I feel safe. Then I fell asleep and there you go......a typical day for me here in Kenai.


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Annette on :

Tatiana you are very brave.... I could NOT read thrillers and live where you do...yikes! I love The Walking Dead but after I watch something like that I have to watch two to five 30 minute sitcoms to get it out of my head!!! There are tornado warnings here in Kansas right now... I love that ;-)

Tatiana on :

I guess I got used to my "solitude" although when the light flickered and went out, twice, I felt like I was in a scary movie.....
Tornado warnings? Do you have a cellar to hide in if they come close? How is Jax?

Annette on :

No cellar or basement at my moms. They usually hit the outskirts of the city. Jax is enjoying my moms carpet....I had hardwood floors in Minneapolis. I think he feels more stable so he is putting more weight on his hind legs rather than his front which is a good thing. I just have to spend a lot of time with him because of the move.....which I love doing

Claudia on :

This is so belated a comment you may never see this, but I found as I was googling about my picture book "My Wilderness" and I wanted to than you for the nice comments. I am very happy Alaskans like it. The Kent's story touched me, even though it happened nearly 100 years ago- weird how lives can reach out over the decades and get you.

Anyway, nicely written blog- enjoy the year.

Tatiana on :

Oh I did get your comment and I am quite excited actually that the author of My Wilderness left a comment on my blog! Your book is beautiful and I even got a few more copies and gifted it to people.
Enjoy your year as well!

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