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post #41 of 166
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So today I saw something really funny... there is a big monster type truck that lives on our road.. not so tall that its illegal, but pretty tall nonetheless.. anyway, they were driving down the road and there was a trashcan being pushed by their front axle.. so the trashcan was UNDER the hood, not stuck, but getting pushed across the snowy road..

At first I thought it was purposeful, as the trashcan was picking up quite a bit of snow (homemade snowplow?).. Dp was outside, so he tried to wave the driver down to let him know, but the driver just smiled and waved dp off..

Weird.
post #42 of 166
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Hey, we probably walked right by you!
Paula
HA! We were in a group of about 15 just a short distance from the wooded area the mushers enter into. We were the last to leave the lake.

BTW, I just posted on your TF thread wondering how your class went. I'm pretty sure a friend of mine attended. I hope it went well.
post #43 of 166
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I always forget to look for a new thread on the new month...I just visit via my subscribed threads, so a few days after the switch I'm always thinking "gee, the Alaskans got quiet" and then it hits me that there's a new thread. DOH!!


SO, in exciting news this week. I just got a
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I just found the thread under new posts this evening. And congrats on your pregnancy.

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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
Dp and I took the boys to see the start of the Iditarod yesterday.. here's how it went EVERY time a team went by..

10yo: "booties! Booties"
5yo: "Booties! Booties!"
4yo: "BOOBIES! BOOBIES!"

I nearly fell over in the snow bank I was laughing so hard.
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Okay, but why were you all saying booties in the first place?

Alaska Fur Rondy (Rendezvous) sure has my head spinning trying to figure out what the heck all this weirdness is about. Not the Iditarod itself, just the hoopla associated with it, such as what the heck is up with that Running of the Reindeer, I about flipped out when I saw it advertised on the news and I wondered what the heck is wrong with these people.
post #44 of 166
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Okay, but why were you all saying booties in the first place?
Some of the mushers will toss them at the onlookers.. we also got some mini snickers candies too.
post #45 of 166
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Some of the mushers will toss them at the onlookers.. we also got some mini snickers candies too.
okay. That reminds me of what I've heard about Mardi Gras.
post #46 of 166
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okay. That reminds me of what I've heard about Mardi Gras.
I think Mardi Gras involves "boobies" also..
post #47 of 166
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
I think Mardi Gras involves "boobies" also..
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post #48 of 166
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
I just found the thread under new posts this evening. And congrats on your pregnancy.



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Okay, but why were you all saying booties in the first place?

Alaska Fur Rondy (Rendezvous) sure has my head spinning trying to figure out what the heck all this weirdness is about. Not the Iditarod itself, just the hoopla associated with it, such as what the heck is up with that Running of the Reindeer, I about flipped out when I saw it advertised on the news and I wondered what the heck is wrong with these people.
Are you new to AK? Fur Rondy is a HUGE tradition that goes back to the days of fur trapping. Lots of local history.
post #49 of 166
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
So today I saw something really funny... there is a big monster type truck that lives on our road.. not so tall that its illegal, but pretty tall nonetheless.. anyway, they were driving down the road and there was a trashcan being pushed by their front axle.. so the trashcan was UNDER the hood, not stuck, but getting pushed across the snowy road..

At first I thought it was purposeful, as the trashcan was picking up quite a bit of snow (homemade snowplow?).. Dp was outside, so he tried to wave the driver down to let him know, but the driver just smiled and waved dp off..

Weird.
Now that is weird. You could make up some really fun stories about that one!

Yeah, we just got back from New Orleans w/about a suitcase full of beads. I'm hoping the kids will forget for awhile so they can "go away" quietly.
post #50 of 166
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Are you new to AK? Fur Rondy is a HUGE tradition that goes back to the days of fur trapping. Lots of local history.
Not so much new as living in a bubble. Newish. I moved to Anchorage in July 2005. I lived in Eagle River from may 2004 until I moved here. I lived in Adak for three years as a kiddo, but I don't think that counts.
post #51 of 166
Oh yeah, that counts as new.

Enjoy! Have fun getting out & experiencing the zany side of winter/people. : I did a couple of Fur Rondy races & I swear the crowds were more fun than the sport. Anch is such an awesome community of active people w/tons of events always going on. It's such a small town you'll end up seeing the same faces everywhere you go.
post #52 of 166
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Have you checked out some of the slings at sugar and spice in the university center?

Do NOT go there.. nope. never.
tee hee, too late! though I am just too darn cheap to buy brand new, lol. nice stuff though for sure!

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Oh if you missed Feb. you missed that I got to handle on the Yukon Quest. It was quite an adventure, which I will write more about once I get over this nasty cold.
I look forward to hearing about it!

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So, i've been thinking about prenatal care...my intent is to deliver at a birth center in the anchorage area...we don't know yet exactly where we'll be living, but I have heard there are two (three?) birth centers there, and I suspect they are all more or less in the big city, yes? So I'd be commuting in to them regardless of where I live?
I'm thinking about doing UP until we get there (I'll be around 25wks) but I want to make contact with them now to see what they feel comfortable with (ie, should I find a provider sooner, transfer all my stuff around multiple times, etc)...here's the thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1053386 Anyway, I think I need to talk with my final provider before I decide for sure what to do (ie, would they risk me out if I was UP before seeing them), SO, I'm needing to choose a provider up there without having the advantage of actually being there.
Can you make recommendations? I posted a thread here http://www.mothering.com/discussions...php?p=13339421
there are 2 birth centers as far as I know, and yes, both in town, actually in just about the same area of town too. Geneva Woods, where I delivered my 2nd dd. Very nice women, excellent care, more 'medical' on the midwifery scale- they are cnms and do birth ctr or hospital. and then One Family birth center- they are cpms and do home or birth ctr births, I don't really know them except from doing LLL meetings at their center.

I was very happy with the care at Geneva Woods, but wanted a home birth this time, so my latest was born at home with Susie Terwilliger. She is based in Eagle River and does home births only.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Yeah, we just got back from New Orleans w/about a suitcase full of beads. I'm hoping the kids will forget for awhile so they can "go away" quietly.
I thought you were going to say that you hoped the kids will forget cause you EARNED them!
post #53 of 166
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
I think Mardi Gras involves "boobies" also..


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Originally Posted by CKinAK View Post
there are 2 birth centers as far as I know, and yes, both in town, actually in just about the same area of town too. Geneva Woods, where I delivered my 2nd dd. Very nice women, excellent care, more 'medical' on the midwifery scale- they are cnms and do birth ctr or hospital. and then One Family birth center- they are cpms and do home or birth ctr births, I don't really know them except from doing LLL meetings at their center.
Thanks CK, I'm sure I'll think of more questions, but for the moment I'm just trying to narrow the field a bit.
post #54 of 166
I just barely tapped my car gate this morning into my garage door handle...2 seconds, 2 mph. $2400 to replace the gate. They won't have it for 2 weeks & it'll take a week to repair it. I can bungee the gate but exhaust comes in. I just called & cxl our out of town plans that we were supposed to drive to at 11am.
post #55 of 166
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Oh yeah, that counts as new.

Enjoy! Have fun getting out & experiencing the zany side of winter/people. : I did a couple of Fur Rondy races & I swear the crowds were more fun than the sport. Anch is such an awesome community of active people w/tons of events always going on. It's such a small town you'll end up seeing the same faces everywhere you go.
I never had children until a year after I moved here, and I'm quite the homebody, so I really don't get out much. I did do that Alaska state fair in 2005. But I hate crowds and I was still in such pain even 3.5 months after Abigail was born. I sure liked that chair massage, though.
post #56 of 166
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I just barely tapped my car gate this morning into my garage door handle...2 seconds, 2 mph. $2400 to replace the gate. They won't have it for 2 weeks & it'll take a week to repair it. I can bungee the gate but exhaust comes in. I just called & cxl our out of town plans that we were supposed to drive to at 11am.
that stinks! This morning I left my laptop where my younger son could get it and he dropped it and broke the screen. It's a tablet PC, so the replacement screen is over $400.
post #57 of 166
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Hey does anyone know the acronym NMY? If I ever knew it I have clearly forgotten it. Thanks.
post #58 of 166
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
Hey does anyone know the acronym NMY? If I ever knew it I have clearly forgotten it. Thanks.
Never Mind You

or maybe it's

Not Missing Yesterday

or

Nicest Mommy Yo



oh, maybe:

Not My Youngster
post #59 of 166
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
Never Mind You

or maybe it's

Not Missing Yesterday

or

Nicest Mommy Yo



oh, maybe:

Not My Youngster
Those are pretty funny, but the context was something about babies- specifically newborns to one year.. so a fertility thing?
post #60 of 166
Do any of you wonderful ladies happen to have a good website or two with info about vaccines? I had earlier this year figured out what I was going to have Natalie get and what I wasn't going to bother with, and now I can't remember what I was going to do. A few I remember. I am looking most specifically on info about the MMR.



Also, does anyone want a cat? We are undecided about whether or not to take her with us, as I have heard so many times that cats don't move well and she'd be in the back of the truck with the dog from here to Vegas, then in a kennel, and we don't know what's happening after we get to Vegas -- whether we're staying there or moving on quickly. So, I am thinking that if I can find her a good home, she would do better to stay here.

I also have a wood bedframe (headboard and footboard) that can be either a queen or full, for inexpensive if anyone's interested.
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