Happy Thanksgiving. I'm grateful for the two beautiful young ladies
that prepared a feast in my cozy kitchen on Wednesday. Jennifer and
Ruth ALWAYS have fun together no matter what they're doing, and
definitely had fun exploring the anatomy of this turkey as they
prepped and stuffed it. YUM! Congrats Kim and Darrin on baby
Isabel, who apparently weighs around the same as this 12.4 lb bird.

Pumpkin pies aren't that hard to make, after all. Can these girls
resist tasting the fruits of their labors?

Somehow some aliens came in and sliced out a sliver! I do hope you
enjoy your feast today and count your many blessings. Judith
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Election Week

This was a pretty exciting week for politics, with a new female Governor
elected to be Alaska's leader. I worked at Election Headquarters where
the precinct captains brought in all the gear, ballots, etc. It was cold, too,
with single digits on most days -- above zero, that is. In Fairbanks it was
double digits BELOW zero, and I have to be there for two days next week.
Here's a photo off my balcony. The water dripping down the gutter froze
solid, and the bird suet hangs just next to it. So there's a little visitor
enjoying the food despite the ice. I think it's a chickadee, but I'm not sure.
(the bird is on the bottom right of the suet cage).

This is a little alpenglow, the pink on the mountains as the sun sets -
around 4 p.m. We're losing 8 minutes of daylight every day now.
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Last weekend's hike in Girdwood. It was single digits, but we yacked
alot and hardly noticed how cold it was. That was a fun weekend with
lots of girlfriends. It also included selling a couple things on e-bay.