Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Life is a series of trade-offs

There are so many things that I LOVE about living in Kodiak. The wild natural beauty, the fishing, the wildflowers, the tidepooling, moments like this:

The dog and me- Pillar Mountain, 2/19/07.

This is my "intrepid explorer" pose.

That being said, there are a lot of sacrifices one must make when living in such a remote area. While I often welcome these minor inconveniences, in winter, they can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. However, I have learned to live without good produce, a Thai restaurant, decent live music on a consistent basis, etc... There is one thing, though, that has been driving me batshit. You see, everyone on the Interwebs is raving about the new issue of IK. We don't have it yet. For the most part, we get magazines 1-2 weeks after everyone else in America. I have learned to deal with this with my beloved Vanity Fair, but I'm dying to get my hands on that entrelac sock pattern- among other things. It seems like such a small thing, but it is a good example of some of the isolation I've been feeling this winter. This is my 4th winter here, and man, it has been a tough one. I don't think I have the S.A.D. or anything, but just a touch of the winter blues. So, I carded a batt the other day to help me overcome:

This has to work.


Bezzie said...

Ahhh...you're making me homesick again damnit. But I am surrounded by snow again...for the first time in 365 long days!

What gives with all the updating? I go offline and you're a lean mean updating machine! ;-)

Artis-Anne said...

Well we don't have such hard winters but they are long, grey , wet and dreary at times and if its any consolation I haven't had my IK as yet either:) My nearest LYS is 3/4 hr away but ain't we glad we can spin and with such a fab batt to cheer you up who needs to move to the sun. I have to remind myself why I wanted to come here ; it was to get away from the grime of city life