One could interpret this title a number of ways.....
From a factual standpoint, the sub-zero temperatures that plagued Alaska for more than a month are finally gone. With daytime readings in the mid-teens/low twenties, this AK Fam is one happy group. Yesterday was spent playing at a city Parks and Recreation-sponsored sledding party; Yukon and Bear went up and down and all around the slippery slopes while I amused myself making videos for AKontheGO and walking around looking at the lovely view with my gal pal.
This particular gal pal has adorable children, one of whom is in Bear's German School, and they attend our church as well, so we find ourselves hanging out more and more often. Truly a wonderful family, it is lovely to have someone else to ski, run, and generally share the ups and downs of each other's lives. I know she won't mind if I put her photo up here, gazing out upon frozen Cook Inlet, west toward the Alaska Range.
Unfortunately, poor Bear (this is going to be his new name, "Poor Bear") has succumbed to yet another Kindergarten-fueled illness, and has been in bed since our return home Saturday afternoon. Another Sunday and Monday bite the dust, as he (and subsequently, I) have been lounging around, eating popcicles and watching old Saturday Morning Cartoons (neither of which is bad, mind you, but I'd rather be doing something else, and I daresay so would Bear).
I did escape briefly to run The Dog around the forest and spy a few moose browsing among the tree branches, probably thankful themselves for the upswing in temperatures.
Here's to a peaceful week.