Rose Loren Geer-Robbins
Welcome to my life as a aspiring writer, blogger, and historian. With a sprinkle of messy moments and a lot of coffee.
Middle-aged and Addicted to Coffee
My mother told me that when I turned 30, I would find the answers to life. Looking back, I think that she meant 30 is when you figure out how to pay all your bills on time, you realize that credit cards are not your friend, and day drinking while shopping is preferable to nightclubs and hangovers.
Home- all wrapped in a bow
Home is a mailbox with letter addressed to you Home is a front porch with coffee and a cigarette too Home is a kitchen filled with smells of dinner and spices
Wisdom from a Bear and his friends.
Growing up, you can say that I was not popular. It was a bit of a rough patch for me- those school-age days. I wore braces and glasses. I was socially awkward and never invited to birthday parties. I wanted to be good at school, but it was hard. I wanted to be athletic, but I did not have the genes for it. I wanted to be artistic but never really stood out as having ability. As a result, I am not even a memory to my fellow students.
Before the Titanic- there was the Sultana.
As a passionate reader of history, there can be weeks/months that go by where I think I know enough about American history that I can hold my own and be able to tell the stories of our past. Then as I am sitting on my couch, happily eating Pumpkin Spice TicTaks and drinking Pumpkin Spice coffee, I come across a documentary tucked far into Amazon Prime that shakes my whole world and reminds me that I have so much more to learn.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes = Labor day
To me, Labor Day was always linked to my birthday- granted it only happens once every seven years, but it feels like my own special day. Unlike my mother, who always gets to share her birthday with Veterans Day! For the last 21 years, it was a free day off of work for me- an extended birthday weekend with pay. It is also the undeclared official start of school, Pumpkin Spice Latte's, NFL games, and the end of hot dogs and wearing white. I am not great at celebrating holidays, but as I am now at a pivotal birthday, I think I should get to know why we celebrate certain holidays. And, of course- I found the memes to make this so much more fun.
It takes a Village!
Why do I love my job? Great question! It is currently 4:00 a.m. in Alaska. I have carefully planned my morning to have at least 20 minutes to write before I need to load my car up and get ready to head to the gas station, grocery store, and the local coffee shop in preparation for today's events at 10:00 a.m. Sounds easy enough- except that there is a 100 mile drive through the Nanana Range (mountains) that needs to happen also. These are mornings that I wonder why I didn't take an average 9-5, sitting behind some desk with a window view, coffee pot, and easy access to bathrooms.
It is officially Fall in Alaska
The weather has changed here in Alaska. 2 weeks ago, half the city was walking around like dehydrated red lobsters, trying to tell ourselves that we LOVE 90-degree weather.
A chance at a new beginning
Caroline woke up at 4 a.m., as was her habit. She made herself a cup of coffee and wandered around her home, making a mental checklist of everything that she should get done that day. Caroline knew that it was a list of ‘should,’ but that didn’t always mean it ‘would’ get done. She had been in a fog lately. Wondering what she was doing with her life, what her purpose was, and why she had no natural God-given talent.