Just a Whole Lot of Things

Loved reading all your comments on yesterdays post about well baby doctor visits. A lot of you are on the same page as me… and some aren’t, and that’s okay too. 🙂 It’s very interesting hearing everyone’s opinions! I’m also totally jealous that so many of your insurance companies cover well baby visits at 100%! That would make things different for us, I’m sure, if we weren’t paying out of pocket money. Great conversation!


Last night the Northern Lights were out (google it- amazing lights in the sky in Alaska- like green’s, blue’s – really pretty and amazing.) and my husband drove to “watching point” on a hill (Alaska friends, I’m talking about hill top, you know.) around 1am to see them. He told me it was incredible so when he got home at 2am he woke me up (actually I was already up nursing the baby, how convenient.) and told me I had to drive out there. I was terrified because it was dark, I was driving up a hill around curves and turns, and I was by myself. I almost backed out because that scares me but I faced my fears. I’m so proud of myself. Major bummer though because I couldn’t see the lights. I think if I would have waited a bit I would have seen them, but it was 2:30 am and I was out there alone in the dark and I wanted my bed.

All that to tell you that the Northern Lights were out last night but I didn’t see them. I’m sad.


I wanted to show you this picture of a turtle. I am fascinated by it. It’s in a tank at our children’s museum here and I can’t tell if it’s alive or not. I mean, obviously it’s real, because that would be weird and strange if they had a fake turtle in a tank, but it never moves. At all. Plus it’s just huge. I think it would be cooler if it moved, don’t you? Then the kids could see it move- you know?

I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.


On a serious note, my heart is hurting so bad for all those that are affected in the tsunami. If you’ve seen the pictures, they are just so sad. I can’t even imagine having your world (literally) turned upside down like that.  It is, yet again, another reminder of life and somehow makes things like decorating my walls seem very very unimportant. Have you ever read the book of Revelation? I haven’t, at least not in it’s entirety. I don’t know if I want to read it. I know I should and I shouldn’t be scared of it.  But, the world ending scares me. I know Heaven exist and that’s where I’m going, but still. Basically when we see Jesus it means life on earth is about to end? Do you really think the world is going to end one day??


Tell me your thoughts about everything I just talked about please. Have a great Friday night!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

2 thoughts on “Just a Whole Lot of Things

  1. That turtle does not move, you are so right!!!
    We might go out tonight to see if the northern lights are out, shoot me a message with your number and ill give you a call and pick you up! Then you wont be alone! =)

    It is so sad what happened. I had A LOT of fear last night cause I have friends in Japan and Hawaii and I was so affraid for them. ALl i could do was pray for them. Then it just relaly hit me how I am not invincible and anything can happen. Live life to the fullest right? I try not to be affraid, but sometimes I jsut am. i dont want to miss out on my family and their lives.

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