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Friday, February 28, 2014

It's a Blizzard Auntie Em!

And a snow day! We found out last night that there would be no school, so I was able to sleep in and plan my impromptu day off. Nothing really major, I baked some Cranberry/Orange muffins, did some reading, and enjoyed the sound of the bells on my back porch. Just swinging with the wind. It is still snowing and very cold, but I am snug with my cats (the neighbor cat showed up in my window), a hot fire and coffee. I am house bound but I don't mind at all. There is no other place I would rather be. :) Always, Kit



Sunday, February 23, 2014

What I am loving right now.

Woke early after a great night of sleep. Lots of dreams, it was like I was at the movies all night long, only there wasn't any popcorn. But there were Meatball Subs!....LOL  Amazing how the mind works, right before I went to bed, I told the hubby that bobsledders reminded me of meatballs all tucked up in a bun, and that is what I dreamt of. Go figure.

 


Very snowy here, and more is coming.. Maybe 12 inches more. Okay by me. I am a true cheerleader for snow. It fits my mood in February. Not so much in late March, but for now, I will brew another cup of tea, grab my latest Oprah and settle in.



The end of the Olympics is here. Boo Hoo. It has been a great companion each day. Tonight is the closing ceremonies and I will think the same thing I think every 4 years. When they come again,  I will be "this amount older" and I will have to remember, "so and so" and see how they are doing. I am always older, but I never remember who the athletes are....LOL 

My favorite skater! Yuna Kim
 Quiet days full of nothing, are a favorite of mine. No plans, no appointments, nothing I really have to do. Plenty of time for that in better weather. I am not a joiner of clubs, I do not feel the urge to go out and shop, or do I need the company of others, at all times. I get plenty of that at work during the week. I am content to sit and think, watch and listen. It makes me happy. :) Always, Kit


Sunday, February 16, 2014

What's Sup?

Well, for one, I am watching more TV than I ever watch in a whole lifetime! But how can I resist? It is not every day I get to live vicariously thru a speed skater's life. Of all the sports, this is the one I would love to do. Tho I do think those outfits they wear are not near as pretty as the figure skater's. And they would make my butt look big. I am totally in love with the three young men who pulled a USA threesome in Slopestyle skiing. I feel sorry for the Russian figure skater Plushenko who couldn't finish the competition and today I saw a woman from Sweden come from very far behind to win the Women's Cross Country Relay. I sat here and yelled and rang my cow bell and was totally thrilled for her and her team. I am having so much fun!

Sweden!

Some of you have asked what my perpetual calendar looks like. So here is a pict. I clip photos, and cut up old calendars to make the days that mean something to me stand out. Fun to find just the right pict that works. Like on the 7th, I had my second Cancer checkup, so I thought the look on her face was perfect....LOL  (I am still doing fine) On the 15th, is my cat Sam's birthday. And of course, I marked the beginning and ending of the Olympics.


Today we are having a spit of snow and it is perfect coffee cake weather. I am going to just relax and do a few chores and just be. Off I go. My couch has been missing me....LOL Always, Kit



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Olympics!

They're here! And I am ready. To watch all I can, to put life on hold a bit, and to support all the athletes and not only our Americans. Because you just can't help but cheer for the Jamaicans, the tiny little ice skater from Russia, or those older, seasoned Olympians who are returning for their 6th Olympics. Wow! I embrace them all in group hug from the get go. :) I watched the Opening Ceremony and I loved it. Of course, there were a few glitches, but who cares. We are all people after all and we do make boo boos. But you couldn't come away from that event not being awed and proud and amazed at what they were able to do. Didn't you just love that colorful village scene? And all the beautiful ballet and music. And when the USA came up the ramp, I got a lump in my throat and despite the bad press, I think they all looked great in their homemade sweaters. Very Americana! So, for the next 18 days, you know where I will be. Glued to the TV and enjoying every minute of it, win or lose. Always, Kit


Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Month of Love

Has arrived and brought with it a snow storm and very cold temps. Loving it! I was starting to wonder where our Polar Vortex was??!!...LOL  Days like these I am content to burrow in and hibernate. Which is just what I did today. Took a long hot soak in the hot tub (for the back) and to kill some cold germs. (I swear it works! Cooks the germs right out of the body) Lots of hot tea and coffee and got a few projects done.




 My weeks have been a bit crazy with appointments and work, so little things just were not getting done and that drives me crazy. Also started a new project, a perpetual calendar. I am using a basic dry erase board calendar that is magnetic and adding my own embellishments for special days. I have tons of old calendars from Susan Branch, Mary Englebriet and Marjolein Bastin. And I am cutting them up and using their patterns and prints to make mine look pretty. :) I am really liking the look of it. 

Well, tomorrow I will be excitedly busy with the Super Bowl and of course I hope my team wins (Broncos!) but I will enjoy the game no matter what. I intend to decorate my table with my very own Bronco Gnome, Bronco Football Helmet, Bronco Ball and on my front porch my Bronco Flag. We will enjoy some chili and chips and fixins', and a plate of brownies. But I am afraid you will not see a Skittle anywhere in the house. :) May the best team win (mine!), and may everyone have a good time. Always, Kit